Keeping each other safe while protesting

2021-02-28T10:11:14+01:00Sun, 28th Feb '21, 10:11|

Repubblika, #occupyjustice and notify that the protest announced for tomorrow Monday, 1 March 2021 at 5 pm in front of Parliament has been called after we notified the Police and in compliance with the requirements and guidelines from the health authorities. We ask anyone feeling unwell to stay at home. We remind all protesters [...]

GUEST POST: In bed with Nuxellina

2021-02-28T10:29:49+01:00Sun, 28th Feb '21, 10:10|

In between Robert Abela’s macabre murmurings that the institutions are working, a phrase he’s repeated ad nauseum since he began his reign of continuity just over a year ago, let’s not sweep Nuxellina under the table in a brown paper bag. Just because she’s (conditionally) resigned as Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms (pending an investigation) doesn’t [...]

Read the Times editorial: Why people remain angry

2021-02-28T07:51:53+01:00Sun, 28th Feb '21, 07:51|

This morning's Sunday Times editorial sums up why people are angry at the government in the week the government felt entitled to the people's applause for developments in the Daphne Caruana Galizia case. "(Robert) Abela must stop repeating the mantra that the rule of law prevails and that the institutions are working. The rule of law [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: The thing with Chris Cardona

2021-02-28T07:47:18+01:00Sun, 28th Feb '21, 07:47|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "That’s two state witnesses, relied upon by the prosecution to say the truth, pointing at Cardona. "You’d think they’re hard to ignore. "Is this 'judicial truth'? Perhaps not. However, we must be assured someone, somewhere is trying to find it. "It doesn’t help us believe that when [...]


2021-02-28T07:42:18+01:00Sun, 28th Feb '21, 07:42|

I feature on cartoons on two Sunday newspapers today. On KullĦadd I make the leader of the nationalist party follow his predecessor on the plank. On Illum I bring Robert Abela to his knees. I feel I should be saying something smart now but I'm sorry, I have nothing.

Right. Give him a medal.

2021-02-26T19:19:56+01:00Fri, 26th Feb '21, 19:19|

The Government Gazette says today that Ian Abdilla, the senior police officer who sipped coffee while Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad whisked the evidence out of Pilatus Bank, is to get a medal for service to the nation. Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed in the line of duty, has not yet been recognised by the State, although [...]

Due process, they said

2021-02-26T17:58:15+01:00Fri, 26th Feb '21, 17:58|

On TVM last Wednesday lawyers Manuel Mallia and Robert Musumeci had a lesson for me. If I’m serious about the ‘rule of law’, then certainly I can’t expect that people are punished according to my instincts or emotions. Everyone, whatever they’ve done, is entitled to due process and punishment is only handed down after judicial [...]

Extremist nanntek

2021-02-26T16:09:43+01:00Fri, 26th Feb '21, 16:08|

Jason Micallef posted on Facebook an assault on our call for a protest on Monday. We called a protest, mind you. In a square. Which is pedestrianised. We didn’t call for disruption to traffic, or for throwing Molotov cocktails, or for the violent overthrow of government, or for whatever would fit your definition of extreme. [...]

It’s time for protest again

2021-02-26T09:47:03+01:00Fri, 26th Feb '21, 09:47|

Repubblika, #occupyjustice and this website are calling the public to join in our protest on Monday 1 March at 5pm in front of Parliament House. We must renew our demands for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, her family and the entire country. It makes us indeed very angry to see Prime Minister Robert Abela rush [...]

“Temporary resignation”

2021-02-25T16:39:46+01:00Thu, 25th Feb '21, 16:39|

Rosianne Cutajar told the prime minister she was “offering her resignation pending the process” of the investigation into her allegedly unethical conduct by the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life. There is no way a minister can qualify their resignation as temporary. When one resigns, they have resigned. End of. It is then entirely in [...]

Rosianne resigned

2021-02-25T15:22:32+01:00Thu, 25th Feb '21, 15:17|

Her departure from government is long overdue. She is trying to present her resignation today as temporary . She says she'll clear her name and since Robert Abela has not gone as far as firing her, there might be something in that plan. She's already started her campaigning for her return to government. Here she [...]

TVM discussion on case against Daphne’s killers

2021-02-25T14:49:24+01:00Thu, 25th Feb '21, 14:49|

L-Erbgħa fost il-Ġimgħa last night had a manel (that's a panel composed entirely of men who in this case met to perorate about a woman) discussing the current state of play in the criminal proceedings against the killers of Daphne Caruana Galizia. I was part of the manel, so I find myself having to apologise [...]

Now this is new, migrants arriving ashore unnoticed.

2021-02-25T14:31:46+01:00Thu, 25th Feb '21, 14:31|

Five days ago, five men were apprehended by the police coming up the road from Wied iż-Żurrieq. They had entered the fishing harbour apparently on their own steam or whatever it was their boat was powered bybecause apparently, though they looked for it, the police and the army never found the vessel the migrants got [...]

Did you say case closed? I didn’t think so.

2021-02-25T12:26:41+01:00Thu, 25th Feb '21, 12:26|

We’re getting a lot of sophistry masked as clarity. First, the prime minister said that convicted Daphne-killer Vince Muscat had not named a politician in the context of Daphne’s murder. That’s not what we heard from Newsbook so the question was put to Angelo Gafà. He was weirdly even more categorical. Whoever is pointed to by [...]

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