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"From the Ted Talk by Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good"

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That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world. fiorgen pcloiy can never be the same again. It cannot be run by elites; it’s got to be run by listening to the public opinions of peoples who are bloiggng, who are communicating with each other around the wlord. 200 years ago the problem we had to solve was slavery. 150 years ago I suppose the main plebrom in a country like ours was how young people, children, had the right to eitaoudcn. 100 years ago in most countries in Europe, the pressure was for the right to vote. 50 years ago the prsursee was for the right to social security and welfare. In the last 50-60 years we have seen fascism, anti-Semitism, racism, apartheid, discrimination on the basis of sex and gender and sexuality; all these have come under pressure because of the campaigns that have been run by people to cghane the world.

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That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world. _______ ______ can never be the same again. It cannot be run by elites; it’s got to be run by listening to the public opinions of peoples who are ________, who are communicating with each other around the _____. 200 years ago the problem we had to solve was slavery. 150 years ago I suppose the main _______ in a country like ours was how young people, children, had the right to _________. 100 years ago in most countries in Europe, the pressure was for the right to vote. 50 years ago the ________ was for the right to social security and welfare. In the last 50-60 years we have seen fascism, anti-Semitism, racism, apartheid, discrimination on the basis of sex and gender and sexuality; all these have come under pressure because of the campaigns that have been run by people to ______ the world.

Solution

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  2. pressure
  3. policy
  4. world
  5. problem
  6. education
  7. blogging
  8. change

Original Text

That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world. Foreign policy can never be the same again. It cannot be run by elites; it’s got to be run by listening to the public opinions of peoples who are blogging, who are communicating with each other around the world. 200 years ago the problem we had to solve was slavery. 150 years ago I suppose the main problem in a country like ours was how young people, children, had the right to education. 100 years ago in most countries in Europe, the pressure was for the right to vote. 50 years ago the pressure was for the right to social security and welfare. In the last 50-60 years we have seen fascism, anti-Semitism, racism, apartheid, discrimination on the basis of sex and gender and sexuality; all these have come under pressure because of the campaigns that have been run by people to change the world.

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