15/10/2019 Press Statements

Malta RiseUp4Rojava

The Kurdish community in Malta, with the support of Moviment Graffitti, is organising a peaceful gathering on Saturday 19th October at 10am, outside the Turkish embassy in Floriana, to condemn the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria (Rojava) and the brutal, unprovoked assault by the Turkish...

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08/10/2019 Press Statements

Il-Moviment Graffitti jiċċelebra l-25 Anniversarju b’numru ta’ avvenimenti

Il-Moviment Graffitti ġie mwaqqaf fl-1994 bħala għaqda xellugija li tiġġieled kontra l-oppressjoni u l-isfruttament tan-nies, l-ambjent u l-annimali. Ħamsa u għoxrin sena wara, il-Moviment Graffitti għadu jissielet sabiex iżomm u jkabbar spazju mhux partiġġjan fejn il-poplu jkun jista’ jaħdem...

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Establish a permanent relocation mechanism based on human dignity and solidarity

On the occasion of the meeting of the 23 September between representatives of Malta, Italy, Germany, France, Finland and the European Commission the undersigned organisations strongly urge the meeting participants to bring to an end a distribution of responsibilities that results in human...

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Disappointment that MDA and PN are opposing rules for basic decency in rent

Fifteen organisations working in the social field are disappointed that the Malta Developers Association (MDA) and the Nationalist Party (PN) are pushing to remove basic obligations on landlords contained in the draft Residential Leases Bill. A number of NGOs had presented a proposal for rent...

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Civil Society Statement regarding the ongoing detention of asylum seekers at Safi Barracks and the Initial Reception Centre

We are deeply concerned about the ongoing detention of hundreds of asylum-seekers – men, women and children – on medical grounds at the Initial Reception Centre and Safi Barracks. We believe that, in many cases, the detention is completely unlawful. National law allows the health authorities...

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Record number of objections to the db Group’s application for the excavation of the former ITS site

Over 6,000 objections to the db Group’s application for the excavation of the former ITS site (PA/05533/19) have been submitted to the Planning Authority, an all-time record. This adds to the over 4,500 objections that had been submitted to the db Group’s application for the City Centre project...

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Fifteen ENGOs and residents file appeal challenge to controversial Central Link Permit

Fifteen ENGOs and residents yesterday filed an appeal against the controversial Central Link permit which will see the take-up of nearly 50,000 square metres of agricultural land, the uprooting of several hundred trees and the demolition of vernacular buildings of heritage value.The appellants...

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52 groups register their participation for the 7th September protest

Public Forum in August seeks citizens’ participation in formulating demands. Fifty-two groups have already registered their participation for the 7th September national protest ‘ Enough is Enough: We’re off to Valletta ’. In the days prior to the protest, a Public Forum seeking the...

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NGOs commend Maltese Government and call on European Member States to do more

The undersigned NGOs commend the decision taken by the Government of Malta to receive the 356 migrants and refugees saved at sea by the Ocean Viking. For two long weeks, the rescued men, women and children were abandoned on a rescue vessel, forced to endure the scorching heat, uncertainty and...

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Europe must take collective responsibility for rescued migrants

Joint NGO Press Statement As Malta swelters in the summer heat, over 350 men, women and children are out at sea, stranded aboard rescue vessels waiting to be allowed to land. Despite repeated requests to Italy and Malta for a safe port, to date neither Member State has allowed...

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Iż-Żejjed Kollu Żejjed - Protesta

Moviment Graffitti is making a call for participation in a national protest free from partisan politics – Enough is Enough: We’re off to Valletta - on Saturday 7th September. It will start at 10am, from the Law Courts. The aim of this protest is to bring together residents, workers, farmers,...

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Measures introduced by St. Paul’s Bay Council welcomed, but construction problems still not addressed

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the measures introduced by the St Paul’s Bay Local Council to tackle the waste issues in the locality, while regretting the missed opportunity to address the problems caused by the under-regulation and under-enforcement of the construction industry that is causing...

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Central Link Crowdfunding Target Reached in less than 24 hours

The figure of €20,000 to challenge the Central Link in legal arenas has been successfully crowdfunded in less than 24 hours, NGOs have said in a statement. Hailing this result as a record, the NGOs stated that “today, residents and common citizens have shown that the opposition to this project...

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Fundraising for legal action against the Central Link project

After the Planning Authority (PA) shockingly approved the Central Link project, residents from various localities together with fourteen NGOs will be initiating legal action to challenge this appalling decision. Legal actions include, but are not limited to, an appeal with the Environment and...

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Residents, Local Councils and NGOs condemn ruse to splice and dice ITS application to evade holistic assessment of huge project

Joint Press Statement 13/07/19 Residents, Local Councils and NGOs condemn ruse to splice and dice ITS application to evade holistic assessment of huge project In view of the db Group’s separate development application for the proposed excavation of the former ITS site (PA/05533/19),...

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