[Ppnews] Raphael Cancel Miranda - The Puerto Rican people are one

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English translation follows Spanish

El pueblo es uno, no tres ni cuatro
Escrito por Rafael Cancel Miranda / Especial para Claridad
17 al 23 enero 2008
<http://claridadpuertorico.com/content/view/247/32/>http://claridadpuertorico.com/content/view/247/32/

En fechas recientes he participado en dos marchas contra el coloniaje 
y contra los abusos de la Gestapo yanqui (el FBI). En la del 22 de 
diciembre, marchC) junto a independentistas y populares. En la 
segunda, el 10 de enero, marchamos los independentistas de distintos 
matices, unidos, sin dejar de ser cada quien. Por las mismas razones, 
marcharC-a con los PNPs, lo cual hice cuando la lucha en defensa del 
valle de Lajas. SC) que en aquella ocasiC3n los PNPs protestaban 
porque eran los dueC1os de las fincas que resultarC-an contaminadas 
si la Marina yanqui colocaba los radares propuestos en esas tierras. 
SC) que los PNPs marchaban por sus propios intereses, los que 
antepusieron a los intereses de la Marina de Guerra estadounidense. 
Yo marchaba para que no contaminaran nuestra tierra. Aunque por 
intereses diferentes, coincidimos en confrontar a la marina yanqui.

He participado en las marchas por Vieques y por los patriotas 
encarcelados, en uniC3n a populares, PNPs y, por supuesto, 
independentistas. Tenemos que aprender a marchar como un solo pueblo 
en aquello en que coincidamos y no hacerle el juego al imperialismo 
de convertirnos en enemigos el uno del otro.

Volviendo a la marcha del pasado 10 de enero en apoyo a los tres 
jC3venes puertorriqueC1os citados a comparecer ante un llamado Gran 
Jurado estadounidense, dice el FBI que es para investigar a Los 
Macheteros. Yo les pregunto a estos individuos si cuando nos 
bombardearon desde alta mar el 12 de mayo de 1898 habC-a Macheteros o 
si cuando nos invadieron el 25 de julio de ese mismo aC1o, buscaban a 
Los Macheteros; si cuando nos masacraron en RC-o Piedras, Ponce y 
Utuado habC-a Macheteros; si cuando llegC3 el FBI por primera vez a 
Puerto Rico en el 1936 para fabricarle un caso a don Pedro Albizu 
Campos, habC-a Macheteros; si en las 55 intervenciones militares que 
han realizado en nuestros pueblos de LatinoamC)rica y el Caribe 
buscaban Macheteros.

Yendo un poco mC!s atrC!s, B?buscaban estos mismos anglosajones 
Macheteros en Rodesia, Nueva Zelanda, SudC!frica, Australia, India o 
los territorios indC-genas que hoy llaman los Estados Unidos? B?Acaso 
buscaban endrogar Macheteros cuando introdujeron el opio en China? 
B?Buscaban Macheteros en los territorios que le robaron a MC)xico? 
Podemos seguir con los paC-ses de Cfrica y los paC-ses C!rabes y 
asiC!ticos cuyos territorios invadieron y robaron sus tierras y 
saquearon sus recursos naturales. Ya quisiera yo que existieran 
tantos Macheteros. La historia de la humanidad serC-a diferente.

Creo que estos esbirros del FBI que no son otraa cosa que 
instrumentos de los invasores o nos creen idiotas o son idiotas, 
puues esa excusa para su persecuciC3n se cae por su propio peso.

De la marcha del 10 de enero, tengo el orgullo de haber visto que 
pese a todas las persecuciones y todas las presiones a que hemos sido 
sometidos como pueblo, no han podido destruirnos, aunque sabemos que 
existen los bespatarraosb dispuestos a servir a cualquier poder que 
invada su patria. C stos han existido en todas las colonias del 
mundo, incluso en aquellas 13 colonias. Sabemos que Jorge Washington 
los mandaba a fusilar. Los Fraticellis deberC-an conocer la historia 
de sus amos y seC1ores. AhC- sabrC-an lo que es terrorismo.

El mismo hecho de que persiguen a jC3venes boricuas en el territorio 
estadounidense demuestra que ellos saben que sC- somos una sola 
naciC3n, pues no importa dC3nde estemos, somos puertorriqueC1os. 
ValdrC-a la pena analizar por quC) a la vez que persiguen a los 
mexicanos, tambiC)n persiguen a los puertorriqueC1os valiC)ndose, por 
supuesto, de leyes que ellos mismos implantan. Son actos de bleyb 
para intentar legalizar lo ilegal.  B?No se deberC! esta persecuciC3n 
al hecho de que tanto a los mexicanos como a los puertorriqueC1os nos 
invadieron y robaron nuestras tierras y nos temen?  En una ocasiC3n 
un jefecillo del FBI un tal Webster dijo que Puerto Rico era ra el 
talC3n de Aquiles de los Estados Unidos. Mientras seamos colonia, 
seguiremos siC)ndolo y sabemos que nos seguirC!n enviando a los 
Fraticellis. Pero tambiC)n sabemos que nuestro pueblo seguirC! dando 
los Albizus, las Blanca Canales, los Filibertos, las Lolitas, los 
Corretjer y mujeres y hombres puertorriqueC1os como los que estaban 
ese 10 de enero protestando frente a la pocilga federal yanqui.

Felicito a los organizadores de las dos demostraciones de la dignidad 
puertorriqueC1a. UnC!monos los independentistas si queremos unir al 
pueblo porque C)sta es una lucha de todo un pueblo. Cuando nos 
atacaron el 12 de mayo de 1898 desde alta mar, nos atacaron a todos, 
y todos padecemos los males del coloniaje. Una de las tretas 
principales del imperio para dominar es poner a los pueblos contra 
sC- mismos para asC- adelantar sus intereses imperialistas. B!No nos 
dejemos engaC1ar por las tretas del imperio!
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The people are one, not three or four
by Rafael Cancel Miranda / Special for Claridad
January 17 to 23, 2008
<http://claridadpuertorico.com/content/view/247/32/>http://claridadpuertorico.com/content/view/247/32/

I have recently participated in two marches against colonialism and 
the abuses of the yankee Gestapo (FBI). On December 22, I marched 
with independentists and commonwealth supporters. In the second 
march, on January 10, we independentists of various stripes, marched 
united, without ceasing to be who we are. For the same reasons, I 
would march with the pro-statehooders, which I did when we were 
defending the Lajas valley. I know that on that occasion, the 
pro-statehooders were protesting, because they were the owners of the 
farms which would have been contaminated if the yankee Navy had 
located its proposed radar on those lands. I know that the 
pro-statehooders marched for their own interests, which they put 
ahead of the interests of the U.S. Navy. I marched so that our land 
would not be contaminated. Although for different interests, we 
coincided to confront the yankee navy.

I have participated in marches for Vieques and for the imprisoned 
patriots, together with supporters of commonwealth and statehood, 
and, of course, independentists. We must learn to march as a single 
people on those issues on which we coincide, and not fall prey to 
imperialismbs games by becoming each otherbs enemies.

As for the January 10 march in support of the three young Puerto 
Ricans subpoenaed to appear before a so-called U.S. Grand Jury, the 
FBI says itbs because they are investigating The Macheteros. I ask 
these individuals if, when they bombed us from the high seas on May 
12, 1898, there were Macheteros; or when they invaded us on July 25 
of that same year, they looked for The Macheteros; if when they 
massacred us in Rio Piedras, Ponce and Utuado, there were Macheteros; 
if when the FBI first arrived in Puerto Rico in 1936 to fabricate a 
case against don Pedro Albizu Campos, there were Macheteros, if 
during the 55 military interventions they have carried out against 
our peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, they were looking for 
Macheteros.

Going a little further back, were these same anglo saxons looking for 
Macheteros in Rhodesia, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, India 
or indigenous territory now known as the United States? Perhaps they 
were looking to drug Macheteros when they introduced opium to China? 
Were they looking for Macheteros in the territories they stole from 
Mexico? We can continue with the African and Arab and Asian countries 
whose territories they invaded, whose lands they robbed, whose 
natural resources they looted. As for me, I wish that there existed 
so many Macheteros. The history of humanity would be different.

I think these FBI henchmen who are nothing more than instruments of 
the invaders either think we are idiots, or they are idiots, as that 
excuse for their persecution falls on its own weight.

As for the January 10 march, I am proud to have seen that, in spite 
of all the persecutions and all the pressures to which we have been 
subjected as a people, they have not been able to destroy us, 
although we know there are prostitutes disposed to serve whatever 
power invades their homeland. They have existed in every colony of 
the world, including those 13 colonies. We know that George 
Washington sent them to the firing squad. The Fraticellis of the 
world should know the history of their lords and masters. Then they 
would know what terrorism is.

The mere fact that they are persecuting young Puerto Ricans in U.S. 
territory demonstrates that they know that we are one nation, that 
regardless of where we are, we are Puerto Ricans. It would be 
worthwhile to analyze why at the same time they persecute Mexicans, 
they are also persecuting Puerto Ricans, valuing, of course, the laws 
they themselves impose. They are 'legal' actions to try to legalize 
the illegal. Isn't this persecution due to the fact that just as they 
invaded Mexican territory, they invaded Puerto Rican territory, and 
robbed us both of our lands, and that as a result, they fear us?

There was a time when the FBI chief some personn named Webster said 
that Puerto Rico was the Achilles Heel of the United States. So long 
as we are a colony, we will continue to be the Achilles Heel, and we 
know that they will continue to send the Fraticellis after us. But we 
also know that our people will continue to give birth to the Albizus, 
the Blanca Canales, the Filibertos, Lolitas, Corretjers, and Puerto 
Rican women and men such as those who were there protesting on 
January 10 in front of the yankee federal pig sty.

I congratulate the organizers of the two demonstrations of Puerto 
Rican dignity. We independentists must unite if we want to unite the 
people, because this is a struggle of the entire country.

When they attacked us on May 12, 1898 from the high seas, they 
attacked all of us, and all of us suffer from the evils of 
colonialism. One of the main tricks the empire uses to dominate us is 
to divide and conquer, to set people against each other, so as to 
advance their imperialist interests. Letbs not be fooled by the 
tricks of the empire!





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