The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses its sincere grief about the thousands of
victims who lost their lives in Turkey and Syria after the heavy earthquakes of 6th February in
the eastern part of Turkey with severe consequences in many cities of Turkey but also in
several cities in Syria. The information we receive are horrific. Whole cities and
neighborhoods totally destroyed, tens of thousands injured, many thousands of people
missing under the collapsed buildings. The catastrophe is huge and unprecedented. The

The National Union of Syrian Students in an appeal to international student and youth
A humanitarian catastrophe befell our homeland, Syria, at dawn on Monday, February 6, 2023,
after it was exposed to a devastating 7.7 degree earthquake, resulting in an initial outcome of
hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries, the collapse of tens of residential buildings, the
cracking of others, and severe damage to the infrastructure, which was followed by several

At no time since the Cuban missile crisis has our world has been so close to disaster. As the war in Ukraine approaches its first anniversary, it is being increasingly transformed by the Biden administration and the “collective west” into a war between NATO and Russia. The danger of turning into a nuclear confrontation is imminent.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) condemns and repudiates the fascist actions against democracy in Brazil, namely the attempted coups against Brazilian federal institutions that took place yesterday, January 8, a few days after the
new president Lula da Silva was sworn into office.

On International Migrants Day, which is celebrated annually on December 18, after being adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) remembers all those who, pushed by wars, sanctions
and economic blockades imposed on their countries, are forced to leave their homes, their lands, their culture, in search of a better life.

On November 3, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution demanding the lifting of the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States of America.
In this vote, 185 countries were in favour of the resolution demanding an end to this criminal and illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba since 1962. Significantly, only the United States of America and Israel voted
against it, and Ukraine and Brazil abstained.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) does not forget the courageous Palestinian people and their struggle to live in peace, free and independent, in a sovereign and viable State with borders prior to July 4, 1967, and capital in East Jerusalem.
The illegalities and crimes of the Israeli regime against the Palestinian people are numerous and of extreme gravity, but they continue with the connivance of those who, due to opportunism, effective complicity or, simply, bowed before the great protector of Zionism, the


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