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San Francisco adopts the Resolution in support of Belarus

On September 1, San Francisco joined the national agenda and became the first U.S. city to adopt the Resolution in support of Belarus on a local level. Sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the Resolution was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Resolution condemns the arrests of peaceful Protesters in Belarus and declares solidarity […]

The world lights up for Belarus. Will San Francisco join?

As Belarusians passed the 16th day of protests amid the rigged presidential election and brutal violence against peaceful demonstrations, solidarity events continue happening all over the world in support of the Belarusian nation’s fight for freedom and democracy. So far, six people died during the protests, 81 missing, and thousands have been tortured behind bars […]

Belarusians are united as one: Lukashenko must go

If you’ve never heard about Belarus before, it probably changed recently, as it made cover stories around the world this Monday. The country in the center of Europe, which has been ruled by “the last dictator” Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, has sent its message clearly: his time is up now. While all the Belarusian elections […]

Belarusians worldwide demand free and fair elections

The 2020 Belarusian presidential election will be held this Sunday, August 9. Belarus is ruled by “the last dictator of Europe” since 1994. Year after year, the international society has recognized the Belarusian elections as neither free nor fair, and there were a number of cases where evidence of the vote rigging was presented. During […]

Belarusian Solidarity Line in San Francisco

For the second time within the past few weeks, several hundred people have gathered in San Francisco to support Belarusians fighting for their freedom. These peaceful protests are called Solidarity Lines and are held to draw international attention to brutal human rights violations that have been happening in Belarus for the past quarter of a […]

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: a social media revolution clashes the fear

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Last updated on June 18, 2020 at 11:00 PM PST “The people and the government came to the roundtable. The people were holding the Constitution, and the government came in… the tank.” That’s how Belarusian independent journalist and blogger Tatyana Martynova described a myriad of pre-election […]

Pandemic Memorial Day weekend brings out heat and crowds in San Francisco

While California maintains “Closed” signs on restaurants, bars, spas, and most of other holiday time-spenders, parks and beaches are two of the few things still left in the allowed spectrum. Despite a once-in-a-century pandemic, millions of San Francisco and Bay Area residents still showed up to meet the summer. All of the iconic Golden Gate […]

Is remdesivir a promise in coronavirus treatment?

On Wednesday, the world has rocked yet again over another promise of coronavirus treatment. The drug that gained the spotlight this time is called remdesivir, a product of a US biotechnology company Gilead. It was previously used as a treatment for the Ebola virus and also showed promising results in treating the previous two diseases […]