A policy prohibiting ODZ fuel stations should be implemented at once

Joint NGO Press Statement 05/03/2019 Eleven NGOs are indignant at the Planning Authority’s failure to revise the current fuel stations policy and at comments indicating that, when revised, the new policy might still allow ODZ fuel stations. The lengthy saga concerning the highly...

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Significant win in the fight against the db Group project on the ITS site

Today’s decision of the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal is a significant win in the fight against the monstrous db Group project on the ITS site. Whilst we express our disappointment with the Tribunal’s decision to uphold the permit given by the Planning Authority (PA), we positively...

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Xgħajra land reclamation will have a devastating impact on nature and residents

Moviment Graffitti would like to reiterate its position that it is against any form of large-scale land reclamation that may be planned for the locality of Xgħajra and the surrounding coast. The reasons for this are that any form of land reclamation will have devastating and irreparable impacts...

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Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

A large number of NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils have written to the Honourable Alexander Muscat, Chairman of the Environment and Development Planning Committee, requesting an urgent meeting of the Committee to discuss the imminent concession of title, land and environmental...

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Corinthia deal - land grab for a horrendous project

Moviment Graffitti is strongly opposed to the proposed deal that would gift public land to the Corinthia group for real estate development and two hotels. The proposed deal is intrinsically wrong, on every level. It would give away public land, a rare and precious resource in a small country...

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Direct action to stop tree cutting

Press Statement 04/07/18   The senseless destruction of the environment in the name of development is a growing problem which needs to be addressed. In the wake of the uprooting of hundreds of trees all over Malta, the need to take action is now being felt stronger than ever. We are...

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Joint NGO statement on the Government’s decision to close Malta’s ports to NGO rescue ships

Press Statement 02/07/18   We are gravely concerned by the Government’s decision to close Malta’s ports to NGO rescue ships. The consequences of this measure are potentially fatal, as the vessels will no longer be able to continue saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea.  ...

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Alternative vision for urban development and transport projects put forward by environmental NGOs

Press Release 27/06/18   We are a group of environmental NGOs, voluntary organisations and active citizens who wish to voice our concerns in unison and feel the urgent need to put forward an alternative vision to the way urban development and transport projects are being...

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Migration disputes should not be solved by putting people’s lives at risk

Press Statement 27/06/18   Joint Italian and Maltese NGO Statement on incidents relating to people rescued at sea   Whilst we welcome the recent developments in relation to the disembarkation of rescued people on board the Alexander Maersk cargo and the ongoing coordination...

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Joint NGO Statement on the Aquarius incident

We commend Spain for accepting the disembarkation of the over 600 rescued migrants aboard the MV Aquarius. Without this intervention, the impasse between Italy and Malta over where to disembark the rescued migrants could have easily led to a humanitarian disaster. Spain’s intervention is an act...

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[WATCH] Approving the mega petrol station in Luqa would be an act of senseless environmental destruction

See video clip . The Planning Board will today decide on an application for a mega fuel station on agricultural ODZ land in Luqa. The Board had already reviewed and voted on this application on the 5th April, when it voted against its approval, with the vote ending in a tie and the...

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Over 4,000 objections to the proposed ITS project

A record number of over 4,000 objections to the proposed project on the ITS site has been submitted to the Planning Authority during the objection period that ends today. Whilst thousands of these objections were submitted online, Pembroke residents have also collected hundreds of hard-copy...

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Moviment Graffitti urges Planning Authority to stop choking Malta with Fuel Stations

Press Statement 17/05/18   Moviment Graffitti urges the Planning Authority not to approve more projects tied to shopping complexes, disguised as petrol stations that are not only unnecessary but are also built on ODZ land. Moviment Graffitti reiterates the point that...

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Protest in Pembroke – Do Not Bury Us Alive!

Residents in Pembroke are organising a protest titled ‘Do Not Bury Us Alive'  on Wednesdays 16th May. Pembroke, Swieqi and St. Julian’s are threatened by a proposed development on the ITS site that would effectively bury people alive under the long shadows cast by a gigantic 37-storey...

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Moviment Graffitti endorses Women’s Rights Foundation position on sexual and reproductive health rights

Press Statement 21/03/18 Moviment Graffitti endorses and supports the Women's Rights Foundation recently released position paper on sexual and reproductive health rights for women in Malta. The position paper advocates for all women and girls to have access to comprehensive sexual and...

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