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Media Roundtable: COVID-19 And The Plight Of The Poor In India & Workers Strike In The US

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
In this Saturday, March 28, 2020, file photo, a young girl lies on a luggage as she along with her family awaits transportation to her village following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing India’s COVID-19 lockdown and the plight of millions of poor, low paid internal migrant workers. They say they are hungry and trapped. They can’t go home.

Later in the show, Amazon and Instacart workers walked off the job this week over health and safety concerns. Also, demand for food is increasing across the country. What’s been the effect of the Trump administration’s move to force nearly 700,000 people off of food stamps? 


Sandip Roy, journalist and author of Don't Let Him Know

Mike Elk, labor reporter and founder of Payday Report

Arthur Delany, senior reporter for HuffPost covering politics and the economy

Web Resources:

Live Mint :How a virus turned our world order upside down

BBC, Soutik Biswas: Coronavirus: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy

The American Prospect, Mike Elk: The Coronavirus Is Jump-Starting Union Organizing at Delta

The American Prospect, David Dayen: Unsanitized: The Essential Imbalance of the 2020 Bailout

The Huffington Post, Arthur Delany: ‘Paycheck Protection Program’ Launches Friday, But Banks Are Balkin


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