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Your Call: Dilma Rousseff's impeachment; Colin Kaepernick's protest

Sep 1, 2016

On the September 2nd edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the impeachment of Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff.

She has called it a coup against democracy. We’ll also talk about coverage of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernic who refused to stand up for the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Join the conversation with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, and author of Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy

Will Carless, correspondent for GlobalPost in Rio de Janeiro

Web Resources:

PRI: Brazil’s impeached president: ‘I fought against human suffering, I battled inequality’

The Nation: America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say

ESPN: Kaepernick is asking for justice, not peace

AFP: Brazil's Congress -- a den of corruption

Open Democracy: Brazilian political cycles and the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff