Day: October 18, 2017

This is no normal democracy

This is no normal democracy

A day or two after the election result from last June I wrote an essay to try to make sense of an election result I could not understand. Daphne Caruana Galizia read it and linked it on her website. She said it was the analysis she intended to write but had not found the time …

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GUEST POST: #stoptherot

GUEST POST: #stoptherot

by Lisa Darmanin Demajo As the horrific events of last Monday sink in, I am still suspended somewhere between disbelief and grief. Grieving for the mother, the wife, the sister, the daughter who was loved and lost. Brutally murdered and left to burn in front of her son. My heart breaks for them. Disbelief, that …

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Italian job

Italian job

The foremost investigators in Italian journalism are in Malta or on their way. For them the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, so visually and morally reminiscent of the Strage di Capaci, is a story with layers and ramifications they have long suspected but feel they must now come here to prove. La Repubblica is reporting …

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We have seen this before

We have seen this before

I struggle to think of Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando writing something poignant but from his small, diseased, petty and evil mind comes an unintended but no less significantly strong historical observation. He posted this in his celebration of Adrian Delia’s election to the leadership of the PN. That’s how small-minded he is. Looking at those acronyms …

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Get ready for a frame-up

Get ready for a frame-up

Here’s Evarist Bartolo on Facebook today: “Il-jum it-tajjeb. Wara l-qtil brutali ta’ Daphne Caruana Galizia nhar it-Tnejn qed iqumu hafna mistoqsijiet serji u nkwetanti. Min ried jaghlqilha halqha f’daqqa wahda? Ghal tant snin ikkritikat bl-ahrax nies li qatt ma ghamlulha xejn. Xi tfacca gdid fl-ahhar xhur? Wahda mill-konsegwenzi ta’ dan il-qtil kien it-tharbit tal-progress socjali …

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NEW YORK TIMES: Political leaders should denounce demonization of journalists

NEW YORK TIMES: Political leaders should denounce demonization of journalists

Joseph Muscat had said in 2013 he’d make Malta the best in Europe. In 2017 he said he’d put Malta on the world stage. Oh but he has. The New York Times’s editorial is on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. It quotes Joseph Muscat’s promise to ensure her killers are brought to justice. But it is …

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Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando on impunity

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando on impunity

This screen-grab of a rant by Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, another one of many raising a glass to the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the one who held him to account for his disloyalty, corruption and pathological lying whilst Joseph Muscat rewarded him and confirmed him in public office he is completely unfit for. Jeffrey Pullicino …

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