PR decolonization

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico

The United Nations (UN) will hold its annual hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization on Friday, June 18, 2021. Most people don’t know that, not even the 1 million Puerto Ricans who live in New York State. I have 3 siblings who were born and raised, and are still living in New York City, and they didn’t know about these hearings. Why?

The UN is not interested in the public knowing about these annual hearings. The UN is not interested in broadcasting live these annual hearings so that people could know that:

  1. The United States government (USG) has never complied with the UN’s Charter that prohibits colonialism for the past 76 years
  2. The USG has ignored with impunity 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Who is the UN working for?

Comrades called me to find out about the date of this year’s hearing, because they could not find it on the UN’s official website. Why is it difficult to obtain that information? Doesn’t the UN want people to petition the Decolonization Committee (c24)?

A month before the date of this year’s hearing, I visited the c24 official website. This year’s hearing date had not been published yet. Then, suddenly a comrade informed me that Monday, June 7, 2021 was the deadline to request to be a petitioner. These 2 links were then posted on the c-24 website:



This is a huge about face from what the c24 boasts about in its website:

The UN has a huge conflict of interest being located in the nation that the world considers the biggest threat to peace!

Are you aware why Puerto Rico does not appear on the UN’s list of colonies (“Non self-governing territories” NSGT), although she is the oldest and most populated?

The UN took Puerto Rico off the list in 1953, when the USG alleged that she had gained self-government in 1952 via the so called “Commonwealth of Puerto Rico”. Although the UN later realized that the USG had lied, it has never put her back on its list. Who is the UN working for?

Informacion Al Desnudo (Naked Information) radio program from New York City and I petitioned the UN to broadcast the 2015 Puerto Rico decolonization hearing. The UN refused!

We then broadcasted ourselves the 2016 hearing. The UN responded by taking me off its list of petitioners for that year. Who is the UN working for? Click on the following link to watch our broadcast:

Why is this information important?

5.8 million Boricuasnow live away from our national territory. 3.2 million ofus have refused to abandon our homeland. Whenever the USG manages to get a majority of whites in our national territory, it will make Boriken the 51st state of its Union.

We are the ones who have the inalienable right to self-determination and independence. And, we are also the ones who have the right to use any means necessary to decolonize our nation. Therefore, it is up to the 9 million Boricuas worldwide to engage in resistance now, tomorrow and forever to force the USG to comply with international law.

Educate yourself, because nobody is going to do it for you!

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