Tuesday 6 March 2018

In the News: Witches, Witchcraft & Witch Hunts

Here is a round-up of news stories from the past few days about witches, witchcraft and witch hunts:

"'Witch' is jailed for 12 years for helping Russian ex-cop murder six people they intended to raise as zombie slaves" - story at Mailonline: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5462969/Russian-Witch-helped-ex-cop-murder-six-people-zombie-slaves.html

"Manningtree memorial for accused witches" - story at Harwich and Manningtree Standard: http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/16064979.Manningtree_memorial_for_accused_witches/

"Assamese film Ishu explores horrors of witch-hunting" - story at India Today: https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/story/assamese-film-ishu-explores-horrors-of-witch-hunting-1179260-2018-02-28

"Alternative Realities - Witches? Kamila Shamsie, Kaytranada" - details of a podcast at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: http://www.pulitzercenter.org/reporting/alternative-realities-witches-kamila-shamsie-kaytranada

"What The Salem Witch Trials Teach Us About Believing Women" - story at Refinery29: https://www.refinery29.com/2018/03/192115/salem-witch-trials-victims-date-history-march-1

"The witch and ghost hurlers of the only lake in Kilkenny" - story at Kilkenny People: https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/299805/the-witch-and-ghost-hurlers-of-the-only-lake-in-kilkenny.html

"Joan of Arc: from witch to saint" - story at mnnews.today: http://mnnews.today/church/2018/28122-joan-of-arc-from-witch-to-saint/

"In Canada It's Perfectly Legal To Be A Witch, But It's Illegal To Pretend To Be A Witch" - blog post at MTL Blog: https://www.mtlblog.com/lifestyle/in-canada-its-perfectly-legal-to-be-a-witch-but-its-illegal-to-pretend-to-be-witch

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