The Final Countdown – 4/23/24 – Flames of Dissent: Campus Unrest Amid Gaza War

On this episode of The Final Countdown, hosts Angie Wong and Ted Rall discuss a wide array of hot topics around the globe and nationally, including the campus-wide pro-Palestine protests around the country as the Gaza War rages on. 

Steve Gill – Attorney

George Szamuely – Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute
Peter Coffin – Journalist and YouTuber

Jamie Finch – Former Director at the National Transportation Safety Board
Attorney Steve Gill starts the show to discuss the Trump hush money trial and provides insights on the gag order contempt hearing that took place this morning.
Later, Senior Research Fellow George Szamuely analyzes the Congressional aid package, which proposes $95 billion in assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, and analyzes what weaponry the packages could include.
The second hour begins with journalist and YouTuber Peter Coffin weighing in on the widespread campus protests related to Palestine, including faculty walkouts at Columbia, and the arrest of students at Columbia and Yale amid explosive debates happening in the media.
The show closes with former National Transportation Safety Board official Jamie Finch talking about the FAA’s decision to open an investigation into a near miss at JFK airport.
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