15 June 2012

Call for Puerto Rico U.N. Hearings to be broadcast in the territory




La Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) esta en su tercera década tratando de descolonizar las últimas 17 colonias que quedan. Puerto Rico (PR) es la colonia más vieja y la más poblada con casi 4 millones de habitantes. 

En el 1960, la ONU determinó que el coloniaje constituye una amenaza a la paz mundial, y por tal razón, la declaró un crimen en contra de la humanidad. 

El Comité de Descolonización de la ONU esta encargado de trabajar para la erradicación del colonialismo en el mundo. En éste esfuerzo, se celebra anualmente una vista sobre el caso de PR. Este año, la fecha es el 18 de junio de 2012. La mayoría de las gentes desconocen esto. ¿Por qué?

¡Yo nunca he visto estas vistas por televisión en mis 32 años que tengo radicado en PR! No la he visto porque no se transmiten en PR. Uno pensaría que por lo menos el canal del gobierno de PR la transmitiría. Pero tanpoco. La pregunta lógica es, ¿por qué una vista sobre PR en la ONU no se transmite en PR?

Aquí tenemos un excelente ejemplo de por qué el gobierno de PR trabaja para el gobierno de EEUU y si mismo, y no para los puertorriqueños. Por eso es que PR ha sido colonia de EEUU por 114 años. Aquí tienes otra razón.

En el 1953, EEUU le pidió a la ONU que saquen a PR de la lista de colonias. Su razón era que ya PR no era colonia por consecuencia de su nuevo estatus en 1952 llamado el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. La ONU lo aceptó. 

A través de los años, la ONU se dio cuenta que PR nunca dejó de ser colonia de EEUU. Sin embargo, la ONU nunca ha vuelto ha incluirla en la lista de colonias. ¿Como podrá esto ayudar el proceso de descolonización? ¡Para resolver problemas de verdad hay que partir de la verdad! ¡Obviamente, esta decisión esta en el lado de ser parte de problema en vez de ser parte de la solución!

Nosotros, las gentes, y la ONU debemos de insistir que éstas vistas se publiquen y se transmiten por todo el mundo para que todo aquel que crea que el coloniaje es un crimen en contra de la humanidad pueda demandar su erradicación inmediata. Con la verdad, todos podemos ver claramente. ¡Con mentiras, estamos todos confundidos! ¿Quién se beneficia de eso? 

The United Nations (UN) is in its third decade trying to decolonize the last 17 remaining colonies. Puerto Rico is the oldest and most populated colony with close to 4 million people!

In 1960, the UN determined that colonialism is a threat to world peace, and therefore declared it a crime against humanity!

The UN’s Special Committee for Decolonization is responsible for working towards a colony-free world. To that end, it holds an annual hearing to discuss the Puerto Rico case. This year it will be on June 18th 2012. Most people are oblivious to this! Why?

I have never seen these hearings broadcast on Puerto Rican television in all of my 32 years living here! I haven’t because they are not broadcast by the Puerto Rican TV stations. You would expect that the government run WIPR-TV would, but it does not either. So the logical question is why isn’t this hearing at the UN about Puerto Rico blacked-out in Puerto Rico ?

This is the best example to show that the PR government works for the interest of the United States (US) and itself, and not for the people of PR. This is how and why PR has been a colony of the US for 114 years. Here is another way.

In 1953, the US asked the UN to removed Puerto Rico from its list of colonies. The US claimed that with the creation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1952, she stopped being a colony. The UN accepted. 

Through the years, the UN realized that PR never stopped being a colony of the US . Nevertheless, the UN has never returned PR back on its list of colonies. How could that help in decolonizing PR? We have to work with the truth to solve problems for real! Obviously, that decision is on the side of being part of the problem instead of the solution!

We the people, and the UN should insist that these hearings be publicized and broadcast throughout the world in order to get as many people involved who also believe that colonialism is a crime against humanity to demand its immediate abolition. With the truth, we can all see clearly. But with lies, we are left in the dark! Who does that benefit?

4 comments:

Mick Krokus said...

Over the year there have been several referendums for the status of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, each time, the people of Puerto Rico vote to keep commonwealth status. The status is not forced upon them, it is what the people want. Why does the UN force this upon the people of Puerto Rico? If the majority vote for independence or statehood, so be it, let the people speak with their vote, not some committee of outsiders. Self-determination is achieved by the majority of residents, not the UN.

José M. López Sierra said...

Excellent idea!

Jose
www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

José M. López Sierra said...

The Second Oscar – Mandela March in New York City 2015

We will be having our 2nd Oscar – Mandela Protest March on Monday, June 22, 2015. We will start marching peacefully at 9 AM from Hunter College on East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, to East 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue. We will then go East (turning left) to end up at the Ralph Bunche Park on First Avenue (across from the United Nations).

We will be at the park until 5 PM. We will be giving out flyers and talking to people about who Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera is. We will also be educating the public about Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship with the government of the United States (US).

Most people don’t know that every year, usually on the Monday after Fathers’ Day, the United Nations holds its hearing about the decolonization of Puerto Rico. The petitioners will usually join our protest after this meeting.

The UN determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity. Since then, the UN has issued 33 resolutions asking for the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. The US government has ignored these resolutions. What kind of democracy is that?

The US government tries to keep these hearings a secret. What we are trying to do is to get them out of the closet. The UN is in its 3rd decade trying to make the world colony-free. Please help us!

Most people also don’t know that the United States government takes out 14 times more money than what it invests in Puerto Rico. But, that is what colonies are for!

This savage exploitation impedes Puerto Rico’s ability to provide opportunities for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico. That is why there are now more Puerto Ricans living away from Puerto Rico than in their homeland.

Oscar López Rivera has been incarcerated for 34 years for his struggle to decolonize Puerto Rico. Since colonialism is an international crime, international law gives Oscar the right to use whatever means necessary to decolonize his homeland. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years for doing the same thing as Oscar. This is why we say, Oscar López Rivera is our Nelson Mandela!

United Partners for Puerto Rico Decolonization invites the public to be part of the tsunami of people that will be necessary to make the US government comply with the UN resolutions. These annual protests in Puerto Rico and at the UN are absolutely necessary, because, those who maintain colonies, don’t believe in justice for all!

José M López Sierra
787-429-1981
www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

José M. López Sierra said...

Best 2015 UN Hearing Coverage about Puerto Rico

The alternative news media, InformaciónAlDesnudo.com, will have the best coverage of the United Nations’ (UN) hearing about Puerto Rico’s 117 years of colonial relationship with the United States (US). This year’s hearing will be on Monday, June 22, 2015.

For 3 consecutive Saturdays (June 6, 13 and 20), InformaciónAlDesnudo.com will be giving its listeners the most comprehensive coverage in order to provoke the widest involvement of the people interested in this subject. We hope to encourage them to continuously work together, so that our decolonization could occur sooner rather than later.

The total delegation from Puerto Rico petitioning the UN’s Decolonization Committee will participate on the Saturday, June 20, 2015 program from 7 to 9 PM. These petitioners will share with our InformaciónAlDesnudo.com listeners what they will tell the Committee of 24. Our listeners will also have the opportunity to speak to our panelists to better understand what they hope to gain from their petitions at the UN.

The spokesperson for United Partners for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico, José M. López Sierra, is part of the team for these 3 special programs. In addition to the petition that he will make to the UN, he is part of the committee that organized the 2nd Oscar – Mandela March in NYC. José is also a correspondent in Puerto Rico for InformaciónAlDesnudo.com.

The 2nd Oscar – Mandela March in NYC will be on the same day as the UN’s hearing about Puerto Rico. We will march at 9 AM from Hunter College on 68th Street and Lexington Avenue to the Ralph Bunche Park across the Avenue from the UN.

Help us spread the word about the media coverage, and our peaceful march to force the US government to comply with the 33 UN resolutions to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico.

The UN determined that colonialism is a crime against humanity in 1960 for being a threat world peace. Therefore, UN is convinced that there could be no peace without justice. The US government knows that too, but it is much more interested in its overwhelmingly exaggerated profits around the world. That’s why we must continue to peacefully protest as long as necessary, because those who maintain colonies, don’t believe in justice for all!

Those who demand exaggerated profits around the world, don’t believe in justice for all!

Jose M Lopez Sierra
www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com
787-429-1981