Reacting to the statements and measures staken by US President Donald Trump since his anouncement of the suspension of the diplomatic agreement signed with Cuba in 2014, peace and sovereignty movements have been stating their rejection for the setback. The President of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes, has also issued a statement, calling upon all to strengthen our anti-imperialist struggle and support for the Cuban people’s defense of their sovereignty. Read the text below:
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The President of the World Peace Council (WPC), Socorro Gomes, has issued a statement this Wednesday (17) to express solidarity with the Sahrawi political prisoners on trial in Morocco and with the broad struggle for Sahrawi self-determination, demanding an end to Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. The WPC has a long standing commitment to the struggle for de-colonization and the liberation of the Sahrawi people. Read the text below:
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The hunger strike of the Palestinian political prisoners approaches its first month and should continue mobilizing international support and action. The struggle of the Palestinians incarcerated by Israel – today, over 6,300 men, women and children – is urgent and essential in the Palestinian cause for the end of the Israeli occupation and for national liberation, and all those advocates of justice and peace must join it.
By Socorro Gomes*
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Against the US military presence in the Amazon!
With great concern, we follow the news according which Brazil, Peru and Colombia will include US troops in a joint military exercise in the Amazon border region, in November. It is symptomatic that this invitation for US participation was made by Brazil, according to the domestic media, where the population lives in post-coup d’etat, under reactionary policies subservient to the empire and promoted by an illegitimate government.
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In Guantánamo, Cuba, the delegates of international movements participate in the Fifth International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, from May 4 to 6. The initiative is led by the Cuban Movement for Peace and the Peoples’ Sovereignty (MovPaz), the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and the World Peace Council, in co-operation with the Organization of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL), the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and the Reflection Center Oscar Arnulfo Romero. The call emphasizes that the meeting supports the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, approved in 2014. Below, the speech of the WPC president Socorro Gomes:
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