US cares about Puerto Ricans

by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


This United States (US) propaganda film was made in 1960. You will see the first Puerto Rican governor appointed by US President Truman and the first governor elected by the Puerto Ricans in the reviewing stand. It is important to note that in that same year, the United Nations approved a resolution making colonialism a crime against humanity.

To this end, the UN’s Decolonization Committee holds an annual hearing to discuss Puerto Rico decolonization. It is usually held on the Monday after Fathers’ Day.

The US government has refused to comply, not only with the UN Charter that prohibits colonialism, but with 36 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

The US government responded instead with this propaganda film to try to convince the world that the United States’ military occupation of Puerto Rico is for the benefit of the Puerto Ricans. Click on the following link to watch it:

This film said that the reason for Puerto Rico’s poverty is her overpopulation. However, the film mentioned that Puerto Rico had been a Spanish colony for over 400 years. That means 400 years of exploitation.

By 1960, the US government had further exploited Puerto Ricans for another 62 years. But that was never mentioned in the film as the cause for Puerto Rico’s poverty!

Today, more Puerto Ricans live off Puerto Rico than in their national territory. Today, it has been 120 years since the US government militarily occupied Puerto Rico. Therefore, my question is, “Is the US occupation of Puerto Rico for the benefit of Puerto Ricans?” And if it is, “Why are more Puerto Ricans living away from their homeland?”

Join the permanent resistance to force the US government to comply with the 1960 UN Resolution 1514 (XV) to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. Please help, because those who lie to hide their crimes don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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