In spite of the unprecedented political crisis, Joseph Muscat remained what a tattoo on his right bicep purportedly states: Invictus. He resigned on his own terms—bizarre outcome, considering the severity of the allegations implicating him in the Caruana Galizia murder cover up. We cannot fully comprehend it without finding out what sustained his baffling popularity.
The newly elected leader’s praise for entrepreneurial endeavours demonstrates that he leans more towards the neoliberal agenda rather than a truly socialist ideology which would call for at least a nod towards the equal distribution of wealth and social solidarity.
In Malta, 2019 brought political crisis, but also stirred democratic mobilization. These essays, best-loved by our readers and editors, grasp the essence of the year.
Trid issir ġustizzja anki meta l-ħuta tkun kbira. Anzi, iktar ma tkun kbira l-ħuta iktar irridu nippretendu mingħandha livell għoli ta’ trasparenza, ta’ dover, ta’ responsabbiltà. Nemmen li kulħadd irid jerfa’ r-responsabbiltà kbira u żgħira tiegħu.
Below is the full text of the open letter to the government of Malta from activists and engaged citizens.
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.
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 […]