Our politicians have made a joke of institutions, procedures, décor, political debate and partisan politics. This is what will continue to dominate the political landscape if it is not for a strong democratic civil society.
Il-Pesta tas-Soċjetà Moderna
Filwaqt li nifhem li din il-pandemija ġabet magħha diffikultajiet ġodda, urietna b’mod iktar ċar ix-xquq li kienu diġà preżenti fis-sistema ekonomika u politika dominanti qabel inqala’ dan kollu.
Repubblika Immakulata: a Blunt Portrayal of Malta’s Sorry State
Contrary to what many want to make us believe, this republic is far from immaculate. Acknowledging this might help us resist the dirtier among us.
Loneliness: Why We Should See Individual ‘Problems’ as Social
No person is an island. We need to shift our language of ‘individual problems’ to a discourse of social causation and situatedness. Now more than ever, we need to connect each other’s problems to find their root causes and foster opportunities for solidarity.
Being ‘Unreasonable’ in Unreasonable Times: The Mount Carmel Fracas
“You have to compromise”, the adults in the room say.
Losing My Space: Literature and Politics in Malta
We’re losing spaces where we can be social human beings. And this is where literature has a space. Authors can identify such cracks and vocalise them.
“The Shape of Water” and Disability A Breath of Fresh Air, a Repetition of Stereotypes or Something in Between?
“The fact that the film is set in the 1950s enables the film-maker to bring in overt examples of ableism, sexism, racism, classism and homophobia.”
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