The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the resistance of the
Palestinian people against Israeli occupation, colonisation, and oppression.
May 15 marks the 75 th . anniversary of the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians
from their homes, from hundreds of villages in the historic territory of Palestine, by the
Israeli militias and army when the State of Israel was founded.
That fateful date, which the Palestinians describe as the day of the «Nakba», that is, of the

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) repudiates the recent decision
taken by the US Administration, through the Department of the Treasury, to take over the
company CITGO Petroleum Corporation, belonging to Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), and
hand it to forces of the so-called Venezuelan “opposition” that serve the policy of interference,
plunder and aggression promoted by the United States of America against the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela and its people.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) commemorates May 9, the date
that celebrates the victory over Nazi-fascism.

After the taking of Berlin by the Soviet Army, on May 2, and with Nazi Germany signing its
unconditional surrender on the 8 th , millions of people finally celebrate, on May 9, 1945, the
end of the most deadly and destructive war that mankind has ever known.

On April 24, 1976, a few days after the enactment of the Constitution of the Portuguese
Republic, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) was formally
constituted, heir and continuator of the peace movement that emerged in the fifties of the 20 th .
century, faced the repression of the fascist regime and fought courageously against war,
namely the colonial war, to defend peace, disarmament, solidarity and cooperation among the
peoples of the world.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with various social
organisations that, in their daily practice, take a clear and unequivocal public stand against
war and express sincere determination to defend the values of Peace and Solidarity among
peoples, decided to prepare and hold the III Meeting for Peace, to be held on October 28, in
Vila Nova de Gaia.
This initiative follows previous Meetings for Peace, on October 20, 2018, in Loures, and on

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) considers that Finland's
accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), on the day marking the 74 th .
anniversary of this political-military bloc, is a cause for concern, for what it represents in terms
of increase in insecurity and an increased threat to peace, given the warmongering character
of this organisation, contrary to the principles of peace, détente, disarmament, enshrined in
the United Nations Organisation Charter and in various international agreements.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) condemns and denounces, once
again, so that what happened twenty-four years ago, on March 24, 1999, does not happen
again. A military attack on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
carried out by NATO under the command of the United States of America (USA), without
authorization from the United Nations Security Council and in flagrant violation of the
respective Charter, of the Final Act of the Helsinki Conference, and of basic principles of

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) signals March 30, Palestinian
Land Day, remembering, as millions of Palestinians do every year, the general strike and the
large demonstrations against the illegal confiscation of Palestinian lands by Israel, when
Israeli troops murdered six young Palestinians in Galilee. This date became a milestone in the
patriotic unity of the Palestinian people in the struggle against the illegal occupation by Israel
of Palestinian territories and for the right to a free and independent Palestine.


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