Following A Tough & Troubling 2017, We Have A Shot At A Better New Year Across The World

A New Year’s Message From Avaaz, an online citizens activist network with 44 million followers across the world

Posted January 11th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Dear Avaazers,

This video recorded by Avaaz team members is going viral! It’s a shot of hope and love for 2018 — will you help share it and spread the joy across the world?


2017 was a rough year, but wow, is the resistance on fire! We’ve never been prouder of our movement — both Avaaz, and all those we stand with.

We’ve stopped the rise of the far-right in several countries, frustrated Trumpism in almost every major accomplishment it sought, opened our hearts to refugees, won major battles to protect our planet, and defeated toxic foes from Monsanto to Rupert Murdoch.

The best part is the WAY we’re winning. Not through fear, anger and manipulation, but through love, hope and smarts. We are being the change we wish to see, and building the world we dream of, each step of the way. And we’re doing it, TOGETHER.

So bring it on, 2018!!!

With gratitude for all you lovely people who made all this happen, and hope for the year to come,

Ricken, Emma, Fatima, Alice, Nana, Spyro, Nataliya, Danny and the whole Avaaz team.

P.S. If you’re feeling hopeless right now — yes, the threats are real, but if we give up hope where does that leave us? Our grandparents faced far worse with far less — we can’t throw our hands up now. Lots of love to you! And let’s all beware the media we’re reading this year — the far-right and the Russian government have an OBJECTIVE of making engaged citizens like us cynical by spinning stories and lies (especially on Facebook) that destroy hope and trust in democracy, institutions, media and each other.

Here’s evidence for that (Guardian). Let’s fight smart for everything we love in 2018!!!

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders


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