Abortive cynicism

2023-10-20T09:24:10+02:00Fri, 20th Oct '23, 09:24|

All political groupings in the European Parliament yesterday voted in a resolution on the rule of law in Malta. The resolution included an urging to introduce the right to abortion in our law which was a point the liberal grouping wanted added. Sources in the EP say that Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer pushed for the [...]

US Embassy: Daphne lives on in the fight she inspired

2023-10-16T09:49:18+02:00Mon, 16th Oct '23, 09:49|

Statement today by the US embassy: On October 16, 2017, Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in a heinous attack because she took risks to expose corruption.  Today, six years after the murder of Ms. Caruana Galizia, justice has not been fully served. We condemn those who would employ violence to silence dissenting voices.  The United [...]

Basic checks

2023-10-16T08:22:34+02:00Mon, 16th Oct '23, 08:22|

The private staff of ministers have access to influence on the conduct of the public’s affairs. The fact that ministers trust them should not be sufficient qualification. Ministers can’t know everything about their staff and the government should use the resources at its disposal to screen people it places in such positions. It is a [...]


2023-10-16T07:26:18+02:00Mon, 16th Oct '23, 07:26|

How did you go on? How did you pick up where you left off after three weeks of enjoying what it feels like to be away from it from a while? What kept you from feeling that being alone was not worth all that you had to give up? Even without considering the fear of [...]

Media freedom groups call for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and press safety in Malta

2023-10-16T07:05:02+02:00Mon, 16th Oct '23, 07:05|

On the sixth anniversary of the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, we, the undersigned organizations, renew our calls for Maltese authorities to bring to justice all those responsible for her killing and to implement in full the recommendations of the public inquiry into her assassination. Caruana Galizia, who rose to prominence through [...]

Tomorrow we remember (instructions regarding Bidnija)

2023-10-15T18:11:23+02:00Sun, 15th Oct '23, 18:11|

Here are the events scheduled for tomorrow to mark the 6th year without Daphne Caruana Galizia. ATTENTION Anyone wishing to join us for the Silent Gathering in Bidnija tomorrow at 3:00PM are advised that there are roadworks taking place in road leading to the site from the Mosta side. Although there is access through the [...]

Pitt, the twinkle in the milkman’s eye

2023-10-11T13:34:20+02:00Wed, 11th Oct '23, 13:34|

Blackadder fans will get the reference in this post’s title. Owen Bonnici did that thing today where he presented himself after half an hour’s work he was compelled to do for reasons entirely out of his control as a Moses on the other side of the ocean right as the waves swamped the chariots of [...]

The silent friends of Simon Mercieca

2023-10-11T12:13:29+02:00Wed, 11th Oct '23, 12:13|

Hard right, tinfoil hat, conspiracy theorist Simon Mercieca “reported” that “my friend” Lara Comi, an MEP from Forza Italia, has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for corruption. He also said Lara Comi was David Casa’s friend and a friend of the people he calls “Repubblichini”, his idea of an irritating collective [...]

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