By Jose M. Lopez Sierra – New York City
The United Nations’ (UN) Decolonization Committee held its annual hearing on the decolonization of Puerto Rico on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10 AM.
Do you know that in a city where almost 9% of its residents are Puerto Ricans, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and the New York Times on Sunday, June 23, 2019 – the day before this hearing – said absolutely nothing about it?
Isn’t that news for at least the over 700,000 New York City Puerto Ricans? Why is the media hiding this? Why don’t the United States media give these annual hearings the same exposure as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parades?
The Green Party helped us launch a campaign to get the UN to broadcast live this year’s hearing. The UN broadcasted the morning session, but not the afternoon session. We thank the Green Party for getting involved in this very important way! Click here to see that campaign: https://latinx.gp.org/a-call-for-support-for-the-live-broadcast-of-the-un-open-hearings-on-puerto-rico/
Click on the following link to read the UN’s summary of this hearing: https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/gacol3337.doc.htm
Who will decolonize Puerto Rico? Puerto Ricans are the ones who have the inalienable right, under international law, to their self-determination and independence. Therefore, only Puerto Ricans can decolonize Puerto Rico, but first we must decolonize our minds.
Learn your real history on your own, because those who hide the truth from you, don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/