Don't judge, attempt to understand.
The only way we make progress is to try to understand each other.
Let's all make a commitment to work toward a better tomorrow.
If we only have loveThen tomorrow will dawnAnd the days of our yearsWill rise on that mornIf we only have loveTo embrace without fearsWe will kiss with our eyesWe will sleep without tearsIf we only have loveWith our arms open wideThen the young and the oldWill stand at our sideIf we only have loveLove that's falling like rainThen the parched desert earthWill grow green againIf we only have loveFor the hymn that we shoutFor the song that we singThen we'll have a way outIf we only have loveWe can reach those in painWe can heal all our woundsWe can use our own namesIf we only have loveWe can melt all the gunsAnd then give the new worldTo our daughters and sonsIf we only have loveThen Jerusalem standsAnd then death has no shadowThere are no foreign landsIf we only have loveWe will never bow downWe'll be tall as the pinesNeither heroes nor clownsIf we only have loveThen we'll only be menAnd we'll drink from the GrailTo be born once againThen with nothing at allBut the little we areWe'll have conquered all timeAll space, the sun, and the stars.
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Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
I’m 13 years-old and as an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I’ve lived my whole life by the Missouri River. It runs by my home in Fort Yates North Dakota and my great grandparents original home was along the Missouri River in Cannon Ball. The river is a crucial part of our lives here on the Standing Rock Reservation. But now a private oil company wants to build a pipeline that would cross the Missouri River less than a mile away from the Standing Rock Reservation and if we don’t stop it, it will poison our river and threaten the health of my community when it leaks. My friends and I have played in the river since we were little; my great grandparents raised chickens and horses along it. When the pipeline leaks, it will wipe out plants and animals, ruin our drinking water, and poison the center of community life for the Standing Rock Sioux. In Dakota/Lakota we say “mni Wiconi.” Water is life. Native American people know that water is the first medicine not just for us, but for all human beings living on this earth. The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would transport 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day, across four states. Oil companies keep telling us that this is perfectly safe, but we’ve learned that that’s a lie: from 2012-2013 alone, there were 300 oil pipeline breaks in the state of North Dakota. With such a high chance that this pipeline will leak, I can only guess that the oil industry keeps pushing for it because they don’t care about our health and safety. It’s like they think our lives are more expendable than others’. So we, the Standing Rock Youth, are taking a stand to be the voice for our community, for our great grandparents, and for Mother Earth. Join us, and sign to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Sincerely, Anna and the Standing Rock Youth Learn more about our campaign at rezpectourwater.com.