Friday, February 23, 2018

Guns in America: Is This a Watershed Moment? | Inside Story

'Never again' is the chant of teenagers and young people across the US as they make their voices heard on the streets, and on social media, demanding stricter gun laws.

It follows the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida on February 14.

Most of those leading the calls for change weren't even born when Congress last approved gun control legislation in 1994. And they're up against the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun lobby, which remains opposed to any new restrictions.

But is the mood changing, in a country that has more mass shootings than any other?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom | Guests: Paul Barrett - Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University & author of 'Glock: The Rise of America's Gun'; Richard Feldman - Former Regional Political Director at the National Rifle Association (NRA); Scott Lucas - Professor of American Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Top US News & World Headlines — February 23, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

David Davis's Brexit Speech in Austria - Watch Live

David Davis will tell business leaders in Austria that fears the Conservatives will plunge Britain into a “Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after leaving the EU are unfounded.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Queen Margrethe of Denmark: A Portrait (1974)

Portrait of the Danish royal family from 1974, featuring glimpses from the Queen's private and official daily life. The program was made in collaboration with the BBC and follows the Queen visiting the Faroe Islands, at the Swedish king's funeral and at the Queen's first New Year's Eve in 1974.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

“It’s Hard to Believe, But Syria’s War Is Getting Worse”: World Powers Clash as Civilian Deaths Soar

Tensions across northern Syria are escalating sharply amid a series of clashes between external and internal powers, including Israel, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the Syrian government. On Saturday, Israel shot down what it says was an Iranian drone that had entered Israel’s airspace after being launched in Syria. Israel then mounted an attack on an Iranian command center in Syria, from where the drone was launched. One of the Israeli F-16 military jets was then downed by a Syrian government anti-aircraft missile. Meanwhile, also in northern Syria on Saturday, a Turkish Army helicopter was shot down by U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin, where Turkey has launched a bombing and ground offensive. All this comes as the United Nations is warning of soaring levels of civilian casualties in Syria. For more, we speak with Anne Barnard, The New York Times bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon. Her recent articles are titled “Israel Strikes Iran in Syria and Loses a Jet” and “It’s Hard to Believe, But Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse.” And we speak with Syrian-Canadian researcher Yazan al-Saadi.

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, 1929-39

This is a companion documentary to my earlier upload "The Forgotten Years". It tells the story of Churchill's political errors in the 1930s, chiefly over independence for India and tariff reform. It is excellent material for the student of both the man and the turbulent era of the 1930s. The video quality is not particularly good, so my apologies for that, but the archive footage is excellent. Uploaded for educational purposes only. Comments are welcome, but any coarse language or aggressive assertions will be deleted immediately