Anything to buy time

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2019-08-06T08:15:55+02:00Mon, 5th Aug '19, 14:18|

Bear with me for a few lines of tedium which you need to know to understand the frame of Edward Scicluna’s, Konrad Mizzi’s and Chris Cardona’s hive mind. Repubblika filed a request in court of an inquiry to start into the hospitals privatisations and any criminal activity that may have happened. Repubblika indicated Edward Scicluna, [...]

And the Livin’ is Easy

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2019-08-05T11:22:38+02:00Mon, 5th Aug '19, 11:22|

Policy by gaslighting. The manipulation is so brazen it doesn’t mind being obvious. Now we’re supposed to spend the week speculating what tattoos Joseph Muscat has tucked away. Want to bet it’s something like this? While you’re distracted by this, killing time on the beach, your country is being taken away from you. That’s why [...]

Titanism

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2019-08-05T10:14:58+02:00Mon, 5th Aug '19, 10:06|

Lovin Malta spotted the word ‘Invictus’ — undefeated ... unconquerable, even — tattooed on the Prime Minister’s arm. They gaped in disbelief as will anyone at first. That’s the first reaction Joseph Muscat wanted to provoke. And then anger. Joseph Muscat is no Latinist. He could have gloated over his electoral record in Swahili or [...]

16 August: Vigil for Truth and Justice

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2019-08-17T04:09:38+02:00Mon, 5th Aug '19, 09:19|

The Council of Europe's deadline for an independent and public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia expires in just over a month. There's no sign the government intends to comply with this. Our call for truth and justice must be renewed. 16 August 2019 Great Siege Square, Valletta 19:30

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Symbols

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2019-08-04T09:00:04+02:00Sun, 4th Aug '19, 09:00|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "This disassociation bet­ween the symbols and their creators is grossly insensitive to victims. It is supreme­ly ironic that petards proudly carrying charges from Nazi Germany are lit up on August 15, the anniversary of the Santa Marija Convoy that saved the islands from the imminent prospect of [...]

Projection

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2019-08-04T08:55:09+02:00Sun, 4th Aug '19, 08:55|

Look at this post from Facebook. Some people who missed the opportunity of hurling insults out of their car towards a small bunch of activists illegally arrested for placing symbolic crosses on trees marked for the cop, went on Facebook to speak their mind. It’s all summed up in one, gloriously bordered in green, word: [...]

GUEST SERIES: Owen Bonnici’s oath (3)

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2019-08-02T12:59:16+02:00Fri, 2nd Aug '19, 10:48|

Concluding part of this series. The first part is here. 3. Dr Vincent Galea: Il-kontenut ta’ dan ir-rapport li inti qrajt allura, iddiskutejtu ma’ membri tal-Gvern jew ma’ membri tal-Partit Laburista? Dr Owen Bonnici: Assolutament le, assolutament le. Dr Vincent Galea: Lil xi Ministru iehor? Biex inkun car, ikunx hemm Ministru X u jghidlek isma [...]

Sharpshot

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2019-08-02T09:12:18+02:00Fri, 2nd Aug '19, 09:12|

Times of Malta yesterday reported how a TV production company has been given office space at the TVM building. There’s plenty that is wrong with that. This particular company is one of many that competes for contracts with TVM. Saving on rental costs (not to mention benefitting from the use of the assets in television [...]

Change.org petition calling for an inquiry into killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia has more than 40,000 signatures

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2019-08-01T15:30:17+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 15:30|

Italian journalists Sandro Ruotolo and Paolo Borrometi have renewed their appeal for more signatures on their online petition demanding the opening of an inquiry into the assassination Daphne Caruana Galizia within the deadline identified by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. At the time of writing, the petition has gathered 40,343 signatures. If [...]

GUEST POST: Aftermath

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2019-08-01T16:01:54+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 14:58|

Sent in by Lake: Barely one week ago PN councillors, predictably, decided to reconfirm Adrian Delia as their leader and condemn their party to electoral irrelevance whilst we are left with more questions than answers. Ironically, the whole purpose of this masochistic exercise was to address the big doubts looming over the PN's head, free [...]

GUEST SERIES: Owen Bonnici’s oath (2)

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2019-07-31T10:49:07+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 10:43|

The first part of this series is here. 2. Dr Vincent Galea – Jigifieri din l-inkjesta allura jekk joghbok li waslet ghandek minghand Dr Pawlu Lia, qatt iddiskutejtha mal-Avukat Generali inti? Dr Owen Bonnici – Le jien ma ddiskutejtx l-inkjesta mal-Avukat Generali. Li tkellimt mieghu dwar l-issue tal-pubblikazzjoni ghaliex l-Avukat Generali infurmani immedjatament li huwa [...]

Repubblika filed judicial protest against court administration

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2019-08-01T09:58:57+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 09:58|

Statement by Repubblika: Repubblika is deeply concerned that a Magistrate’s order for the opening of an inquiry into the hospitals' privatisation is being ignored by the court administration in manifest breach of the law. The court administration reports to the executive branch and when acting outside the remit of the law, as in this case, [...]

I hate nazis

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2019-08-01T08:15:50+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 08:15|

'Hate' is an overused verb. When I write in criticism of someone, I'm often accused of hate. Usually, it's fans of politicians who think of their idols as some people think of Marmite: they love them but those who don't must necessarily be hating them. They don't conceive of the possibility of anything in between. [...]

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