“Day of sorrow” – protests against deadly factory fires in Pakistan

Residents watch the rescue operation in the garment factory in Karachi. Photo via CNN

Protests are scheduled all over Pakistan on Saturday, against the horrific factory fire that claimed nearly 300 lives in Karachi and 25 in Lahore due to criminal negligence of the factory owners whose primary interest lies in making money — they exploit workers, ignore safety standards that the government, equally criminally, did not enforce. Details of the protests below. Online petitions calling for the government to take action: Avaaz and International Workers Solidarity Petition Continue reading

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