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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Speakers' Corner

Often a scene of lively debate, a speakers' corner is an area designated for public speech-making. The northeast corner of London's Hyde Park may be the most famous speakers' corner, having hosted such orators as Karl Marx and George Orwell. However, speakers' corners exist—with varying degrees of freedom—around the world, including countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Trinidad and Tobago. One location in the Netherlands, the Spreeksteen of Amsterdam, was created after what notable murder? More...
pedro
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:51:34 AM

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All that has changed alas. You do not get the eccentrics any more, just the likes of Abu Hamza al-Masri preaching hate to a crowd outnumbered by the police.
MTC
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:28:59 AM
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Speakers' Corner is vacant in The People's Republic of China, inhabited only by the ghosts of Free Speech.
thar
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:36:49 AM

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and no soap boxes, just step ladders...

excaelis
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 11:59:04 PM

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