Crippling Dependence

Premiere DateJun 25, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:34 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Colonization and exploitation
04:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Pete Guzman, protester and veteran
06:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Puerto Rican sustainability
08:15 The Daily Beat Outro
08:25 Dirty Circus Gypsophilia
15:00 Finish

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This week on The Daily Beat: We are looking to the history of the relationship between the US and Puerto Rico and the fight for the release of Oscar Rivera.


Pete Guzman, volunteer and veteran protesting for the liberation of Oscar Rivera & independence of Puerto Rico.


Peaceful protesters ask the UN for the liberation of Puerto Rico’s political prisoner.

Today on the Daily Beat, Thursday June 25, 2015: Can Puerto Rico sustain itself as an independent country? We speak with protesters on this issue and shed light on the decades of crippling dependence the island has on the US.

Oscar Lopez Rivera has been incarcerated for 34 years for his struggle to decolonize Puerto Rico. Since colonialism is an international crime, international law gives Oscar the right to use whatever means necessary to decolonize his homeland. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years for doing the same thing as Oscar. This is why they say, Oscar Lopez Rivera is their Nelson Mandela!

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