The sacrifice of more arable land is an obscenity

Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation, Għaqda Bdiewa Attivi and several NGOs have condemned the proposed expropriation of agricultural and natural land in Magħtab in order to facilitate the construction of waste management facilities. Two hundred tumoli of arable land are being sacrificed with...

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Moviment Graffitti files Lands application for preservation of Balluta Bay

Activist group Moviment Graffitti has filed an application with the Lands Authority to manage Balluta Bay, in a bid to ward off the commercialisation of this public space and keep it permanently accessible and safe to bathers and the community. The application states the group’s intention to...

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Organisations studying way forward on Central Link case

A group of eighteen organisations and residents’ associations are disappointed with the conclusion of the Central Link court case. The Court of Appeal this morning rejected our appeal to revoke the Central Link project. The Appellants also note that the Courts have recognised that the...

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Malta-Gozo tunnel - organisations call for total transparency and law observance

In a judicial protest (see here ) filed by a broad network of NGOs and professional bodies, Infrastructure Malta, the Transport Minister and the Planning Minister have been called upon to provide full transparency about the Malta-Gozo tunnel. "Infrastructure Malta is going ahead with the...

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Local Council and NGOs welcome Planning Commission decision to recommend refusal for private jetty in Balluta Bay

The St. Julian’s Local Council and 11 NGOs welcome the Planning Commission’s decision to overturn the case officer's recommendation regarding the private jetty in Balluta Bay from one of approval to one of refusal. Several residents, the St. Julian’s Local Council and NGO representatives...

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Balluta Bay private jetty would constitute complete takeover of private interests over public ones

The St. Julian’s Local Council and 11 NGOs are urging the Planning Commission to unequivocally reject the application for a private jetty in Balluta Bay that would serve a hop-on hop-off tourist service run by the Fortina owners. The application will be decided during a sitting at the Planning...

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Destruction of Central Link Trees in Breach of Permit - Appellants Slam Rogue Agency and Ineffective Enforcement

A cluster of protected almond trees that should have been carefully transplanted from the Central Link site are now destroyed. Media reports revealed a breach of the nature permit - issued by ERA - which imposed other conditions including the requirement that works cannot start until the appeal...

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Incredible but true: two years on, the fuel stations policy remains unchanged

Moviment Graffitti is disappointed that although two years ago to the date, on the 25th January 2018, the then Environment Minister José Herrera, had asked for the fuel stations policy to be revised, this has not happened yet. Exactly 737 days have passed since the announcement that this policy,...

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Stop the barbaric ruin of Wied Qirda – eNGOs, Haż-Żebbuġ Local Councillor and environmentalists file urgent action

Wied Qirda has been mutilated mercilessly as a result of unauthorised works being carried out in this protected valley by Infrastructure Malta. The country path has been tarmacked over and widened considerably, the topography of the valley bed has been altered, a large structure is being built...

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Central Link Appellants Condemn Total Disregard of the Appeal Process

Despite assurances of compensation to farmers, careful relocation of water reservoirs and dialogue with stakeholders Infrastructure Malta will bulldoze ahead with the Central Link Project even though the Court of Appeal has not yet decided on the case. The appellants in the Central Link case...

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Wied Qirda Being Destroyed

Moviment Graffitti is deeply concerned about the ongoing works carried out in Wied Qirda under the orders of Infrastructure Malta over the last two weeks of December, at the height of the holiday season. The works in question involve the construction of a bridge in a protected area for which no...

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Our Republic is Bleeding

The day we commemorate the anniversary of the historic creation of the Republic of Malta this year coincides with a national crisis. Our country is suffering from the painful consequences of a betrayal which saw those at the highest echelons of power putting first the interests of a small clique...

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[WATCH] Castille blockade: activists demand Prime Minister resigns now

Press Statement: Not Business-as-Usual We are here at Castille today, representing different groups and individuals who all share the same concerns, resolute and determined to convey one strong clear message: we are asking for Muscat to tender his resignation immediately! But Muscat is not...

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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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