Joseph Muscat leave now

2019-12-09T12:12:19+01:00Mon, 9th Dec '19, 12:12|

Everyone is saying it now. Everyone except it seems anyone who wants to be part of the government after Christmas. Former President Marie Louise Coleiro yesterday said "anyone involved in Daphne's murder must leave now". She did not exempt Joseph Muscat. Marlene Mizzi just posted on Facebook calling on Joseph Muscat to leave immediately. These [...]

Here, everyday is anti-corruption day

2019-12-09T12:07:11+01:00Mon, 9th Dec '19, 12:07|

The Council of Europe today marks the International Day Against Corruption. Here we have been fighting corruption every day for months and years. Here are activists outside Castille right now, and I can't reach the others squatting in the Castille lobby since this morning because the police have locked them in and us out. It's [...]

Forced eviction

2019-12-09T09:49:00+01:00Mon, 9th Dec '19, 09:49|

Here's Andy Ellul reacting to the ongoing Graffitti sit in protest in the side lobby of the Auberge de Castille. Here's my answer to Andy Ellul. Yes the police should evict anyone breaking the law in the Auberge de Castille because the building deserves respect. Fortunately Keith Schembri is not reporting for duty though the [...]

GUEST POST: The devil’s handshake

2019-12-09T09:43:43+01:00Mon, 9th Dec '19, 09:43|

What exactly does yesterday’s holy trinity picture represent? It represents all that Malta doesn’t need at this very sensitive time in its political history. Robert Abela wasn’t joking when he referred to the ‘Patt Imxajtan’ (Demonic Pact) which he vowed not to join. Trouble is that the pacts that the devil draws up with us [...]

Graffitti’s call for support

2019-12-09T08:54:03+01:00Mon, 9th Dec '19, 08:54|

Gutsy and strong Moviment Graffitti activists stormed the operational entrance of the Auberge de Castille this morning and started a sit-in protest demanding the prime minister's immediate resignation. This is their statement: They are calling people to support them from outside Castille and make some noise. It's working hours for most people but if you [...]

Der Spiegel: Malta emerges as the EU’s next problem child.

2019-12-08T22:15:07+01:00Sun, 8th Dec '19, 22:15|

Germany's top news magazine and probably Europe's number 1, Der Spiegel published an in depth feature on the state of play in Malta. It is available in English here. This is a short quote: "It's not particularly easy to speak with the Maltese about politics. The political camps in the country, which spent 150 years [...]

GUEST POST: Of pacts with the devil

2019-12-08T08:21:05+01:00Sun, 8th Dec '19, 08:21|

Let's see if we're getting this one, right. When I last checked, 26 members of Labour's parliamentary group had endorsed Chris Fearne's bid to become Labour's next leader. With that kind of support, barely a few hours into announcing his candidature, the remaining parliamentarian were likely to follow suit, with MPs unanimously supporting his bid. [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: The day after

2019-12-08T08:15:01+01:00Sun, 8th Dec '19, 08:15|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "Daphne was swept away challenging our partisan dogmas. She was killed because our institutions failed in their mission of standing on the side of law rather than raw power. She was assassinated because the acid river of dirty money would not deign to flow around the resistance [...]

Why it’s significant that independent media back tomorrow’s protest

2019-12-07T19:30:37+01:00Sat, 7th Dec '19, 19:30|   The Times of Malta, The Malta Independent, Malta Today, The Shift News and Lovin Malta have all editorially announced they back tomorrow's civil society protest in Valletta. This is significant. This is important. The truth about Daphne Caruana Galizia's killing has emerged thanks to the work of journalists working in all those organisations. [...]

GUEST POST: The revolution of women

2019-12-07T08:51:33+01:00Sat, 7th Dec '19, 08:51|

“Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad.” What follows is my attempt to discern the music, and to share my experience of its melody. An Apology for Myth At times of great importance, our minds will work in myth. This is a truth that psychotherapists of the depth tradition begun by Carl [...]


2019-12-07T08:16:25+01:00Sat, 7th Dec '19, 08:15|

The antonym for Invictus, the word that the Kink has vain-gloriously had tattooed on his arm, is Victus – loser. Victus has been snubbed by the majority of the members of his cabinet who are pressing him to resign sooner rather than later. They seek to elect a leader who we hope will get rid [...]

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