Letter to Cabinet from Socialists, leftists and progressives

A letter was sent today to all members of Cabinet about the current situation in our country. The letter was signed by over 350 individuals and organisations that identify with Socialist, left-wing and progressive ideas. The signatories are expressing their outrage at the current...

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Yorgen Fenech Arrest - Schembri and Mizzi should shoulder political responsibility and immediately disappear from the political scene

In view of today’s arrest of Tumas Group’s CEO Yorgen Fenech, Moviment Graffitti reiterates its stance that Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi should immediately resign and disappear from the political scene, something that is long overdue. The arrest of Yorgen Fenech in connection with Daphne...

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Keith Schembri: The Icon of a Shady System

The sordid stories revolving around Keith Schembri’s involvement with Yorgen Fenech’s 17 Black and energy procurement are a mere reminder that the Maltese political system is drowning in same dirty money that finances it. At the same time, Schembri is not simply an “allegedly corrupt”...

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Full Support to Cottonera Residents in their Struggle Against AUM Extension

Moviment Graffitti has reiterated its support to the residents of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa in their fight against the “university” extension that will rob the community of yet another open space. The extension of the AUM building is not only unnecessary, but is also another attempted...

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All Roads Lead To db

Fifteen NGOs together with a group of residents from Pembroke and Swieqi are sounding the alarm on Infrastructure Malta’s plans for a patchwork of tunnels and roads mostly serving big developers, in the area of Pembroke, Swieqi and St. Julian’s. Since these plans were kept hidden from the...

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Jerma’s Development Brief must serve the interests of Marsascala residents, not the developers’

Moviment Graffitti’s reaction to the Development Brief issued by the PA The residents of Marsascala deserve a tourism development that is proportional to the size and infrastructure of the locality, not the destruction of their local lifestyle. This was pointed out by Moviment Graffitti in...

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El Hiblu Case: Terrorism charge for three young persons is excessive

Joint NGO and Stakeholders Statement The authorities’ decision to charge three young migrants with terrorism is excessive and inhumane. As a group of NGOs and stakeholders, we call on them to withdraw these charges and release these three young persons, whose only role aboard the El Hiblu...

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16/10/2019 Press Statements

Two Years Later, the Song Remains the Same

Caruana Galizia’s assassination hasn’t changed anything Two years since the heinous murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the conditions leading to her assassination have not changed. We feel that, since that fateful day in October 2017, not only has there been a concerted effort to...

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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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