Light a candle, Mr President

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2019-12-13T18:55:46+01:00Fri, 13th Dec '19, 18:55|

Photo: Robert Agius President George Vella made a remarkable speech today. It was free of the sort of obtuse obliviousness that Ministers in his government appear to insist on with the occasional pause to pity themselves about how they have been betrayed and how they aren't happy Daphne was killed even though she [...]

The Decline and Fall of the Muscat Empire

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2019-12-13T18:03:33+01:00Fri, 13th Dec '19, 17:52|

I never saw so many policemen in a single street, not even at a police parade. I’ve been to mass demonstrations in Berlin, Barcelona and London, to rock concerts in Paris and Jakarta and street parties in New York, to state occasions in Moscow, Cairo, Tunis, Harare and Madrid and seen Biblical crowds milling in [...]

Rules of engagement

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2019-12-13T08:10:12+01:00Fri, 13th Dec '19, 07:11|

To describe the presence of the police in Valletta early this morning as heavy is a hopeless understatement. No matter how substantial the number of protesters responding to the call made by Repubblika and #occupyjustice for people to participate in the Republic Day events, the ratio of policemen to protesters is likely to be unprecedented. [...]

Guardians

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2019-12-13T07:05:37+01:00Fri, 13th Dec '19, 07:05|

Activists, volunteers and well-wishers shared the burden of standing guard by the protest site calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia last night ensuring that the morning of Republic Day finds the memorial at its most glorious. The silent act of defiance renews the pledge of civil society protesters to stick to their ground until [...]