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.
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.
The ‘love of my country’ is often based on the belief that if ‘my country’ does well, I will do well, too. However, this love is not mutual. ‘My country’ doesn’t love me back—unless I belong to its privileged class.
The flyover inauguration ceremony felt partly endearing and partly like a strange spectacle of sorts for a culturally starved dystopia.
Raisa Galea talks to Antoine Zammit, a practicing architect and urban designer, about challenges and hopes pertaining to open public spaces in Malta.
Apart from being a right (and sometimes a duty), protesting is also fun. It’s a celebration of people from different walks of life coming together for a common cause.