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Yellow Vests Demonstrate in Paris as Notre Dame Donations Highlight Wealth Inequality

"Victor Hugo thanks all the generous donors ready to save Notre Dame and proposes that they do the same thing with Les Miserables."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

Notre Dame and the Fight for Sacred Lands

An Indigenous journalist reflects on the 800-year-old cathedral and what "sacred" means to her

Jacqueline Keeler ·

People Power: 160,000 European Protesters Demand Action on Climate Crisis

Tens of thousands march in France, Belgium over climate crisis 

Common Dreams staff ·

Is France Showing Us What America’s Next Civil War Will Look Like?

"Everything I've seen so far out of France is singing loudly that, yes, it's a small world, after all – and that what's happening on the barricades is both a reflection of what's going on in much of the developed world and a screaming alarm for what could come next."

Will Bunch ·

Yellow Vest Uprising Exposes Urgent Need for Rapid Energy Transition That Stiffs Elites, Lifts the Working Class

"There will be no justice unless those who are responsible for emissions—namely multinationals and the better off in society who consume the most, are those who bear the brunt of the cost of transition."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

Trump a No-Show at Peace Forum as Nations Rebuke Nationalism

 "The concern I have is that blinkered nationalist views may gain ground once again," warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Chaos Erupts in Paris as Riot Police Unleash on 50,000-Strong Labor Protest

Strikes against anti-worker labor reform shut down Eiffel Tower and city transportation

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·

'Up All Night' Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement

'This movement was not born and will not die in Paris...It has no limit, no border and it belongs to all of those who wish to be part of it.'

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·

Reports: Paris Attack Suspect Salah Abdeslam Captured in Brussels

Suspected allegedly played key role in coordinating and carrying out the violent attacks in Paris last year that left 130 people dead

Common Dreams staff ·

Thousands Mobilize in France Against 'Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism'

'It is urgent to clearly demonstrate our refusal of this obnoxious policy'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·