Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside The April 2019 fire that engulfed France’s Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, led to an outpouring of grief and introspection. Historians explained how the … Continue Reading ‘World Heritage’ Site Selection Is Eurocentric – and That Shapes Which Historic Places Get Love and Money
The war on journalism has sunk to yet another new low with France threatening to jail journalists who exposed their nation’s complicity in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. Last month, … Continue Reading War on Journalism: France Threatens to Jail Journalists Who Exposed Yemen Complicity
The French Yellow Vest movement has taken to the streets for the 27th week in a row and shows no signs of weakening as immense numbers turned out to continue … Continue Reading Gilets Jaunes Protests Show No Signs of Weakening on Week 27
A leaked report from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has cast new doubt on the public findings of the group over the controversial 2017 chemical weapons attack … Continue Reading Confirmed Genuine Document from OPCW Suggests Douma Chemical Attack Was Staged
The French police have been caught on camera in a fresh wave of brutality against the Gilets Jaunes movement, beating one man to near unconsciousness, assaulting a blind man and … Continue Reading French Police Out of Control: Fresh Brutality Against Gilets Jaunes Protestors
Julia Walker, Binghamton University, State University of New York On April 15, people around the world watched in horror as a voracious fire consumed the medieval wooden roof of Paris’s … Continue Reading How ‘the Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Inspired the Cathedral’s 19th-Century Revival
The French Gilets Jaunes movement and hacking collective Anonymous have both condemned the culture surrounding donations that have poured into Notre Dame from the wealthy. Taking to the streets of … Continue Reading Gilets Jaunes and Anonymous Criticise Billionaires Donating to Notre Dame
In an ever-increasing demonstration of the needs of the “haves” and the “have nots”, French billionaires have pledged £605 million for the reconstruction of the famed Notre Dame cathedral. While … Continue Reading As Billionaires Pledge £605million for Notre Dame, Awkward Questions About The Role of Charity, Indulgences and Middle Eastern Antiquities
Jenny Alexander, University of Warwick Many great churches and cathedrals have suffered catastrophic fires over their long histories and medieval chronicles are full of stories of devastation and ruin as … Continue Reading Notre Dame: A History of Medieval Cathedrals and Fire
After the building that symbolized ‘all that is Russian’ went up in flames, the czar scrambled to restore it to its former glory.
Attakrit Leckcivilize, University of Aberdeen To mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the House of Commons in the UK held a debate the other day. … Continue Reading Job Recruiters Discriminate Against Muslims, and It Doesn’t End at the Interview Stage
Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona, Deakin University and Cristina Garduño Freeman, University of Melbourne Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time … Continue Reading Why Are We so Moved by the Plight of the Notre Dame?
France’s Marine Le Pen has rejected the possibility of leaving the EU and instead will be seeking to work with other far-right parties across Europe, aiming to “change the EU … Continue Reading France’s Le Pen Seeks Pan-European Far-Right Alliance, Aims To Turn EU Into Far-Right Institution
Claire Smith, Flinders University and Jordan Ralph, Flinders University The destruction of Notre Dame cathedral is lamentable. A wonderful icon has been largely destroyed by fire. However, we should not … Continue Reading Don’t Despair About Notre Dame – a Rebuilt Cathedral Could Be Just as Wonderful
Manuel Tourrenc, Global Voices Police violence is a regular Saturday occurrence. The guys who get hurt and injured aren’t hooligans, but protesters. David Dufresne These are the words of David … Continue Reading Police Violence Escalating as France Attempts to Subjugate Yellow Vest Protests