The Laundromat

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2019-10-18T22:15:41+02:00Fri, 18th Oct '19, 22:15|

Just finished watching The Laundromat by Steven Soderbergh. https://youtu.be/wuBRcfe4bSo A good movie is such a better way of explaining things that so many of us have been trying to explain without much success. You watch this and you’ll understand, if you haven’t yet, why Jacqueline Alexander should not have been relied upon by Aaron Bugeja [...]

Columbia University reviews breach of human rights in Caruana Galizia family banner case

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2019-10-18T10:39:52+02:00Fri, 18th Oct '19, 10:39|

This one is mostly for law and journalism students. The Global Freedom of Expression monitor of Columbia University reviews the case that the Caruana Galizia family successfully argued when the state gagged their right to free expression by removing banners where they asked for justice for their wife and mother ostensibly on the back of [...]

Democracy in action

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2019-10-18T10:12:52+02:00Fri, 18th Oct '19, 10:12|

You can see in these Darrin Zammit Lupi/REUTERS photos from last night the care and attention the cleaners give to the plinth of the memorial. Ever seen a protester stand on it like that? The cleaners were perfectly conscious of the presence of the photographer. This is their idea of due attention. But their primary [...]

Would you want flowers from these people?

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2019-10-18T08:27:40+02:00Fri, 18th Oct '19, 08:27|

I realise that some people struggle with the thought. It came up for example with the case of the nun who runs the orphanage who looks like she knows the toys carried by Luke Chetcuti come from surplus profits from strip joints and whatever other ancillary vice possibly goes with that. There are two schools [...]