Month: June 2018

Clyde Puli, careful there.

Clyde Puli, careful there.

Watch this video from Net News. Clyde Puli uses his TV platform to reiterate the remarks he gave The Malta Independent. He explains the process of selecting candidates and criticises a ‘section of the media’, which the reporter specifies as Times of Malta, for deceiving its readers. It was not just Times of Malta who …

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Benjamin Dalli: Malta is playing on the fringes of the European Charter of Human Rights

Benjamin Dalli: Malta is playing on the fringes of the European Charter of Human Rights

This is the speech delivered yesterday by Benjamin Dalli at the vigil for truth of justice, 8 months since Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed: Walking into Valletta in the afternoon is an attack on the senses. The hostile stone and the harsh light is reminiscent of autocracies – the clenched fist with which they rule …

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Martina Caruana: At the Great Siege Memorial

Martina Caruana: At the Great Siege Memorial

Art historian Martina Caruana yesterday gave a memorable speech placing the context of the monthly Daphne Caruana Galizia vigils on the 16th of every month with the Great Siege Memorial that dominates the location. Here’s an English translation of the speech: We have gathered here again to mark the 8th month since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s …

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Andrew Borg-Cardona: A handbook for activists

Andrew Borg-Cardona: A handbook for activists

Thank you Andrew Borg-Cardona. We as activists have to reclaim the public space this government has encroached on. We’ve come to the point that whilst we tip-toe around the authorities to ensure no sensibilities are even slightly offended, a policeman has this week actually physically blocked a journalist from taking pictures. Policemen have removed protest …

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Inarticulate violent hate-mongers masking as promoters of culture

Inarticulate violent hate-mongers masking as promoters of culture

Frederick Testa is a tagħnalkoller scrounger on the public purse officially ‘cultural liaison officer with the Arts Council in Malta’. He’s there because he’s one of the thugs in the class of Mario Azzopardi that help give Labour its appealing pederastic image. Here he is out in the comments boards on Facebook saying David Casa …

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The hand that seeks to blind you

The hand that seeks to blind you

This photo was taken by Darrin Zammit Lupi for Reuters. A policeman tried to block his lens even though the photographer told him he was a journalist doing his job.   As you can still figure out the policeman was seeking to censor a protest by Il-Kenniesa that showed cardboard cutouts of Keith Schembri and …

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FIAU punish the laundry, but leave the launderer alone. Keith Schembri’s finances handled by fined money laundering enablers MFSP.

FIAU punish the laundry, but leave the launderer alone. Keith Schembri’s finances handled by fined money laundering enablers MFSP.

Jacob Borg’s Times of Malta story yesterday revealed MFSP Financial has been fined by the FIAU for breaching MFSA laws. It is right that intermediaries are checked and held to account as these cowboy operations enable the crimes of money launderers, tax dodgers and fraudsters. But that’s only half the job done. If the FIAU …

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Convicted revenge pornographer to run for MEP

Convicted revenge pornographer to run for MEP

Cyrus Engerer already meant to run for MEP in the past. He withdrew his candidature in the last minute because of a conviction for spreading revenge porn photos of his ex boyfriend after a bad breakup. His withdrawal from the candidature was hailed by Labour’s Joseph Muscat as heroic. Indeed he endowed a former PN …

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#occupyjustice: The (Minis)Tree of Justice

#occupyjustice: The (Minis)Tree of Justice

Statement today by #occupyjustice: A Tree of Justice was ‘planted’ outside Upper Barrakka Gardens on Saturday afternoon with protest letters hanging as ‘fruit’ from its branches, to mark eight months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. “The roots of evil are all we are left with,” said #OccupyJustice, a group of activists …

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