GUEST POST: Of pacts with the devil

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2019-12-08T08:21:05+01:00Sun, 8th Dec '19, 08:21|

Let's see if we're getting this one, right. When I last checked, 26 members of Labour's parliamentary group had endorsed Chris Fearne's bid to become Labour's next leader. With that kind of support, barely a few hours into announcing his candidature, the remaining parliamentarian were likely to follow suit, with MPs unanimously supporting his bid. [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: The day after

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2019-12-08T08:15:01+01:00Sun, 8th Dec '19, 08:15|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "Daphne was swept away challenging our partisan dogmas. She was killed because our institutions failed in their mission of standing on the side of law rather than raw power. She was assassinated because the acid river of dirty money would not deign to flow around the resistance [...]

Why it’s significant that independent media back tomorrow’s protest

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2019-12-07T19:30:37+01:00Sat, 7th Dec '19, 19:30|

https://youtu.be/ibzQlPIf7EE   The Times of Malta, The Malta Independent, Malta Today, The Shift News and Lovin Malta have all editorially announced they back tomorrow's civil society protest in Valletta. This is significant. This is important. The truth about Daphne Caruana Galizia's killing has emerged thanks to the work of journalists working in all those organisations. [...]

GUEST POST: The revolution of women

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2019-12-07T08:51:33+01:00Sat, 7th Dec '19, 08:51|

“Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad.” What follows is my attempt to discern the music, and to share my experience of its melody. An Apology for Myth At times of great importance, our minds will work in myth. This is a truth that psychotherapists of the depth tradition begun by Carl [...]

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GUEST POST: Victus

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2019-12-07T08:16:25+01:00Sat, 7th Dec '19, 08:15|

The antonym for Invictus, the word that the Kink has vain-gloriously had tattooed on his arm, is Victus – loser. Victus has been snubbed by the majority of the members of his cabinet who are pressing him to resign sooner rather than later. They seek to elect a leader who we hope will get rid [...]

London protest for justice for Daphne and Malta this Saturday

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2019-12-05T08:41:37+01:00Thu, 5th Dec '19, 08:41|

Any friend of Malta in or reasonably near London should make their way to Parliament Square this Saturday at 11:30am for a protest calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and for Malta. The protest is being called by UK-based activists who have held a two year campaign since Daphne's assassination. It will be my [...]

GUEST POST: Et tu Keith?

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2019-12-05T08:13:42+01:00Thu, 5th Dec '19, 08:13|

So I read that Joseph Muscat, Miriam Dalli and Owen Bonnici declared that they felt betrayed by Keith Schembri. Robert Abela allegedly told Joseph Muscat “dak il-kornut fottiek” and the members of the cabinet present at the 6 hour meeting called to decide on whether or not to grant a pardon to Yorgen Fenech were [...]

GUEST POST: Of servitude, iniquity and evil

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2019-12-05T08:08:21+01:00Thu, 5th Dec '19, 08:08|

The people who have voluntarily delegated limited power to a governing body to administer the land, have the natural right to overwhelm servitude, iniquity and the evil of government. In the absence of government responding positively to such calls towards righteousness, but instead indulges in the perpetuation of its evil acts, it would lose its [...]

GUEST POST: Crooks, villains, pimps and scoundrels

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2019-12-05T07:59:51+01:00Thu, 5th Dec '19, 07:59|

In 2015, Daphne Caruana Galizia reported that Economy Minister Chris Cardona was squatting in a luxury apartment owned by Silvan Fenech, cousin of the man who is now charged with masterminding her assassination, Yorgen Fenech. Dr Muscat had rightly duelled with Finance Minister Tonio Fenech in 2009 after then Minister Fenech travelled to watch a [...]

Being European

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2019-12-05T09:35:06+01:00Thu, 5th Dec '19, 07:45|

Apologists for Joseph Muscat want to represent the ongoing battle for Malta’s conscience as a struggle between Nationalists and Labourites. That’s the only way they hope to convince habitual voters of the Labour Party to do what they’ve never been asked to do before: overlook murder and assume everyone who’s saying killing a journalist and [...]

GUEST POST: Reforming our Political Society

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2019-12-04T07:35:20+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 07:35|

The evolving chaotic, turbulent and surreal, but submissively long-awaited events, for which international media and institutions have anointed the islands as the prototype of a misfunctioning liberal democracy, should not just lead towards ascertaining that justice prevails. This would only be reverting to normality respecting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities as enshrined in the law [...]

GUEST POST: Survival Instinct

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2019-12-04T07:16:28+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 07:16|

Fine. Several people have finally found their voice in the last few weeks after three whole years of blatantly clear evidence in full view and two years after the mafia assassinate a journalist. But the stark truth is that at this very, very, very late stage this is now simply a case of basic survival [...]

GUEST POST: Bullies do not win

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2019-12-04T07:01:22+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 07:01|

Sent in by someone known to me. Practice what you preach, will you? As parents, we preach endlessly to our children how to handle a bully. Tell someone, get help, stand up for yourself. We try to show kindness, to respect, to help others, to value life, to follow basic rules of conduct and behaviour. [...]

GUEST POST: Two years of shame

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2019-12-04T05:25:14+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 05:25|

This article was first published on The Times of Malta in two parts under the heading Ashamed to be Maltese on 22 and 29 October 2017. It was written the day after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. I never thought that I would feel so ashamed, disgusted,  afraid and angered about my own country and [...]