Day: April 16, 2018

Three o’clock

Three o’clock

I’m meeting friends in Valletta tonight at another vigil to remember Daphne Caruana Galizia. I plan to speak at the event. The time for thanks and for protest, for grief and for anger, for admiration and for regret is far from over. So many people’s impatience to see it done justifies its unforced continuation. We …

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Charles Schembri: The search for the truth can never stop

Charles Schembri: The search for the truth can never stop

Guest Post by Charles Schembri: A bunch of opinion writers persevere in scribbling epistles that do not necessarily comment on our daily chronicles. It is an endeavour on their part to look beyond the truth or un-truth. Our daily chronicle of events, complemented with on-line comments, is just the facade of the malign cancer permeating …

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Caruana Galizias protest in court government’s action to strike down freedom of speech

Caruana Galizias protest in court government’s action to strike down freedom of speech

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia and their father Peter filed a letter in the Constitutional Court protesting the Planning Authority’s order to remove a banner put up in Old Bakery Street asking uncomfortable questions to the prime minister. The order crushes freedom of expression and they asked the Planning Authority to withdraw it. More …

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Tossers

Tossers

There are bigger issues to worry about right now but there will soon be a time when we need to reflect on the way the right of protest is ignored here. Civil society activists have on a monthly basis raised banners and posters to protest corruption and to demand justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. None …

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Sitt xhur ilu

Sitt xhur ilu

Submitted anonymously today: Sitt xhur ilu Sitt xhur ilu, din oħtna Maltija Dil-bint u din l-omm Fir-raħal tal-Bidnija Inġiebet fi tmiemha ħajjitha biex jingħalaq il-fomm. Sitt xhur ilu din oħtna Maltija, bħali u bħalek, li f’artna kitbet u terrqet, inqatlet f’mitt biċċa mdemmijja sabiex il-pinna darba għal dejjem telqet. Għaddew sitt xhur minn dak il-jum …

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#occupyjustice: Crookfellas attend My Big Fat Iranian Wedding

#occupyjustice: Crookfellas attend My Big Fat Iranian Wedding

  This is a statement issued this morning by #occupyjustice: Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi graced Hollywood movie posters put up by activists in front of Castille in Valletta and Pilatus Bank in Ta’ Xbiex, to mark six months since the assassination of the journalist …

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Il Silenzio e’ Mafia

Il Silenzio e’ Mafia

Jason Micallef will be Googling who Salman Rushdie is this morning. Or Margaret Atwood, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Neil Gaiman, Eva Bonnier, Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín. They said they are outraged by his remarks and by his orders to his goons to remove banners calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death. But knowing …

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Alessandra Dee Crespo: Oh my Daphne!

Alessandra Dee Crespo: Oh my Daphne!

Guest post by Alessandra Dee Crespo: Around six months ago, after having attended Daphne Caruana Galizia’s funeral, I wrote a piece for this blog called ‘We must let you go now’. In this blog post I had said that the time of sitting on the fence is over, that it is our turn to feel …

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