The Bast in Europe ħi

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2019-12-12T20:42:56+01:00Thu, 12th Dec '19, 20:42|

I wouldn't normally recommend you watch a score heads of government pose for a photograph. But this one is worth your time. Watch patiently and to the end and watch every single head of government in Europe finding ways of pretending Joseph Muscat did not exist. Thanks to him, you realise, this means that today [...]

All night protest vigil on the eve of Republic Day

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2019-12-12T20:20:56+01:00Thu, 12th Dec '19, 20:20|

A group of people are convening around the protest memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia in Great Siege Square, Valletta to spend the night guarding the memorial from the nightly onslaught of cleaners who come to take it away. The protesters call themselves a "group of concerned citizens" and have called people to join them for [...]

Betrayed

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2019-12-12T13:56:10+01:00Thu, 12th Dec '19, 13:56|

It was Daphne Caruana Galizia that was killed in a car bomb and her family that lost their mother, daughter, sister and wife. But the government still wants to cast itself as the victim of this crime. It was Keith Schembri who is being accused in court by a witness pardoned by the government itself [...]

UPDATED: Protest in Brussels earlier today

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2019-12-12T13:58:42+01:00Thu, 12th Dec '19, 13:19|

Pride of place for a large photo of Daphne Caruana Galizia at the entrance of Dar Malta today and across the street Maltese people living in Brussels joined Andrew Caruana Galizia calling for justice for his mother. Speaking at the protest there was Tom Gibson from the Committee to Protect Journalists one of the key [...]

Sometimes we need to push back

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2019-12-12T09:30:37+01:00Thu, 12th Dec '19, 09:30|

There's a lot we have to put up with just because we step up and campaign for justice. I'm often challenged to justify myself and what I say and why I say it. And often reactions are provoked but these are mere distractions. Consider for example how Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando brands me a chicken for [...]

GUEST POST: Some Whys

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2019-12-12T09:07:57+01:00Thu, 12th Dec '19, 09:07|

Some random questions, as occur to one, with accompanying speculative muses. I’m relying on my memory, sworn testimony I’ve heard and newspaper reports. Why does Yorgen Fenech want a Presidential Pardon? Usually, it’s to direct investigators towards bringing someone higher up the tree to justice in connection with a crime committed by the beneficiary of [...]