Friday, September 24, 2010

Puerto Rico, 112 Years of US Occupation

Wikipedia, "Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill"

It is time the hoax that the puppeteers of the US Government perpetrate against US taxpayers, the colonization of independent countries of the world needs to stop.

The Spanish/American War of 1898, started over a questionable incident, the sinking of the USS Maine. A mysterious explosion sank the Maine in Havana Harbor. The “system of government” in the US is only an apparatus to further the agendas of corporations and members running foreign world banks. Wars are waged based on lies. Torture, rape, robbery, murder, and enslavement all occur with the American Flag waving.

Iraq and Afghanistan are colonies of the US. Look at history. Are the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Wake Island, and other countries and territories under US occupation with original consent of the conquered, or is it all a result of dirty US wars? Is Haiti now a colony of the US? Costa Rica has allowed US authorities to start running “Law Enforcement” and covert operations under the guise of a “Drug War”. Is Costa Rica now a US colony? What about Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia? Are they just sites for CIA torture prisons, torture training camps, landing strips, and covert operation staging grounds?

The war for freedom, and to allow the existence of sovereign nations might just be a world war against banksters and their corporate counterparts.

Spanish–American War

The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States.[6] Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98 American public opinion grew more angry at reports of Spanish atrocities. After the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the government headed by President William McKinley, a Republican, into a war McKinley had wished to avoid.[7] Compromise proved impossible; Spain declared war on April 23, 1898; the U.S. Congress on April 25 declared the official opening as April 21.

Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific and was notable for a series of one-sided American naval and military victories. The outcome by late 1898 was the Treaty of Paris which was favorable to the U.S., followed by temporary American control of Cuba and indefinite colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. The defeat and subsequent end of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock for Spain's national psyche. The victor gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom of imperialism.[8]

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Rubén Berríos statement on HR 2499 at US Senate hearings - English

Text with video:
jrbaspr | May 19, 2010

The President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, Rubén Berríos Martínez, told Senators that under International Law, the United States is obliged to decolonize Puerto Rico by disposing of the territory. He further accused US government of stalling the decolonization process, even though Puerto Rico has claimed for status changes durin the las 112 years. US is not interested in solving the matter. Recorded from the WIPR-TV, channel 6, San Juan, Puerto Rico transmission on May 19, 2010

More information of the Puerto Rican Independence Party in English:

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Should there be a "Liberty Summit" held in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico?:

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Check out Darren Wolfe's audio interview link in [this post]. Darren isn't a bible thumper, and if you can tolerate some religious ranting, I suggest listening to the interview. Interesting points are brought up.

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From Kenny's Sideshow blog:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Zapruder Film of 9/11

This video, narrated by Daniel Sunjata , compares the potential of Building 7's footage with the effect the Zapruder Film had on the American society.

The Zapruder Film of 9/11 - Daniel Sunjata

Compiled Footage of Building 7's Collapse

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Blogger José M. López Sierra said...

Dear Partner,


Those who accept colonialism do not believe in justice for all! Now that we know that
the political parties will not solve this problem; I invite you to join the non-violent protest to demand that the United States (US) decolonize Puerto Rico (PR) immediately. It will be on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 8 AM to 5 PM outside the United Nations (UN) visitor’s entrance located on 46th Street and First Avenue in New York City.

The UN has determined that colonialism is a crime against humanity in 1960 under Resolution 1514 (XV). That’s why the UN celebrates every year a hearing about Puerto Rico decolonization. Every year the UN puts forth a resolution asking the US to decolonize PR. Despite 30 of these resolutions, PR is still the oldest and most populated colony in the world! It is obvious by now that the US is not going to decolonize PR just because the UN asks.

Through education, we must create a domestic and international solidarity with this cause to pressure the US to do what historically she has refused to do. This is why we need everyone who also believes that colonialism is a crime against humanity to join the protest to demand compliance to international law!

Puerto Rico has been a colony of the US for 114 years. The US’ intention is to keep PR a colony forever unless we do something about it. It is important to note that: democracy isn’t what a government does. Democracy is what people do!
President John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere.” These ideas, of course, are the reasons why the United Nations was created after World War II.

It is up to us to defend the fundamental human rights that promote world peace. The tragedy of doing nothing is that we will have the kind of government that we deserve!


José M. López Sierra

For more information:
Compañeros Unidos para la Descolonización de Puerto Rico

Friday, November 23, 2012 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger José M. López Sierra said...


Tenemos que trabajar juntos para descolonizar a Puerto Rico y excarcelar a Oscar Lopez Rivera. Unete a 2 protestas pacifica anualmente hasta lograrlo!

Un abrazo,

Monday, June 24, 2013 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger José M. López Sierra said...

Greetings Partner,

We will have a peaceful protest on Saturday, November 23rd in Puerto Rico for the liberation of our patriot and political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Click on the link below for more information.

Un abrazo,

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger José M. López Sierra said...

Greetings Partner,

We will have a peaceful protest on Saturday, November 23rd in Puerto Rico for the liberation of our patriot and political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Click on the link below for more information.

Un abrazo,

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:18:00 PM  
Blogger José M. López Sierra said...

¿Por qué Puerto Rico sale a votar más que Estados Unidos?

Los puertorriqueños votan a un 80%. Los ciudadanos de Estados Unidos votan a un 50%. Por qué esta diferencia de 30%. ¿Serán que los puertorriqueños somos más creyente de la democracia que los mismo ciudadanos estadounidense?

Puerto Rico es una colonia de los Estados Unidos desde el 1898. Desde entonces, los puertorriqueños que han querido descolonizar a Puerto Rico lo han asesinado o encarcelado. Muchos puertorriqueños le tienen terror hablar de la independencia para Puerto Rico debido a esta represión de 116 años.

Como el colonialismo es siempre para explotación, no hay oportunidades en Puerto Rico para los puertorriqueños. Por eso es que tenemos ahora más puertorriqueños afuera que adentro de Puerto Rico. ¡Los puertorriqueños están desesperados para encontrar una solución política para nuestro colonialismo eterno!

La mayoría de los puertorriqueños creen que podemos descolonizarnos a través del proceso electoral. Pero el proceso electoral está en última instancia bajo el control del gobierno de Estado Unidos. Como el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha ignorado 33 resoluciones de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) pidiéndole que inmediatamente descolonice a Puerto Rico, y ha mantenido a nuestro preso político Oscar López Rivera encarcelado por 33 años a pesar de un reclamo mundial para su excarcelación, no debe haber duda alguna de EEUU nunca permitirá nuestra descolonización por vía electoral. ¡Si se pudiera, no lo tendríamos!

La mejor forma para descolonizarnos seria que los 80% de los electores puertorriqueños salgan mejor a la calle para demandar nuestro derecho inalienable a la autodeterminación e independencia, e insistir que la descolonización la maneje la ONU. Después de todo, la descolonización está bajo la jurisdicción de la ley internacional, y nunca bajo la ley nacional. Por eso es que el colonialismo es crimen en contra de la humanidad bajo la ley internacional, pero no bajo la Constitución de Estados Unidos.

José M López Sierra

Monday, December 01, 2014 8:27:00 PM  
Blogger José M. López Sierra said...

Why does Puerto Rico have a higher voter turnout than USA?

Puerto Ricans have a voter turnout of about 80%. The United States (US) citizens have a voter turnout of about 50%. What accounts for this 30 % disparity? Could it be that Puerto Rican believe in democracy more than US mainland citizens?

Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States since 1898. Since that time, Puerto Ricans who have wanted to decolonize their country have been either assassinated or imprisoned. Many Puerto Ricans are terrified of independence for Puerto Rico as a result of 116 years of repression.

Since colonialism is always for exploitation, there are no opportunities in Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans. That is why there are now more Puerto Ricans out, than in Puerto Rico. Therefore, Puerto Ricans are desperate to find a political solution to our eternal colonialism!

Most Puerto Ricans believe that decolonization can be achieved through the electoral process. But the electoral process is ultimately under the control of the government of the United States. Since the US government has ignored 33 United Nations resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico, and it has maintained incarcerated Puerto Rico political prisoner Oscar López Rivera for 33 years despite worldwide support to free him, there should be no doubt that the US government will never allow decolonization via the electoral process. If it were possible to do it that way, we would not have it!

The better way to decolonize is for that 80% of the Puerto Rico voter turnout to instead protest in the streets to demand our inalienable right to self-determination and independence, and insist that the UN do the decolonization in conformity to international law. After all, colonialism is within the jurisdiction of international law and never under national law. That is why it is a crime against humanity to have a colony under international law, but not so under US law.

José M López Sierra

Monday, December 08, 2014 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger 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

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:49:00 PM  

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