Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín

 

World Poetry Action Against War and for Peace on Earth
in October 2016: World Poetry Movement Call

In view of the seriousness of the world’s economic, political, social, and environmental situation, leading to danger of extermination due to the greed and obscurantist thought pushing the world towards barbarity and destruction –and, with it, the life, culture and beauty accrued by civilization throughout the history of humankind–, the World Poetry Movement SUMMONS all the world’s poets, writers and artists, and men and women of good will, to a World Poetry Action against Nuclear War and for Peace on Earth.

Regardless of possible racial, cultural, political, philosophical, religious or sexual preferences, we summon activists of all kinds – environmentalists, pacifists, civil rights fighters, those who prioritize the values of life above death, violence, environmental depredation, inequality and injustice.

A world scourged by violence, iniquity, terrorism, forced migrations, disappearances, the painful situation of refugees fleeing war, violence and hunger, cannot expect from its poets and artists anything less than forceful action deploying the best of the human spirit vis-à-vis the inexorable fate which the powerful of the Earth want to impose on us as humankind’s sole destiny.

We summon all the world’s poets to a world poetry action against war and for peace on Earth, to be held in October 2016 through readings, concerts, book launches, tributes, visual arts exhibits, film showings or any other public event, to mobilize men and women from all countries in an attempt to revert catastrophe and save the planet and life on Earth.

COORDINATING COMMITTEE
WORLD POETRY MOVEMENT (WPM)

September 1st, 2016

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