Monday, May 13, 2013

The Last Colony - 5/13/2013 - Puerto Rico Report

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13/05/13 10:28 from Puerto Rico Report
The Last Colony is a film from Juan Agustín Márquez , a director who has twice won Emmy awards. The filmmaker went back to his native Puerto Rico before last November's plebescite to explore further the complex relationship between Puerto ..


The Last Colony

The Last Colony - 5/13/2013 - hadeninteractive


The Last Colony is a film from Juan Agustín Márquez, a director who has twice won Emmy awards. The filmmaker went back to his native Puerto Rico before last November’s plebescite to explore further the complex relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.
We’re looking forward to the launch of the film. Visit The Last Colony on Facebook and Like them so you can follow the final run up to the launch of the film.
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2 comments:

  1. Should criminals be in charge of correcting the wrong they inflicted?

    Puerto Ricans vote in elections every 4 years at an 80% level of participation. Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States (US) government for the past 116 years. If the US government has the final say in what happens in Puerto Rico, what is the purpose of these elections? The purpose is to fool the world that Puerto Rico is a democracy.

    The United Nations (UN) declared colonialism a crime against humanity in 1960. The UN has asked the US government 33 times to decolonize Puerto Rico immediately. The US government has refused. It says that Puerto Rico’s political relationship with the United States is none of the UN’s business. The US says that it is a domestic affair.

    To appear that the US government wants to decolonize Puerto Rico, it promotes the use of plebiscites to determine what Puerto Ricans want. Doesn’t that sounds innocent and democratic? So what’s the problem?

    To begin with, the international community already rendered its verdict and determined that colonialism is illegal. So to have a political status option in a plebiscite that favors maintaining Puerto Rico a colony of the United States is not permitted. To have a political status option of Puerto Rico becoming a state of the United States is also not permitted under international law. The problem goes back to the beginning of this article. In order to have free elections, the country must be free. So before these elections and plebiscite could be valid, Puerto Rico would have to first be an independent nation.

    What people must realize is that Puerto Rico is a colony of the US because the US government wants it that way. That is why it has used terrorism to keep it that way. That is why it refuses to release the Puerto Rican political prisoner of 33 years Oscar López Rivera. That is also why it is ridiculous to believe that decolonization is a US internal matter in which the UN has no jurisdiction over. If we allow the US government to decolonize Puerto Rico, she will remain a colony of the United States forever!

    José M López Sierra
    www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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  2. Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to US.
    Click on the following link to watch a video about it: http://wn.com/puerto_rico_crisis
    This is what the video does not tell you.
    Puerto Rico is a United States colony since 1898. The only reason for having a colony is to exploit her. That is exactly what the United States Government has done for 118 years. For the details, please consider reading WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS, by Nelson A. Denis.
    It is impossible for Puerto Rico to have a debt at all! The reason why the crisis exists, is because the wealth produced in Puerto Rico goes directly to the United States. Puerto Rico’s situation right now is an accurate picture of what a colony is.
    The United States government is violating international law by maintaining Puerto Rico as its colony. In 1960, the United Nations (UN) declared colonialism a crime against humanity. The UN has issued thus far 34 resolutions asking the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. It does not want to, because it makes 70 billion!
    What it wants to do eventually is to convert Puerto Rico into a state of the United States, but without a Puerto Ricans majority populating her. So as the US government continues to exploit Puerto Rico, and squeeze the Puerto Ricans out of their homeland, the day will come when it will be possible to repopulate Puerto Rico with the right kind of people. When that happens, Puerto Rico would become the 51st state of the Union.
    This is why, we must continue to protest permanently and peacefully for the immediate decolonization of Puerto Rico, because those who have colonies against international law don’t believe in JUSTICE FOR ALL! www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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