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Globalization Protests While peaceful protests like the Nigerian women against the oil giant Chevron Texaco help establish workers rights, this same protest situation in most other third world factories around the globe would not work. Most big name factories in third world countries such as that of the Nike Corporation are composed of jobs outsourced to foreign countries to make a bigger shareholder profit for the benefit of the corporation. Companies still involved in negative globalization practices and companies the countries behind these companies that are backing so called “free trade” should look for alternatives to help further the rights of workers. I remember a video from SOC 100 in which when the women from an Asian country (I don’t remember which or it was unspecified) began a protest against their shoe factory to receive a little more rights and wages, the factory was unexpectedly shut down and never re-opened. The women involved never received their last wages which fueled a
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course SOC 261 taught by Professor Jennings during the Winter '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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