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10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come

Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better

by Sarah van Gelder

Common Dreams, 4 January 2014


1. We saw surprising new leadership on the climate issue

2. Native peoples took the lead in the fossil fuel fight

3. The middle and lower classes fought for economic justice

4. A new economy is in the making

5. U.S. military strikes didn’t happen

6. Pope Francis called for care and justice for the poor …

7. Gays and lesbians got some respect

8. There were new openings for a third party

9. Alternatives to Obamacare are in the works

10. An education uprising began

Read full article — commentaries and multiple links for each of the above ten hopeful happenings.

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