The Right to Water
POETRY FORMAT, 29 October 2012
by Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service
To Water all human beings should have the right
but why isn´t that vital right always in sight?
Because of humiliating, unfair, dehumanizing forms of economic oppression
that cause so many people in the world to water not find the direction
Because in many urban spaces, a water supply is valued as a type of gold
and by water-supplying trucks that liquid of liquids is expensively sold
That water-selling practice can be seen ,for example, in Brazil,
About such abominable economic deprivation, why can`t we stand still?
If there is to be a Dignity Economy, as Evelin G. Linder has cogently advocated
In the Global Right to/Responsibility for Water, all citizens should be educated
Francisco Gomes de Matos is a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife-Brazil, author, among others, of the book Nurturing Nonkilling: A Poetic Plantation (2010, Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu-Hawai’i). Downloadable at www.nonkilling.org. Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.
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