Press Release 19th June, 2015
Civil Society supporting Front Ħarsien ODZ
Front Ħarsien ODZ, set up to safeguard our ODZ sites from being developed such as Żonqor point, has come a long way since its launch. The front, a people’s movement, is open to all those who endorse our aim which are purely environmental, and which seeks to be as open as possible to individuals. We’ve extended our invitation to non governmental organisations, platforms and cooperatives.
The front does not seek to duplicate the efforts or undermine efforts which are already in place. On the other hand, it brings these efforts together. FHO aims to provide a platform that is intersectional and welcomes various individuals and groups from all parts of society.
Over the last few weeks Front Ħarsien ODZ has been endorsed by a large number of organisations, and this is growing. These include:
Moviment Graffitti, Alternattiva Demokratika, Friends of the Earth, Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar, Integra Foundation, Partit Komunista Malti, The Critical Institute, ADŻ- Alternattiva Demokratika Żgħażagħ, Why Not? Greenhouse – Malta, Gender Liberation, Jesuits Community, Kopin, Ramblers, Birdlife Malta, MOAM, Moviment Kattoliku Studenti Universitarji (MKSU), Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU), Theatre Anon, Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust (KKG), Friends of Marsascala, Organisation Friendship in Diversity (OFD), Students Philosophical Society (SPS), Aditus, Youth for the Environment, Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta (PHROM), SDM, Drachma, Earth Systems Association, Żminijietna and Nature Trust Malta.
Other organisations and groups that are endorsing Saturday’s protest include: Din l-Art Ħelwa, artists academics, Labour MP Marlene Farrugia, Labour Whip Godfrey Farrugia and the PN parliamentary group.
We would like to remind the public that the upcoming protest and the Front are non-partisan and peaceful, open to each and every person who believes that ODŻs such as Żonqor should not be built, and to protect our natural heritage now and for the future.