Wednesday, June 30, 2010


In Pakistan a a struggle between the local Coca Cola franchise and their worker has come to the point where several international unions have called for a worldwide protest for Coca Cola’s nasty attacks against the trade movement and their unionized workforce in Pakistan. Pakistani laborers have had to put up with constant assaults upon their union’s basic rights in Karachi and elsewhere. According to the Muslim Observer, "Union-busting is almost a tradition at Pak Coke: It is a gut reflex."

In Multan, Pakistan workers are battling against blackmail, extortion, violence, abductions and death threats to win their basic rights.

The Pause That Represses

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