For this is democracy

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2017-10-22T22:30:59+00:00Sun, 22nd Oct '17, 22:30|

The spontaneous protest in front of the police headquarters this evening shows that in the midst of indifference and misguided loyalty to a corrupt regime, something real is stirring. This is the way big political changes start. With the example of the few. With focused and presently conscious steps. With the articulation of anger and [...]

And so it begins

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2017-10-23T14:02:41+00:00Sun, 22nd Oct '17, 22:02|

Michael Briguglio, James Debono, Claudine Cassar and I were targeted today by the Labour Party media for standing up and expressing views that are in opposition to the politicians they protect. We stood on stage and gave witness to our commitment to continue Daphne Caruana Galizia's fight. For the Labour Party to expect  to hear [...]

ADDS VIDEO: From despair, hope

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2018-02-21T20:26:02+00:00Sun, 22nd Oct '17, 20:46|

This is the speech I delivered today at the Civil Society Network demonstration this afternoon in Valletta. An English translation follows. If you were in Valletta today do please share you experience and photos or videos in the comments below. The photo with this post is by The Times' Matthew Mirabelli. https://youtu.be/B5JGNdnJ9D8 Nixtieq nirringrazzja ‘l [...]

Former Maltese Prime Minister demands resignation of heads of failed institutions

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2017-10-22T09:29:21+00:00Sun, 22nd Oct '17, 09:29|

The below article was published this morning on The Malta Independent on Sunday. An online version is not up at this time. Incredibly these strong words from a former prime minister were relegated by the newspaper to its twelfth page. Lawrence Gonzi again speaks clearly. Institutional chiefs must leave. Politicians must cut the platitudes and [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Omerta

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2017-10-22T10:33:50+00:00Sun, 22nd Oct '17, 08:37|

"But a dream ends on awakening, and sleep cannot be forced. Even as we shrug off the assassination of a journalist, the rest of the world has seen our mask of a paradise island drop and glimpsed the rot beneath." My article in The Sunday Times today.

The Sunday Times calls for Joseph Muscat to resign

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2017-10-22T08:36:25+00:00Sun, 22nd Oct '17, 08:36|

In a hard hitting editorial today, The Sunday Times calls for Joseph Muscat to resign. "Ideally, the long and fraught process of change would start with a sacking and a resignation – the police chief, the Prime Minister. They are clearly not the ones to cleanse the country." Read the editorial here.