This video from the USA is called Minneapolis Afghan War Protest.
From Green Left Weekly in Australia:
Robert Gates (Bush–Obama defense secretary and former CIA deputy director) and Hillary Clinton (Obama’s secretary of state) will be in Australia for talks with the pro-war Julia Gillard government. Even Gates admits that the US-NATO war and occupation in Afghanistan is not going well. The Revolutionary Assoc[iaton] of Afghan Women has accused Clinton of lying when she says the Western occupation can continue while the women of Afghanistan are saved.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Australia is training militia connected to Uruzgan warlord Matiullah Khan. Perhaps that explains why Afghan president Hamid Karzai praised the PM for working with “warlordy types” when she visited Afghanistan last month.
in Sydney city in Australia
Mon, 08/11/2010 – 1:00pm
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Update: report here.
The United States embassy in Canberra, Australia, says:
Secretary participating in town hall event
3 November 2010
Secretary Clinton will answer questions submitted via Facebook and Twitter.
As part of her first visit to Australia as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton will participate in a town-hall style event in Melbourne on Sunday. Australians are encouraged to submit their questions for the Secretary to the ABC via Facebook, Twitter (with the #hillaryoz hashtag), and video link.
Airing at 6pm on ABC TV and radio on Sunday night, Leigh Sales will host an audience of young Australians, mixing questions from the live audience with those submitted in advance.
You can get all the latest updates for the Secretary’s trip by following us on Twitter or Facebook and keeping an eye on this page.
Will only softball questions to Secretary Clinton be allowed (apparently, contrary to Clinton, Pentagon Secretary Gates will not answer any townhall style questions)? And will critical questions on, eg, the Afghan war, torture, etc. be censored and will people asking critical questions be chucked out by “security” gorillas?
One can not be very optimistic about this, if we look at top-down bogus “townhall” meetings under the previous Bush administration. Or at the administration before that, of Hillary Clinton’s husband Bill, when Ms Albright was Secretary of State.
Any hope I had in the ballot box bringing change in Afghanistan is gone. By Malalai Joya: here.