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21-12-10 Ángel Carrión--Enough is Enough (traducción en inglès de 'Ya Basta!')

21-12-10 Ángel Carrión--Enough is Enough (traducción en inglès de 'Ya Basta!')

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Published by William J Greenberg
...an act of government repression designed to silence dissidence.... These acts of barbarism cannot be tolerated in Puerto Rico. Those who have allowed and supported the suspension of civil rights and the essentially cowardly violence towards students –students who were unarmed, without bodily protection, and in number far less than the government's agents dispatched in the University's campuses– do not deserve to be held in the high esteem they continue to enjoy. They have failed in the worse possible way those who they swore to defend, betraying them without a second thought.
...an act of government repression designed to silence dissidence.... These acts of barbarism cannot be tolerated in Puerto Rico. Those who have allowed and supported the suspension of civil rights and the essentially cowardly violence towards students –students who were unarmed, without bodily protection, and in number far less than the government's agents dispatched in the University's campuses– do not deserve to be held in the high esteem they continue to enjoy. They have failed in the worse possible way those who they swore to defend, betraying them without a second thought.

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Published by: William J Greenberg on Mar 09, 2011
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010Enough!
Theimagesandnewscoming from Río Piedras have left me with an unpleasant mix of feelings. The sadness, the anger, but above all, the overwhelming feeling of impotence are very strong.The temptation is to try some sort of distraction, like changing the channel, navigating awayfrom the websites I'm viewing, or going to sleep; anything to keep me from facing the feeling of not being able to do something so that the violence stops and that the repressive forces that havetaken over the University of Puerto Rico leave it alone. But I also feel that to try to ignore whatis going on in Río Piedras and Hato Rey would be a gross act of indifference that would rob meof my humanity, that would take me one step closer to becoming a monstrous being incapable of feeling other Puerto Ricans' pain. I don't mean other people's pain in general. I mean other PuertoRicans'. I would feel like I would be fulfilling the stereotype of the apathetic Puerto Rican,indifferent to what goes on around him, only looking out for his own needs and interests,unwilling to take action and say "Enough is enough!"I refuse to fit into this stereotype. I refuse to become a monstrous being incapable of empathizingwith other Puerto Ricans, the way that the Island's leaders have done, such as Governor LuisFortuño, with hisdeplorable speechthe other day. Or his Chief of Staff, Marcos Rodríguez-Ema,with his violent outburststowards those who think differently from him. Or the President of the University, José Ramón De la Torre, the President of the Board of Trustees, Ygrí Rivera, and theProvost of Río Piedras, Ana Guadalupe, who, in their monumental incompetence and their obviously uncaring attitude towards the University, allow the use of brute force by thegovernment to supposedly maintain order and security in the University's campuses. Or PuertoRico's Supreme Court, that had the impudence to say that the University is a semi-public spaceand, therefore, subject to its administrators whims on how public expression is allowed tomanifest itself. I refuse to shut my eyes before these things.Make no mistake, what has been seen today is an act of government repression designed tosilence dissidence, an indispensable ingredient in order for democracy to exist. These acts of barbarism cannot be tolerated in Puerto Rico. Those who have allowed and supported thesuspension of civil rights and the essentially cowardly violence towards students –students whowere unarmed, without bodily protection, and in number far less than the government's agentsdispatched in the University's campuses– do not deserve to be held in the high esteem they

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