Migrants´ Right to Live Should Not Be Killed

POETRY FORMAT, 27 Apr 2015

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Humankind may boast of many a life-saving technological invention,
but does it succeed, when challenged by migrant death prevention?

When so many migrants in the Mediterranean drown
it is time not only upon sea rescue policies to frown

As co-responsible global citizens, let us not allow migrants´ right-to-live be killed.
Let´s support efforts to ensure Human Rights life-saving mission to be fulfilled.

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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