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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 […]

Recent graduate nurses, “Ready or not?”

On March 23, the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) officially moved all its classes online, including clinical hours at the hospitals. Not only were the hours cut, but the program itself was accelerated for the graduating class of 2020. We spoke to several recent graduate nurses to find out whether they feel ready to enter the workforce […]

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 […]

Is DACA safe until the elections?

In the early morning of June 18 “dreamers” woke up to the news they’ve been waiting for since last year. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA staying, citing that the Trump administration did not take all the necessary steps to remove the program. Though the anxiety and fear may have eased, this does […]

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 […]

Here’s how Black Lives Matter protests are in Hawaii

Over 10,000 people on Oahu marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday, June 6. This was the largest Black Lives Matter protest in Hawaii so far. Shouts of “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace” filled the air as protestors marched from Ala Moana Beach Park to the State Capitol. […]