Fact: Nearly 400 years ago European white men savagely massacred over 700 women, children and men of the Pequot Nation. We cannot change that, but we can learn from it.
You can do something; write Obama, call ND sheriff, take money out of big banks funding the DAPL (BoA, Chase etc.), send support.
How to Contact the Banks funding DAPL
Fact: 300 million children will go to bed hungry tonight.
Fact: 100 million people will sleep in the cold tonight.
Fact: Non of this is arbitrary: Today you have a chance to be thankful, to truly appreciate the blessings we have; food, clothing, relative safety, warmth, loved ones, health, and well-being.
If you are someone unaffected by these other facts, please recognize that you are fortunate- and that means you have a responsibility through that privilege to acknowledge the day to day reality of hundreds of millions of others across the US and the world who do not share that privilege. See what you can do to be a bridge in your own community and connect with those less fortunate throughout the world. Most importantly love, love harder today and everyday because love and awareness are hands down the most effective tools we have to change the world.
"What matters is the countless small deeds of unknown people who lay the basis for significant events in history."
~ Howard Zinn
FOR WAYS TO HELP CHILDREN IN SYRIA:
Check out UNICEF, Rescue.org and other organizations who are sending aid and support.
FOR MORE YOU CAN DO TO HELP STANDING ROCK:
- Go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact, and send a letter to President Barak Obama, you can use mine if you would like- or your own- the more personal the better.
I ask you to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. I stand in solidarity with those on the ground at Standing Rock. We are asking you, we are begging you to do the right thing and be on the right side of history, to honor all those who have come before you and all of your futur...e ancestors, to honor the sacred earth and sacred native people of this land. So much of our history is one of theft and violence, slavery, rape, murder, and genocide. We can change the future by changing our present, and using the past as a guideline for what is immoral, unjust, and corrupt. The people of Standing Rock have had their human rights violated grossly: being maced, hit with rubber bullets, facing terrifying militarized law enforcement while they are sitting peacefully in prayer, blessings, and ceremony. Illegal actions have taken place- drones scrambling signals of the water protectors phones. This is not the American dream, this is a nightmare. All these people want is to protect the water that belongs to us all- not any one person, or group, or corporate interest- no matter how much money we cannot buy back our earth, our clean water, or our integrity. After the past 8 years the words you have spoken have promised to honor the sovereignty of native nations, this is your time, this is your chance, this will be a legacy of yours, your children's, and their children. I am asking you to do the right thing, do what a leader should do- the right thing for the greatest amount of people. We all need water. Water is life."