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.
Democratic economic policies like job guarantee schemes and a universal basic income could address two key issues at once—clientelism and economic precarity.
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.
Crisis must not be an excuse for discrimination and injustice. On the contrary, solidarity is our weapon during these difficult times.
Finding a solution to the housing affordability problem amid a frenetic property boom was no easy task. Willingness to challenge the neoliberal establishment is not enough. To achieve that, progressive policy makers must also possess the economic proficiency and the political acumen. This person was Joseph Bartolo.
As British colonial rule successfully employed various tactics to legitimize its control over the Maltese fortifications, so the needs of the civilian Maltese inhabitants living within these fortifications were progressively subordinated to those of the island fortress.
Why do COVID-19 updates skew so much towards death and not recovery? We need to be particularly cautious in letting numbers of death records beat us into fear. Or do we assume that people will not act responsibly unless they are shocked into a panic?