Every US citizen who accepts colonialism believes in discrimination.

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Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#1 Jul 14, 2012
Its about time that all of us, Americans, unite against discrimination of any sort instead of blaming the victims )with the "it is up to them" rhetoric.
LIer

West Islip, NY

#2 Jul 14, 2012
As I have said before, most Americans don't know about Puerto Rico's status. If they do they assume they are either content or they think it's some form of 'free association' - you would be surprised at how many Americans think Puerto Rico is an independent nation.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Jul 14, 2012
LIer wrote:
As I have said before, most Americans don't know about Puerto Rico's status. If they do they assume they are either content or they think it's some form of 'free association'- you would be surprised at how many Americans think Puerto Rico is an independent nation.
Americans are supposed to be part of a first world nation. We, all, have to behave as such.

There's no excuse for our nation having different types of citizenships, colonial "territories", classes of citizenships.

This sort of politics belongs to the 20th century.
Jose M Lopez Sierra

United States

#4 Sep 25, 2012
Dear Partner,

Greetings!

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!

Sincerely,

José M. López Sierra

For more information:
www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com
Compañeros Unidos para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico
LIer

West Islip, NY

#5 Sep 25, 2012
Jose M Lopez Sierra wrote:
Dear Partner,
Greetings!
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!
Sincerely,
José M. López Sierra
For more information:
www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com
Compañeros Unidos para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico
Do you consider statehood to be an acceptable form of de-colonization?
TRUTH IS RELATIVE

Bear, DE

#6 Sep 25, 2012
LIer wrote:
As I have said before, most Americans don't know about Puerto Rico's status. If they do they assume they are either content or they think it's some form of 'free association'- you would be surprised at how many Americans think Puerto Rico is an independent nation.
Forget what they know about status, most Americans are oblivious to anything about Puerto Rico. Most do not know that it is a U.S. territory and that its people are citizens, much less know where to locate it on a map.

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Sep 25, 2012
LIer wrote:
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Do you consider statehood to be an acceptable form of de-colonization?
STATEHOOD IS THE SUPREMACY OF COLONIALISM....
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Sep 25, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
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STATEHOOD IS THE SUPREMACY OF COLONIALISM....
Why?

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Sep 26, 2012
Jorge wrote:
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Why?
northern ireland is the perfect example....
LIer

West Islip, NY

#10 Sep 26, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
<quoted text> northern ireland is the perfect example....
Northern Ireland is voluntarily part of the United Kingdom ... see the 1973 referendum and recent polling on the matter - the vast majority of Northern Irish, Catholic and Protestant, wish to remain British. Only a fool would want to join the Irish Republic with their economy in shambles. Hell, Ireland doesent even want Northern Ireland. Some political parties in Eire have even discussed the possibility of abolishing the republic and becoming a Commonwealth Realm so they could replace the Euro with the British Pound.

There's popular saying in Northern Ireland that you should take note of: "You can't put a flag on the table and feed it to your family".

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Sep 26, 2012
LIer wrote:
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Northern Ireland is voluntarily part of the United Kingdom ... see the 1973 referendum and recent polling on the matter - the vast majority of Northern Irish, Catholic and Protestant, wish to remain British. Only a fool would want to join the Irish Republic with their economy in shambles. Hell, Ireland doesent even want Northern Ireland. Some political parties in Eire have even discussed the possibility of abolishing the republic and becoming a Commonwealth Realm so they could replace the Euro with the British Pound.
There's popular saying in Northern Ireland that you should take note of: "You can't put a flag on the table and feed it to your family".
for the last 10 years Ireland has had one of the fastest growing and healthy economies in Europe... and the only reason most of N. Ireland remains brithish is because nearly half the people who live there are British.....
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#12 Sep 26, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
<quoted text> northern ireland is the perfect example....
Why???

Listen, you people have to do a lot better than that.

Start explaining the "why's" and "how's".
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#13 Sep 26, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
<quoted text> for the last 10 years Ireland has had one of the fastest growing and healthy economies in Europe... and the only reason most of N. Ireland remains brithish is because nearly half the people who live there are British.....
There you go.....(it still remains as British as you remain a US citizen).
TRUTH IS RELATIVE

Bear, DE

#14 Sep 26, 2012
Ireland's economy went bust after the financial meltdown and has been spiraling downward ever since with companies closing and high unemployment. The economic miracle has disappeared and Ireland was on the verge of collapse without a handout from the European Union.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#15 Sep 26, 2012
TRUTH IS RELATIVE wrote:
Ireland's economy went bust after the financial meltdown and has been spiraling downward ever since with companies closing and high unemployment. The economic miracle has disappeared and Ireland was on the verge of collapse without a handout from the European Union.
Exacto y pensar que ese era el modelo de los populares en los 80's.

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#16 Sep 26, 2012
It is true that Ireland is in an economic crisis but after 24 years of continuous growth through 1984-2008. Between 1995 to 2008 it experienced very high economic growth, with a record of posting the highest growth rates in Europe, its nickname was the "Celtic Tiger".... Its current economic crisis is also affecting other European nations. And even the US was at the point of total economic collapse...
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#17 Sep 27, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
<quoted text> northern ireland is the perfect example....
Northern Ireland and Ireland are two different places (you've got them confused).
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#18 Sep 27, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
It is true that Ireland is in an economic crisis but after 24 years of continuous growth through 1984-2008. Between 1995 to 2008 it experienced very high economic growth, with a record of posting the highest growth rates in Europe, its nickname was the "Celtic Tiger".... Its current economic crisis is also affecting other European nations. And even the US was at the point of total economic collapse...
So you really believed what the populares were babbling, decades ago, about turning PRico into an Ireland???

LOL

ROTFLMAO
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#19 Sep 27, 2012
PR Mythbuster wrote:
<quoted text> for the last 10 years Ireland has had one of the fastest growing and healthy economies in Europe... and the only reason most of N. Ireland remains brithish is because nearly half the people who live there are British.....
Ireland is a narco republic, according to the CIA:

"...transshipment point for and consumer of hashish from North Africa to the UK and Netherlands and of European-produced synthetic drugs; increasing consumption of South American cocaine; minor transshipment point for heroin and cocaine destined for Western Europe; despite recent legislation, narcotics-related money laundering - using bureaux de change, trusts, and shell companies involving the offshore financial community - remains a concern ..."

Since: May 10

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#20 Mar 22, 2013
Discrimination of stateside PRs by island PRs doesn't count? This thread is a joke!

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