Philadelphia June 25: Colonialismo en Puerto Rico – How to defeat colonialism

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Providence Center 2557 N 5th St Philadelphia

The hearings of the United Nations’ Decolonization Committee are held on June 24. For this 39th hearing, personalities of the liberation movement of Puerto Rico will travel to NYC to offer their testimonies about the nefarious situation of that colony. This year takes great importance given the massive austerity measures aimed at impoverishing the Boricua people via the dismantling of all the institutions that sustain their lives. Health, education and housing are particularly threatened. The cuts are aimed at obtaining revenues to pay millionaire bondholders leaving the people in absolute poverty. Forced migration has resulted in two thirds of the Puerto Rican people – 6 million – residing in the United States.

Part of the Puerto Rican delegation will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 25 to report on the precarious and urgent situation in Puerto Rico.

We are honored by the presence of Jocelyn Velázquez, spokesperson for the group No More Promises. This organization emerged as resistance to the imposition by President Obama in 2016, of the Fiscal Control Board under the PROMESA law. The JCF has imposed a dictatorship in PR that acts above all Puerto Rican institutions, including the colonial government.

Part of the Puerto Rican delegation has been able to spare a limited time to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 25 to report on the precarious and urgent situation in Puerto Rico.

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El 24 de junio se celebran las vistas sobre Decolonización en las Naciones Unidas. Para esta la 39na vista, personalidades del movimiento de liberación de Puerto Rico acudirán para ofrecer sus testimonios sobre la nefasta situación de esa colonia. Este año serán más importantes que nunca dado la enorme cantidad de medidas de austeridad dirigidas a empobrecer al pueblo borincano vía el desmantelamiento todas las instituciones que sostienen su vida. Salud, educación y vivienda particularmente están amenazadas de muerte. Los recortes impuestos van dirigidos a lograr recaudos para pagar a bonistas millonarios dejando al pueblo en la más absoluta miseria. La migración forzada ha resultado en que dos terceras partes del pueblo boricua – 6 millones – residan en los Estados Unidos.

Aprovechando un tiempo disponible en su agenda, parte de la delegación de deponentes boricuas estará en Filadelfia el Martes, 25 de junio para informar sobre la precaria y urgente situación en Puerto Rico.

Nos honra la presencia de Jocelyn Velázquez, portavoz del colectivo Se Acabaron las Promesas. Organización que surgió como resistencia a la imposición por el presidente Obama en 2016, de la Junta de Control Fiscal bajo la ley PROMESA. La JCF ha impuesto una dictadura en PR que actúa por encima de todas las instituciones boricuas, incluyendo el gobierno colonial.

The hearings of the United Nations’ Decolonization Committee are held on June 24. For this 39th hearing, personalities of the liberation movement of Puerto Rico will travel to NYC to offer their testimonies about the nefarious situation of that colony. This year takes great importance given the massive austerity measures aimed at impoverishing the Boricua people via the dismantling of all the institutions that sustain their lives. Health, education and housing are particularly threatened. The cuts are aimed at obtaining revenues to pay millionaire bondholders leaving the people in absolute poverty. Forced migration has resulted in two thirds of the Puerto Rican people – 6 million – residing in the United States.

Part of the Puerto Rican delegation will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 25 to report on the precarious and urgent situation in Puerto Rico.

We are honored by the presence of Jocelyn Velázquez, spokesperson for the group No More Promises. This organization emerged as resistance to the imposition by President Obama in 2016, of the Fiscal Control Board under the PROMESA law. The JCF has imposed a dictatorship in PR that acts above all Puerto Rican institutions, including the colonial government.

Part of the Puerto Rican delegation has been able to spare a limited time to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 25 to report on the precarious and urgent situation in Puerto Rico.