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.
We have collected a few stories and perspectives which contemplate on how national identity is constructed and what effect it has on our lives.
Picking up rubbish can be perceived differently depending on the circumstances… and skin colour of those doing the cleaning.
Presently, Muslims in our schools can be compared to students who require a wheelchair but no ramps and easy access doors are built for them. Schools are not free of prejudice and do not make the necessary arrangements to provide these pupils favourable conditions for learning.
A poem by Hassan Yassin.
The growing discrimination, harassment, attacks and assaults are not bound to one social category (such as gender) but to multiple at once—age, race, class. Queer-feminist street art is a response to such harassment in public space.
The planned Chiswick House School in Pembroke is a testimony to the lack of social and environmental justice.