Let’s Wave the Nonkilling Flag: A Global Plea


Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

When the Nonkilling Flag we wave
We show our community how to be brave

In doing so, all forms of killing we will fight
And to the citizens where we live we’ll bring a new light

If people everywhere the flag of sustainable nonkilling life decide to wave
They will see that preventively thousands /millions of precious lives they can save

In every community East and West a Nonkilling Flag there should be
So their Ultimate Nonkilling Peace responsibility all citizens will see

Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, Associação Brasil América (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.


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