LONG READ: Strategic apologies

2021-10-29T07:39:43+02:00Fri, 29th Oct '21, 07:39|

Labour’s TV two nights ago said that a conspiracy of “the establishment” to take power from the Labour Party was being hatched on the doorstep of the police headquarters. The “evidence” of this conspiracy was a photo where a priest, a journalist, an Opposition MP, and activists from Repubblika were found to be within the [...]

GUEST POST: Stand up and be counted

2021-10-29T06:14:35+02:00Fri, 29th Oct '21, 06:14|

Nobody sets up camp outside the Police Headquarters, enduring the wind, rain and unsanitary conditions for 72 hours, for the good of their own health. People tend to prefer their home comforts, don’t they? In Malta, these home comforts have been threatened for a very long time – a reality that came sharply into perspective [...]


2021-10-28T08:57:16+02:00Thu, 28th Oct '21, 08:55|

This happens all the time but the mistake is mine for not pointing it out each time. It is important to note how One TV reports and comments on a civil society protest because One TV is the TV station owned, controlled, operated, and that speaks for the ruling party. This is the reaction of [...]

Some trolls are more serious than others

2021-10-28T06:54:19+02:00Thu, 28th Oct '21, 06:54|

You know that when you go outside the office of the police to demand they act on 5-year old evidence that a former government minister set himself up for bribes, some people are going to be annoyed. You know that some of those people are going to feel free to go on Facebook and find [...]

Well, she’s not falling for it

2021-10-27T14:33:46+02:00Wed, 27th Oct '21, 14:33|

What’s more likely, that no fraud is reported in connection with EU funds spent by Malta because we are the only crime-free country in the world or because we are so deep in shit that we don’t smell it anymore? The remarks by EU prosecutor Laura Kovesi are so remarkably on point. Maltese law enforcement [...]

European Parliament’s position is passport-selling must stop

2021-10-27T10:48:31+02:00Wed, 27th Oct '21, 10:47|

Image: The Guardian This morning’s Times of Malta headline “European Parliament suggests taxing golden passports” might at first glance suggest that the European Parliament has changed its position about passport-selling schemes. The European Parliament’s position on passport-selling was adopted by a resolution that calls on the schemes to stop. For the Parliament to [...]

#occupyjustice: Stop enabling Konrad Mizzi

2021-10-27T12:12:47+02:00Wed, 27th Oct '21, 10:05|

This is a statement issued by #occupyjustice this morning: Once again, the Labour Party has chosen to support and protect the corrupt. This is no surprise, of course and not the first time this has happened. They defended and protected Joseph Muscat, and still do; they defended and protected Keith Schembri and still do, they [...]


2021-10-27T07:48:17+02:00Wed, 27th Oct '21, 07:48|

Too often we find ourselves complaining about the chilling indifference of many, and the outright hatred of some, and how the hateful conduct of the worst among us reflects on all of us. Racial hatred in this country is a glaring reality. Discrimination is both cultural and official. The dehumanisation of Africans is widespread and [...]

Anti-corruption protest outside police headquarters continues

2021-10-27T07:19:32+02:00Wed, 27th Oct '21, 07:19|

Repubblika activists stirred from a rainy night this morning outside police headquarters in Floriana, 12 hours into their 72-hour sit-in calling for action by the police in cases of corruption, particularly the case of Konrad Mizzi who has faced no criminal action in spite of being exposed in the Panama Papers back in 2016. Repubblika [...]

Support Repubblika’s 72-hour protest outside Police Headquarters

2021-10-26T19:48:13+02:00Tue, 26th Oct '21, 19:48|

Repubblika activists led by the organisation's President and Deputy Robert Aquilina and Alessandra Dee Crespo are settling down for the first of three nights and three days of protest outside police headquarters. They are calling on the police to terminate the impunity from any consequences of well-documented corruption that continues to be enjoyed by Konrad [...]

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