Press on the link above to see a recent press conference about this Sunday's New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8, 2014.
The parade organizers said that the parade will go back to its roots, and emphasize Puerto Rican culture and history. This is very important as Puerto Rican will not be able to agree on our future as a People until we know and understand our true history since 1493.
The organizers of the Puerto Rican Day Parade have made a courageous decision to honor this year our Puerto Rican political Prisoner of 33 years Oscar López Rivera. Oscar has already spent 6 more years in prison than the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent behind bars for doing the same thing.
This is why, we will have the First Oscar - Mandela Protests in New York City at the United Nations (UN) this year. The first peaceful protest will be on Monday, June 16, 2014 (day after Fathers' Day) from 8 AM to 6 PM. The second one will be on June 23, 2014, on the very day the UN holds its annual hearing to discuss the decolonization of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States (US) for 116 years. The UN considers colonialism a crime against humanity, because of its threat to world peace. Martin Luther King said it best: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." The UN has already issued 32 resolutions asking the US to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. The US government has ignored them all!
We ask that you join us at these 2 protests, because those who practice colonialism don't believe in justice for all!