Today, September 21, the date declared in 1981 by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation reiterates its commitment to contribute to the mobilisation of as many as possible for the defence of peace, against the militarisation of international relations and against war.
The World Peace Council salutes the people of Vietnam who have suffered like only few peoples in the world the aggressions and attacks of powerful imperialist forces, namely the USA, with millions of victims during the dirty Vietnam War. The WPC is underlining 61 years from the start of the war of the USA against the Vietnamese people the need for comprehensive and overall compensation of the victims of the toxic „Agent Orange‟, their relief and overall support.
In August 1945 – World War II had formally ended in Europe just three months before – the world was confronted with an inhuman and unexpected act. Without prior notice, on the 6 th ., the United States of America (USA) dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and three days later, another on the city of Nagasaki. At the time, these cities had no military importance, and Japan was in the process of capitulation.
As every year, we must take the occasion of the 6th and 9th of August to honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in 1945, and to reinforce our determined struggle against nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction whose use was then inaugurated by the imperialist power.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), one of the member organisations of the Platform for Peace and Disarmament, was present at the Camp for Peace, which took place in the Municipal Swimming Pools of Évora, between July 29 and 31.
The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses strongly its condemnation to the recent
escalation of the US provocations with the visit of the US official delegation to Taiwan. This action
undermines peace and stability in the region and fuels the tensions on all levels.
These policies and actions are in line with the general foreign policy of US-imperialism,
regardless of administration. They are following the recent military “Quadrilateral Agreement”
(between Japan, India, Australia and USA) and the military agreement between Australia, the
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation signed the Appeal «End the Blockade! Solidarity with Cuba! Free and sovereign Latin America!», promoted by several Portuguese organisations and demanding an end to the blockade and destabilisation action imposed by the US and calling for solidarity with Cuba and with all the peoples of Latin America who defend their rights and sovereignty.
The CPPC also participated in the solidarity actions carried out under this Appeal on July 14, in Lisbon and July 18, in Porto.
End the blockade!
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation participated in the demonstration «No to NATO | No to wars | For Peace | Out the bases | No to the militarist budget” which took place in Madrid on June 26.
The CPPC took part in the demonstration, parading with the Yes to Peace! No to NATO! banner and its flags, along with other member organisations of the World Peace Council (WPC).
A new NATO Summit is to be held on June 29 and 30, in Madrid, taking place at a particularly serious moment, as witnessed by the situation that is currently being experienced in the Middle East, Europe, Africa or Asia.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) welcomes the important contribution to peace in Colombia represented by the victory in the presidential elections of Gustavo Petro, the candidate of the progressive
coalition Pacto Histórico.