Campaign for the defence of peac

Campaign for the defence of peace and against the NATO Summit in Portugal


Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation,

June 25, 2010

Dear friends,

As you know NATO is holding a summit in Lisbon next November where it will adopt a new strategic concept. The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation is part of a campaign to raise awareness and opposition to NATO and its summit and we are sending some texts about this initiative.

Best regards

Read the Documents:

Conference Call


The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) announced a summit, at the end of this year, in Portugal, where, among other aspects, it expects to adopt a “new” strategic concept. In this framework, a group of organisations:

Concerned with the aims and meaning of this war summit;

  • While denouncing NATO’s aggressive nature, the military attacks that, since the nineties, it has been launching in several areas of the World, the continuous spreading of its scope of action, as well as the dangers that this represents to the sovereignty and freedom of the peoples;

  • While rejecting the ongoing submission that Portuguese governments and authorities have had regarding NATO, the growing participation of national troops and militarized forces in wars at NATO’s service, the unrestrained use of the national territory and air space by US and NATO troops and, the violation that this policy means of the principles laid down in the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic;

is mobilizing to display their repudiation for holding this event in our country by carrying out a Campaign « Peace Yes! NATO No! », appealing to all forces in Portuguese society – associations, trade unions, political organisations – and all citizens, men and women, to converge in creating a movement that will give an adequate public expression to a repudiation of war and the defence of peaceful relations among peoples:

  • Expressing the opposition of the Portuguese population against the NATO Summit and its bellicist aims

  • Demanding that the government withdraw the Portuguese forces involved in NATO military missions

  • Claiming the end of foreign military bases and NATO installations in national territory

  • Demanding the dissolution of NATO

  • Demanding disarmament and the end of nuclear and mass destruction weapons

  • Demanding from the Portuguese authorities a compliance with the United Nations Charter and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, a respect for international law and the sovereignty and equality of the peoples.

Statements and Articles:

Canadian Peace Congress Statement on the Lisbon Summit

NATO: Wolf in a Sheep's Skin, Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman CC,  Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF)

World Peace Council - New: Peace Messenger!

US-NATO Decree: Continue Canadian Military Commitment to the War in Afghanistan!

World Peace Council/CPPC Appeal on the NATO Summit in Lisbon

Our Fight for Independent National Policies is Our Fight for Peace.  Yes to Peace - No to NATO!

Speech By World Peace Council President - Socorro Gomes for the Secretariat meeting of the World Peace Council

Report By Report of Thanassis Pafilis General Secretary WPC to the Secretariat Meeting, Brussels October 12, 2010

NATO Meets to Plan Expansion, Repression and Future Wars: Don Currie, Chair CPS

Socorro Gomes, President of the World Peace Council Demands that NATO be dissolved

Press Statement: Statement of Movement for Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity Among Peoples (Mopassol - Argentina): GRAVE DANGER OF NUCLEAR WAR

Regina Peace Council: NATO & Canada's Peace Movement (March 31, 2010 Re-Print)