Moviment Graffitti files appeal against uprooting of trees in Dingli

Moviment Graffitti together with farmers and residents have stepped up their actions in Dingli by filing an appeal with the EPRT against an ERA decision to issue a permit for the uprooting of two mature trees, paving the way for Infrastructure Malta to build a new road on arable land in ODZ....

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12/10/2020 Press Statements

Do not negotiate SOFA or other military agreements, left-wing activists and Socialists ask Cabinet

A number of left-wing and socialist activists have written a letter addressed to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet in relation to recent reports about the possible signing of a State of Foreign Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the government of Malta and that of the United States ( see letter...

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10/10/2020 Press Statements

Moviment Graffitti unveils 134-point document on planning and construction reform

Activists seek meeting with PM, Ministers, to put an end to abuse and improve quality of life of residents Moviment Graffitti has unveiled a set of wide-ranging proposals aimed at reforming the planning and construction sector and beyond. In a presentation to the press held this morning,...

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Spazji Miftuħa coalition condemns bulldozing attitude by Government to hand over Aħrax and Miżieb to FKNK

The coalition of 60 entities, mainly environmental and cultural NGOs, known as Spazji Miftuħa and supported by over 16,200 individual signatures, is surprised by the news issued by members of the Mellieħa Local Council that on Sunday 11th October the Government will be signing over land to the...

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Residents, farmers and activists request the preservation of cultural, environmental and agricultural heritage in Dingli

Dingli residents, farmers and Moviment Graffitti activists have written to Minister Farrugia, Minister Borg and Minister Herrera requesting their immediate intervention to stop the construction of a planned road on fields in Dingli (read full letter here ). An urgent request was also made to...

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Activists, residents and farmers bring IM works to a halt

This morning, activists from Moviment Graffitti together with farmers and residents from Dingli have brought Infrastructure Malta roadworks to a halt in the area known as Tas-Sienja. Without permits or warnings whatsoever, Infrastructure Malta showed up with its heavy machinery on the site in...

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Stopped in their tracks

Infrastructure Malta have been forced to remove their machinery from Tas-Sienja, in Dingli, following a direct action this morning involving Moviment Graffitti activists, farmers and residents, with the aim of halting these works. Infrastructure Malta is yet again exerting unacceptable...

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SOFA agreement with the US would be humiliating and unconstitutional

Moviment Graffitti condemns in the strongest possible terms the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States, which has been reportedly approved by Cabinet. Malta’s Constitution clearly states that our country is neutral and explicitly prohibits foreign military forces on our...

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Moviment Graffitti urges PA to stop uglification of Gozo

We call on the Planning Authority to reject an application for a massive development that will see the construction of an eight-storey apartment block, towering over Xlendi bay and dwarfing the surrounding buildings. The hearing is due tomorrow, and despite numerous residents voicing their...

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Government placing Zammit Tabona’s interests above those of the people

Moviment Graffitti asks whether electoral donations given by the Zammit Tabona family are facilitating their business interests Following a change in the terms of the call for tender for a hop-on hop-off service, which will be replacing the fast ferry originally planned for Gozo, concerns...

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Joseph Muscat should assume responsibility for blatant conflict of interest appointment

NGOs condemned Joseph Muscat's defence of his appointment of a Planning Authority employee to the appeals Tribunal. Joseph Muscat appointed Martin Saliba to the appeals tribunal, which decides on Planning Authority cases, whilst Saliba was on leave from the PA, and with the assurance that...

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Organisations disappointed over dropping of fast-ferry service proposal

Eleven organisations are calling on the Government to reconsider its decision to ignore its electoral pledge to offer a fast-ferry service linking the Mġarr harbour to the Grand Harbour, in favour of a hop-on, hop-off ferry service. The latter service will not cater for the needs of Gozitan and...

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NGOs call for investigation of EPRT Chairperson’s conflict of interest

A group of NGOs is requesting a full-scale investigation into the practices that have led to a PA employee being appointed head of the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal. On Sunday 30th August, The Sunday Times has revealed how Martin Saliba, former chairperson of the EPRT, was still...

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Stop sacrificing lives on the altar of greed – Moviment Graffitti

The death of a construction worker in a collapse in Cospicua is another senseless death caused by lawlessness in the building sector, said Moviment Graffitti in a statement. Expressing shock at the umpteenth death on a building site, the activist group condemns the authorities’ complacency in...

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Tighter Rural Policy regulations a positive development

After studying the proposed reform for the Rural Policy, the undersigned NGOs are of the opinion that this presents a considerable improvement over the present Rural Policy. In general, the reforms represent stricter regulation of development occurring Outside Development Zone, resulting in an...

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