EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS of Days 10, 11, and 12 of #OccupyWallStreet

The #OccupyWallStreet demonstration is finishing up its second week and we are proud to present exclusive photos from Rebecca Beard of RebeccaBeard.com, who is covering the protest for the Rebels. Rebecca is a true photojournalist and yeah, we think her photos of Rusell Simmons, who appeared at Liberty Park, are flipping awesome.

Here is a video of Rebecca's work, accompanied by one of the greatest rock bands ever. Looks like the new boss is same as the old boss, but this time, no one is getting fooled again.

Today We Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th Hit

It would be his last hit, a milestone that at the time only 11 Major League players had achieve. On September 30, 1972, Puerto Rico's Roberto Clemente became the first Latino ballplayer to achieve 3,000 hits. Three months later, Clemente died in a plane crash off the coast of San Juan, in a humanitarian effort to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

¡Que viva el gran Roberto!

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We Catch @TheDailyShow Live and It Is All About Tony Baloney and #OccupyWallStreet

This one is a SPECIAL DAILY SHOW CLIP for us for the simple reason that we were in the studio audience for this show!!!!! Jon Stewart shook our hand before the show and we still haven't washed it.

And we also give Stewart MAJOR PROPS for covering #OccupyWallStreet on the show! Tony Baloney!

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President Obama’s Message to Puerto Rico: The US Congress Still Decides Your Fate, Not You

In a much-heralded White House Roundtable Discussion today with journalists from Yahoo!, MSN, and AOL, President Obama offered his views about Puerto Rico's quest to finally resolve its 113-year-old status debate.

Here is the video of what he said:

Although President Obama said "the key here is that the status of Puerto Rico should be decided by the residents of Puerto Rico," he also said that it comes with certain conditions:

  • Puerto Ricans must show an overwhelmingly majority for one option.
  • In the end, the US Congress is the FINAL VOICE of determining Puerto Rico's political future. A plebiscite vote will only "influence" Congress to act.
  • If the island is split on status options, "it is hard to imagine that Congress would be wanting to impose a single solution on the island."
The reality is that President Obama, even with his actions to form a new White House Task Force on Puerto Rican Status behind him, has basically reiterated the truth about Puerto Rico: Puerto Ricans on the island do not have the right to self-determination — the final voice and authority on determining Puerto Rico's status is and always will be Congress.
 
The colony of Puerto Rico is alive and well, even after the world has seen cosmic changes in new governments being formed in places such as Cairo and Tripoli.
 
Puerto Ricans, according to President Obama, can vote for their future, but Congress will have the final say. And if the next non-binding plebiscite is not a slam dunk for one of the four options (independence, statehood, the commonwealth status quo, or free associate state), then nothing will happen and Puerto Rico will still be stuck, as it has been so ever since 1898, the year the United States invaded the island during the Spanish-American War.
 
This kind of reminds us of that famous line from The Who: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

 

When will Puerto Rico wake up and realize that leaders from the United States and the island's own leaders from all three major political parties are just feeding into the current status quo? When will the island and its people say that they won't get fooled again?

President Obama on Dream Act: I Can’t Change the Law All By Myself

In a roundtable discussion today with Latino journalists from Yahoo, MSN, and AOL, President Barack Obama was asked about his take on why The Dream Act has not passed.

Here is what he said:

President Obama said that his Administration has done everything he could (for example, shifting the immigration emphasis on those in the country with criminal records and away from DREAMERs who have been in this country since they were children), but in the end he still needs to follow the law and if the Dream Act were to pass, it would have to go to the legislative process.

VIDEO DEL DÍA: Una de la canciones más bellas que jamás hemos escuchado

Lástima que el grupo argentino Entre Ríos ya no existe, pero su música vivirá.

Les presentamos SI HOY.

Guess Who Sings One of the Best Songs About Latin America? A Puerto Rican Band: Calle 13!!!!

In our quest to educate the leaders of the Tequila Party who say that Puerto Ricans are not qualified to discuss US Latino issues because they are "automatic" American citizens, we offer Exhibit C: LATINONAMÉRICA by Calle 13, one of the best groups to ever come out of Puerto Rico and one of the most amazing Latin American bands in music today.

¡A cantar, René!

Soy,

Soy lo que dejaron,
soy toda la sobra de lo que se robaron.
Un pueblo escondido en la cima,
mi piel es de cuero por eso aguanta cualquier clima.
Soy una fábrica de humo,
mano de obra campesina para tu consumo
Frente de frio en el medio del verano,
el amor en los tiempos del cólera, mi hermano.
El sol que nace y el día que muere,
con los mejores atardeceres.
Soy el desarrollo en carne viva,
un discurso político sin saliva.
Las caras más bonitas que he conocido,
soy la fotografía de un desaparecido.
Soy la sangre dentro de tus venas,
soy un pedazo de tierra que vale la pena.
soy una canasta con frijoles ,
soy Maradona contra Inglaterra anotándote dos goles.
Soy lo que sostiene mi bandera,
la espina dorsal del planeta es mi cordillera.
Soy lo que me enseño mi padre,
el que no quiere a su patria no quiere a su madre.
Soy América latina,
un pueblo sin piernas pero que camina.

Tú no puedes comprar al viento.
Tú no puedes comprar al sol.
Tú no puedes comprar la lluvia.
Tú no puedes comprar el calor.
Tú no puedes comprar las nubes.
Tú no puedes comprar los colores.
Tú no puedes comprar mi alegría.
Tú no puedes comprar mis dolores.

Tengo los lagos, tengo los ríos.
Tengo mis dientes pa` cuando me sonrío.
La nieve que maquilla mis montañas.
Tengo el sol que me seca  y la lluvia que me baña.
Un desierto embriagado con bellos de un trago de pulque.
Para cantar con los coyotes, todo lo que necesito.
Tengo mis pulmones respirando azul clarito.
La altura que sofoca.
Soy las muelas de mi boca mascando coca.
El otoño con sus hojas desmalladas.
Los versos escritos bajo la noche estrellada.
Una viña repleta de uvas.
Un cañaveral bajo el sol en cuba.
Soy el mar Caribe que vigila las casitas,
Haciendo rituales de agua bendita.
El viento que peina mi cabello.
Soy todos los santos que cuelgan de mi cuello.
El jugo de mi lucha no es artificial,
Porque el abono de mi tierra es natural.

Tú no puedes comprar al viento.
Tú no puedes comprar al sol.
Tú no puedes comprar la lluvia.
Tú no puedes comprar el calor.
Tú no puedes comprar las nubes.
Tú no puedes comprar los colores.
Tú no puedes comprar mi alegría.
Tú no puedes comprar mis dolores.

Você não pode comprar o vento
Você não pode comprar o sol
Você não pode comprar chuva
Você não pode comprar o calor
Você não pode comprar as nuvens
Você não pode comprar as cores
Você não pode comprar minha felicidade
Você não pode comprar minha tristeza

Tú no puedes comprar al sol.
Tú no puedes comprar la lluvia.
(Vamos dibujando el camino,
vamos caminando)
No puedes comprar mi vida.
MI TIERRA NO SE VENDE.

Trabajo en bruto pero con orgullo,
Aquí se comparte, lo mío es tuyo.
Este pueblo no se ahoga con marullos,
Y si se derrumba yo lo reconstruyo.
Tampoco pestañeo cuando te miro,
Para q te acuerdes de mi apellido.
La operación cóndor invadiendo mi nido,
¡Perdono pero nunca olvido!

(Vamos caminando)
Aquí se respira lucha.
(Vamos caminando)
Yo canto porque se escucha.

Aquí estamos de pie
¡Que viva Latinoamérica!

No puedes comprar mi vida.

Radiohead Survives The Colbert Report

Radiohead on The Colbert Report. They survived it! Enjoy!

 

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Last Night on @TheDailyShow: GOP Debate Extravaganza

What is a GOP Debate (how many are of them have we seen his year?) without some analysis from The Daily Show.

Segment 1: Gays in the Military

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Segment 2: Stumbling Rick Perry

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Segment 3: Here Comes Christie!

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VIDEO From the AP: Heckler Calls President Obama the “AntiChrist” in Los Angeles Event

Reported via video by the Associated Press:

A heckler shouting about Jesus Christ interrupted President Barack Obama at a fundraiser before security dragged him out. As he was taken out the man called out that Obama is an antichrist. (Sept. 26)