GUEST POST: Taking lessons from the FIAU

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2019-10-19T10:32:19+02:00Sat, 19th Oct '19, 10:07|

Sent in by someone known to me who went to yesterday's FIAU anti-money-laundering seminar. This morning I dutifully took up the FIAU’s invitation (at a cost of €100) to attend their seminar about the Revised Implementing Procedures on Anti-Money Laundering. A boring subject if ever there was one but needs must so I braced myself [...]

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 [...]

Truth and Justice: Amy Mallia

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2019-10-17T21:46:31+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 17:50|

https://youtu.be/A3aVi8LUDXo   Two years. That’s how long it has been since my aunt, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was assassinated. My family’s lives changed that day at exactly 3pm, our world turned upside down by the pure hatred and fear of exposure that someone had towards my aunt, leading them to order her assassination. On October 16th [...]

Truth and Justice: Norman Vella

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2019-10-17T16:48:16+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 16:48|

https://youtu.be/0dM6_6EPYWo Għid il-verità, anke jekk leħnek qed jitriegħed. Il-verità li ġabritna hawn illejla hija dwar ġrajja tat-tkexkix li kull min jixraqlu jissejjaħ bniedem jistmerr, jixli u jibqa’ jiġġieled b’kull mezz sakemm issir ġustizzja. Bħal-lum sentejn assassinaw lil Daphne: assassinaw waħda minna, Maltija bħalna. Min ħallas biex jisplodi lil Daphne ried joqtol u jeqred darba għal [...]

Just this once

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2019-10-17T16:36:55+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 15:42|

For one day only, our protest demanding truth and justice was allowed to see the light of day. We spoke our anger with beauty, our fear with flickering light, our disgust with colour and the gentle kiss that only flowers can give. But we have no illusions. This tolerance is hard bought and will soon [...]

Truth and Justice: Antonio Tajani

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2019-10-17T16:33:10+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 15:35|

An English translation is beneath: https://youtu.be/SNKDZ-Y-nf8 Video-message for the commemoration ceremony of Daphne Caruana Galizia 16 October 2019 Dear Maltese friends, Today is the second anniversary of the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Unfortunately, I cannot attend to this commemoration. With her life, we lost also a piece of press freedom. Her numerous inquiries, [...]

Two years of #occupyjustice. Well almost.

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2019-10-17T14:48:16+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 13:45|

The video was first shown at yesterday's protest in Valletta. Song - Uprising Artist - Muse Writers - Matthew Bellamy Album - THE RESISTANCE  Licensed to YouTube by WMG; LatinAutor, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, PEDL, Warner Chappell, ASCAP, CMRRA, and 8 Music Rights Societies

A poetry memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia

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2019-10-17T13:37:26+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 13:37|

Here's a memorial Owen Bonnici's minions will not be able to take away. Poets from all over the world affiliated with PEN International have set up an online memorial with their poems in memoriam of Daphne and in support of the cause of truth and justice for her. This is truly beautiful. Spend some time [...]