• Abortion in Malta: The long journey

    “Abortion to be allowed when woman’s health is at serious risk” – next week amendments will be tabled in Maltese parliament to make this happen. As a friend of mine remarked, it’s a small step forward, that just shows how far behind we are. As with many fights for justice I think it is important […]

  • Has the discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Malta already plateaued?

    Has the discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Malta already plateaued?

    In this blog I analyse the current discussions on LGBTQI issues in Malta, as experienced at the IDAHOT 2022 business breakfast organised by the Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reforms on May 17th 2022.

  • 2022 Campaign Expenses

    how much does an electoral campaign cost? Besides monetary costs, shouldn’t we also be calculating environmental costs, volunteer hours, and the cost of emotional labour?

  • Take control.

    PLPN are in the pockets of developers. The Planning Authority is basically a farce. There are cranes everywhere we look. Digging & noise pollution. Dust & air pollution. It’s out of control but we can take that back with our vote on 26/3. Green Sweeps Clean. Xkupa Ħadra Tnaddaf.

  • Malta’s Shrinking Spaces

    Malta’s Shrinking Spaces

    There are different ways to shrink spaces in society, and the Labour government seems keen to deploy all of them. This has an impact on our physical, political, and social environments. We’ve observed the shrink creep into our lives over the past few years. Since it starts slowly it can be challenging to notice the patterns which connect the many examples of environmental degradation with the unravelling of civil society. Episodes that don’t seem connected are in fact a systemised web cast to centralise control of society at multiple levels. When the main aim is achieved – the control of resources in the hands of the few – favours become easily traded, destructors become saviours, misleading information becomes rampant, and corruption becomes a norm.

  • Reaction to PN proposal

    Reaction to PN proposal

    CW: mention of fatphobic policies I have learnt to have no expectations of PN (and hold similar reservations for PL on quite a few issues) so I am obviously not surprised that yet another one of their proposals flunks my values. PN’s proposal for a yearly assessment of dietary goals as a “bid to fight […]

  • Reaction to Transphobia

    To any trans women in Malta reading the comments by Jon Mallia and others, who wish they could play sport without their gender being policed by people who know nothing about trans issues and nothing about trans lives… there are spaces that welcome you! Roughly one year ago, roller derby started in Malta (Honey Island […]

  • Feministisk Europa

    Tonight in Copenhagen I will be talking from a young green and trans queer perspective about Feminism in Europe! What are your thoughts? What would make Europe a Feminist place? Thank you to MEP Kira Marie Peter-Hansen for the invitation. Feministisk Europa?! – Udsolgt

  • Sven Giegold

    Tonight we met with MEP Sven Giegold and discussed the rule of law in Malta, corruption, impunity and conflicts of interest, the environment, and current constraints on political and non-governmental organising in Malta.

  • Barriers

    Barriers, barriers, barriers. Keeping us out, keeping them in.