« Grocers to Face Union Busting Antitrust Suit | Main | Colorado's Owen: Vetoing Labor Rights »

May 27, 2005

Mass Telecom Strike in Pakistan

Among other things, Bush's "war on terrorism" has been a wonderful distraction from global protests against corporate plundering of public assets. But our "ally" Pakistan, as Charles at Freiheit und Wissen details, is witnessing a mass strike of 60,000 workers protesting the privatization of the state telecommunications firm.

As with the mass uprising in Bolivia, the media considers economic justice for poor people around the world a less important story than which brand of theocracy will get to rule Iraq. But for the rest of us, this is a story that should be getting far more attention.

Posted by Nathan at May 27, 2005 01:26 PM