Both Captain Marvel (Marvel Studios) and Umbrella Academy (Netflix) offer keen critiques of the borderline-fascist notions of superhero might and specialness, and we would be remiss to ignore them.
The True Cause of Low Wages in Malta? Hint: It’s Not Foreign Workers.
To find out more about the state of solidarity between workers of different ethnicity and their working conditions, I paid a visit to a private company which employs a large number of individuals from all over the world.
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Contested Memorial: the Battle of Two Nationalisms
The core issue that underpins the conflict in Great Siege Square is whether the memory of the slain journalist can claim a place on the emblem of nationhood and whether she can be considered as part of the Maltese nation at all. It is the meaning of ‘the nation’ and who deserves to define it […]
On Abortion in the Context of Malta: a Medical Doctor’s Perspective
It is extremely important to differentiate between being anti-abortion at an individual level and being anti-legalising-abortion (anti-choice), a distinction that is often overlooked.
On Abortion: Women’s Solidarity Through Personal Narratives
Society in general, and particularly Maltese society, is unkind to a woman who has an abortion. Why not show empathy rather than judgment? You do not know what a person is going through; you are not in her shoes.
Malta’s Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Uncertain
Labour is riding a wave of economic growth, but what lies behind this economic success and what is in store for Malta’s economy in the future? What is happening on the ground and what do the numbers really tell us?
The Limits of Sympathy: Relating to Images of Distress
The fear of witnessing the pain of others is caused by our empathy coupled with an intense feeling of powerlessness. And sympathy may even be a highly misleading path to trod on, if it does not encourage us to reflect on the reasons for horrors to occur.
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