We had a beautiful day on Monday, June 16, 2014 to educate New Yorkers about Puerto Rico's colonial political status during the first of two protests called, the First Oscar - Mandela Protests in New York City.
Many people asked what do Puerto Ricans want as their political status? We responded, it doesn't matter.
As a colony, international law requires, whether Puerto Ricans want to or not, that Puerto Rico be decolonize immediately. This is so, because international law considers colonialism to be a crime against humanity. The process of Puerto Rico decolonization has to follow international law and be monitored by the international community via the United Nations.
After Puerto Rico becomes her own sovereign nation, she can then decide, without any outside interference, how she wants to organize herself politically.
All those who believe in democracy should not have a problem with this process of Puerto Rico decolonization. Puerto Ricans will have to sit down and discuss what we wants for our country, and whatever the majority of Puerto Ricans want, will be what we will have.
Next Monday, June 23, 2014, we will have the second protest. It will be across from the United Nations (UN) on 44th Street. Please be part of this tsunami of people that we will undoubtedly need to force the government of the United States (US) to comply with the 32 the UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. These protests are necessary because rights are not asked for, they are demanded. Furthermore, after 116 years of Puerto Rico being a colony of the United States, we are certain that the US government does not believe in justice for all!