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Media Roundtable: The war on refugees & immigrants, from the US to Italy


From Italy to the US, right-wing governments are waging a war on refugees and immigrants. On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss Italy’s new government refusal to rescue boats carrying hundreds of migrants, and threatening mass deportation. We'll also discuss the country's racist policies toward Gypsies/Roma.

We’ll also look at coverage of the widespread outrage over the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents. And there are new Panama Papers leaks revealing how corporations and the superrich hide their wealth in offshore accounts.


Eric Reguly, European bureau chief for The Globe and Mail

Roque Planas, national reporter for the Huffington Post covering immigration and voting rights

Kevin Hall, chief economics correspondent and senior investigator reporter for McClatchy  

Web Resources:

The Globe and Mail: Italy claims victory as Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

Huffington Post: Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention Centers

Miami Herald: McCaskill's husband invested $1 million in hedge fund tied to Caymans

Independent: Italy's deputy PM Salvini called for 'mass cleansing, street by street, quarter by quarter', newly resurfaced footage

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.