By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
JoséFufi Santori Coll, a Puerto Rican basketball legend who died in 2018, became aware in 1993 that in order to decolonize his country Puerto Ricans must first affirm their own natural citizenship.
Fufi led a 3year campaign of issuing Puerto Rican passports by simply having Puerto Ricans renounce their United States (US) citizenship, and claiming their natural Puerto Rican citizenship via a sworn affidavit. By 1996, 1,500 Puerto Ricanpassports were issued. Click on this link to hear Fufi talk about his project:
Other Puerto Ricans decided to resist the United States Government’s (USG) illegal military occupation of our homeland by renouncing their US imposed citizenship by following instead United States law. Luis Rafael Marcano Leon was the 3rd of these Puerto Ricans who did that. Click on the following link to read that news article: https://apnews.com/bfd75314b4e246b5e1883bf5a167502a?fbclid=IwAR1rzNfpUBlxwD6sUWtEi5Az70X28W_Sp-XfIQv__Qm-fgGkA88Fgz6nOng
The USG has refused for 74 years to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism. The USG has ignored 37 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. The USG forced its citizenship on Puerto Rican in 1917 to try to divert our natural loyalty to our own homeland toward the USG.
The UN has one more year in its 3rd international decade for the eradication of colonialism (2011 – 2020). After deciding this year to broadcast live its annual Puerto Rico decolonization hearing, what else could the UN do to put pressure on the USG to comply with the will of the international community?
The UN and its almost 200 member states should recognize Fufi’s symbolic Puerto Rico passport. Puerto Ricans using Fufi’s passport should be allowed entrance to those counties that recognized the USG’s abusive 120 year policy of colonialism now, colonialism tomorrow and colonialism forever!
If you think that this strategy might work, please write to support it to the President of the UN Decolonization Committee, Keisha Aniya McGuire firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is time for everyone of good will to act in unison, because those who abuse those who are weaker don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR ALL!
But that’s just for starter!