International law is totally absent!

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The following video is an attempt to sanitize the United States (US) government’s (USG) commission of a crime against humanity with regards to Puerto Ricans. In this video called, “How Puerto Rico Statehood Would Impact American Politics” it totally ignored the existence of international law. Click on the following link to watch that video:

This video begins with an analysis of how Puerto Ricans have voted in the various plebiscites concerning our “supposedly various political status options”. But the fact of the matter is that people who live in a colony do not have any options at all. Consequently, elections in Puerto Rico are only to pretend that she is a democracy.

Puerto Ricans only have our inalienable right to self-determination and independence. And that is precisely the USG’s crime against humanity that it has been committing for the past 123 years. Why wasn’t that ever mentioned in the video?

History has shown that the United States government (USG) only wants Puerto Rico to exploit her. That is why it militarily invaded her in 1898. That is why it has never complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism for the past 76 years. And that is why it has ignored, thus far, 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. Note that the UN is not asking for plebiscites. 

What Puerto Ricans must do is to engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law. Puerto Ricans don’t have the right to be equal to US citizens, because that is not our nation. We do have our inalienable right to be all that we could be as Puerto Ricans. What could be more democratic than that?

What is more democratic than the right to self-determination?

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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