The 15th of May marks 72 years since the Nakba, an Arabic term for the massive expulsion of the Palestinian population when the State of Israel was created, on the 15th of May 1948. This term, whose translation into English is Catastrophe, contains suffering of a people expelled from their land, deprived of their country and subject to all kinds of violence - from arbitrary arrests to murders, from massacres to humiliating segregation.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
Open letter “Stop War and aggression! Immediate end to sanctions and blockades!” sent by a group of Portuguese organizations to the United Nations.
To the United Nations
Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economic and social situation requires the convergence of wills and efforts at the international level, so that these can be overcome, with due respect for the rights and sovereignty of peoples from all over the world.
The liberation of Saigon (as current day Ho Chi Mihn City was called) with the entry of forces from the Vietnam National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975 marks the end of the long struggle of the Vietnamese people for their national liberation and for the end of foreign aggression.
From the 1940s, the Vietnamese people faced Japanese occupation, French colonialism and American aggression, that is, the intervention of powerful economic and military powers, including the most powerful in the world. The Vietnamese people triumphed over all of them!
Today, April 19, marks the World Day of Solidarity with Venezuela, which celebrates the beginning of the struggle for independence from the Spanish colonial yoke, in 1810, led by Simón Bolívar.
Today, 210 years ago, the struggle for affirmation of national sovereignty and independence of Venezuela, together with the social progress of its people, not only continues as it is a particularly important moment.
On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Army took the Reichstag in Berlin. A few days later, on May 8, Nazi Germany signed its unconditional surrender. On the following day, May 9, millions of people celebrated the day that went down in history as Victory Day.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the US unleashed atomic horror on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cities in an already defeated Japan. On September 2, Japanese militarism capitulated.
At a time of pandemic crisis, the release of Palestinian political prisoners from Israeli prisons becomes even more urgent.
For nine years the Syrian Arab Republic has been facing brutal foreign aggression.
As in Libya, shortly before, the main Western powers and their regional allies, hiding behind terrorist groups (who they arm, train and fund), imposed an aggression and destruction on the country, aiming to overthrow its government and change Syria's political-constitutional regime, control its natural resources and remove one of the main obstacles to total control of the region.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation strongly rejects the announcement made last week by the Donald Trump administration that it will build up the presence of naval forces off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO - turns 71 on April 4. If its existence is not only completely unjustifiable in the light of the United Nations Charter as contrary to peace and disarmament, its dissolution is now more than ever a necessity and demand placed on the peoples of the world.
April 2, 2020
The Constitution of the Portuguese Republic was approved and promulgated on April 2, 1976. The Constitution enshrines broad democratic rights – political, social, economic and cultural – won by the Portuguese people with the April Revolution, which began on April 25, 1974, and, in particular, stipulates that Portugal's external relations be guided by the respect for sovereignty and national independence, a policy of peace, friendship and cooperation with all the peoples of the world.