Dal resoconto del presidio davanti al CPR (ex Cie) di corso Brunelleschi avvenuto domenica scorsa, fino a planare sulla pista di atterraggio della capitale insieme ai tanti nigeriani clandestini imbarcati su un charter per Lagos, come voleva la famigerata circolare del Ministero degli Interni; dai militanti per la casa nostrani intenti ad autorecuperarsi, fino a volgere lo sguardo oltre l’oceano, sulle “gabbie” di Hong Kong, sui letti affastellati in piccole stanze di palazzi marcescenti in cui i poveri e gli sfruttati di quell’enclave fiscale e commerciale della Cina passano le loro nottate, guardando il mondo a quadretti che scorre dietro le finestre.
Vi proponiamo qui alcune immagini intense dal quartiere operaio di West Kowloon:
In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 62-year-old Cheng Man Wai lays in his cage, measuring 1.5 square meters (16 square feet), which he calls home, in Hong Kong. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what’s known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
HONG KONG, CHINA – NOVEMBER 27: Clothes and valuables are seen on a cage dwelling on November 27, 2010 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong’s property prices having soared over the past year with urban redevelopment shrinking the supply of older, cheaper blocks. Thousands of men still dwelling in 15-square-foot cubicles or cages are being forced to vacate premises as the properties are being sold to developers and low cost accommodation becomes more difficult to find due to increasing cost of rent. Approximately 1,000 or so men are still estimated to live in squalid and cramped conditions in old tenement flats as Hong Kong’s yawning wealth gap widens. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
HONG KONG, CHINA – DECEMBER 01: 78 years old Leung Shu looks out the widow of his floor near to his cage dwelling on December 01, 2010 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong’s property prices having soared over the past year with urban redevelopment shrinking the supply of older, cheaper blocks. Thousands of cage men still dwelling in 15-square-foot cubicles are being forced to vacate premises as the properties are being sold to developers as Hong Kong’s yawning wealth gap widens. The cage home residents are struggling to find low cost accommodation in Hong Kong due to increasing cost of rent. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)