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Electronic Petition Supporting Dr. Tony Turton

Last month I posted about the suspension of Dr. Anthony Turton by CSIR. Tony is a world-renowned South African water expert, as well as a friend and colleague.

Some of his colleagues have established an electronic petition in his behalf. You can also access more information about the case at the petition’s WWW site.

Here is the petition’s statement:

I support the petition against the suspension of Dr. Anthony Turton by the CSIR and demand an explanation from the CSIR for actions so deeply offensive to academic freedom, human rights, scientific investigations into both the quality and scarcity of water no less than to South Africa’s good name and, ultimately, Dr. Turton himself and demand that the CSIR drops all punitive action against Dr. Turton, unless it has reasons considerably more substantive than the ones it has made public.

 Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 thoughts on “Electronic Petition Supporting Dr. Tony Turton

  1. Jane Rowan

    I have always found it tragic and frustrating that governments care more about themselves, padding their own pockets and ignoring the health and welfare of their own people. I can’t think of too many “evils
    more profound. We are blessed to live in a country that is “…of the people, by the people and for the people.” As long as we hold our leaders accountable and as long as “honest and truthful people” rule, US citizens will enjoy beneficial acts performed by the government–like clean water. It is no surprise that those with evil intent would try and suppress those with good intent. It has happened before, and it will continue to happen. If people fail to excercise their intelligence and conscience in the voting booth, and if they and their leaders seek and achieve power for their own self interest and ignore the rule of law at any level of govt, we here in the US may be doomed to the same future.

  2. Jen Smith

    Dr. Anthony Turton should be reinstated. The government, men and women of each country should look to the good of their own people. Water is a basic neccessity of life.

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