Society

Wars: António Guterres Appeal for Global Ceasefire

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations makes an impassioned appeal to stop all wars in all corners of the world. In his own words “War doesn’t make any sense when you have an epidemic but war doesn’t make any sense in any circumstances”.

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Malta – Who Gives a Damn

By far the most fundamental division within humanity is between people who give a damn and people who do not. In Malta, for example, the few give a damn and the many do not. We are following the pied piper’s tune of unrestrained economic growth, wild consumerism, high-rise buildings, anything goes …

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Wild habitat – people who destroy it are amoral, not evil

It is difficult to estimate the time to extinction of a species or a population. This is partly due to a time lag between degradation of a wild habitat to the point that it no longer supports a species and the actual death of the last member of that species.

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Global Warming – The Moral Crisis of our Time

The politically correct term for the havoc we are causing to weather conditions is Climate Change, which in fact is mostly global warming. It is the rise in temperature that, for example, is melting the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. The rise in temperatures is being caused by greenhouse gas emissions that trap the …

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Malta Has Lost Its Way

In Malta our relationship with the natural world is, to use kind words, disconnected from reality. We choose to exploit our corner of the natural world rather than listen to what nature’s life support system is telling us. We encourage a …

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Voting at 16 – ‘Hekk Jonqos!’

On the 1 March 2018 a law is to be passed through parliament in Malta giving 16 year olds the right to vote at national elections. This is expected to …

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The Malevolent Agenda

The proposed Domestic Violence Bill sounds nice and the government propaganda machine presented it in the most glowing of terms. Obviously, tighter …

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Family Values, Nationhood and Unity

The first signs of Maltese nationhood appeared in the early 19th century. Before then we were the island fortress of the Knights of St. John. The flag …

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