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miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2015

Since when is the US interested in civil or human rights?

How many innocent people have died in United States wars and interventions?  The fact of the matter is that this government is only interested in making more money for the 1% of its citizens.  And that is what’s behind “normalization of US – Cuban diplomatic relations”.  The more than 50 year blockade against Cuba should never have happened, if the US were a country that believed in the rule of law.  Click on the following link for the information concerning this:  http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-war-on-democracy/

But to continue with the pretense that the US government cares about civil rights, President Obama has conditioned a visit to Cuba on whether he would be allowed to meet with Cuban dissidents.  President Raul Castro should consent to it with his own condition that he would also be allowed to meet with US dissidents.  I would put Oscar López Rivera on the very top of Raul’s list.

Oscar López Rivera has been incarcerated by the US government for 34 years for his struggle to free Puerto Rico from colonialism.  Colonialism became a crime against humanity in 1960, when the United Nations (UN) decided that it represents a threat to world peace.  Didn’t President Obama win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009? 

The US government, which was a major player in the creation of the UN, has ignored 34 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.  With that action, the US government, according to Noam Chomsky, has shown itself to be a failed state.  Failed states do not protect their own citizens.  The US government is not protecting its citizens, by choosing to continue with a threat to world peace.  And by ignoring international law, the US government is demonstrating that it is above the law.  So in essence, failed states make the law for everybody, but themselves!

We will continue to protest peacefully and permanently for the decolonization of Puerto Rico, because those who believe that the law does not apply them, don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL!

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