The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 75th. anniversary of the adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrated on December 10.

Also 75 years ago, in what became known as the Nakba, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes, villages and lands, by Israeli militias and army. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have become refugees, prevented from returning to their lands.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) participated in the 47th European Conference of Solidarity and Support for the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), which had as its motto "Independence is the only solution", which took place on December 1 and 2, in Toledo.

This Conference was attended by around 260 participants from various countries, who were divided into 4 working groups: "Natural Resources", "Politics and information", "Consolidation of the State"; and "Human Rights".

It is with great satisfaction that we write on behalf of the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the Peoples and
Struggle for Peace (CEBRAPAZ) to inform you about the holding of the 6th National Assembly of our
organization on December 10th.
The 6th assembly was marked by rich and profound debates on the international and national situation,
culminating in the approval of a political resolution of great importance, entitled "Unite the Brazilian People
in the Struggle for Peace". The document reflects Cebrapaz's commitment to promoting solidarity and

It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved comrade Alfred Marder, a steadfast internationalist, and anti-imperialist, died last night. Al was exactly one month shy of reaching 102 years old.
We can hardly begin to capture Al’s profound contributions to peace, justice, and civil rights by summarizing his creative and leadership accomplishments. Indeed, it is hard to capture the influence Al has had and will continue to have going forward on so many of us in the U.S. and around the world.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation was present at the International Court against the Blockade of Cuba that took place at the European Parliament, in Brussels, on November 16 and 17.
This Court learnt of the hardships that the Cuban people face in various areas and the barriers that exist against Cuba’s cooperation with other countries, as a result of the criminal blockade imposed by the United States of America more than 60 years ago.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks World Science Day for
Peace and Development, which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation, UNESCO, celebrates on November 10.
In this complex and difficult time at the international level, the CPPC considers that not only is
it important to keep citizens well informed about scientific discoveries and advances, but it is
also important to demand that they be placed at the service of peace, development, social

The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly called for an end to the economic, commercial
and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. Only two
countries – the USA itself and Israel voted against this global call – and only one abstained –
Ukraine. 187 countries voted in favour.
The US blockade against Cuba, imposed in the 1960s, was worsened during the recent
pandemic by the Trump administration, proving – to anyone who still had doubts – the

Around 800 people, including representatives from around 100 organisations, coming from
North to South of mainland Portugal, headed to Vila Nova de Gaia to participate in what was
a great Meeting for Peace.
With the situation in Palestine rightly concentrating much of the attention (the Palestinian
scarves worn by the participants were by the dozens), it reaffirmed the urgency of putting an
immediate end to the massacre that Israel is carrying out in the Gaza Strip, stopping the

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