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domingo, 18 de mayo de 2014

Now, we will have 2 protests for Puerto Rico decolonization at the UN


We have been announcing for several months the First Oscar – Mandela Protest in New York City for the decolonization of Puerto Rico and the release from prison of our political prisoner of 33 years Oscar Lopez Rivera. 

Usually, the United Nations holds the annual hearing for Puerto Rico decolonization on the Monday following Fathers’ Day.  That is why we have be promoting the protest for June 16, 2014.  The UN, however, this year decided to hold this hearing on June 23 instead.  So, our committee decided to have 2 protests this year.  One will be on Monday June 16, 2014, the day after Fathers’ Day, and the second one will be on the following Monday, June 23, 2014, on the same day that the UN hold its hearing for petitioners concerning Puerto Rico decolonization.   Both protests will be across the street from the UN.

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, a group of us will be marching in the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade for the release from prison of Oscar Lopez Rivera.  This year, the parade is honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera.  Click here to read about it: http://www.nprdpinc.org/tag/oscar-lopez-rivera/

Oscar has the right, by international law, to use whatever means necessary to decolonize Puerto Rico.  The United States government not only commits a crime against humanity by having Puerto Rico as its colony, but also commits another crime by having Oscar incarcerated for 33 years for doing the same thing that President Obama praised Nelson Mandela for.  The United States government has thus far ignored 32 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.
 
We will have a press conference from New York City the week before the first protest to give you the latest details concerning the two events.  We hope to see you at both protests, because those who accept or have colonies don’t believe in justice for all!

Click on this link to see a video of Nicolas Maduro speaking for Oscar's release from prison and Puerto Rico decolonization:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw8WuLAcpNc&feature=player_embedded
 
 

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