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‘What do you want your generation to be remembered for?’
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‘What do you want your generation to be remembered for?’

  Interview with Perit Tara Cassar It is quite impossible to escape the odd towers popping up all over Malta, they are beginning to populate every town and village on the Maltese islands. These concrete blocks stick out in the middle of a row of two-storey homes, or sit side-by-side to an undeveloped field. They...

‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’
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‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’

Interview with Perit Ruben Abela from Wirt iż-Żejtun How often do you check the news only to read headlines which tell a story of environmental and cultural destruction? The endless widening of roads, petrol stations being built on virgin land and centuries old buildings being replaced by monstrous apartment blocks. In the early months of...

“I will not cease from Mental Fight”
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“I will not cease from Mental Fight”

Interview with Veteran Environmentalist Edward Mallia, from Friends of the Earth Malta Environmentalism is often considered a young person’s game. Mistakes made by past generations are usually to blame for the issues we face today and convincing anyone above a certain age to make more eco-conscious choices can seem like quite the feat. Retired academic,...

Where there is resistance, there is hope
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Where there is resistance, there is hope

Interview with Andre Callus activist from Moviment Graffitti The videos of activists from Moviment Graffitti being forcefully dragged out by the Rapid Intervention Unit during a non-violent protest last month felt surreal. Images of force being used against protesters usually hail from some far away country. While Maltese activists have faced violence in the past,...

People have their calling, this is mine
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People have their calling, this is mine

Interview with Perit Edward Said from Friends of Villa Frere It is no secret that Malta has, for some time, been going through what seems like a never-ending campaign to build-up every square-inch of the island; all in the name of progress and the ‘betterment’ of our country. Tasteless buildings are replacing some of Malta’s...

Giving up is not an option
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Giving up is not an option

The question of what drives an activist to pursue their cause, in a country which has historically not been kind to those who voice an opposing opinion, has always fascinated me. For Steve Bonello, a veteran Maltese cartoonist, shying behind the idea that any issues which face Malta today can be considered as a problem...