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Election Chronicles: while votes are counted, protests continue

During the spring-summer protests, Oakland was one of the Bay Area “hotspots” where some looting and civil unrest occurred. As the nation keeps hanging in uncertainty over the election results, we asked local residents and small business owners what they expect now. One of the windows at MudLab has been smashed during the spring-summer protests […]

Women across the US protest against Trump, Pence, and Barrett

Despite the pandemic, Women’s Marches were held across the country this weekend. Thousands of women took to the streets of Washington, DC, New York, Cleveland, San Francisco, and other major cities across the US. Additionally, there were digital streams for those who did not feel comfortable to participate in person. In San Francisco, March for […]

Trump tests positive for COVID-19. Is Biden next?

Both candidates shared a stage and a heated debate on Tuesday. About 48 hours later, President Trump and the first lady tested positive for novel coronavirus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump twitted late Thursday. Ironically, during […]

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. […]

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 […]