World Peace Council Assembly Resolutions on Iran, Syria, Cuba, and Victims of Agent Orange
The Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council hosted the World Peace Council’s World Peace Assembly and Conference in Katmandu from July 20 though July 23. The following resolutions were adopted by the Assembly on 22 July 2012.
In Solidarity with Socialist Cuba:
The Assembly of the World Peace Council, held in Kathmandu,Nepal, reaffirms its profound solidarity with Socialist Cuba, its people and revolution.
The delegates of the Assembly condemn the criminal economic blockade imposed by the USA on Cuba, which is aimed at punishing the Cuban people for defending their achievements and their right to decide sovereignly about their future.
The WPC expresses its support for, and demands the release of, the five Cuban political prisoners held US jails, in which they are being held unjustly. We denounce likewise the “Common Position” of the European Union which is aimed at interference in the domestic affairs of Cuba.
The Assembly of the WPC denounces once more the USA for ther military base of Guantanamo on Cuban soil and demands the closure of the concentartion camp and the removal of the entire base.
The WPC expresses its categorical rejection of the imperialist plans of the USA, EU and NATO to attack Iran under any pretext, and in particular with the one of the nuclear program of the country.
The people of Iran are solely to decide upon their future and the leadership of the country without any political and military interference.
The WPC expresses its solidarity with all progressive and peace-loving forces in Iran who are committeed to the struggle for peace and are resisting imperialism. The Assembly expresses its militant solidarity with the working people of Iran in their complex struggle for peace, social progress and decent life, expressing also its support to their democratic and people’s rights.
We call upon the peoples of the world to be vigilant for the war plans of imperialism in the coming period.
In Solidarity with the Victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam:
Considering the Resolution passed on October 24, 2009 by the Executive Committee of the World Peace Council declaring the 10th of August as the Day of Solidarity with the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin and calling upon all World Peace Council members and the entire world peace movement to undertake initiatives in support of their struggle for justice;
Recalling the strong appeal and commitment of the Second International Conference of Victims of Agent Orange held in Hanoi on August 8-9, 2012, and signed by the World Peace Council President, to build greater solidarity and intensify international efforts to support victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam;
Recognizing that the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam are still subject to injustice as a result of the actions of those perpetrators who still remain outside the law and still have taken very little action to fulfill their responsibility to their victims;
Feeling great urgency to act immediately because many Agent Orange victims suffer daily torment and pain and their lifetimes are coming to an end;
Emphasizing that international public opinion for the rights of victims of Agent Orange to life and peace, especially that of the various human rights organizations and of the United Nations, has yet to be fully and effectively realized;
Now, therefore, the World Peace Council Congress hereby declares:
1.That all of humanity, all governments, organizations and individuals, whatever their social or political position, should take immediate, resolute and concrete action to support all victims of Agent Orange, particularly Vietnamese Agent Orange victims. In every country and region, those who believe in peace and justice should organize and develop specific programs for mobilizing material resources to help the victims and raise their voices in every way possible in support of the struggle of Vietnamese Agent Orange victims for justice.
2. That the responsibility of the United States government and chemical companies in solving the Agent Orange problem in Vietnam remains unfulfilled and that all of humanity must call upon those responsible for the suffering of the victims of Agent Orange to take responsibility and compensate their victims.
3. That we pledge to organize and activate members of the World Peace Council to implement the 2009 resolution of the Executive Committee in making August 10th a united and annual focus for concerted and ongoing activity to support the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam, working together with all organizations and individuals to build a strong international movement which can finally, 51 years after the first use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, win justice for those who have suffered so much!
After considering the developments of the situation in Syria, the WPC Assembly convened in Kathmandu, Nepal 20 – 22 July 2012, reaffirms its strong solidarity with the Syrian people in confronting the harsh imperialist attack that is aiming at changing the geostrategic map of the region in order to speed its hegemony on it.
We express our support to the just and genuine demands of the Syrian people in enhancing democracy and social and economic changes in a way that serve their interests within the framework of its territorial integrity and sovereignty. At the same time, the WPC Assembly condemns in the strongest terms this imperialist interference taking place in all forms and by all means, and calls upon all anti-imperialist, progressive and peace loving forces to work on:
Confronting and disclosing the continuous misleading media campaign that is being organized by the imperialist media empires to distort and reverse the facts in Syria.
Escalating the pressure on the EU and US imperialist governments and their allies from the reactionary regimes in the region in order to stop weapon supplying, financial funding of their proxy the so called “Free Syrian Army” and other mercenary groups that are carrying out terrorist acts in Syria.
Working on lifting and abolishing all kinds of unjust economic sanctions imposed by the imperialist states and reactionary Arab and Turkish regimes against the Syrian people.
Increasing the struggle in order to confront the political imperialist pressures that are exerted on Syria inside the international institutions and organizations, and working on supporting the comprehensive national dialogue among Syrians themselves to come out of this crisis and become the masters of their future.
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