Holy virgin bow before mafia

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The Pope offered incense to a stone during mass attacking the mafia. The mob hit back at the madonna, forcing her to bow.

The "holy madonna" had to bow before the maffia bosses at The « holy madonna » had to bow before the maffia boss Peppe Mazzagatti in Oppido Mamertina in Southern Italy.

On June 21, the Pope offered incense to a statue of « the holy madonna » in Sibari, in Italy’s Calabria region. During the mass the Pontiff excommunicated the local mafia from the Roman Catholic Church.

Mafioso Peppe Mazzagatti Mafioso Peppe Mazzagatti

On July 2nd, the local mafia boss hit back at the papacy.

The Italian press and the Catholic news site Zenit are reporting that during a religious procession in the Calabrian town of Oppido Mamertina, the statue of the Virgin Mary was diverted and taken in front of the home of mob boss Peppe Mazzagatti where the statue was made to bow.

Oppido Mamertina is the center of a gang called « N’drangheta »…

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ALERTE INFO SPORT – EBOLA. Le Maroc demande le report de la CAN 2015

Acharnement sur l’Afrique, pulsion meurtrière de dépopulation… Pendant ce temps, le Center for Disease Control aux USA ose prétendre que le « vaccin anti-Ebola » n’est efficace que sur les « Blancs »…

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CANLe gouvernement marocain a demandé le report de la Coupe d’Afrique des nations de football (CAN-2015), prévue du 17 janvier au 8 février dans le royaume, en raison de l’épidémie de fièvre Ebola qui sévit dans l’ouest du continent, a annoncé vendredi soir le ministre de la Jeunesse et des sports.

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Realism or Iconography? The Pentagon’s Implicit Theory of Visual Representation


The following is an extract from my chapter, “A Flickr of Militarization: Photographic Regulation, Symbolic Consecration, and the Strategic Communication of ‘Good Intentions’,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 185-279:

US military documents make it quite clear that, for the military, a photograph is a straightforward, truthful, and impartial record of reality as it appeared in front of the camera. However, at the same time these documents suggest that some images might be used as “enemy propaganda” whereas other images are safe in that they “support the mission” of the US military. Here I wish to outline what the US military has made available for the public record about its social media strategies, and in particular about its “Flickr strategy”.

Supporting the military’s mission and telling a story are the dual themes of the Pentagon’s visual media strategy. To…

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