Belarusian Americans rally in support of political prisoners back home

As a political and ecological activist living in a small provincial town, Vitold Ashurak was especially inconvenient to the regime. After all, the notions of stable and widespread support of the Belarusian government outside of the metropolitan areas have been one of the main pillars of the state-sponsored media for decades — which also was […]

From a blogger to a political prisoner. The story of Ihar Losik

A 28-year-old journalist and blogger, Ihar Losik wasn’t supposed to be in prison. He was meant to keep covering news, spending time with his wife and daughter, and doing his part in building a better, brighter future. However, all of this would be in a parallel Universe. Not in Belarus.  Freedom of the press and […]

“Free Navalny!” | San Francisco joined global anti-Putin rallies

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s opposition leader and prominent critic of Putin, was arrested on January 17, shortly after his flight landed in Moscow. Navalny spent five months in Germany undergoing treatment after poisoning with Novichok nerve agent, allegedly carried out by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied FSB’s involvement in […]

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 […]

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 […]