U.S. Territories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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A set of Supreme Court decisions made over 100 years ago has left U.S. territories without meaningful representation. That’s weird, right?

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Chris Robert
yeah!! We are Americans!
We deserve more equality
Hotrod 05
Not that I don't appreciate the criticism of "our" gov't or "our" president, but who do mean every time you say the word "WE"?
James Bruggeman
who is that guy singing at 11:33?
Dj Rasta
Hey!!
That thing about Colombia is offensive, we are not a jungle, we are a thriving narco-state
M Lopez
4;57 but john according to you...




ITS GUAM
Gabriel Fraga
The Wright Brothers DID NOT invent the plane. Americans invented comics and jazz, make peace with it.
nate vazquez
God bless PR. Per capita, PR has sent the most soldiers to war, when combining all theaters of war; since WW1. It was an all PR infantry regiment ( 65th infantry ) that we're the first US forces to help evacuate the retreating USMC first division. The PR unit help back the Koreans, so that the Marines were able to board the ships without being flanked. That unit is also the most decorated unit of the Korean War. To this day, the South Koreans talk about the bravery, and fighting prowess of the PR infantry men. Highest decorated soldier in Vietnam, also from PR. This is not even including the state side born PR, like my bro who is a United States marine. We are the REAL fight culture of USA.
J Pauly
Turnout for what?!
Amiri the Grey
Like yeah wtf why is Hawaii a state but not Puerto Rico or Guam
Beyond the Beach The mountains
I noticed how puritanical you make your show out to be!! However I can see where you heart is on this, and it really is not there at all.
MANIAC Universe God
I am Puerto Rican I will never be American f*** you crackers
Victor Martinez
John Oliver, please cover the protests of May 1st 2017 here in Puerto Rico.
Luíza Jansen
Sorry americans but Santos Dumond invented the airplane(and recorded).Even your momma will fly if you use a catapult.
Ascent
Differ? You mean like Inuits and Native Hawaiians? Yeah, they differ. You're right.
Ascent
Republicans will fight this to the end because they know what will be the result. The veteran thing is a freaking disgrace.
dschaydschee
Of course America Samoans can join the army but are not U.S. citizens because... MURICA!
F Wassilys
PLEASE do a follow-up story on PUERTO RICO!
This is happening since you last reported:
-Unelected Fiscal Control Board imposed over PR. Two of its members are ironically former Development Bank directors (responsible themselves of part of the huge debt).
-Current governor blocked the publicly acclaimed audit of the debt, saying that "the courts will take care of it".
-Just last night Law 938 was passed late at night, which cuts many of the essential rights acquired by the public sector workers.
-On May 1st (next Monday!) the entire archipelago is going on a "Paro Nacional" or "National Boicot", with major manifestations throughout the country, especially in San Juan. It is the first time a painfully divided Puerto Rico unites to face its corrupt government. Even the Churches Council, which represents most major religious groups in PR, has joined the event.

We really need any coverage we can from US media (meant to help). And you did a great job last time. Plus you have a lot of Puerto Rican fans. Do it for Lin-Manuel Miranda's sad-puppy face for God's sake! Please.
LunarD3A7H
The desire to vote, yet being unable to actually do so?

That's the entire fucking election, John. You just described how Trump was elected.

...but it is ridiculous that our countrymen (yes, countrymen, they are Americans) cannot vote. I didn't even know that the United States owned Puerto Rico until my college geography class a couple years ago. Not that I know much about geography, but still...
foxman105
Eh... one thing... no. Simply no. If you want to vote, you should have an ID. It's ridiculous to NOT have an ID and go voting. Here it is MANDATORY to have some kind of ID after you reach 15 years of age and It's fully understandable, because Identity theft is a GIANT issue and this way it's avoided for the most part.
Anosync
They didn't have to vote for Hillary or Trump...lucky bast@rds!
Kelsey O'Connell
thank you John Oliver, for being the voice of everyone who deserves to be heard
Zhayran A. Torres-Rodriguez
Smh! That's terrible.
Michael Autry
There are so many terrible issues that our government willfully ignores...
Guppy the Puggy
Throughout my schooling I never learned about territories until john oliver mentioned it. Why is it that a British comedian cares the most about the us issues
Ronin Lord
sooooo lets get this straight there are 1403 assholes who think it is ok for the USA to treat these lands this way along with their people?
Aaron Marks
"American Samolia". How the fuck did this guy become a congressman? I learned about American Samoa in fucking middle school. What an embarrassment to the country.
Gauge Wiley
#whackystick
Odin31b
6:13 The VA does immediately reimburse Veterans for travel if you have an appointment.
Douglas Holden
Like as if our votes count.
Douglas Holden
Pretty funny guy, but our votes don't count even in the US. Electoral votes decide, Or the corporation(s) that spent the most, or maybe another countries president, or the next presidents to be Daddy- Don't worry George, I made sure after three re-counts, YOU WIN!
And finally 2 (3) parties, same agenda. Or is it, Presidents of the corporation, called the U.S. are mere Puppets on a string. And we see what happens when THEY DO NOT DO as THEY ARE TOLD. When we see Jackson, Lincoln, and JFK.
SO keep believing we have a vote or rights. Not sure we even have those. For when we signed the box, if we did, by coercion or maybe we were told, as our parents were told, YOU MUST GET YOUR CHILD A BIRTH CERTIFICATE! YOU MUST HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD to do anything!
Then we accepted, rights, as appointed by those two documents. Basically we became chattel. Property.
Time to wake up. But what do i know? I never study enough.
Alyssa Navarro
that turn out for what joke is so lame i couldn't help laughing. damn it, john
Ahmed Khan
if these people could vote like they should, we might not have trump as our president
Wardog
They should be given statehood, who's with me?!
#MakeThemAState
MrTohawk
Reminds me of how the nazis treated "other races"
Nick Geffen
Fucking amazing... Every time.
A.M.
I guess, according to the mainstream news media, I'm a child of Californian immigrants.
C Gray
98 percent are non white. hmmm wonder why they have no voice ... Welcome to merica.
Avian
This needs to come to an end, ASAP.
Thaddeus Kyle
Does this mean that Puerto Rican Muslims will be denied access into the mainland United States because people consider them a immigrants?
Wudruff Wildcard
Yeah that is what is to be expected of an obama democratic administration, a total contradiction.

Pro immigration, but fighting against equal rights for all us citizens. Guess what ?Immigrants have at least the chance to vote some day, those us citizens are bared from it for life!

How pathetic is that?
el B
I'm surprised that none of those islands have begun a insurgency.
SWEETIJO
"Climb into a metal bird and Slip the bonds of this earth" hands down the best line in this monologue 😂. But on a serious note, it's upsetting that they don't teach us about this at all in school.
hello
American Samoa should just join samoa
Cringy Autist
Someone make a 12 hour loop of John Oliver's seizure dance
ajay singh
aliens
Asif Deathsworn
Puerto rico is an American state,WHATTTTT.
Asif Deathsworn
An update to your country is availaible.
TheDilloWolf
2:12 Whackey Stick!
Nico
WHACKY STICK
PRECIE GUERRIER
He's a very talented man!
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