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martes, 12 de agosto de 2014

The US' supreme international crime


http://web.stanford.edu/group/progressive/cgi-bin/?p=893

Click on the above link to read an article by Adam Hudson in the Stanford Progressive that illustrates how what the American chief prosecutor said when Nazi war criminals were being tried in Nuremberg after World War II fits perfectly to the history of the United States (US).

The US chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson said during the Nuremberg Trials that, "To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differencing only from other crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." 

This is the same US government that says that Puerto Rico's political relationship is a US domestic issue, and is therefore not of any concern to the United Nations (UN).  The US recognized international law with regards to Nazi Germany, but refuses to acknowledge it in the question of Puerto Rico decolonization.  This is why the US government has ignored 33 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.  Instead, it continues dragging its feet, and suggests instead the use of plebiscites to appear that it stands for justice for all.

This is why, we the people who believe, like the UN, that colonialism is a crime against humanity because it constitutes a threat to world peace, must peacefully protest 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!   
 

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