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Absolutely we as a nation should be able to come together and talk about all the issues we have in this country. The purpose for this is to get the issues our there and get the word out. It is not to talk about who is right and who is wrong just what can we do to make it better.
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In the inaugural 2009 event, festival's opening address was given by atheism advocate Christopher Hitchens on the topic of"Religion Poisons Everything", which was countered by Australian Roman Catholic Cardinal George Pell in a session titled"Without God We Are Nothing".
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I think we should do something like this locally once a month is possible. The leaders in a state or community get together and discuss in open the events from the month before and how to make their state better. Actively keep the issues that are directly affecting the people present in the forefront.
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I think we should do something like this locally once a month is possible. The leaders in a state or community get together and discuss in open the events from the month before and how to make their state better. Actively keep the issues that are directly affecting the people present in the forefront.
If anything even similar to that can be done it would bring out about great change. Even to the point close down everything the entire town or state and have a designated meeting place once a month or once a quarter so everyone can come. What is wrong with a few 100,000 people meeting every month for the better good?
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We are reissuing the call for local and overseas visitors to respect the boycott of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) over its role in culture-washing the detention industry.
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Writer Jon Ronson is calling out the new social media-led era of shaming. That’s right, he’s shaming the shamers, an irony not lost on him. Targets of global online scorn have included Justine Sacco, Rachel Dolezal and Mike Daisey. Where once he would revel in the Twitter pile on, Ronson told us, he eventually grew “sick of making damaged people into play things”.
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Normal people live in the non-mainstream. Most issues and things people see on tv does not apply to them. We need to hear about issues that knock our door everyday. This is a great thing to have.
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We have for too long depended on the other people to debate our issues for us. This is the best thing out there. Normal people coming together for the greater good. Talking about issues that affect the common man.
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I think we should do something like this locally once a month is possible. The leaders in a state or community get together and discuss in open the events from the month before and how to make their state better. Actively keep the issues that are directly affecting the people present in the forefront.
If even a small town could get together once or twice a year where the entire town is present and can be heard that would be great. It is more than likely a security issue to shut down a city so the people can talk.
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Thank God for the Internet and the ability to get good information out to the public. I hope when they have these debates they shut down the Internet and TV with the live stream. We will get better discussion from this meeting than 10 years at Capitol Hill.
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Thank God for the Internet and the ability to get good information out to the public. I hope when they have these debates they shut down the Internet and TV with the live stream. We will get better discussion from this meeting than 10 years at Capitol Hill.
I am sure any meeting like this that is doing something to change the world is under a spotlight by the big wigs. I hope that FODI is well funded and not willing to sell out to these people like everyone else. We need good information not information they want us to have.
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We need this so bad right now it hurts. Can they bring it to America and like stay here for 5 years and just talk everyday. That would be awesome.
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This year, the audience had the chance to explore the topics, including Russia, the exploitation of women, mass extinction, modern slavery, narcissism, and Australian superannuation, etc., which were delivered by many extraordinary thinkers.

Undoubtedly, Russia was one of the most hotly debated topics this year as the Putin government has been drawing the world’s attention with the annexation of Crimea and the crisis in Ukraine. The founding members of Pussy Riot – Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, who had been jailed for two years due to take part in an anti-Putin performance in Moscow, gave a talk about their new non-governmental organisation Zona Prava which they have founded to defend prisoners’ rights in Russia.
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