Plus ça change

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2020-11-16T16:33:48+01:00Mon, 16th Nov '20, 16:33|

#occupyjustice said it was informed protest banners it put up yesterday are already being removed. This was standard practice during Joseph Muscat's administration that had a zero-tolerance policy on banners or posters that suggested the government was less than immaculate. Here's #occupyjustice's statement from a few minutes ago: ONE YEAR ON FROM START OF MASS [...]

Follow my rules

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2020-11-16T16:12:46+01:00Mon, 16th Nov '20, 16:05|

Robert Abela thinks MPs should comply with their code of ethics and declare the gifts they get.  He was giving Malta Today the quote as if they needed a reason to repeat the story on their sister newspaper Illum which on Sunday reported that Jason Azzopardi did not get a bill for using the gym [...]

Freedom of the City

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2020-11-16T13:22:28+01:00Mon, 16th Nov '20, 13:22|

In the iron curtain hyperbole of Mintoff’s time, the space cleared in the 1960s just inside of Valletta’s landward gate, was named “Misraħ il-Ħelsien” or ‘Freedom Square’. That space, a grotty carpark just in the front hall of the town, was replaced with Renzo Piano’s parliament building. The architect said at the time that his [...]

GUEST POST: The inauguration of a partly completed 800 metre road and the Vice-President of the European Parliament

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2020-11-16T08:24:20+01:00Mon, 16th Nov '20, 08:24|

Robert Abela got to know that Bernard Grech was going to be in Gozo last Thursday. He has spies everywhere. He was not to be outfoxed. He gathered his communications staff (about 81) and ordered them to prepare a public relations event for the same day. Telephones buzzed to all ministries to see if there [...]

#occupyjustice with messages to government one year after mass protests started

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2020-11-16T13:59:11+01:00Mon, 16th Nov '20, 08:07|

Statement by #occupyjustice: One year ago, we all took to the streets in mass protests and forced Joseph Muscat, Konrad Mizzi, and Keith Schembri to resign. Since then we have witnessed the forced resignation of former Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar and the retirement of disgraced former Attorney General Peter Grech. And yet, one year on [...]