The Ecological Force of NON

POETRY FORMAT, 14 Oct 2019

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

When before Violence/Killing
the prefix  NON we pose
An ecological change we propose
Nonviolence/Nonkilling we
carry out
and the force of NON we Peacefully bring out

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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, ABA Global Education (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.


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