Monday, October 22, 2007

243 - New World Since 9/11

The terrorist attacks on the USA changed the world and the way we see ourselves in it. Some of those changes are discussed in a Flashpoint program taped soon after the event. Many of the predictions here have come true, but not all. Panelists include Steph McDonald, Charles Hoag, Nikki Muradian and Alfred Snider.

241 - Middle East Since 9/11

Recorded soon after the event, this program discusses how the Middle East will be different after the first major terrorist attack on the USA. Steph McDonald, Charles Hoag, Abigail Trebilcock and Alfer Snider are the panelists.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

351 - Coalition of the Billing

Flashpoint #351 Coalition of the Billing (2007) from Alfred Snider on Vimeo.

This program discusses the rise of private security firms, such as Blackwater, in contracts with the USA government to provide security services in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations. Panelists included Samuel Ricker, Joseph Torda and Alfred Snider. Recorded 6 October 2007.

We do not pretend to be experts, we are just informed citizens who care. Panelists include: and Alfred Snider.
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Saturday, October 6, 2007

350 - China and the Olympics

A discussion of whether the human rights situation in China, Sudan and/or Burma will or should influence the 2008 Olympics to be held in China. Panelists include Samuel Ricker, Joseph Torda and Alfred Snider. Taped on 6 October 2007.