Blog, Community News and Announcements

Peter Lavelle and Alexander Mercouris create a new media resource

Dear friends, As some of you might have already heard from the social media, Peter Lavelle and Alexander Mercouris have decided to create a new media ressource: The Duran which can be found at Since I consider both Peter and Alexander as friends and crucial brothers in arms, I am delighted to see them team up and create a new member of our “network of resistance”.  As soon as

Saker blog on break for Holy Paskha!

Dear friends, I will be honest – I need a break.  And since Orthodox Christians will be celebrating Holy Paskha this coming Sunday, I have decided to “more or less close down” the blog for a few days.  Meaning that if I have some time, I might post something (especially if something big happens).  But other than that, please consider us all on break. I am not sure when I

Help Salah, from the Saker community in France, in his struggle!

Dear friends,Salah Lamrani, a member of our community in France whose struggle I have already mentioned on the blog, is going through some really difficult times.  Here is an excerpt from a recent email I got from him: I spent already thousands of euros in this case (sth like 4-5000) between the defense fees, impression of thousands of tracts & such (as only publicity can have things move on the

A French teacher and the state of emergency

By Catherine Shakdam for Shafaqna Video clip (rap music of support, English subtitles) : Press TV report : SHAFAQNA –If France has often presented itself as a modern democracy, a Republic which values have revolved around the guarantee and protection of personal freedom and free speech, such claims no longer reflect ground realities. France today is an empty shell of a Republic, a pretence democracy governed by

The scandal at Russia Insider (Saker message)

Dear friends, It is with great sadness that I have to address the crisis at Russia Insider.  I am heartbroken at seeing people whom I consider as respected friends now in an open conflict.  I have waited as long as I could before addressing this issue because I wanted to speak to all the parties involved and ask for the opinion and assessment of a few trusted friends.  However, since

Has the Saker blog been hijacked by the CIA?

Has the Saker blog been hijacked by the CIA? You think that it is a crazy question? So do I. But not everybody agrees. Nevermind that I have created an entire community of blogs whose sole aim is to denounce, oppose and resist against Empire in all its forms, some apparently believe that the CIA has somehow hijacked my blog or maybe co-opted/brainwashed/broken/submitted/etc. me. Why? Because I post articles which

Book Review: The Essential Saker: From the Trenches of the Emerging Multipolar World

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never,

An Appeal from the Srebrenica Historical Project

Note by the Saker:  I would compare the importance of the events in Srebrenica only to 9/11 in terms of the immense consequences resulting from them and in terms of the determined efforts made by the Empire to conceal the reality of what took place in 1995 and 2001.  The big difference is that while many people do care about the truth about 9/11, most people think that Srebrenica is

Important crowdfunding appeal: Newsbud – a new media type (UPDATED)

Dear friends, I consider Pepe Escobar not only as an absolutely fantastic journalist, but also as a friend.  I have the utmost admiration and respect for Sibel Edmonds. [UPDATE & Sidebar: I was not aware of Sibel Edmonds’ anti-Russian, anti-Putin and anti-RT nonsense – frankly I had not heard of her in a long time – and today I was made aware of this crap. Oh well, this is very

Saker Community seeks sponsor for our servers!

Dear friends, In the past we were lucky enough to a generous sponsor who paid for the costs of our servers in Iceland.  This person has now retired from his job and cannot continue to support us.  We are trying trying to find a new sponsor willing to donate the funds needed for our servers.  Our servers are hosted by the company Advania ( and the costs are as follows:

French Saker blog appeal for a French->English translator

The French Saker Blog is looking for a volunteer translator willing to translate a series of analytical economic research papers from French to English which will then be published on the English-speaking websites. Anyone interested can contact us at this email address: wayansukarno@yandex. Thank you for your cooperation Wayan Le Saker Francophone recherche un traducteur bénévole du francais vers l’anglais pour traduire une série de textes d’analyse économique qui seront ensuite publiés sur des sites anglophones. Toute personne intéressée peut nous

An Islamist “terrorist” in the School of the Republic: Day 1

[IMPORTANT: As mentioned in a previous post, I urge you all to take action to defend our friend and to sign the following petition: Hugs to all, The Saker] by Salah Lamrani Source : Translated from French by Jenny Bright See also: France, the police state, and the intellectual Salah Lamrani As I explained in my previous article, following a relentless campaign of harassment, incitement and slanderous denunciations conducted

Winter appeal ended: thanks so much!! (plus a few blog news)

Dear friends, Thank you so much for your response to my appeal!  You have responded in large numbers and many of you have send generous donations for which I am immensely grateful.  Also, I have been contacted by a lawyer who has agreed to help me.  So, yet again, the community has made a miracle happen.  I am both amazed and most grateful. One more thing: since this appeal was

French state persecutes Salah Lamrani – a member of the French Saker blog (UPDATED!)

Dear friends, The story below is about Salah Lamrani, a member of the French Saker Blog team and a longtime friend of our community.  If you make a quick search of his name you will see that Salah has made many excellent contributions to the original Saker Blog too.  For all these reasons, Salah is most definitely one of us, a member of our Saker community. PressTV writes: France has

Tom Mysiewicz reviews “The Essential Saker” for the ShamirReaders mailing list

Book Review Book Title: The Essential Saker Copyright 2015 ISBN-13: 978-1-60888-058-4 Author: The Saker Publisher: Nimble Books LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48103 Web Page: E-mail: Reviewer: Tom Mysiewicz Yahoo groups link: Unlike a woman who will not let you see her “without her face on,” The Essential Saker lets you see the Saker’s successful and unsuccessful analysis over time. It freely admits he’s changed his views

Paul Craig Roberts reviews the “Essential Saker”

A Grand Book From The Saker by Paul Craig Roberts Several years ago a new commentator appeared on the scene. He writes under the pen name, The Saker, and describes himself as European born son of Russian refugees from the Bolshevik Revolution. He has two US college degrees and worked in Europe as a military analyst until his opposition to the US/NATO sponsored wars in Chechnia, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo

Open Letter to Barack Obama in support of Ana Belen Montes

To the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, From the International Movement of Solidarity with Mrs. Ana Belen Montes. Through this letter, hundreds of citizens of the world, not representing any Government, are asking you to first, assure more humane conditions to Mrs. Ana Belen Montes, inmate 25037-016 in the Federal Medical Center Prison in Carswell, since: 1) This woman, already close to 60 years of age, has