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miércoles, 26 de junio de 2019

Mi petición a la ONU / My petition to the UN


La vista sobre la descolonización de Puerto Rico en la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) del lunes, 24 de junio de 2019 se llevó a cabo en inglés, y no como de costumbre, en español.

Yo hice mi ponencia en español como lo he hecho desde el 2012. El intérprete hizo un trabajo fatal traduciéndose al inglés. Por eso decidí  hacer este video para asegurarme que todos entiendan mi ponencia. Oprima este enlace para ver nuestro video: https://youtu.be/h-VUh2yCF7U


This year’s Puerto Rico decolonization hearing at the United Nations (UN) on Monday, June 24, 2019 was conducted in English, instead of the usual, in Spanish.

I did my petition, in Spanish, as I have done since 2012.  The UN translator did a horrible job translating it into English.  That is why I decided to do this video to make sure that everyone understands my petition. Click on this link to watch our video: https://youtu.be/h-VUh2yCF7U
Desde la boca del caballo, From the Horse’s mouth.

martes, 25 de junio de 2019

2019 UN hearing PR Decolonization


This year’s United Nations’ (UN) hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization was on Monday, June 24, 2019. Fifty-three petitioners spoke at that hearing. The hearing started after 10 AM, and the morning session ended at 1 PM. It resumed at 3 PM until about 4:30 PM, but this session was not broadcasted live.


Click on the following link to watch the morning session: http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/. My petition begins at 1 hour and 52 minutes into the hearing. 


I was supposed to be the second speaker, but ended up being the 22nd. I will be filing a formal complaint to the UN’s Committee of 24 (C-24) on that. 


Puerto Ricans will not decolonized themselves until we do the kind of resistance necessary to accomplish it. But to do that, we must decolonize our minds by learning our real history. That is the glue to our unity, and that was my petition before the C-24:

José M. López Sierra

Compañeros Unidos para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico
Ponencia ante el C-24, lunes, 24 de junio de 2019, 10 AM

Buenos días. Soy José M. López Sierra de Compañeros Unidos para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico, en Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

¿Quién tiene el derecho inalienable a su autodeterminación e independencia? ¡La gente colonizada!
La 3ra Década Internacional para la Erradicación del Colonialismo terminará el año que viene. ¿Cuán cerca estamos para lograrlo? ¿Será posible erradicar el colonialismo dentro de una cultura de ignorancia? El documental de Paco Vázquez, La Cultura de la Ignorancia, trató precisamente ese tema.

Puerto Rico no está en la lista de colonias de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) desde el 1953. Sin embargo, ella tiene mucha más población y es la más vieja que todas las 17 juntas.

Casi todo el mundo desconoce estas vistas anuales sobre la descolonización de Puerto Rico. ¿Usted sabe que el New York Daily News, el New York Post y el New York Times de ayer mencionan nada sobre esta vista de hoy? ¿Cómo es posible que una noticia que afecta directamente a casi el 9% de la población neoyorquino se esconda? Eso no es por accidente. El imperio necesita gente ignorante para explotarla. Por eso hacemos una marcha anual desde Hunter College hasta la ONU para difundir estas vistas. Esa marcha se hizo el lunes pasado.

Poca gente sabe que el Gobierno de Estados Unidos (GEU) viola la Carta de la ONU que prohíbe el colonialismo al mantener a Puerto Rico como su colonia por los últimos 120 años.

Poca gente sabe que el GEU ha ignorado 37 resoluciones de la ONU pidiéndole que le devuelva inmediatamente la soberanía de Puerto Rico a los puertorriqueños. ¡Esa ignorancia nos tiene dividido!

Felicito a la presidenta actual de este comité, la embajadora Keisha Aniya McGuire, por su valentía en hacer posible que la vista de hoy se esté transmitiendo en vivo. Eso es hacer algo importante para descolonizar las mentes, para que luego podamos descolonizar a nuestro país. ¿Por qué eso no se ha hecho siempre?

El peor temor del 1% es la educación del 99%. Harriet Tubman dijo que ella liberó a mil esclavos a través del Tren Subterráneo, pero que podría haber liberado a mil más si hubieran reconocidos que eran esclavos.

La comunidad internacional podría ayudar grandemente en la erradicación del colonialismo ayudando a erradicar la ignorancia.

Tomando en cuenta que el GEU ha violado la Carta de la ONU por los últimos 74 años, y que estamos en el último año de la Tercera Década Internacional para la Erradicación del Colonialismo, la ONU debería seriamente considerar mover su seda a un país que respeta la democracia y el imperio de la ley.

Y para seguir aumentando la presión, la ONU debería reconocer un pasaporte simbólico boricua que los países que estén en solidaridad con la descolonización de Puerto Rico deberían honrar. 

Tenemos que enviar un mensaje claro y contundente que nosotros estamos comprometidos con la erradicación del colonialismo antes de entrar en la 4ta década, porque, como dijo el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Injusticia donde sea es una amenaza a la justicia de todos.”

Necesitamos poner nuestra acción donde está nuestra palabra. No podemos continuar haciéndolo fácil que los imperios continúen cometiendo sus crímenes en contra de la humanidad. ¡Seamos parte de la solución, porque los que rehúsan tajantemente a descolonizar a sus colonias no creen en la LIBERTAD Y EN LA JUSTICIA PARA TODOS! Gracias.

English Version

Good morning. My name is José M. López Sierra of United Comrades for Puerto Rico Decolonization in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Who has the inalienable right to self-determination and independence? Colonized people.
This 3rd International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism will end next year. How close are we to achieving it? Is it possible to eradicate colonialism in a culture of ignorance? That was the theme of Paco Vazquez’s 2018 documentary, “A culture of ignorance”.

Puerto Rico is not on the United Nations’ (UN) list of colonies since 1953, although she is the oldest of all 17! Additionally, Puerto Rico’s population is much larger than all of them combined!

Most people in New York City are oblivious to these annual hearings about Puerto Rico decolonization. Are you aware that yesterday’s New York Daily News, New York Post and New York Times said nothing about today’s hearing? How could news that directly affect almost 9% of New York City’s population be hidden? This news blackout is obviously intentional. Empires know that you can’t decolonize a nation with ignorant people. That is why we march every year from Hunter College to the UN to make New Yorkers aware of these hearings. Our march was last Monday.

Most people don’t know that the United States Government (USG) has violated for the past 74 years the UN’s Charter that prohibits colonialism by keeping Puerto Rico a colony.

Most people don’t know that the USG has ignored 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. This ignorance has divided us!

I congratulate the current chair of the UN’s Decolonization Committee, the ambassador Keisha Aniya McGuire, for her tremendous courage in making it possible that today’s hearing is being broadcast live. That is doing something important to help decolonize people’s minds! Why hasn’t that been happening all along?

Decolonizing people’s minds will naturally lead to decolonizing their nation. The worst fear of the 1 % is the education of the 99%. Harriet Tubman said that she freed a thousand slaves through the Underground Railroad, but that, she could have freed a thousand more had they only known that they were slaves! Therefore, the international community could greatly help eradicate colonialism by helping to eradicate ignorance.

Aware that the USG has violated the UN’s Charter for the past 74 years, and that this is the last year of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, the UN should seriously consider moving its headquarters to a nation that respects democracy and the rule of law.

And to continue to pressure for compliance, the UN should also recognize a symbolic Puerto Rican passport that should be honored by all member states that are in solidarity with Puerto Rico decolonization.
We must send a clear and strong message before beginning the 4th decade that we are serious about achieving our goal. Let’s honor the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

We need to walk the talk. We should not continue to make it easy for empires to continue committing their crimes against humanity. Let us all be part of the solution, because those who refuse tenaciously to decolonize their colonies, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! Thank you.

Get involved, because those who don’t want you to watch these hearings live or want the media to publish anything about them, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/

lunes, 24 de junio de 2019

Protesta víspera vista PR en la ONU 2019


El Comité Independentista Boricua convocó una protesta, el 23 de junio de 2019, víspera de la vista sobre la decolonization de Puerto Rico en la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU). Oprima el siguiente enlace para ver nuestro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y6-NhU7Sko



Eso es hacer resistencia como lo predica Juan Antonio Corretjer en su libro sobre nuestra lucha. Oprima aquí para leerlo: https://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6462438/01lucha-por-la-independ-pdf-517k?da=y

Educar es hacer una revolución. ¡Vamos hacer una revolución! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/

domingo, 23 de junio de 2019

4to Día Solidaridad Independencia Boricua en NYC


A Call to Action on Puerto Rico celebró su 4to Día de Solidaridad con la independencia de Puerto Rico el sábado, 22 de junio de 2019 en el People’s Forum de la ciudad de Nueva York. Oprima el siguiente enlace para ver nuestro video: https://youtu.be/bF8W-LhvQ_w

Mañana a las 10 AM será la vista anual sobre la descolonización de Puerto Rico en la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU). ¿Usted sabe que el New York Daily News, el New York Post y el New York Times para el domingo 23 de junio de 2019 mencionan nada sobre esa vista? ¿Cómo es posible que una noticia que afecta directamente a casi el 9% de los boricuas neoyorquinos se esconda?


La prensa actúa como si el gobierno de Estados Unidos no estaría cometiendo un crimen en contra de la humanidad por haber mantenido a Puerto Rico como su colonia por los pasados 120 años. ¡Esa misma prensa es cómplice del crimen! 
  
Por eso hoy, en la víspera de la vista, estaremos realizando una vigilia a las 8 PM en el parque Ralph Bunche frente a la ONU para destapar ese crimen. Esta sería la primera vez que se ha hecho eso. Toda persona que quiera mostrar su indignación sobre este crimen estadounidense que ha quedado impune esta cordialmente invitada.


Usted podrá ver la vista de mañana en vivo por http://webtv.un.org/.

Habrá un “rally” a las 4 PM en el mismo parque Ralph Bunche ese mismo día. Usted está cordialmente invitado.

Descolonicemos nuestras mentes a través de la información correcta. Conocer nuestra verdadera historia es indispensable para podernos unir. Solo de esa forma será posible descolonizar a nuestra patria.

¡Seamos solidario, porque los que quieren robarnos nuestro territorio nacional no creen en la LIBERTAD Y EN LA JUSTICIA PARA TODOS! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/

jueves, 20 de junio de 2019

More evidence of PR gentrification


Why does the United States Government (USG) maintain its colonial rule over Puerto Rico? What benefits does the USG get out of it? Does that colonial relationship benefit or hurt Boricuas in their national territory and in exile? Why has the USG violated for the past 74 years the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism? Why has the USG ignored 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans? Why don’t the New York City media report this being that almost 10% of the city’s population are Puerto Rican? Click on the following link to get the answers to all of these questions: https://www.facebook.com/DirectFrom/videos/1658593390940712/

This will be the topic of discussion in the annual Puerto Rico decolonization hearing at the UN this Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10 AM. These hearings are closed to the public, but you can watch it live this year at http://webtv.un.org/.


People of good will all around the world should get involved in the decolonization of the world’s oldest colony, because, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/
It is still happening even if you close your eyes.

miércoles, 19 de junio de 2019

Brainwashing in the USA


A former Russian Government Agent talked about how brainwashing is done there. Click on the following link to watch a short video about that: https://youtu.be/pgCnpCBORyM

Do you think the United States Government does exactly that too? Take the case of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico had self-government from Spain in 1897 at the time that the USG invaded her in 1898. The USG has had 120 years to shape the behavior of Puerto Ricans into one of accepting its control over their lives.


The brainwashing has been so effective that about half of Puerto Ricans want to be the 51st state of the Union in order for them to gain equality to White United States (US) citizens. One of these Puerto Ricans is the so called “governor of Puerto Rico”. Here is a video of Ricardo Roselló agreeing with President Trump that he did an excellent job in his handling of our crisis after Hurricane Maria: https://youtu.be/j5l4vBQqpGY

These Puerto Ricans cannot see that it is not about us being equal to White US citizens. It is everything about Puerto Ricans having our sovereignty returned to us, so that we could be all that we could be!

These Puerto Ricans cannot see that the USG has violated for the past 74 years the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism. That, of course, is not taught in any of the US schools, or reported in any of the US media.

These Puerto Ricans have no clue that the USG has ignored 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to them. Even the UN does not widely publicize that!

These Puerto Ricans are oblivious to the fact that Oscar Lopez Rivera, and anyone living under colonialism, has the right under international law to do whatever he deems necessary to decolonize his homeland. Yet, when the National Puerto Rican Day Parade wanted to honor Oscar 2 years ago, Jet Blue, Goya, the New York Yankees, and others boycotted the parade because they believe that Oscar is a terrorist!

How many US citizens know that their own country is the terrorist by willfully committing a crime against humanity for over a century by maintaining Puerto Rico as its colony?

That will be precisely the topic of discussion in this Monday’s UN hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization - June 24, 2019 at 10 AM. You will be able to watch it live this year on http://webtv.un.org/.

Let’s de-brainwash ourselves, because those who brainwash defenseless people to exploit them forever don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/.

Street dedication to Angelo M. Falcón


The founder of the National Institute of Latino Policy and an advocate for Latino rights in the United States (US) was honored on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11 AM by having the South 1st Street in Brooklyn, New York City named Angelo M. Falcón Way. Click on the following link to watch our short video about it: https://youtu.be/2CgtBTCmapM



The problem of the minorities in US is the deeply rooted racism of that country. Do you know why the United States Government (USG) put Puerto Rico in the category of the non-incorporated territory?

The US Congress in 1898 deemed Puerto Ricans an inferior race, and therefore we were not worthy of the USG extending its Constitution to us. The non- incorporated territory status was interpreted by the US Supreme Court to mean that Puerto Rico belongs to but is not a part of the US. Click here for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHGdhRBG1M&t=4s

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. realized towards the end of his life how deep embedded racism is in the national fabric of the USG. He realized that the USG was totally opposed to ever allowing Blacks total equality to Whites.

Puerto Ricans today have no right that the USG has to respect. That language is in the Treaty of Paris of 1898. And that was put there specifically from the iconic racist Supreme Court decision from Dred Scott vs Sanford to discriminate forever against Boricuas. 

Therefore, the path to equality for Puerto Ricans is not in trying to remove the stripes from the zebra. It is not even about working to try to be equal to White US citizens. It is all about being all that we could be by being our own country. Click here to learn the difference: https://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6462438/01lucha-por-la-independ-pdf-517k?da=y

That is what the discussion will be at the United Nations’ Puerto Rico decolonization hearing this Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10 AM. You will be able to watch the entire hearing this year live on http://webtv.un.org/.

Get involved, because those who believe that Boricuas are inferior people don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/
US racism, Reformism vs revolution, Self-determination.