Dear friends,

I always hate asking for money, but when it is for somebody else, then I feel no such compunction or need to apologize for it.  So I will be as blunt as I can: SouthFront needs money *NOW*.

It is easy to forget that they are the ones producing the excellent daily videos with news, analysis, conflict reports and special maps and infographics which they kindly share with us, the Saker Community.  Also, and that is no less important, what they report we don’t have to report  and that is only possible because what they produce is as good as, or better, as anything we can do.  In my personal opinion, SouthFront reports are every bit as good, or better, than the best reports in the rest of the media or blogosphere.  And I can also attest that in my personal contacts with them, they have always been extremely friendly, always willing to collaborate and totally supportive.

In other words – SouthFront are just about the best friends we all have.

The problem is that they are hurting financially.  At the bottom of this post, I will report their own video and explanation about that.  Make sure to check it out.

But here is what I want to ask of you all:

For one month, say between December 15th and January 15th, I ask all of you who donate to my blog to redirect your help to SouthFront and to donate the same amount directly to them.  I can do one month without donations, really, whereas they probably cannot.  As far as I am personally concerned, helping them is also helping me, especially since I post so much of what they produce on a daily basis.

Also, we are approaching the Nativity Season (“Christmas” in the West) and, well, this is the “perfect time for giving”, is it not? Yet another good reason to send a little something to SouthFront.

Finally, donating to SouthFront is really easy and convenient.  Check out their donations page here:

http://southfront.org/donate/

They pretty much offer every conceivable donation method so there is no excuse.  One thing I do ask you though: please do NOT send me money for SouthFront.  Doing that kind of “money forwarding” puts me in a tricky situation and I rather avoid this.  I did it a couple of times in the past, but reluctantly.  Use one of the many methods they suggest on their donation page, okay?

So, please, do it the “Nike way” – just do it!  Send them whatever you can and show them how much we all appreciate their truly excellent work!

I sincerely thank you all in advance, especially those who will fully re-direct any donations usually destined to me to SouthFront!  Help them help us!

The Saker

——- APPEAL BY SOUTH FRONT ——-

IMPORTANT: SouthFront has to Decrease Video Production

Dear friends, readers, supporters

SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence is pushed to decrease video production. We are struggling to change this, but its clear that there will be no more full video production at least 1 week.

Since the projects start, we were able to produce so much exclusive content only due to your support. Thank you for this!

The other side of the story is that the donations received were never enough to keep the project alive with such number of original content that you’ve seen.

The SouthFront video team is “drowning” in bills and can’t make ends meet because producing videos for the project is a hard daily work which doesn’t allow to concentrate on other projects or another job successfully.

We will make every possible effort to continue to produce exclusive and high quality videos covering the crucial developments over the world.

However, we dont have resources to maintain full scale video production by now. Thus, we have to significantly decrease production for at least 1 week to find resources and restore our capabilities.

If you have a possibility, if you like our content and approaches, please, support the project. Our work wont be possible without your help:



Sincerely yours,

SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence Team

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world