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Policemen and firefighters at the site where six Italian men died in a mafia shooting involving the ‘Ndrangheta in Duisburg, Germany, 15 August, 2007. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images
 
by John Hooperin Rome , Guardian news

It was the severed rabbit’s head that did it.

Rosy Canale, a courageous anti-mafia activist, had had threats before. But when the bloodied head arrived at her parents’ house in a neat little package on her 40th birthday, she fled.

Behind her, she left the ruins of a project that posed a subtle but direct challenge to Italy’s most ruthless organised crime syndicate: the Ndrangheta, the mafia that began life in a, Calabria, the “toe” of the Italian boot. read rest   Here