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The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with other Portuguese organisations, involved in the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” campaign have published a newspaper that is being distributed throughout the country in several public initiative denouncing NATO and its Warsaw summit.

https://issuu.com/conselho_paz/docs/jornal_sim_a_paz_2016
See below the articles in English.

Yes to Peace! No to NATO!
- No to the warmongering aims of the Warsaw Summit

Castles of clouds gather on our collective horizon; the earth shakes under our feet.

Europe is experiencing times of crisis. A crisis that is political, financial and economical and cultural. We know how in the past these crises were "solved" through war.

But war has returned to Europe since the Balkans; the most reactionary right-wing forces win elections; the tragedy of refugees highlights Europe’s inability to respond with a joint system of protection. All over the world aggressions and military conflicts are taking place.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation and other mass organizations have been promoting several initiatives in Portugal denouncing NATO and the warmongering goals of its Warsaw summit. The initiatives have included the production and public distribution of several materials like posters, leaflets and a newspaper.
Leading up to the date of the summit several public initiatives will take place in different cities throughout the country namely in the on the 8th of July in Lisbon and on the 9th of July in Oporto.

Yes to Peace! No to NATO!

At the same time as the peoples throughout the world, and particularly in Europe, are demanding that they want Peace, in a climate of economic crisis and vicious austerity imposed by the governments of the European Union, thousands of children in the Middle East and Africa are dying in their attempts to reach a country that will offer them the bare minimum to survive and for a life with prospects, as well as many other children of their age. Imperialism’s machines are being reloaded to kill even more of these children. In this context.

The Secretariat of the WPC successfully concluded its meeting in Athens on 27-28 May, at the Headquarters of the WPC with the participation of the Secretariat members from Brazil, Greece, Cuba, USA, Portugal, Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, South Africa, Congo, India and Nepal and guest organisations from the peace movements in Poland, Turkey and Israel.

COMMUNIQUÉ of the Secretariat is as follows:

In the framework of the initiatives of the Peace movement in Europe, namely the World Peace Council, that aim to denounce and reject the goals of NATO's summit – July 8th and 9th in Warsaw, Poland – and the demand for the dissolution of NATO, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation took the initiative to propose to peace movement organisations in Portugal the promotion of common and converging actions in our country.

So several Portuguese organisations co-sign the following call:

Yes to Peace! No to NATO!
Protest against NATO Summit in Warsaw

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation took to the streets in Lisbon and other Portuguese cities, on May 16th distributing documents in solidarity with refugees.

The holding of a day of action against war and in solidarity with refugees on May 16th, in several European countries, was a decision adopted by the World Peace Council's European organizations that met in Almada in March.

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