Malta: Youth and the State of the Nation
We can’t discuss the state of the nation of Malta, without looking towards the future. And we can only look towards the future, if we do it together with our children and youth
My vision as Deputy Chairperson of ADPD – Malta’s Green Party
Yesterday I was elected as deputy chairperson for ADPD – Malta’s Green Party. I have been a member of the party since 2017 and a committee member since summer 2019. When Sandra Gauci announced that she was interested in being the next Chairperson of the party we had a conversation to discuss my role in…
IDAHOT 2023: Speaking at Montecitorio
I put on a crisp white shirt that got creased within minutes of walking in a Rome that isn’t sure whether the weather is hot or cold. Slightly out of comfort zone, entering the lower house of the parliament of Italy. As much for the shirt, as for the the co-panelists at a seminar organised…
Non Binary Language: Maltese
Yesterday I spoke on a panel about Maltese language and it’s binary and non-binary modes. This would be just another event in the life of an activist, weren’t it for the fact that I barely spoke a word of Maltese the first 18 years of my life. To think that now I’m able to not…
#ObservingTurkey – I recognise your grief, courge, resilience
First reactions to the 2023 first-round elections in Turkey by Mina Jack Tolu, committee member of the European Greens and Interntional Secretary of ADPD.
Participation at SMART-Y Final Conference
Brussels, 20th April 2023. My answers to some of the questions asked at the SMART-Y closing panel, “Making Rural Europe Smarter!”, moderated by Maria Kola from Cyprus Youth Council. MK: How can the creation of more green spaces in the cities, be promoted across Europe? And how that can benefit a more sustainable mobility? MJT:…
Malta, must become the anti-racist port of safety in the central mediterranean
Under Meloni, a state of emergency becomes an anti-democratic, racist, and far-right weapon against some of the most vulnerable in society. It will subject migrants to increased arbitrary detention and the stripping of their rights. Malta needs to offer a port of safety, any other path is a legitimisation of far-right policy.
Children’s rights and right-wing wrongs
A summary of the “Gender Boss” saga. Including my review of the performance and workshop.
ADPD calls on government to rescue 500 people in distress
It is far time for a European response to support the member states, like Malta, that are located as the first point of entry. The discussions on safe and legal pathways into Europe are mainly avoided and stalled by the conservative majorities across Europe.
ADPD Press: Intimidation & Harassment of Children – Police Asked to Investigate
ADPD Candidate Mina Jack Tolu thanks the Commissioner for Children for recognising the gravity of the situation and asking the police to investigate Partit ABBA for intimidation and harassment of children at the Żigużajg festival.