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martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015

Change the Jones Act to save Puerto Rico

Press on the above link to hear an interview with Nelson A. Denis about the crisis in Puerto Rico.

The above picture is General Nelson A. Miles.  He led the United States (US) armed forces in the invasion of Puerto Rico in July 25, 1898.

Since then, Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States.  The Jones Act, in 1917, extended American Citizenship to Puerto Ricans against their will.  The Jones Act is the piece of United States legislation that maintains Puerto Rico a colony of the United States government.

This legislation is illegal under international law.  It is, because in 1960, the United Nations (UN) determined that colonialism is a crime against humanity.  The US has ignored 34 UN resolution asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. 

What the US government has done instead is to immediately move to set up the conditions necessary to kick off our island all Puerto Ricans.  Once Puerto Ricans become a minority in Puerto Rico, as Nelson mentioned in this interview, the US government will then give statehood for Puerto Rico.

Click on the following link to read about how a former governor of Puerto Rico has helped, and continues to help, the US government evacuate Puerto Ricans from Puerto Rico.  Nelson mentioned him in the interview.

Nelson says that Puerto Ricans need to understand that this is another Vieques.  We need to march now to change the Jones Act.  What that means is that we need to peacefully and permanently march now, before it is too late, for the decolonization of Puerto Rico.

Nelson’s sense of urgency is because he knows that, those who have set us up to be kicked off our own island, don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL!


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