A Collection of Statements and Essays on the May 2008 Pogroms

A Collection of Statements, Essays, Video & Pictures on the May 2008 Pogroms

  • Stop the Xenephobic Attacks in Alexandra & Elsewhere!, by the Anti-Privatization Forum & the Alexandra Vukuzenzele Crisis Committee, May 2008
  • Abahlali baseMjondolo Statement on the Xenophobic Attacks in Johannesburg, May 2008
  • The Foreigner in the Mirror, by Hein Marais, Mail & Guardian, May 2008
  • A Militarised State is No Answer to Xenophobia, by Mark Butler, May 2008
  • Pogroms in South Africa, Richard Pithouse, May 2008 (first published in Turkish at Sendika)
  • Audio interviews with refugees in Cape Town, May 2008
  • South Africa is All of Us, by Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Firoze Manji, Pambazuka News, May 2008
  • Shattered Myths: The xenophobic violence in South Africa, by Nathan Geffen, Treatment Action Campaign, June 2008
  • COHRE statement on Xenophobic Attacks, June 2008
  • The Politics of Fear and the Fear of Politics, by Michael Neocosmos, June 2008
  • We Are Not All Like That: the monster bares its fangs, by Andile Mngxitama, June 2008
  • A Crisis of Citizenship, by Richard Pithouse, June 2008
  • Special Issue of Equal Treatment on ‘Systematic Abuse of Immigrants’, June 2008
  • A violent assault on our collective humanity, by Azwell Banda, Russell Grinker & Siv Helen Hesjedel, Daily Dispatch, June 2008
  • What the U.S. Press Got Wrong About South Africa’s Xenophobic Riots, by Kerry Chance, Slate Magazine, June 2008
  • The Country That Never Was, by Fanuel Nsingo, June 2008
  • Photo essay in the Boston Globe, June 2008
  • Revenge of the Subalterns, by Mavuso Dingani, June 2008
  • Is This Integration?, by Azad Essa & Pietter Matate, July 2008
  • Citizenship and Belonging, by Thabo Manyathi, The Witness, July 2008
  • Human rights are just words to poor people, by Imraan Buccus, The Mercury, July 2008
  • Zabalaza No.9, includes two long pieces on the pogroms, September 2008
  • Also see:

  • Durban Action Against Xenophobia
  • PASSOP
  • The Southern African Migration Project
  • Film Makers Against Racism
  • IRIN Pictures of Lindela
  • Coalition Against Xenophobia
  • The Struggle for the City
  • No Border Network
  • No One is Illegal
  • Migrant tot Migrant
  • Videos from Housing Struggles
  • This collection of statements and links was compiled in June 2008. The attachments below were added in April 2013.

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