The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not necessarily be reflective of JEF Malta as a whole. Workers Day – commemorated on the first of May – sees its origin in the year 1886 when groups that had socialist and communist ideals grouped in order to remember the riots […]Read More International Workers’ Day – JEF Malta
In a few months’ time, everyone with a Tallinja card will be able to ride the bus for free. But despite the fact that almost the whole population will be eligible for free public transportation, experts believe that the incentive will not persuade a large number of people to exchange their car keys for bus […]Read More A Simple Route to Better Public Transport
At this point in time, everybody and their mother knows that Malta is being increasingly entombed into a coffin of concrete by developers via their shady deals with the planning authority (including in some cases with the Prime Minister himself) and blatant disregard for the judicial protests of NGOs. Cranes have long since replaced the […]Read More Malta: The Concrete Garden
Growing up I was always taught that if I put my mind to it, work hard and don’t let myself get distracted I will have a good and happy life. My parents were a living example of that mentality as was the majority of my family. The ones I heard of that were not as […]Read More Argument for a Living Wage
A reply to last week’s opinion article, one might ask, have we mistaken administrative failures for cultural ones?Read More Counter: A culture propagating femicide and misogyny
Comparisons are indeed odious. That much can be said when we see historical events, political figures and pretty much anything else of a political or historical nature being lumped with one another. These comparisons can be applied to any other field quite frankly, be it culture, socio-economics or any other field for that matter. At […]Read More Why the Unvaccinated Claim Victimhood
Paulina Dembska is not the first to suffer such injustice, and unfortunately, she will most certainly not be the last.Read More A culture propagating femicide and misogyny
Examinations at the University of Malta shall proceed as intended – majorly in-person on campus. This decision has been taken despite the record-breaking surge in daily cases, despite the fact that online exams have been utilised in the past, and despite all student feedback. Online exams do not promote cheating, they snuff them out through […]Read More Exams should remain online for the sake of students’ health
Busy or Bored? The latter can be healthier, here’s why.Read More Being Bored
The western allies have agreed to kick China out of the picture when it comes to 5G infrastructure. What they haven’t agreed on though, is how on earth they’re going to replace its carriers, and what’s to be done to rapidly upgrade the now ‘China-less’ networks. By western allies, I refer to the US and […]Read More 5G, Europe and the US – Where do we stand?
In the past few decades, technology has evolved to an unprecedented degree.
But have there been any recent changes that give extra value to consumers, or are they all superficial?Read More The Age of Augmentation
Calls for common 5G standards are growing as more begin to ask the question, “If not Ericsson, Nokia, and Huawei, then who?”Read More WTF is: Open RAN
Not so long ago, I found myself deleting my social apps, removing accounts, and blocking notifications…Read More Social Media is manipulating you
After any tragedy comes a wave of explanations – some find them in the web of sociological constructs, while others believe that by overanalysing, we lose the substance that’s been staring at us all along.Read More I Don’t Like To Look At Suicide
Amid several cries that Malta has lost its soul, one can hardly be faulted for wondering…why did we encourage this person to lose his?Read More I Like To Look At Suicide
In the Budget 2022 document, the government has promised that by October 2022, all Maltese residents will have free access to public transport. But what about the countless issues with the service? Will those who are enticed with the free transport keep using it in the long run?Read More Free Buses will not get more people to use them
On the 18th of September, Extinction Rebellion Malta will be protesting in solidarity with the rest of the global climate strike movement and asking our politicians to treat this crisis like the emergency it is.Read More Code Red: Global Climate Strike
There is an urgent need to start thinking about how we can run our economies without growth, and a range of economic alternatives may now show us how to do just that.Read More Can we create Healthy Economies without growth?
There are disadvantages to living on an island, but the quality of island life can be its own reward. In Europe, life on an island means you can lose your freedom of movement rights.Read More The unfairness of being on an island
In the last article, ‘WTF is: GDP’ I tried to briefly explain what GDP is and how its calculated – but a very often asked question does remain…How does it affect us? Sure, governments tend to do well politically when GDP is high, and people seem to be more satisfied when it is – but when you think about it, if someone didn’t tell you how much GDP grew, would you really notice?Read More How does GDP affect me?
If you were to put everything that was produced in the country, in one single bag, and give it all a value, that value would be the country’s GDP.Read More WTF is: GDP
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying – everything’s getting more and more expensive nowadays, or, back in the day we used to buy with a penny what you buy today with a tenner. And this isn’t without reason, things are getting more expensive, or at least, they seem to be.Read More WTF is: Inflation
Every single day, a new natural disaster seems to be dominating the news – in the past month, wildfire after wildfire have lit up our screens, choked our cities, burned our woodlands, and even tinted our moon. Russia If you’re a fan of trivia, you may have heard about the city of Yakutia, as it […]Read More Earth on Fire – The Red Rampage Ravaging the Planet
Last week, massive protests have erupted within major cities – including New York, London and Valletta – in countries that have started implementing the use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates. While people have more or less gotten used to this new normality of having to live with this ongoing pandemic, there is growing concern within the […]Read More COVID Passports: Aye or Nay?
We’ve been hearing quite a lot with regard to the sectors who have been the most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, be it the deadly virus itself or the measures which have been put in the place to mitigate its spread. Be it the retail industry, catering establishments, or the performing arts, these sectors […]Read More Taken for granted? Taken for a ride? Or both?