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The World Mourned When Notre Dame Burned. But Some Saw It As An Opportunity To Make France Catholic Again.

With the help of billionaires, President Emmanuel Macron raised $1 billion for the reconstruction of Notre Dame, but what about France’s huge shortage of mosques?

J. Lester Feder • 27 days ago

One Of Steve Bannon's Top Allies In Italy Is Under Investigation Over Alleged Corruption

Senator Armando Siri was the first Lega politician to meet Bannon when he began courting links to the far-right party in 2018.

J. Lester Feder • One month ago

The Far-Right Group The Christchurch Suspect Donated To Held An Anti-Immigrant Protest In France. Now It's Facing New Calls To Be Banned.

Generation Identity is facing fresh calls to be banned in France, days after Austria said it could try to dissolve the group.

J. Lester Feder • One month ago

Italy Is Ground Zero For The War On Women — Which Is Why These Far-Right Groups Are Meeting There

An alliance of far-right Italian politicians, Putin-affiliated Russians, and anti-LGBT activists from the US are gathering in an Italian city at the heart of the war on women.

J. Lester Feder • One month ago

France Has Recruited Facebook To Help Solve Its Anti-Semitism Problem

“Don’t ask the fox how to take care of the chickens,” one privacy advocate said about Facebook’s cooperation with the French government.

J. Lester Feder • 2 months ago

Thousands Of Teens Have Gone On Strike From Schools Across Europe To Demand Action On Climate Change

After the UK prime minister said 15,000 UK students who boycotted school to demonstrate “wastes lesson time,” the 16-year-old girl who inspired the protest movement replied, “political leaders have wasted 30 [years] of inaction.”

J. Lester Feder • 3 months ago

A Huge Climate Change Movement Led By Teenage Girls Is Sweeping Europe. And It’s Coming To The US Next.

Students are going on strike around the world to demand action on climate change, in a movement led almost entirely by teenage girls.

J. Lester Feder • 3 months ago

There’s A Civil War Brewing Within The Yellow Vests

An argument over whether Yellow Vests should stand for election threatens to tear the protest movement apart.

J. Lester Feder • 3 months ago

Protesters Are Losing Eyes And Hands To Police Brutality In France

“When you lift the curtain, what happens in France is exactly what you see in America…It’s the same violence. We’re also dying.”

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

German Police Have Raided The Homes Of Suspected KKK Members

More than 100 weapons were confiscated during the nationwide raids, and 40 people are now under investigation.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

German Intelligence Is Looking Into Suspected Extremism From The Largest Far-Right Party

The domestic intelligence agency's probe will examine the Alternative for Germany party and two affiliated organizations.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

She Called Out The Yellow Vests. Then She Was Bombarded With Sexist And Anti-Semitic Abuse.

“Every day. Complaints filed. Again,” wrote French Equalities Minister Marlène Schiappa.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

Italy's New Sanctuary Movement Will Challenge An Anti-Immigrant Law In Constitutional Court

The law strips legal immigration status from tens of thousands of people already in the country.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

Prosecutors Dispute A Far-Right Party’s Account Of A Street Attack On A Politician

German prosecutors told BuzzFeed News CCTV footage showed no weapon was involved in the assault on Frank Magnitz, contrary to what the far-right Alternative for Germany party had claimed.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

A Syrian Man Has Been Charged Over The Stabbing That Sparked Huge Anti-Immigrant Riots In Germany

The fatal stabbing in Chemnitz last August led to massive protests in the eastern German city.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

The World Bank Head Is Stepping Down Early And Donald Trump Will Likely Appoint His Successor

Jim Yong Kim, named head of the World Bank Group in 2012, still had three years left in his second term when he stepped down.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

A Sanctuary City Movement Is Beginning In Europe

Mayors of several large Italian cities are vowing to defy a new “security decree” with measures targeting migrants in the country.

J. Lester Feder • 4 months ago

A Bannon Ally Went To South Africa And Did Firearms Training With A White Nationalist Group

Petr Bystron, a German lawmaker, was on an official trip to South Africa when he met with the Suidlanders, a white nationalist group with a leader who marched in the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.

J. Lester Feder • 5 months ago

The Far Right Has Been Rising For Years. The Left Is Finally Looking To Fight Back.

As Europe’s right wing bands together, the left is splintering. Yanis Varoufakis wants to be the one to unite them — but can that be done?

J. Lester Feder • 5 months ago

This Small Town Was Once A Progressive Fairy Tale. But In 2018, It’s Living A Far-Right Nightmare.

A crumbling medieval village was rebuilt by a mayor who welcomed immigrants with open arms. That’s made him a target of Italy’s populist government, and a reluctant hero of the left.

J. Lester Feder • 6 months ago