WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

Cuba y Puerto Rico…from Isidro Infante

 

With 7 Grammy Awards and 47 Grammy nominations, Isidro Infante is an established international artist. His music catalogue includes over 2,500 arrangements and he has worked with Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Hector Lavoe, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, the Fania All-Stars, and dozens of other renowned artists.

And now, on March 17, Infante will release his latest work…Cuba y Puerto Rico: Un Abrazo Musical Salsero.

With 13 songs and 15 singers, the album features updated versions of classic salsa tracks. It is a fascinating concept: Puerto Rican musicians. Cuban vocal artists. All working together to create an “abrazo musical salsero.”

A complete cultural collaboration.

The project is also designed to strengthen the bonds between the two islands, through the shared reverence and celebration of their music.

The album will be available broadly. We look forward to playing this album and dancing to it, again and again.

We will also blast it at full volume, and throw the mother of all parties, when the US Financial Control Board gets the hell out of Puerto Rico.

And when the Control Board is gone for good, we will enjoy the island that God gave us…and listen to the mastery of Isidro on piano pieces such as this one. Just check him out from 3:04 to 4:50.

THAT is Isidro Infante.

 

The Bill to Free Puerto Rico

  War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony 

Congressman Luis Gutierrez has filed a historic bill on behalf of Puerto Rico. It creates a specific referendum, which enables Puerto Rico to choose between Independence and Commonwealth.

The “statehood” option is not included in this bill because the US congress will not give statehood to Puerto Rico…not with Donald Trump in the White House, the GOP in control of the entire legislature, and mass deportations on the Six O’Clock News. Here is the entire text of Rep. Gutierrez’s bill…

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr900/BILLS-115hr900ih.pdf

The Gutierrez bill, also known as HR 900, allows Puerto Ricans living in the US to participate in the referéndum. This will increase the eligible electorate from 3.5 million, to roughly 9 million Puerto Ricans.

There is an understandable feeling that only Puerto Ricans living on the island should vote in this referendum. However, Puerto Ricans are a very large extended family. One million of us were forced to leave the island over the past twelve years, and nearly 800,000 of us settled in the Orlando, FL area.

We travel back and forth to the island, and visit our families constantly. Why shouldn’t we be allowed to vote?

With respect to the “statehood” option, it has been painfully clear for decades, that there are enormous obstacles within the US government, economy, and social structure, against the statehood of Puerto Rico. Rep. Gutierrez himself discussed several of these obstacles in a recent editorial.

It is time to resolve the political status of Puerto Rico…before the US Financial Control Board, and the people behind it, suck all the life out of the island.

For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

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Congressman Luis Gutiérrez introduces a bill calling for a referendum on Puerto Rican sovereignty

 
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony 

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez has delivered a powerhouse bill which makes independence for Puerto Rico a very real – and urgent – possibility. Known as HR 900 (House Resolution 900) it calls for a vote between Independence and Commonwealth…period. The Statehood option will not NOT be included in this referendum.

In addition, any Puerto Rican living in the US, will be able to vote in the referendum!

If HR 900 is passed into law, then Puerto Ricans will choose between a sovereign Republic of Puerto Rico (with complete independence from the US) and a continuation of the current colonial arrangement, aka “commonwealth.”

Of all out current Puerto Rican congress members, Gutierrez has been – by far – the greatest gladiator for Puerto Rican independence.

Anyone who doubts this can view this video clip:

On the US congressional floor, Gutiérrez also planted the image of a Puerto Rican flag with the words FREE PUERTO RICO on it. Then he stood right next to the flag, and delivered a historic speech about “freedom for Puerto Rico.”

You can see the entire speech right here:

We salute Rep. Gutierrez for giving Puerto Ricans, on both the island and the US mainland, a voice with regard to their future.

According to HR 900, Puerto Ricans will not automatically lose their US citizenship if the island becomes independent. They will have an individual choice of citizenship, and dual citizenship may also be a possibility.

Rep. Gutierrez will file his bill this Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Since that is Valentine’s Day, it is safe to say that Gutierrez is showing his love for Puerto Rico…and HR 900 is his Valentine’s Day gift to the island.

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For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

Si prefiere ver la página web en español por favor visite: http://www.guerracontratodoslospuertorriquenos

 

US Senator Elizabeth Warren is open to statehood for Puerto Rico

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) honored our website with a comment last week.

In response to our article about the obstacles to Puerto Rican statehood, the Senator left a detailed message. She supports a clear process for considering the statehood of Puerto Rico. Here is the Senator, in her own words…

https://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/2016/08/21/the-impossible-dream-us-statehood-for-puerto-rico/#comment-17597

Thank you, Senator Warren.

Despite our skepticism on the likelihood of congressional consent to Puerto Rican statehood, there is now another dynamic.

Sen. Warren has committed herself to a fair-minded consideration of the status issue…rooted in human principle rather than economic interest.

It is uncertain that a GOP congress and a Trump White House will follow her example…but we salute Sen. Elizabeth Warren, for her leadership and overriding humanity.

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For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

Si prefiere ver la página web en español por favor visite: http://www.guerracontratodoslospuertorriquenos

 

Oscar López Rivera is ALREADY in Puerto Rico!

   War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Oscar López Rivera is no longer in Terra Haute federal prison. Yesterday, February 9, he was quietly transferred out of Indiana, and out of the US mainland.

Oscar is ALREADY in Puerto Rico!

He is not in a halfway house, or other penitentiary environment. He is in his daughter Clarisa’s home. This was accomplished with some restrictions…one of which is that, until May 17th, he cannot be interviewed by the press.

After May 17, huge celebrations for Oscar will occur in Puerto Rico, Chicago, New York City, and many other communities throughout the nation.

At 74 years of age, this quiet transfer of Oscar López Rivera made a great deal of sense. According to prior reports, Oscar will undertake a community relations position that was offered to him by Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the mayor of San Juan.

If you’d like to learn more about Oscar López Rivera, he has written two excellent autobiographical books which are available on Amazon, and in the El Candíl bookstore in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The first one is Between Torture and Resistance    

The second is Cartas a Karina

Both books contain personal stories and original art work by Oscar Lopez Rivera.

We wish Oscar great peace and happiness, now that he has returned to his beloved homeland.

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For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

Si prefiere ver la página web en español por favor visite: http://www.guerracontratodoslospuertorriquenos

 

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