Rich pickings: how trade and investment keep the Burmese junta alive and kicking
In September 2007, the Burmese people mobilised their largest social and political uprising since 1988. Thousands of monks and ordinary people marched to protest grinding poverty and the country’s repressive military dictatorship. The resulting crackdown by the regime was news all over the world: it is believed that at least 110 people were killed and thousands were hurt by rubber bullets, tear gas, bamboo clubs and rubber batons.
Read the whole ITUC report on Burma (pdf document on the ITUC website)