Truth and Justice: Estelle Spiteri

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2019-01-19T21:41:33+00:00Sat, 19th Jan '19, 21:41|

https://youtu.be/bp6uGdab3yg Today marks 14 months since the country lost its most prominent journalist. 14 months of anger and frustration, of protests and determination. But we are 14 months closer to justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. I would like to read a short passage taken from a piece titled ‘Like a Nervous Pigeon, My Unsettled State [...]

Guest Post: Too late for betrayal

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2019-01-19T17:49:29+00:00Sat, 19th Jan '19, 17:49|

Sent in by Lake: I was always proud to call myself a Nationalist. Proud in the thought that my party and the majority of its supporters shared my same values. Values built on the foundations of a fair and functioning democracy, equal justice for all and ultimately freedom of speech. Those same values that Eddie Fenech Adami taught [...]

Truth and Justice: Pia Zammit

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2019-01-19T17:22:13+00:00Sat, 19th Jan '19, 17:22|

https://youtu.be/1B4ywpMrbqY 15 months ago our lives changed. 15 months ago we recoiled in shock as we learned about the brutal assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. 15 months ago we watched in horror as the people who are supposed to lead us, failed to react appropriately. We knew then that we couldn’t be silent. One of [...]

Truth and Justice: Mark Fenech

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2019-01-19T17:56:05+00:00Fri, 18th Jan '19, 07:33|

https://youtu.be/hVc4qJMr-FA Demokrazija. Libertà. Żewġ kelmiet differenti li ma jgħaddux mingħajr xulxin. Xi tfisser id-demokrazija? Xi fisser il-libertà? Hawn min jaħseb li biżżejjed li poplu jmur jivvota darba kull 5 snin biex pajjiżu jkun jista’ jiġi kwalifikat bħala wieħed demokratiku u ħieles. Naħseb li lkoll taqblu miegħi li dawn il-kliem ifissru wisq iżjed minn hekk. Fost [...]

#occupyjustice: The Crumbling Pillars of Malta

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2019-01-16T21:21:27+00:00Wed, 16th Jan '19, 21:21|

This statement was issued by Occupy Justice this evening: Three huge banners depicting Three Crumbling Pillars of Democracy were unfurled opposite the building of the Maltese parliament this evening in Valletta by #occupyjustice activists to mark 15 months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The banners showed three collapsing columns symbolising the executive (the government); the legislature (parliament) and the [...]

Maria Efimova receives Special Recognition Award from Blueprint for Free Speech

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2019-01-16T10:30:26+00:00Wed, 16th Jan '19, 19:45|

Pilatus Bank whistleblower Maria Efimova is being honoured tonight by Australian-based free speech organisation ‘Blueprint for Free Speech’.  Past awardees include Chelsea Manning who spent 7 years in prison for revealing war crimes perpetrated by the US military, John Kiriakou who uncovered the use of torture by the US intelligence community, Raj Mattu who uncovered [...]

Friends of animals

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2019-01-16T14:04:22+00:00Wed, 16th Jan '19, 14:04|

Eight mallards flew over Valletta and the event was so extraordinarily rare that the self-proclaimed bird-shooter in Joseph Muscat’s government shoots them with the only gun he’s allowed to carry inside the Auberge de Castille: the hi-res camera on the back of his phone. This guy, Clint Camilleri, who can’t sit through a Cabinet meeting [...]

Touch of class

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2019-01-16T13:49:06+00:00Wed, 16th Jan '19, 13:40|

Please see this post on Lovin Malta reviewing a new TV show on PN TV station Net. It’s in that Lovin Malta taking the Mickey style of theirs so you might at first get the impression this is a breezy crit of another painfully unwatchable piece of junk on Maltese television. Who the hell watches [...]

Further away from democracy than we’ve ever been

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2019-01-16T12:25:38+00:00Wed, 16th Jan '19, 12:25|

Robert Musumeci continued his passionate campaign in defence of Adrian Delia in a Times Talk interview today. Even though most of us are neither architects nor lawyers and even less of us are both, we can all see Robert Musumeci’s cunning plan for what it is. He is deeply invested in the status quo and [...]

A painful memory

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2019-01-15T10:13:16+00:00Tue, 15th Jan '19, 10:13|

On a comments board of this website, May Borg shared a comment Daphne Caruana Galizia had written as the moderator of the comments under her own website. Even those who read her blog very rarely will remember the post by seeing this image: It was February 2016 and Daphne told her readers she was bursting [...]

Guest Post: Why they want him to stay on

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2019-01-15T10:00:08+00:00Tue, 15th Jan '19, 10:00|

Desmond Zammit Marmarà opens his preposterous blog on Newsbook by saying that he is “a Labour Party supporter and therefore one of those who have absolutely no wish to see Dr Adrian Delia as Prime Minister of Malta.” He concludes by reaffirming that he is “one of those who will continue doing my utmost to [...]

PN youth wing ‘likes’ post criticising party leadership

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2019-01-15T09:48:21+00:00Tue, 15th Jan '19, 09:47|

Though not quite the ANC youth wing, the MŻPN seems to be flexing its muscles. Occupy Justice posted yesterday on their Twitter account one of their biting series “True Warriors” that highlights massive gaps in positions that an Opposition party would normally be expected to take. A post yesterday by Occupy Justice reminded the PN [...]

Owen’s task force

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2019-01-15T09:18:41+00:00Tue, 15th Jan '19, 09:18|

This is Strasbourg yesterday. They keep the Christmas elves in their shop windows rather longer there. The mementoes left there are in memory of the victims of the December terror attack. Some will say that's incomparable with the ones activists leave in Valletta since Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed because that's more than a year [...]

Short cash

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2019-01-15T08:57:40+00:00Tue, 15th Jan '19, 08:57|

The argument that Adrian Delia’s private affairs are his own rings hollower than ever now. Times of Malta published a breakdown of Adrian Delia’s monthly expenses excluding of course the cost of his existence. Adrian Delia is sleeping somewhere which is not his home so he must be paying some form of rent. Clearly he’s [...]

‘Vicious’ DDoS attack on The Shift

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2019-01-14T17:33:55+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 17:33|

The Shift News is reporting on its website it is undergoing “a vicious cyber attack” which is aimed at taking their website down. Caroline Muscat described the attack as “well-funded and professional”. The site is not yet down due to the security system that protects the website from these attacks. In their post around an [...]

Unanimity

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2019-01-14T10:17:47+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 10:17|

Unanimity in a voting result for a political party or any other political process is normally the outcome of a rigged or undemocratic ballot. They have 90% majorities in the Chinese ‘national people’s congress’ or elections a Castro runs for in Cuba. It is, therefore, wrong to assess the 10% dissenting votes Adrian Delia estimates [...]

Joseph Muscat on irrevocable democratic choices

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2019-01-14T09:33:12+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 09:33|

There’s something profoundly exquisite in Joseph Muscat speaking of obscure forces in the PN acting in defiance of a democratic decision to have Adrian Delia as a leader. “This betrays a mind-set where democracy is only relevant if you like what the people have decided”.  Just 4 months ago he went on BBC Radio 4 [...]