Last Friday Indian trade unions held one of the biggest strikes in human history. At least tens of millions of protestors took a stand against privatization and increase of foreign investment. Union officials claim the protestors numbered as many as 180 million.
In the United States, however, this historic event was almost entirely ignored. No cable news network covered the protest at all, leaving many Americans in the dark. The Associated Press covered the event, leaving no doubt that it was a conscious decision to avoid discussing the protest on air.