No mention of US colonialism

By José M. López Sierra


The following video is about Puerto Rico in 1950. The video never mentioned that the United States (US) militarily invaded this paradise in 1898 to make her a US colony. Click on the following link to watch that video:

Five years prior to this video, the United Nations (UN) had prohibited colonialism in its Charter. The US, nevertheless, refused to comply!

On October 30, 1950, Puerto Rican nationalists staged an insurrection to overthrow the US from Puerto Rico. It was unsuccessful, but it did force the US to try to hide her colony from the international community.

2 years later, the US fooled the UN into believing that Puerto Rico had obtained self-government via, the “Commonwealth of Puerto Rico”. The following year, the US asked the UN to remove Puerto Rico from its list of colonies. Today, Puerto Rico does not appear on the UN’s list of colonies, although the UN holds a hearing every year for Puerto Rico decolonization.

The Puerto Rican nationalists attacked in 1954 the US House of Representative to prove to the world that Puerto Rico still remains a US colony.

Puerto Rico has been a US colony for the past 124 years. The US has ignored 40 UN resolutions asking her to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Today, more Puerto Ricans live away from our national territory. About half of the Puerto Ricans living in Puerto Rico live in poverty. China, having 4 times the population of the US, has eradicated poverty in her nation. The US, the so-called “leader of the free world”, however, can’t!

If the 9 million Puerto Ricans worldwide don’t engage in permanent resistance to force the US to comply with international law, Puerto Rico will remain a US colony forever.

The ball is in the Puerto Ricans’ court.

What will we do?

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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