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sábado, 22 de junio de 2013

What is colonialism doing to Puerto Rico?

Study: Puerto Rico's children mired in poverty that dwarfs rest of U.S. - CNN.com

Click on the above link to read how people living under colonialism are deprived of the opportunities to develop as a people, so that they can satisfy their own needs.

Much is said about how much money the United States’ Government spends on Puerto Rico.  This is all propaganda designed to maintain the colonial relationship that the United States unilaterally established with Puerto Rico.  The United States is smart enough to get out of a losing deal if that were the case.

The fact of the matter is that, the government of the United States gets far more benefits from this relationship than it is willing to admit to the public.

  • A captive market for its goods and services

  • Control of an island in the Caribbean

  • Use of Puerto Rico’s resources for the empire

  • Because of the above, Puerto Ricans are forced to leave the island for opportunities (presently, more Puerto Ricans off the island than on)

  • Because the above, Puerto Rico provides more soldiers for the US Armed Forces than any other state of the Union.

  • Etc. (you get the picture)

Colonies are designed for the exploitation of the empire.  This is why we need to work together to protest for the decolonization of Puerto Rico and the liberation of Oscar Lopez Rivera. Join 2 peaceful protests a year until it is accomplished!  Protesting is necessary because, those who practice or accept colonialism don’t believe in justice for all.

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