While the world watched and celebrated the rescue of 33 Chilean miners on Wednesday, 11 Zambian miners were shot and wounded by Chinese managers on Friday when they were presenting their grievences about poor working conditions. This same mine was shut down in January of this year because of a cholera outbreak due to poor sanitary conditions.
The intense media attention to the Chilean mine rescue is understandable, just as the little or no attention to the Zambian mine shootings. As we celebrate with the families of the miners in Chile, let’s also share in the anger of the families of the Zambian miners. Read here.