It was a supposedly independent international organisation established in the late 1940s, at the very beginning of the Cold War, to “struggle for peace”.
In reality, it was a Soviet-financed front whose principal task was to mount extensive (and successful) anti-American publicity campaigns across much of Western Europe and the Third World.
Curiously, given its supposed charter, the WPC never, ever criticised Moscow - and yet, it still managed to get plenty of very positive coverage in the Western media.
Well, you will be happy to hear that the WPC is still alive and kind of kicking, although truth be told, it is a shadow of its former self.
According to this report in the official Cuban media, the executive committee of the WPC is meeting in Hanoi (where else?), and still passing resolutions attacking Washington.
In this case, the WPC is calling on the Americans to lift the “criminal” trade and commerce embargo on the Castro regime. The general secretary of the WPC, Thanasis Pafilis, from Greece, said the embargo was “absurd” while reaffirming “their solidarity with Cuba”.
Just like old times.