Click on the above link to see a video of The Real News.com. Paul Jay interviews attorney Michael Ratner about his work with Puerto Rico and Cuba. Michael believes that economic rights should come ahead of civil rights if they can't be implemented at the same time.
This conversation will show you how the United States government has no respect for human rights, and the right of other countries to govern themselves.
This is why we have to protest continuously at least 3 times a year until Puerto Rico gets decolonize. The first one will be a march in Puerto Rico to the US Courthouse on March 22 – The Abolition of Slavery Day. The second one will be another march in Puerto Rico on the day before the UN hearing concerning the decolonization of Puerto Rico. The third one will be a protest in New York City on the day that the UN has its annual hearing about the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Of course, we will also support all demonstrations for the release of our Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.
These protests are absolutely necessary, because 116 years of Puerto Rico colonialism means that the US government doesn't believe in justice for all!