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Shaken and Stirred, the Supper Clubbers, are pleased to invite you to exercise your right to free speech and uncensored opinion at a special themed Christmas event. This formal panel discussion will be followed by a party — making it the perfect opportunity to bring along new people, let your hair down and celebrate Christmas conflict the way it should be.

RSVP by 1 December to thoughtbroker@gmail.com

The $50 per head cost includes booze and canapes.

Thanks to Winestar for helping keep the cost of this event down. To show your support and sign up their fantastic offers, go to www.winestar.com.au
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Shaken and Stirred

Christmas Speakeasy

on prohibition, censorship and human weakness

Finally we have a firm date for the first annual Shaken and Stirred Speakeasy. Keep Saturday, the 6th of December, free – because you might not be much longer.

This time the event’s going to be big – a four-speaker panel on prohibition and censorship will argue their views on our vices and freedoms. The panel will feature Dee Madigan, from the Gruen Transfer, on advertising censorship, Elena Jeffries, of the Scarlet Alliance, on prostitution, Dr Ingrid van Beek, of the medically supervised King’s Cross injecting rooms and a mystery guest, yet to be announced.

Full details will follow – just make sure you’re free that Saturday, 6 December 2008. And email us at thoughtbroker@gmail.com if you’re not on the list but would like to be.

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freedom-prize-blog

Successful business man and dedicated free thinker Neville Kennard is offering some very generous prizes to young essayists, born after 1 January 1981, entering this year’s competition.

Apart from a couple of Apple iPhones, prizes include an all expenses paid trip to FreedomFest in July 2009 in Las Vegas, United States. The other first prize winner will be awarded an all expenses paid trip to the Property and Freedom Society Conference in May 2009 in Bodrum, Turkey.

Entrants are to write an essay of 1000 – 2000 words addressing one of three questions:

  • What do you think will most endanger your individual freedom in the next decade? What can you do about it?
  • What responsibility, if any, do governments have for the liberty, prosperity and security of individuals?
  • How can science and technology enhance individual freedom?

To find out more about the prize and how to enter, go to: http://www.kennardfreedomprize.org.au/

Entries close 1 February 2009.

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