Fighting without Representation

Premiere DateJun 23, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:34 The Daily Beat pt. 1 The UN decision
01:54 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Protesting for independence
05:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Fighting without representation
07:30 The Daily Beat Outro
07:45 Afternoon Froth
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 protesting for the liberation of Oscar Rivera & independence of Puerto Rico.

Today on the Daily Beat, Tuesday June 23, 2015: We hear the stories of Puerto Ricans struggling to cope with the realities of their position in the eyes of the United States government. Many are war veterans who have a lineage of relatives that have fought for the United States without representation.

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!