Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Not these multinational corporations. They love Myanmar. Really, really poor workers combined with militant labor suppression make for a winning combination, at least as far as these MNCs are concerned. (Not to mention the Republican Party, which sees no problem in outsourcing its campaign paraphanalia to a country described by the US State Department as: "an authoritarian military regime [that] suppresses all expression of opposition to its rule."

The FT notes that last year three people were convicted of high treason for passing evidence of forced labor to the International Labor Organization.

Perusing the list of companies above is interesting in that Global Unions sent letters to each of the companies informing them that their names made the list of companies supporting the junta in Myanmar. Global Unions was open in posting their correspondences as well as the companies responses. Check it out.


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