Around 700 refugees had been camping outside the UNHCR offices in Pretoria since October 8, following a wave of xenophobic violence in the country in September
We look at the victory of Chicago’s teachers, the violence faced by refugees in South Africa, and the ambulance workers striking in Meghalaya, India.
The ‘shutdowns’ spreading across Gauteng are intended as targeted xenophobia. But the actions of one mob in Joburg’s inner city show that, in practice, they can harm anyone in their path.
A report released on the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall documents how rising xenophobia has created a ‘Fortress Europe’ amid physical walls, surveillance-based ‘virtual’ walls and maritime walls generated by naval patrols.