During the pandemic, we have been forced to prioritise our private domestic spaces. Will the ‘new normality’ bring the return of the old normal: the prioritisation of commercial private spaces over common spaces and interests?
Construction and Hunting: Malta, between ‘Progress’ and ‘Tradition’
The dusk of ‘traditional’ hunting in MaIta is near, but the coalition of NGOs is not the one that will put an end to it.
Metamorfosi: l-Istorja ta’ Piramu u Tisbi
L-istorja ta’ Piramu u Tisbi (Ovidju, Metamorfosi) tradotta mill-Latin għall-Malti minn Warren Bartolo.
Rethinking Clientelism and Income Security: How a Job Guarantee & UBI Can Transform Our Society
Democratic economic policies like job guarantee schemes and a universal basic income could address two key issues at once—clientelism and economic precarity.
Treating the ‘Other’ as Disease: Ħal Far Open Centre as a Zone of Contagion
The armed presence along the perimeter of Ħal Far—essentially, the border between ‘us’ and ‘them’—was a display of state power and a pretense of care for its loyal citizens. At once, it disciplined the diseased ‘other’ and fenced the rest off from it.
Social Class and Revolt in Parasite and Joker
While Joker depicts the anti-capitalist rebellion as merely an aesthetic dead-end event, led by a madman on a killing spree, Parasite constructs a figure of the working class that does not attempt a rebellion when crushed by the system.
[LISTEN] COVID-19 and Solidarity: a Wish List of Government Measures in the Time of Crisis
Crisis must not be an excuse for discrimination and injustice. On the contrary, solidarity is our weapon during these difficult times.
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