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Solidarity Lines held across the globe in support of Belarus

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Last updated July 17 at 2:30 pm PST For the past few weeks, Belarusians of over 70 cities on five continents worldwide came out to peaceful protests against the repressions ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Belarus. Amnesty International described the government’s brutal crackdowns and […]

Belarus protests: a look inside the strike

A miner at Belaruskali, Yuri Korzun was never particularly interested in politics. “I have a family to take care of, so I always worked a lot and just didn’t have time for it.” It all changed this year when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  “This year, Lukashenko put every Belarusian at risk, ignoring coronavirus,” Yuri shared. […]

B for Belarus, and why the world should take a lesson in unity over fear

Updated on July 2, 2020 at 12 pm PST. People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. © V for Vendetta (2005) Apocalyptic future in a police state in Europe, where the government brutally suppresses anyone who thinks or says differently. Secret police grab people in the middle […]

Tim Draper predicts job loss, global overhaul in healthcare, banking, real estate, and governments

He backed the autonomous driving startup after almost crashing in a self-driving vehicle. He turned down Google and Netflix, which he regrets, but nevertheless has a stellar record of successes, including Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring, Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood, Ancestry.com, Twitch.tv, Cruise Automation, Focus Media, as well as the biggest Chinese search […]

Officials launch investigation into helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others on board

This Sunday afternoon left a sad mark on many. A helicopter carrying legendary Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others on board, has crashed into a hillside near Malibu, killing everyone on board. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department, they had to ground their helicopters around the time of […]

Black Lives Matter Utah founder condemns violence, presenting police reform bill

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.”Martin Luther King Jr. BLM protests broke out in Salt Lake City on May 30 after the police officer Derek Chauvi murdered George Floyd. Chauvi and other officers arrived at the scene after a 911 call […]