Your Call's Media Roundtable: The human cost of the Afghan war & the struggles of the poor

Aug 25, 2017

This week, Donald Trump unveiled plans to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan by sending up to 4,000 more soldiers to the region. How are the media covering the 16-year US invasion and its impacts on the civilian population?

We’ll also discuss the Republican tax cut plan and the rise of diaper charity organizations. As more families struggle with poverty and a lack of good paying jobs, they are turning to diaper charity groups. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Emran Feroz, independent journalist, and founder of the Drone Memorial, a virtual memorial for civilian drone strike victims

Greg Kaufmann, editor of TalkPoverty, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress

Arthur Delaney, senior reporter with the Huffington Post

Web Resources:

The Huffington Post: Bad Jobs And No Welfare Give Rise To A New Type Of Charity: The Diaper Bank

The Intercept: FEARFUL VILLAGERS SEE THE U.S. USING AFGHANISTAN AS A “PLAYGROUND FOR THEIR WEAPONS”

Talk Poverty: Don’t Let the White House’s Dysfunction Distract You From the Things Trump Is Getting Done

Quartz: Charted: Trump’s budget would cut $200 billion from food stamps. Here’s who that hurts

The Washington Post: The cruelest thing about buying diapers