Click on the above link to see a short video about decolonization.
There are still 17 countries left in the world to decolonize. Puerto Rico, that is not on the United Nations' (UN) list of colonies, is one of them. Puerto Rico has the largest population among them (about 3.7 million). The United States government managed in 1953 to deceptively persuade the UN to remove Puerto Rico from its list of colonies.
On Monday, June 23, 2014, the UN will hold once again its annual hearing to discuss the decolonization of Puerto Rico. We will have 2 peaceful protests this year at the UN to call attention to Puerto Rico's colonial relationship with the United States, and to show the world that we too believe that colonialism is a crime against humanity. We are calling them the First Oscar - Mandela Protests in New York City, because we plan to do them every year until we achieve Puerto Rico decolonization.
The government of United States has so far ignored 32 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. This is why we are asking you to please join us on Monday, June 16 and 23 at the UN for these 2 peaceful protests, because those who have practiced Puerto Rican colonialism for 116 years don't believe in justice for all!