International solidarity against the threats of the extreme right

The member organisations of the International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggle express their support for Danilo Moreira, one of the leaders of the Call Centre Workers’ Union (STCC) of Portugal. Like a dozen activists from associative, trade union and political organizations (Left Bloc, SOS Racism, Unitary Antifascist Front, Antifascist Platform of Lisbon and Tagus Valley, Alternative Socialist Movement, Northern Civil Service Union, Antifascist Nucleus of Guimarães, Antifascist Nucleus of Porto), he has received death threats from the extreme right.

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For peace – respect the April Constitution

The Constitution of the Portuguese Republic was approved and promulgated on April 2, 1976. The Constitution enshrines broad democratic rights – political, social, economic and cultural – won by the Portuguese people with the April Revolution, which began on April 25, 1974, and, in particular, stipulates that Portugal’s external relations be guided by the respect for sovereignty and national independence, a policy of peace, friendship and cooperation with all the peoples of the world.

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Resources are needed to fight the pandemic – No to NATO military exercises

NATO has announced the holding this year in Europe, including in Portugal, of one of the largest military exercises of the last 25 years, to be held in a phased manner and in several countries by this aggressive political-military bloc. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO has decided to maintain them, reducing the size and postponing some of the exercises. The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation considers that NATO’s insistence on carrying out these exercises is all the more serious, when in several countries in Europe the population is…

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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – 26 September

Since 2013, 26 September has been, by decision of the UN General Assembly, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Reputable scientists warn that the explosion of only one percent of today’s deployed nuclear weapons in the world would amount to about 4000 times the energy released by the US atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. A nuclear explosion causes massive destruction of both living beings and structures. By combining different effects, it can lead to immediate death but also to prolonged after efects that affect…

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International Day of Peace – September 21

On 21 September, International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) calls for commitment and mobilization in defense of the principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, such as sovereignty and the rights of peoples, the sovereign equality of states, the peaceful and negotiated settlement of international conflicts, the non-use of force or the threat of the use of force in international relations, the general simultaneous and controlled disarmament.

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‘A vote for CDU counts towards the PS not having free reign to practice old policies’

The 43rd “Avante!” Festival was held in Seixal on September 6-8 with the participation of thousands of people. On the last day of the Festival, Jerónimo de Sousa, the General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), took the floor. De Sousa began his speech by greeting the participants and guests, friends from the Ecologist Party “The Greens” and the Democratic Intervention. He continued with a special salute to the Portuguese Communist Youth (JCP). The General Secretary reminded that capitalism, and its exploitative, oppressive, aggressive and predatory nature, is at…

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In the 80 years since the beginning of World War II Defend peace! No more war!

At the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation recalls the brutal consequences of what was the most violent and bloody military conflict in history, triggered by Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and militaristic Japan, responsible for the loss of more than 50 million lives and tens of millions of injured. Nazi-fascism was responsible for numerous crimes, such as the mass extermination of populations and prisoners in concentration camps, the imposition of forced labour, the systematic destruction of economic and social infrastructure…

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Lisbon meeting calls for ‘Europe of the peoples and workers’, not the ‘EU of big capital’

The European Union cannot be reformed in the interests of the workers and peoples of Europe, insisted an international panel of speakers at the huge ‘Avante!’ festival near Lisbon, Portugal, at the weekend. Neoklis Sylikiotis of Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) told the open-air meeting on Saturday evening that the EU had produced a Europe in which 16 million workers were unemployed – more than 7 per cent in the euro area – and 110m people lived in poverty, while the EU Commission-European Central Bank-IMF ‘Troika’…

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