On Thursday, December 21, the CPPC and the MPPM created a movement of solidarity with Palestine in Rossio, Lisbon, inviting passers-by to take a photo with a message of support for the Palestinian people.

Over the course of more than an hour, many people responded to the invitation, and there was also an opportunity for raising awareness and exchange of information.

These organizations, as well as the CGTP-IN and the Projecto Ruído, will be holding a large demonstration in Lisbon on 14 January.

On the initiative of CPPC, MPPM, USP / CGTP-IN and Projecto Ruído, a few hundred people set up a human chain between Largo da Trindade and Praça Humberto Delgado.  The speakers, presented by Projecto Ruído, were José António Gomes, of MPPM; Henrique Borges, a teacher, Miguel Ângelo, of União dos Sindicatos do Porto; and Ilda Figueiredo, of CPPC.

MPPM took part in the Human Chain for Palestine initiative which, on Saturday 16 December, aimed to connect four symbolic sites in the city of Lisbon: Santa Maria Hospital, commemorating the Palestinian health workers victimised by Israel's genocidal aggression against Gaza; the Embassy of the United States of America, the biggest supporter of Israel's murderous campaign; the Israeli Embassy; and Alfredo da Costa Maternity Hospital, remembering the thousands of children killed in Gaza.

Many hundreds of people and various organisations responded to the call of the United Platform for Solidarity with Palestine by concentrating at the four locations and even forming a chain between the Israeli Embassy and the Maternity Hospital.

On Thursday 14 December, on the initiative of the local chapters of CPPC, MPPM, MDM, Projecto Ruído, URAP and AAPC, as well as USC/CGTP-IN, Palestinian flags were placed in various squares and roundabouts in the city of Coimbra in memory of the children killed in Israel's genocidal aggression against the Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip.

Since 7 October, the number of Palestinians killed by Israel has risen to 18,787, with 50,897 injured and thousands of missing buried under the rubble.  More than two thirds of the victims are women and children.


On the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Resolution which recognises the right of return of Palestinian refugees, MPPM calls for respect for the human and national rights of the Palestinian people and condemns those states which, through criminal complicity or ominous inertia, allow Israel to continue to violate their rights with impunity, starting with the most sacred—the right to

On 11 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 194 (III), which states that "the [Palestinian] refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities

Promoted by the CPPC and the MPPM, a debate was held in Viseu on Saturday, December 9, as part of the cycle of initiatives "Peace in the Middle East, Independent Palestine!".

Dozens of people filled the Carmo '81 space and followed the debate animated by Helena Pereira, from the CPPC, and Carlos Almeida, from the MPPM, with lively interest.

Responding to an appeal launched by CPPC, CGTP-IN, MPPM and Projecto Ruído, Lisbon once again witnessed a large demonstration in which thousands of people, on Friday 8 December, marching between Martim Moniz and Largo José Saramago, demanded an end to the genocidal aggression against Gaza, an immediate and permanent ceasefire, and respect for the national and human rights of the Palestinian people.

On Thursday 5 December, Portuguese and international illustrators took to the streets—for the first time in Coimbra some of them put up posters of their own—for the ceasefire in Gaza and for peace, in an action supported by MPPM, CPPC, CGTP-IN and Projecto Ruído – Youth Association.

The first collage consisted of a mural of posters on the wall next to the access stairs to the AAC gardens, after the corner of Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (TAGV).  Another mural was put up in the Sá da Bandeira garden on a wall opposite the bus stops next to TAGV / Praça da República.  Other murals will be put up over the next few days.

On 1 December, the All Aboard Association, in cooperation with MPPM, CPPC and Projecto Ruído, organised a screening of the documentary "Epicly Palestine'd" at the auditorium of Casa do Largo, in Setúbal, followed by a debate entitled "Skateboarding and Resistance: the Youth Wants Peace!"

The debate was attended by Raul Ramires in representation of MPPM.

The aim of All Aboard is to give everyone, without exception, the opportunity to practise skateboarding, regardless of gender, age, physical, social and/or financial condition.  It seeks to promote integration and inclusion in the purest form, without distinctions, and its main mission is to guarantee equal and fair opportunities for everybody.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was marked yesterday in Funchal, at Largo dos Varadouros, with a rally called by CPPC, CGTP-IN, MPPM and Projecto Ruído.

Carolina Cardoso, of the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), reaffirmed the urgency of establishing an immediate and permanent ceasefire, an end to the cruel blockade of the Gaza Strip, and of providing humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population, demanding peace in the Middle East and the fulfilment of the Palestinian people's national rights.


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