Proletarian revolution?

The Western press has not been telling of incidents of this type. “Sweatshop” workers have been rioting in China [originally reported erroneously as in Taiwan] intermittently. The reason via Radley Balko from the mainstream Asian Labour News “was the limitation on working hours at the factory. The shorter hours have been requested by US companies so as to avoid criticism by various groups… . However, the mainly migrant workforce want to work longer hours.” So they threw a riot. One of many incidents like this, but unheard about here. Deeper meaning, if any? (No tundra reported hurt, btw, nor caribou, thank God).

Posted by Matthew Hogan at March 19, 2005 12:02 AM