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domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011


The USG invaded Puerto Rico (PR) in 1898.  After 113 years, PR has the worst economy in the nation.  But then again, that’s what colonies are for (exploitation).
Despite the fact that the United Nations (UN) recognize three ways to decolonize (independence, becoming a state of another nation, or associating of two republics) the USG has harshly repressed the independence option.
“La Masacre de Ponce”, “La Ley de la Mordaza”, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO), and the excessively long prison terms given to advocates of Puerto Rico independence, are just a few examples of what the USG has done to prevent Puerto Ricans from deciding their own political future.
If you study the COINTELPRO, you will see that it is designed to create division among the members who advocate for whatever the government does not want (in our case independence).  So if you are wondering why Puerto Ricans have always been so divided on what they want as a political status, it is because the FBI has a great COINTELPRO!  But that is also against UN Resolution 1514(XV) which declares colonialism a crime against humanity.
For this very reason, decolonization is not a domestic affair.  Nor was the abolition of slavery left to the slave masters to accomplish!  Nevertheless, the USG must pretend it seeks decolonization by encouraging plebiscites because it knows it can control the outcome. Or it favors the Puerto Rico election process.  Have you ever wondered how it is possible to have a democratic election process in a colony?  Aren’t those terms contradictory?
To break this vicious cycle, I advocate a boycott of the Puerto Rico elections.  I call for Puerto Ricans to meet and discuss what we can agree on.  Our decision should then be presented to the USG to see if it really means what it says.  If it doesn’t, we then go to the UN where it belongs.
I invite everyone who believe in the decolonization of Puerto Rico to attend the UN hearing this coming June 2012 (the exact date has not yet been decided).   A massive mobilization would send a strong message that colonialism must end now. 
After 29 UN resolutions calling for an end to PR colonialism, when will it ever happen?  President George W. Bush argued that Iraq had ignored countless UN resolutions to justify military action against her.  The President said that Iraq’s non-compliance constituted disrespect for the international community, and that somebody had to do something about it!  Well the USG has done the same thing.  Twenty-nine times to be exact!  Please come and be counted!

sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2011

Why isn't Puerto Rico on the UN's list of colonies?

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations - Draft resolution submitted by the Chair

Nations having colonies must submit an annual report to the United Nations (UN). This information is used for the UN's annual hearings on decolonization. Since 1953, the United States Government (USG) has freed herself from having to submit an annual report for Puerto Rico (PR) based on her allegation that PR had achieved in 1952 "self-government" with the creation of the "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico".

As you will see in this link, the USG has not yet submitted the 2010 reports for her three colonies listed.

Plebiscitos diseñados para mantener la colonia puertorriqueña

El imperio norteamericano usa los plebiscitos como otra manera más para dividirnos.  Mientras sigamos jugando este jueguito del plebiscito, estaremos otro 113 años más dando vuelta en la machina colonial mientras que nuestro país se destruye mas de lo que ya esta.  ¿Cuando vamos a darnos cuenta que la gente que verdaderamente queremos descolonizar a Puerto Rico somos los  que tenemos que reunirnos para trazar la manera para lograrlo?  Es obvio que el gobierno no trabaja el ciudadano común.  No podemos esperar por los partidos políticos o las otras personas que se benefician tanto bajo el coloniaje para empezar a aglutinar a los descolonizadores de nuestra patria.  Tenemos la herramienta para lograrlo sin ellos si fuera posible reunirnos en una asamblea para discutir como ejecutarlo.   
Posiblemente tengamos que formar un “Instituto para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico (IDPR).   Su función seria tratar de formar una coalición entre todas las organizaciones e individuos que realmente quieren descolonizar a Puerto Rico para convocarlos a una asamblea para que entre todos y por unanimidad, si es posible, diseñemos como lo vamos a lograr.
Es importante que reconozcamos que en Puerto Rico no hay democracia.  Democracia y coloniaje son conceptos opuestos.  Si reconocemos que Puerto Rico es una colonia, no puede haber democracia por definición y lógica.   ¡Por tal  razón las elecciones puertorriqueñas deben ser boicoteadas por ser un insulto a nuestra inteligencia!  Solo deben ir a votar los quienes se benefician del coloniaje.  Ellos serian menos del 10% de los electores.  Si logramos que el  90% se queden en sus casas, eso llamaría la atención mundial, ya que Puerto Rico tradicionalmente goza de una participación electoral altísima, aunque el porcentaje esta bajando.  ¡Recientemente, una encuesta dijo que 40% de los electores no votaran o saben por quien!  ¡Por fin empezamos a despertar!  
Ya establecido que la sociedad civil expresa realmente el sentir de la mayoría del Pueblo de Puerto Rico, ahora podemos ejercer nuestro derecho a la libre determinación según la Resolución 1514 (XV) de la Organización de Naciones Unidad (ONU).  Esta resolución de ley internacional va por encima de la Constitución de Estados Unidos y su famosa cláusula territorial que tanto se usa para mantenernos en los plebiscitos y el coloniaje permanente. 
Después que tengamos nuestra decisión hecha, nuestros delegados se la presentarán a Estados Unidos.  Si EEUU no lo acepta, solicitaremos la intervención de la ONU para que haga valer su Resolución 1514 (XV).  La ONU ya va por la tercera década que se autoimpuso para terminar con el coloniaje mundial.  La ONU estaría bajo mucha presión internacional para hacer valer lo que el Pueblo de Puerto Rico quiera como su libre determinación siempre y cuando este en conformidad a las leyes internacional.
¿Que te parece?  ¿Podamos quitarnos las gringolas y verle posibilidad a esto? ¿O seguiremos en la machina del coloniaje por otros 113 años más?  ¿Podremos resistirlo?

The United Nations needs everyone’s help to decolonize the world!

Completing Decolonization Process Will Require Concerted Efforts of All Concerned, Secretary-General Tells Special Committee

Here is the Secretary-General's call to everyone to work together to erradicate colonialism in this self-imposed third decade to accompplish it.

17 more colonies to go before the world is colony-free

Special Committee on Decolonization to Hold Regional Seminar on Eradication of Colonialism, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 31 May - 2 June

Note that Puerto Rico (PR) is not on the list of the16 colonies.  The UN removed PR from this list in 1953 based on the United States Government's claim that the "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico" qualified as "Self Government" political status. 

The Committee is presently considering replacing Puerto Rico back on this list that it erroneously removed in 1953.  As you probably remember, a year later, a group of 4 Puerto Rico nationalists attacked the United States House of Representative (1954) to call attention to this deception.

UN calls for the 29th time for US to decolonize PR

Special Committee on Decolonization Calls on United States, in Consensus Text, to Speed up Process Allowing Puerto Rico to Exercise Self-Determination

Read the Special Decolonization Committee's Resolution for 2011 calling once again for the decolonization of Puerto Rico.

viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011

See the June 20, 2011 UN hearing on PR decolonization (Part 2)

United Nations Webcast - Special Committee on Decolonization – Puerto Rico (Part 2)

This is part two of the June 20, 2011 hearing.  During the beginning of it, the camera shoots the audience.  You will see that the place is practically empty.  That's when I realized that these hearings are not being widely publicized by the media, because I know, from my own personal experience, that there is a lot of interest in the decolonization of Puerto Rico (PR).  The biggest example of this is the fact that the three principal political parties in PR are constituted around their particular political status preference!

This is when I realized that in order to push this decolonization effort forward, interested people needed to know about these hearing so that they could unite to show their support.

Let's all be there next June 2012!

See the June 20, 2011 UN hearing on PR decolonization (Part 1)

United Nations Webcast - Special Committee on Decolonization - Puerto Rico (Part 1)

See the UN's Puerto Rico Hearing held last June 20, 2011.  You will see the overwhelming support for decolonization.  With your presence there next year, maybe we can make it happen!

UN's official list of colonies

The United Nations and Decolonization - Committee of 24 - Non-Self-Governing Territories

Here is the official list of the 16 colonies as it appears on the UN's website. 

Puerto Rico is not on the list because the US asked the UN that she be taken off.  The US argued that the establishment of the "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico" qualified the island to be removed from this list.

The UN has realized later that Puerto Rico still is a colony, and is now considering putting her back on it after 58 years!

2012 Decolonization Committee Hearing on Puerto Rico

Dear Partners:

    My name is José López from Bayamón, Puerto Rico.  I am contacting you to see if you could help.

    The United Nations' (UN) Decolonization Committee is in its third decade of trying to eradicate colonialism in the world.  In that effort, it holds a hearing every year around June (the month New York City holds its Puerto Rican Day Parade) to discuss Puerto Rico's colonial situation.

    It would be helpful if in next year's discussion there could be a full house in the hearing room with people interested in the decolonization of Puerto Rico.  This hearing is not well publicized since some people would like to maintain the status quo forever. 

    Could your organization spread the word out to your people so that those interested in attending the June 2012 hearing could do so?  The exact date has not yet been determined by the UN.

    Thank you for your time in this matter!


José M. López Sierra

United Partners for the Decolonization
of Puerto Rico 2012

Vista del Comité de Descolonización sobre Puerto Rico 2012

Estimado Compañero:

            Me comunico con usted para proponerle un plan donde todos podemos trabajar juntos para la descolonización de Puerto Rico.

            En la pasada vista del Comité de Descolonización de la Organización de Naciones Unidad (20 de junio de 2011), el salón casi estaba vacío.  Esto se debe al interés que tiene algunos de mantener a Puerto Rico en su condición actual.

            Yo propongo que todas las organizaciones y personas interesadas en la descolonización de Puerto Rico les notifiquen a todas sus gentes desde ahora de la próxima vista del 2012.  Aunque la fecha todavía no se ha decidido, podemos, por ahora, avisarle que siempre se celebra para junio, y que coincida cerca de la fecha de la parada puertorriqueña en la cuidad de Nueva York.

            Si pudiéramos llenar la sala donde la discusión sobre la descolonización de Puerto Rico en la ONU se llevara a cabo, esto  le demostraría al mundo que  para muchos este asunto es importante.  A diferencia de tener la sala vacía como el año pasado, los inmovilistas no podrán decir que no hay apoyo para cambiar nuestra relación colonial.

            Mientras los miembros del Comité de Descolonización no vean un interés masivo que demande la descolonización de Puerto Rico, seguirán proclamando más décadas para la erradicación del coloniaje mundial, mientras todo se queda igual. 

¡Espero contar contigo!


José M. López Sierra

Compañeros Unidos para la
Descolonización de Puerto Rico 2012