Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation



On the occasion of the 50th. anniversary of the fascist military coup against the legitimate government of Chile led by President Salvador Allende, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Chilean people who fought and resisted fascism,

On September 11, 1973, a violent and bloody coup d'état overthrew the Popular Unity government democratically elected by the Chilean people, putting an end to three years of deepening democracy, the rights of the Chilean people, and Chile's sovereignty.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) participated, between 21 and 23 July, at the Camp "Give Peace a Chance",
organized by the Platform for Peace and Disarmament - to which the CPPC belongs - held in Melides, Grândola.
The camp started on Friday afternoon, with hundreds of young people from all over the country arriving at the campsite, which was also the venue for the first night's entertainment.

On July 11 and 12, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation carried out several actions as part of the Campaign against the NATO Summit, which took place on those two days in Vilnius, Lithuania.

On the 11th and 12th, contact actions were carried out with the populations in the cities of Setúbal, Porto, Viseu and Coimbra with the newspaper "Peace Yes! NATO No!", which calls for Peace and denounces NATO's warmongering objectives. It can be consulted here: https://shorturl.at/ILRT3

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) advocates general, simultaneous and controlled disarmament, the dissolution of political-military blocs and the establishment of a collective security system, with the goal of creating an international order capable of ensuring peace and justice in relations between peoples, as advocated by the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly condemns the Israeli army's attacks against the Palestinian people, which are taking an even more brutal form against the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin.

Last Monday, Israel launched more than a dozen airstrikes against Jenin, an aggression that took on a cruel dimension, resulting in at least 10 deaths and many dozens of injuries, some of them in critical condition.

On the 20 th . of June, the day that marks World Refugee Day, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) expresses great concern about the continuous worsening of
the situation of refugees, as well as of displaced people and migrants around the world.

In Portugal, between June 15 and 17, many responded to the call and carried out important
and significant actions in defence of peace.

The Appeal “Stop the war! Give peace a chance!" endorsed by more than 40 Portuguese
organisations and launched in May by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation,
resulted in five actions: in Porto, Coimbra, Faro, Funchal and Lisbon.
Altogether, several thousand participants, in very different ways, reaffirmed the importance
and urgency of defending peace.

In the first half of 2023, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) promoted six
Concerts for Peace in the cities of Coimbra, Gondomar, Viana do Castelo, Matosinhos, Vila Nova de Gaia
and Setúbal, all supported by the respective City Councils and with the participation of artists, cultural
associations and art schools from those places.
The holding of Concerts for Peace, already regular in the work of the CPPC, has been a line of
intervention that has been successfully sought to be extended to more cities in the country.


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