The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation strongly condemns the massacre of the Palestinian people that Israel continues to carry out with impunity in the Gaza Strip.

From May 6 to 7, Israel bombed Rafah, including homes, causing more deaths adding to the more than 34,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, that Israeli military forces and settlers have killed in the last seven months.

All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) unequivocally condemns the recent arrest of university students in the United States who were peacefully protesting against Israeli aggression in Gaza and standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people. These arrests represent a clear violation of the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression, and the pursuit of justice.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 50th. anniversary of the 25th. of April 1974, which was, in itself, an achievement of peace, by putting an end to the colonial war, by recognising the independence of the peoples hitherto subjected to colonialism, by enshrining the defence of peace, disarmament and cooperation with all peoples of the world as values of the new democratic Portugal.

50 years ago, the Palestinian National Council established April 17 as the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners, in which solidarity is expressed with Palestinian political prisoners detained in Israeli prisons.

In 2024, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks this day by denouncing and strongly condemning the ongoing genocide carried out by Israel against the Palestinian people, in which, we are daily faced with an increase in the number of deaths and injured, which now exceeds 109 thousand, mostly women and children.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was created on April 4, 1949, precisely 75 years ago, and since then it has constituted the greatest threat to Peace in the world.

The creation of NATO countered the creation of a collective security system provided for in the United Nations Charter, imposing on the world a political-military bloc and the logic of confrontation, arms race and war.

The Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) organized on 21st April the 41st Peace Marathon (42,3 km from Marathoin to Athens) with many hundreds of Peace fighters till the Ministry of National Defense of Athens, where many thousands friends of EEDYE rallied for a protest demonstration. The date coincided exactly with the first banned Peace March in 1963 carried out by Grigoris Lambrakis, Vice-president of EEDYE and MP who was assassinated one month later.

On April 2, 1976, as a result of the struggle of the Portuguese people and the April Revolution, begun on April 25, 1974, which put an end to fascism and colonialism, the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (CPR) was approved and promulgated, enshrining broad democratic rights.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) condemns the systematic policy and repeated manoeuvres by the United States of America (US) to try to destroy the system and way of life of Cuban society – freely and sovereignly determined by the Cuban people –, and once again transform the dignified and sovereign Republic of Cuba into a vassal country of the USA.


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