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Ramin Mazaheri announces his new book: I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog I’d like to briefly announce that I have a new book for sale, I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China. China has soared in the 21st century, while the neoliberal austerity-minded West has slumped – longstanding Western predictions and promises have totally failed. There is no longer any doubt about this. This requires us to accommodate reality and drastically

(Update): How Online Users responded to YouTube’s termination of Middle East Observer – Facts & Figures

Hello fellow observers, Just five days after YouTube’s termination of our channel, here’s some of the major developments that occurred in response to this decision: a) the number of ‘Patrons’ supporting us financially on our Patreon page grew by an outstanding 70%, opening up much greater opportunities for MEO to not only become more sustainable but to increase its content production too (e.g. one more Patron and we will reach 30

(Urgent): YouTube terminates Middle East Observer after almost 10 years online

After almost 10 years online, over 250 videos, almost 13,000 subscribers, and about 8 million total video views, YouTube has terminated the Middle East Observer (MEO) channel on its platform. Although perhaps MEO became best known for its video translations of regional political actors such as Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, its work was certainly not limited to that. Middle East Observer sought to provide its viewers with reliable English translations on politics,

Please support the work of SouthFront and urgently donate to them!

DEAR FRIENDS, Only a few days left until the end of February. Since the start of the month, SouthFront has about 69% of the minimal budget needed to keep the production of content at the level you have become used to seeing. SouthFront is operating on audience donations only. If you want to watch daily videos about the situation in Syria, Venezuela and other hot spots around the world as

300’000 comments posted – THANK YOU moderators!!

Dear friends, Today my webmaster has informed me that we posted our 300’000th moderated comment, which is quite a remarkable milestone!  And at this occasion, I want to thank all the moderators, past and present, for the absolutely *crucial* service they have provided us. Dear moderators, Your job is both an extremely important one and an extremely difficult one.  I know because before you came to help me, I did

New Feature: Current Links found in Comments

Many of our commentators post links to videos, documents and informative sites. The last 3 days of links (posted within the comments) have been consolidated on one web page that can be accessed in two ways: 1. Enter this web page http://thesaker.is/links 2. Visit the ‘Cafe‘ and click on the ‘Links’ image on the right side of the page           Regards Herb (webmaster)

Beyond Kafka: How Youtube & Facebook Keep Purging Alternative Media

Hassan Nasrallah is persona non grata on Social Networks, where Anti-Zionism is the ultimate thoughtcrime  With a comment from Norman Finkelstein The guillotine’s blade fell again, one year later. On December 2017 already, my 5-years-old Youtube channel Sayed Hasan, mainly translating speeches from Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, was completely removed by Youtube, along with its 10 000 subscribers, +6 millions views and +400 subtitled videos of anti-Zionist & anti-Imperialist

SouthFront Future Is Determined Within Few Day (URGENT MUST READ!!)

Dear friends, SouthFront has been a trusted partner and friend to our community and they also provide very high quality and, frankly, irreplaceable video materials and reports.  They need our help and I ask you all to donate as much as you can to help them! The Saker Here is the full text of their appeal (including a video): https://southfront.org/southfront-future-is-determined-within-few-days/ SouthFront is a crowdfunded endeavor and operates only thanks to

Appeal for help from Gilad Atzmon

Dear friends, My friend Gilad urgently needs our help.  Please help him! The Saker Here is the text of the appeal he posted: Gilad Needs Additional Support November 26, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon Dear friends In March I was sued for libel by the chairman of the Campaign Against Anti Semitism (CAA), Gideon Falter, for suggesting that ‘Antisemitism is a business plan.’ As CAA has explained its objective, the lawsuit was

Saker message to the community and readers: thanks and mini “Community SITREP”

Dear friends, It’s time for me to give you a quick update on how things are going in our community and how we fit in the general political picture of this end of 2018. But first, I want to sincerely thank all those who have generously contributed to the recent Fall fundraiser – I want to thank you for the donations you sent, of course, but also for the very

Summary of Saker’s ‘search news feeds’ feature

Almost a year ago I added an additional ‘news’ page on our website. The ‘search news feeds’ feature on this page has been only used by the most adventuresome of our readers, as it was never announced and only found by exploration. This page is accessed by the ‘NON MSM NEWS’ button on the home page. On this page is an RSS feature that allows readers to review the news

Scott Humor’s new book Hell and Israel: Après Lavrov le Déluge

The opinions of reviewers who read the book varies from ‘Wow, that’s an extremely energizing book!” to “Thank you very much for this. A brilliant satirical work. Hope it gets exposure.” It’s hard to find a great political satire book, it’s even harder to come across of a satirical work about a war.  The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, comes to mind, and Catch–22 by Joseph Heller, and not

UK Saker Community members: Sheikh Imran Hosein will be lecturing in the UK in Aug/Sept!

Dear friends, My dear friend Sheikh Imran Hosein will be lecturing in various cities across the UK (including Scotland!) in August and September.  If at all possible, I highly recommend that you do you best to try to attend one of his lectures and, if given the opportunity, speak with him.  This is especially true if you consider yourself a Christian and, even more so, an Orthodox Christian.  Don’t miss

About the Alex Jones & Infowars ban by US corporate giants

Let me immediately begin that I have really no use for Alex Jones or for Inforwars.  I do recognize the very important and positive role they played in the 9/11 Truth movement, but the rest of their agenda and ideology is really not my cup of tea, to put it very mildly.  Their constant hysteria about Islam and China is particularly stupid and, worse, misleading (Israel, for some reason, totally

Appeal from South Front (PLEASE HELP THEM!!)

Dear friends, Despite an outstanding complexity of the work, and only thanks to your support, SF has released the announced long-awaited documentary on the Houthis and the conflict in Yemen. Let us say thank you and to apologize for all our readers and subscribers for their pations and the delay with the production of the Houthis documentary. Unfortunately, last month, the project found itself in a complicated situation facing unexpected

Saker on a short road trip

Dear friends, I am going to be on the road for 10 days or so, visiting a sick relative of mine and seeing some good friends.  I should have Internet, at least in the evenings, but please be patient with me if I am slow in answering emails.  I will be updating the blog as best I can, mostly in the evenings.   Hopefully, my short trip will therefore have little,

Saker Community Translations and new collaboration launched!

Dear friends, Excellent news!  First, I am happy to announce the official launch of the Saker Community Translations YouTube channel which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgh-2Oe7nK5lp_H3f0SQ89Q This project has been launched by three volunteers of the Saker Community and its main goal is to regularly post the insightful political commentaries of Ruslan Ostashko, one of the most insightful Russian analysts whose videos have been regularly translated and subtitled on this

A few personal notes from the Saker

Dear friends, After giving it a lot of thought, I have had to take the very painful decision to cancel my trip to Russia.  There are several causes which contributed to this decision, but the main one is my health and current inability to embark upon such a trip.  Also, the planned dates (July) were probably not the best ones possible, so this trip is probably going to have to

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