To steer clear from empowering xenophobic arguments, green campaigners should not limit their criticism to developers’ faulty morals and lack of enforcement in the industry, since the perpetrators are prepared to shift the blame elsewhere. We must attack the source of their power: profits.
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.
Extinction Rebellion wants to ensure democracy and that the people are heard. Usually when you bring people together to take a decision based on unprejudiced facts, they come up with a well thought through, relevant answer.
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.
“National Anthem”, a solo exhibition by Kevin Mallan is a verdict, a protest song and, in the artist’s own words, “an outcry for this island and what the order of the day has become to signify”.
‘Environmentalism’ is about our wellbeing and living well together. Hence, rather than some abstract moral obligation that only ‘the better’ of us are able to uphold, environmentalism is about recognizing our common interests and acting upon them.