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    A referendum was held for the islanders of Vieques whether the Navy should immediately stop the bombing, stop in 2003, or stay permanently. 68% Voted for the immediate cessation of the bombings. A decision by the people that is still ignored today by both the Navy and the USA gov't.

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    That's because the USA has the final say.

    The US government has told the trespassers on Vieques to stop entering their property. An order which to this day has been ignored by the American citizens living in Vieques.

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    • #3
      Yes, the USA does have the final say. The USA, a country and gov't that claims democracy and freedom around the world 'blew off' the democratic vote by the Viequenses for their freedom from Navy practices.

      The reason why protestors continue to go onto "Navy grounds" is simple. The Navy continues to practice there, even after the people voted in a majority for them to leave. As simple as that.

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      • #4
        Then they will keep going to jail. Its as simple as that

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        • #5
          Originally posted by oppressed_oppressor
          Then they will keep going to jail. Its as simple as that
          For a well worth cause, which eventually will bring freedom to Vieques from Navy practices.

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          • #6
            Rossello sold you out, stabbed the Puerto Rican people
            in the back, each and every one.

            "Not another bomb will fall on Vieques!"

            Remember???

            Your protest should have taken place in the streets, outside the governor's mansion.

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            • #7
              If the protests would have taken place in front of the governor's mansion, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would never have shown up.

              Rosello was a Clinton cohort, therefore untouchable by Jesse.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SignPost
                Your protest should have taken place in the streets, outside the governor's mansion.
                That wouldn't work. The main point of the protests in Vieques is to disrupt Navy practices. Holding demonstrations infront of La Fortaleza wouldn't disrupt anything. Though, there have been mass gatherings in support of Vieques in San Juan. The two major ones had a reported 80-100,000 demonstrators, which is a huge number for any mass gathering in PR.

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