Colonial vote (including the blank votes) lost the 2012 plebiscite.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
This should be the pro colonists' reality.
The anti colonial mandate is solid.
Those who accept colonialism do not believe in justice for all! Now that we know that
the political parties will not solve this problem; I invite you to join the non-violent protest to demand that the United States (US) decolonize Puerto Rico (PR) immediately. It will be on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 8 AM to 5 PM outside the United Nations (UN) visitor’s entrance located on 46th Street and First Avenue in New York City.
The UN has determined that colonialism is a crime against humanity in 1960 under Resolution 1514 (XV). That’s why the UN celebrates every year a hearing about Puerto Rico decolonization. Every year the UN puts forth a resolution asking the US to decolonize PR. Despite 30 of these resolutions, PR is still the oldest and most populated colony in the world! It is obvious by now that the US is not going to decolonize PR just because the UN asks.
Through education, we must create a domestic and international solidarity with this cause to pressure the US to do what historically she has refused to do. This is why we need everyone who also believes that colonialism is a crime against humanity to join the protest to demand compliance to international law!
Puerto Rico has been a colony of the US for 114 years. The US’ intention is to keep PR a colony forever unless we do something about it. It is important to note that: democracy isn’t what a government does. Democracy is what people do!
President John F. Kennedy said,“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said,“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere.” These ideas, of course, are the reasons why the United Nations was created after World War II.
It is up to us to defend the fundamental human rights that promote world peace. The tragedy of doing nothing is that we will have the kind of government that we deserve!
José M. López Sierra
For more information:
Compañeros Unidos para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico
He is an independista.
You're all over the map, dude.
I know that the two ideologies have recently begun seeing each other as a necessary evil to achieve their individual party's aims. But, the two ideologies will soon clash. It is inevitab
Since: Oct 12
Yeah, this guy is very pro-independence. He's all over the web.
One thing i will say to you as word of encouragement (Well, i hope that you will find it encouraging anyway) in the quest for statehood is something i heard from Myanmar today in the press conference Suu KYi had with President Obama.
The Democracy leader Suu Kyi warned of difficult timed ahead. She stated "I say difficult because the most difficult time in transition is when we think that success is in sight. Then we have to be very CAREFUL that we are NOT lured by a mirage of success" she stated.
I though it was an interesting statement. Profound, actually. I found similarities and a correaltion to what the island is presently going through in it's efforts to become a state of the union.
PR will eventually become a state an everyone will get on board. Just tread carefully.
Really read that simple statement again and briefly meditate on it ,in light, of these past weeks events on the island. The statement is very profound, in relation to statehood cause.
Just wanted to share.
"PR will eventually become a state an everyone will get on board."
I agree about PR and hope that one day Miami also becomes part of USA but doubt it.
"Preferential treatment of friends and colleagues; appointing them to positions of power has been a political mainstay and is as old as democracy itself. Cubans, however, have taken cronyism to a level that few American-born politicians dare to tread. Their grip on Miami politics, thanks to the arrival of the Marielitos in the 80’s, gave Cuban politicians a sense of omnipotence—enabling them to operate with relative impunity.
Government corruption, mismanagement, police misconduct, election fraud, theft and ethics violations seem to be standard operating procedure in city hall. Add Medicare fraud disproportionately committed by Cubans, these and other crimes cost American taxpayers billions. For over 30 years, the Cubans have been plundering South Florida because of America’s shortsighted, self-serving political policies and inept law enforcement."
Well, i tried.
You just didn't get it or appreciate it.
It's all good!
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