Extinction Rebellion Malta is organising a rally tomorrow in front of parliament as a response to the upcoming election, with the group wanting to see an end to “politics as usual”.
Statement from Extinction Rebellion Malta:
The parties aren’t doing enough. They claim that they want change, yet the system itself incentivises short-term gain at the expense of long-term solutions. Unless they address the root of the issues, their manifestos are mere words on paper. In short, unless the parties tackle problems together, we will still be faced with the same issues; monstrous buildings, traffic congestion, lack of green spaces, pollution, etc.
Extinction Rebellion has four main focus points for this rally:
First, the organisation wants the political parties to stop providing vague and green-washed proposals right before the elections. These are quickly forgotten, if ever launched. Extinction Rebellion wishes for the parties to create a detailed, clear and transparent plan for the future of the country.
Secondly, bi-partisan name-calling must come to an end if we are to tackle global problems. Infighting only distracts us from larger issues so we need to realise that divided we fall but united we stand.
Lastly, we wish to bring attention to the fact that some people believe that they are above others and above the land. We want to transform the legal system in order to bring people and corporations to justice, people who have ravaged our country for their own profit.**
List of Speakers:
- Kris Bajada, Chairperson of Extinction Rebellion Malta
- Giorgia Giglio, activist of Friends of the Earth Malta
- Suzanne Mass, activist from Earth Guardians Malta
- Francesco Grech, activist from Għawdix
- Christine Cassar, activist from Moviment Graffitti
List of Participating Organisations
- Moviment Graffitti
- ORCA Malta – Outdoor Recreation and Camping Association
- Friends of the Earth Malta
- Vegan Prism
- Eco Market Malta
- The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project
- Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar
- Fridays For Future Malta
- Earth Guardians Malta
- Nature Trust – FEE Malta
- Animal Liberation Malta
Details on the event
Date: 23rd March 2022
Place: In front of Parliament, Malta
Facebook Event: fb.me/e/1ve6zV9o2
With increasing cases, kindly wear a mask and remain as socially distanced as possible throughout the duration of the event.
** This sentence was edited at the request of Extinction Rebellion Malta. The original sentence read “people such as Joseph Portelli and Charles Polidano, who have explored our country for their own profit”.
Written by: Extinction Rebellion Malta