Eleven years before President
Kennedy’s address to the United Nations (UN) on September 25, 1961, the Puerto Rican
Nationalist Party revolted on October 30, 1950.
That prompted the hiding of Puerto Rico colonial relationship with the
creation of what is presently known as “The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico” on
July 25, 1952. Ironically, on that same
date 54 years earlier, the US militarily invaded Puerto Rico. The following year (1953), the US government deceived
the UN into removing Puerto Rico from its list of colonies. Two years later, 4 Puerto Ricans attacked the
US Congress on March 1, 1954 to call the world’s attention to Puerto Rico’s colonial
relationship with the United States.
"I do not ignore the remaining problems of traditional colonialism which still confronts this body. Those problems will be solved with patience, good will and determination. Within the limits of our responsibility in such matters, my Country intends to be a participant and not merely an observer in the peaceful, expeditious movement of nations from the status of colonies to the partnership of equals. That continuing tide of self-determination which runs so strong has our sympathy and our support.
Puerto Ricans have shown the patience that Kennedy spoke of, but the US government has never shown the good will and determination to meet its responsibility. That is why, we must peacefully protest at least 3 times a year on a permanent basis until we decolonize Puerto Rico. Join and be a part of the tsunami of people to obligate the US government to comply with the UN resolutions. These marches are necessary because, those who have colonies don’t believe in justice for all! More information late in January 2015.
See the 2014 UN Puerto Rico decolonization hearing morning session by clicking this link:http://webtv.un.org/search/special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-4th-meeting/3639598037001?term=puerto rico
The following link is for the afternoon session: