Why should we trust the news?

by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


Click on the following link to watch a video about it:

This is a very important issue to ponder. Most people believe that if they have light, they could find their own way.  That is of upmost importance in a democracy. What happens when on information, your light, is false?  Your actions based on that false information would not yield your desired results.

It is important that you verify any information using multiple sources.  The Internet is an excellent place to start.

None of the news media mentioned in this video have ever wanted to feature in a responsible way the fact that the United States government has had Puerto Rico as its colony since 1898.  You would think that a country that identifies herself as being the champion of democracy and citizens’ rights would be eager to do this until the problem is resolved.  But they don’t.  What does that say about the freedom of the press in the United States being the 4th branch of government to ensure an appropriate degree of checks and balances?

Even the United Nations (UN) isn’t a trustworthy news source.  Its Decolonization Committee (C-24) holds a hearing every year to discuss Puerto Rico decolonization.  Thus far, it has issued 35 UN resolutions asking the US government de immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.  The US government has ignored them all!

You would think that this would be a big new item about how the US government is committing a crime against humanity by not complying with the international law that deems colonialism as a threat to world peace.   Why doesn’t the mainstream media feature this until the US government complies with the UN resolutions?  That would be the 4th branch of government proving its indispensable role in a democracy, but, as you can see, it is missing in action!

You would think that the UN would broadcast live these yearly hearing on their TV and Radio for the whole world to see.  After all, it claims to be in its 3rd decade trying to eradicate colonialism from the face of the Earth!  But, they don’t.  Could this be an oversight since 1960, when the UN declared colonialism a crime against humanity?

This year for the first time in history, New York’s InformacionAlDesnudo TV and Radio, and Puerto Rico’s Public Broadcasting (WIPR) broadcasted live this hearing on TV and Radio.  We tried to get the UN do it, but it ignored our multiple advances to discuss it.

How did the UN respond to our initiative to do it ourselves? It removed me from the list of petitioners, so that I could not address the C-24 this year.  Why doesn’t the UN want to world to witness this hearing?  Isn’t the UN on the side of decolonizing Puerto Rico? Click here to watch the interview about this:

That’s why we must create a tsunami of people to force the US government to adhere to the rule of law.  We must, because those who use mainstream media and the UN to cover their unlawful activity don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL!

Click on the following link to watch the United Nations’ 2016 hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization:

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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