Click on the above link to read about 8 atrocities committed by the government of the United States against Puerto Rico.
This is why the United States (US) government does not want to comply with the 33 United Nations' (UN) resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. These resolutions are based on the UN's determination that colonialism is a crime against humanity, because it constitutes a threat to world peace. The UN was specifically created for the maintenance of world peace.
The US government has ignored these resolutions. In order to make it appear that the US government is interested in Puerto Rico self-determination and independence, it advocates periodically for plebiscites to allegedly "determine what Puerto Ricans want as a political status". This may sound like democracy, but it is tyranny!
The problem with these plebiscites is that they are totally unnecessary at this point. The International Community already decided in 1960 that colonialism is unacceptable, and that the US government must give back to Puerto Rico her sovereignty. This means that Puerto Rico would become an independent nation whether Puerto Rico wants to or not. After Puerto Rico becomes an independent nation, she could then enter into any other political relationship she wants.
But this is not what the US government wants. In order to keep Puerto Rico a US colony forever, it advocates for theses plebiscites every now and then. If we don't wise up, we will never decolonize Puerto Rico. This is why we must peacefully protest for at least 3 times a year until we decolonize Puerto Rico.
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!