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Media Roundtable: The Brexit Crisis & The Root Causes of the Amazon Fires

AP Photo/Leo Correa
In this Aug. 26, 2019 photo, the land smolders during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. The fire is very close to Kayapo indigenous land located on the Bau indigenous reserve

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the G7 Summit in France and the political crisis in England following Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament to push his Brexit Plan.

We’ll also discuss the ongoing devastating fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. So far this year, Brazil has reported 83,000 fires, with many of them set in deforested areas by loggers and ranchers to clear land for cattle.



Chris Feliciano Arnold, freelance Journalist and author of The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon


Eric Reguly, european bureau chief for The Globe and Mail


Web Resources:

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: JBS: The Brazilian butchers who took over the world


Globe and Mail: Canada pledges financial, technical support to help fight Amazon wildfires in Brazil

Globe and Mail: As Amazon burns, Brazil signals it’s paying attention to G7 pressure

PBS: Brazilian indigenous people speak out as Amazon fires rage

The Guardian: Brazil: fears for isolated Amazon tribes as fires erupt on protected reserves

The New Stateman: The absurd and frivolous G7 summit signalled the end of the world order

NY Times: Boris Johnson’s ‘Explosive’ Move to Get His Way on Brexit: Suspend Parliament

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