Below is the full text of the open letter to the government of Malta from activists and engaged citizens.
A poem by Antoine Cassar
Written by Salvatore Arena and Massimo Barilla, “Like a grain of sand—Giuseppe Gulotta, story of an innocent” tells the story of Giuseppe attempting to give justice to a life nearly entirely taken away for dreadful reasons.
To grasp the reasons for the immense disparity between Daphne Caruana Galizia’s international fame and her formally ostracized status in Malta, we should begin by understanding how her legacy is perceived outside of Malta and nationally.
There is a paradoxical nature to Maltese acceptance of others, that underlies discrimination based on political identity. The outcast is the one who questions the economic homogeneity of Maltese society. The ultimate other is a person who criticises the neoliberal system adopted by consecutive Maltese administrations.
Shoshana Zuboff’s new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, explores a new step in the history of capitalism, where big tech is making profits with data, extracted from citizens without their consent—with destructive effects on the economy, democracy and individual lives.
Let us no longer focus on health, but rather on three other facets of 5G: who stands to profit from it, how is it going to affect our society and whether a country as small as Malta needs a 5G infrastructure at all.