Barbarism and injustice

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2018-09-18T17:20:01+01:00Tue, 18th Sep '18, 17:20|

Owen Bonnici’s intellectual faculties have never moved the earth. In Maltese we have a very specific word for the shallow well-meaning: baħbuħ. His party militants have thrown him on the frontline of a battle he has nothing to do with. And his party bosses have shot him in midair as an alternative target in place [...]

Eddy the troll

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2018-09-18T16:57:16+01:00Tue, 18th Sep '18, 16:57|

Eddy Privitera paid a brief visit to this blog. He fired empty taunts and was sent packing. He thought his plan worked and went to Times of Malta with a letter saying that I’m like Daphne Caruana Galizia who had also banned him from her blog. I should not need to explain that banning a [...]

The world is watching

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2018-09-18T16:07:46+01:00Tue, 18th Sep '18, 16:07|

When a heckler comes screaming in your face, as one did to mine today, saying you should be ashamed of yourself for protesting, it is easy to be disheartened. The sight of a woman 'exercising her right' of vandalising the protest site wades deep into your deepest roots of doubt. But remember we're not alone. [...]

The alibis for the fugitives

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2018-09-18T15:27:32+01:00Tue, 18th Sep '18, 15:26|

This document which you see before you certifies by the hand of a police officer that the government, using its employees, ripped away a protest banner bearing an image of the flag of Malta, an image of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the word ‘Ġustizzja’ written in bold type. They also dragged away flowers [...]

Oops they did it again.

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2018-09-18T09:02:56+01:00Tue, 18th Sep '18, 09:02|

The protest site in Great Siege Square has been wiped out again in the dead of night. We weren’t sleeping there to guard it because we have children and homes and jobs to go back to. Joseph Muscat also had a home to go back to so he had government employees strike down the flag [...]