Reclaiming the night: a march to end violence against women
Kristina Abela | We will be uniting to send a clear message: it is not ok that women fear being harassed, harmed or violated in the dark, or anywhere else for that matter.
How ‘far to the right’ does the PN have to go, before we start calling it a ‘far-right party’?
Raphael Vassallo
I just thought I’d ask, because… well, some of the things that Bernard Grech has been saying, over the past few weeks, have almost reminded me of that classic line...
‘Housing the oppressor’ | Audrey Friggieri
Raphael Vassallo

The murder of Bernice Cassar has shocked and outraged the public; but as...

The murder of Bernice Cassar has shocked and outraged the...

You can’t ‘protect women’s lives’, without also protecting their ‘physical and mental health’
Raphael Vassallo

Much as I hate to say this, in a country where both abortion and suicide are equally ‘taboo’ – the condition of pregnancy, in and of itself,...

Much as I hate to say this, in a country where both...

Commissioner for Standards: An unwarranted impasse
Michael Falzon

The issue is no longer whether the Government’s nominee is suitable...

The issue is no longer whether the Government’s...

Femicide: without women’s liberation, we all bear responsibility
Cyrus Engerer

Why are we so shocked that a husband thinks his wife is his own property and...

Why are we so shocked that a husband thinks his wife is his...

The buck stops with the PM: meaningful reform must be taken now
Saviour Balzan

We do not live in a utopian world where violence is forever eradicated and...

We do not live in a utopian world where violence is forever...

Too little, too late… and too many unanswered questions
Josanne Cassar

While murderers are continuing with their lives and running loose,...

While murderers are continuing with their lives and running...

A civil society-led movement for human-centered drug policy reforms | Karen Mamo

By giving people who use drugs equal opportunities to speak and contribute to the development of a human rights-based drug policy approach, society would be...

By giving people who use drugs equal opportunities to speak...

So it’s OK to buy gas from Qatar… but not to play football there?
Raphael Vassallo

Shouldn’t it be just as objectionable, to sign lucrative business deals...

Shouldn’t it be just as objectionable, to sign...

Pride in our profession | Antoine Zammit

High density and high car dependence and a lack of regard to cumulative realities of land use topple this balance over. This is why new and properly drafted...

High density and high car dependence and a lack of regard...

Cheap energy politics: why Malta falls behind on renewables
Ralph Cassar

Maltese governments, despite their international posturing, shamefully...

Maltese governments, despite their international posturing,...

And for its next trick, the PA will make ODZ disappear… forever!
Raphael Vassallo

The emphasis is once again – juts like in 2006 - on...

The emphasis is once again – juts like in 2006 - on...

A different World Cup
Michael Falzon

Meanwhile, fans of the beautiful game will lay back and enjoy the spectacle, little bothering about all that has happened for the World Cup to be held in Qatar

Meanwhile, fans of the beautiful game will lay back and...

One million reasons not to recycle, a million reasons to complain
Josanne Cassar

The truth is that we can find a million reasons not to recycle, reuse and...

The truth is that we can find a million reasons not to...

‘Recognising the problem’ isn’t enough: you also have to try and solve it
Raphael Vassallo

So for the government to stolidly refuse to ever address this problem, simply because the ‘absolute majority’ does not want it to… well,...

So for the government to stolidly refuse to ever address...

Abortion is termination of pregnancy
Isabel Stabile

We are very grateful to the government of Malta for listening to our concerns, and to reconsider and update laws created in 1850s. This will allow doctors to...

We are very grateful to the government of Malta for...

Another electoral pledge kept
Julia Farrugia Portelli

So much has been achieved in the disability and vulnerability sectors in Malta, with a chain of reforms paving the way for even more reforms, more assistance...

So much has been achieved in the disability and...

Too hot for comfort
Michael Falzon

Notwithstanding all the talk and righteous indignation, the countries that signed the so-called Paris Agreement have not cut their emissions enough to meet...

Notwithstanding all the talk and righteous indignation, the...

Abortion, by any other name…
Raphael Vassallo

Both Abela and Fearne seem to have finally (and belatedly) understood, that their previous policy-direction on abortion was simply unsustainable and if left...

Both Abela and Fearne seem to have finally (and belatedly)...