Statements

Today, September 21, is observed the International Day of Peace.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001 and celebrated for the first time the following year, it is hoped that its annual commemoration will contribute to stressing the importance of defending and promoting peace – a right of all peoples – to respect the right to self-determination of peoples and the sovereignty of States – fundamental principles in international relations, enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia have come together to sign an agreement called AUKUS. According to the creators of this agreement, it is a pact to counter China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Through the unveiling last week of the new Australia-UK-U.S. trilateral military alliance, Australia will enter into an undefined arrangement with the USA and the United Kingdom for "regional security" in the Indo-Pacific Region. The pact binds Australia decisively to the United States and Great Britain for generations.

Less than a month after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, US leaders began an all-out aerial assault against Afghanistan, the country supposedly protecting Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. 9/11 was the perfect justification for US plans for the region.

Australia has entered into an undefined arrangement with the USA and the United Kingdom
for “regional security” in the Indo-Pacific Region. The arrangement, AUKUS Trilateral
packed, involves Australia purchasing nuclear powered submarines, the “basing” of
American troops and the storing of “ordnance” in Australia. This has provoked fury from the
French, sharp criticism from China, concern from at least two nations in the Indo-Pacific and
confusion in Australia.
Putting aside Australia’s inept management of this agreement, with the immediate

Today many millions of people are mourning the passing of the great composer Mikis Theodorakis, who had dedicated his lifetime to the just cause of his people in Greece and to several other struggles of the peoples in the world. His compositions, based on poems of famous Greek poets as well as other international renowned ones, brought hundreds of songs close to the peoples, and his melodies accompanied marches, rallies and protests in dozens of countries.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) evokes that it was 60 years ago, in August 1961, that the US began its cruel and miserable campaign of massive use of chemical weapons against Vietnam.

Of the various defoliants and herbicides with which the US sought to destroy the Vietnamese forest, Agent Orange has become known for its particularly harmful and long-lasting effects on human health – causing various forms of cancer and malformations to date – and on the environment.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms its solidarity with the Afghan people, who are facing the tragic consequences of decades of interference, destabilisation and war promoted by the United States of America, NATO and its allies.

The withdrawal of US troops and those of its allies, who have militarily occupied Afghanistan for two decades, and the seizure of power by the Taliban, constitute an unequivocal defeat for all those who bet on war and occupation to impose their interests.

An international webinar will be held on IMPERIALISM'S INTENSIFIED MILITARY AND ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN on the 28th of August at 11:00 AM (EST). You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C4cLVLM3Ta2zRwLeLuRLYQ

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Statements