Puerto Rico siempre ha sido una colonia. Primero de España por 405 años, y por los últimos 118 años, del imperio más poderoso del mundo, Estados Unidos. Ambos gobiernos tirano nos han escondido intencionalmente nuestra verdadera historia para que no tengamos dirección hacia donde nos debemos dirigir como pueblo.
Todo puertorriqueño que quiere ser parte de nuestra lucha para descolonizarnos tiene la obligación de buscar y estudiar nuestra verdadera historia. Debemos tener charlas como lo hace el Movimiento Ñin Negrón de Naranjito Puerto Rico mensualmente en todos los 78 pueblos y en la diáspora para informarnos sobre nuestro pasado y nuestras luchas por la independencia.
It is important to note that the United States government is violating our inalienable right to self-determination and independence according to the 1960 United Nation’s Resolution (UN) 1514 (XV). Click on the following link to read what it says: http://www.un.org/en/decolonization/declaration.shtml
The UN’s Decolonization Committee holds an annual hearing to discuss Puerto Rico’s decolonization. It is in its 3rd decade trying to eradicate the world from colonialism. We should decide to use Resolution 1514 (XV) as our consensus for our decolonization. Any other strategy would put the US government in a position of controlling our decolonization process. And if we allow that to happen, we are asking for another 118 years of colonialism.
In conjunction with our non- cooperation with the empire, we should protest massively, peacefully and permanently for the US government to comply with the 34 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. These resolutions are based on Resolution 1514 (XV), and it is this same law that the US government ignores repeatedly. Since this government wants to maintain Puerto Rico a colony forever, it refuses to release from prison Oscar López Rivera who has come to represent our national liberation.
We invite everyone to put pressure on the UN and the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation to broadcast the June 2016 UN annual hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization.
We invite everyone to march with us in our 3rd Oscar – Mandela March in New York City from Hunter College to the UN on the very day of the UN Puerto Rico hearing.
And, we also invite everyone to occupy one of the 78 town squares in Puerto Rico and the diaspora as part of our national and international campaign for the release from prison of Oscar López Rivera and Ana Belén Montes.
We need to reverse the divisiveness that the empire has planted since the very beginning. In our unity is our path to our national liberation. It won’t be easy! There is no other alternative, because those who maintain colonies despite its prohibition by international law, don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL.