Ten Indian trade unions staged one of the largest strikes
in human history on Friday, with tens of millions of public sector
workers participating in a shutdown of parts of the Indian economy to
protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic plans.
But if you’re an American relying on cable news, it would be hard to know it ever happened.
Not a single American cable news network ran a segment focused on
India’s massive strike, even on Labor Day, the U.S.’s annual holiday
dedicated to workers.
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