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Peru at the Brink of Civil War? The Uprising of the Dispossessed

By Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog On 28 July 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration, to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a humble primary school professor from rural Cajamarca, a Northern Peruvian

Empire of Clowns vs. Yellow Peril

Global South will be unimpressed by new B3W infrastructure scheme funded by private Western interests out for short-term profit  By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times It requires major suspension of disbelief to consider the G7, the self-described democracy’s most exclusive club, as relevant to the Raging Twenties. Real life dictates that even accounting for the inbuilt structural inequality of the current world system the G7’s

Propaganda and the Media — Let’s Tell Some Lies — Part 5

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, June 13, 2021 I stated in earlier articles that we are subjected – more often than we might imagine – to news articles that were entirely fictitious, reporting on news events that either never occurred, or where the description bore no resemblance to the actual event. One of the most common ploys is to fabricate an event – usually an atrocity tale of some nature –

What’s in a mere premise?

by Naresh Jotwani for the Saker Blog Almost every adult believes that he or she is rational, because he or she can easily cite many simple but important examples of personal rational behaviour in daily life. Selecting one from several packs of cereal in a store, for example, or making sure that a child is properly dressed and equipped to go to school. Any civilized society in the world rests

Another sad incident of Islamophobia in Canada

by Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog A Pakistani-Canadian family recently fell victim to another hate crime against Muslims in Canada. Five members of a Muslim family became the latest target of anti-Islam attacks in Canada. The hate crime claimed the lives of four family members and critically wounded a child. Police said the victims were two women aged 77 and 44, a 46-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl. A

G7: Desperately Seeking Relevancy

A G7 rebooted as a Sinophobic crusade will have few if any takers due to members’ rising dependence on Chinese goods and markets by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times The upcoming G7 in Cornwall at first might be seen as the quirky encounter of “America is Back” with “Global Britain”. The Big Picture though is way more sensitive. Three Summits in a Row – G7,

‘Exorbitant Privilege’ Under Siege

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog It was the French politician Valery Giscard D’Estaing who first coined the phrase ‘Exorbitant Privilege’- a reference to the many advantages enjoyed by the US ownership and control of the world’s reserve currency. This was a situation dating back to the agreement reached in 1944 between the allied powers and established in Bretton Woods a town in New Hampshire; it was to become

Book Review – Joint Criminal Enterprise: Why everything you were told about Slobodan Milosevic and the Serbs was wrong. By Andy Wilcoxson.

Book by Andy Wilcoxson and review written by Amarynth for the Saker Blog Does one review a book of this nature on its meticulous scholarship and factual depictions of events? Because the book is factual and the scholarship is meticulous. Or does one review a book of this nature on the extreme political justifications used to instigate what amounts to four wars, depending on how you count? Or even when

Spirit of the Srebrenica narrative

by Ljubiša Malenica for the Saker Blog When one speaks of Srebrenica and events which transpired in that town, especially within context of Western media, a biased interpretation of events has already become the norm. The narrative, backed for years by media outlets, NGOs and The Hague tribunal, has focused on crimes and alleged crimes by Serb forces against the Muslim population, deliberately deciding to ignore two years of crimes

Propaganda and the Media: All you have to do is think – Part 4

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 21, 2021 If I were a dictator, one of my first dictates would be that every adult must take at least one university-level course in logic. In today’s world, with what is essentially an international criminal element in control, one which effectively manages public perception through their leverage over the mass media, readers would benefit immensely from some exposure to the principles of logic. The main

How St. Petersburg is mapping the Eurasian Century

By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times It’s impossible to understand the finer points of what’s happening on the ground in Russia and across Eurasia, business-wise, without following the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). So let’s cut to the chase, and offer a few choice examples of what is discussed on top panels. The Russian Far East – Here’s a discussion on the –

Islamic Republic of Iran’s Presidential Election 1400

by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog The list of candidates for the 1400 Islamic Republic of Iran Presidential Election has shocked and surprised only those analysts and reporters whose investigative skills have been rendered dull perhaps by covidus lifeosis (abnormal life caused by covid) or by sourcepenia crediblerrhexis (ruptured credibility due to an abnormal reduction in the number of informed sources) or by some other malady of unknown etiology.

The Current Status of Economy in Pakistan

By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog Official data released by the Government of Pakistan is encouraging very much. It shows an increase in foreign remittances, an increase in agri-produce, especially wheat, which is a staple food in Pakistan, and the GDP growth is projected at 3.9 percent, etc. All economic indicators seem satisfactory. If the data is accurate, we must congratulate the government and rank high achiever under COVID-19

Apartheid vs. Apartheid in the time of ‘wokeness’

By Remote Writer for the Saker Blog Whose Apartheid is/was the worst? This analysis will focus on the severity of South Africa’s Apartheid and will touch on other forms of Apartheid too.  This article is motivated by The Saker’s call for action in seeking out the Truth, in his recent article: “Woke insanity: why is there so little pushback?!” Before we proceed to South Africa, the following question is posed:

It’s a Nikolai Patrushev-Yang Jiechi world

As Sino-Russo-Iranophobia dissolves in sanctions and hysteria, mapmakers carve the post-unilateral order By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times It’s the Nikolai Patrushev-Yang Jiechi show – all over again. These are the two players running an up and coming geopolitical entente, on behalf of their bosses Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Last week, Yang Jiechi – the director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs

The EUs Eastern Periphery

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog We’ll start with the 10 per capita poorest countries in Eastern Europe. In rank order. Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Moldova – GDP US$7,272.00 Ukraine – GDP US$9,249.00 Kosovo –GDP US$11,348.00 Albania – GDP US$13,364.00 Bosnia and Herzegovina – GDP US$14,624.00 Republic of Macedonia – GDP US$16,349.00 Serbia – GPD US17,345.00 Montenegro – GDP US$20,690.00 Bulgaria – GDP US$21,690.00 Romania – GDP US$28,206.00 Figures

Peace in the Middle East is a prerequisite for Global Peace.

By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog Without going into history, how the Jewish State of Israel was created in the middle of the Arab World (Muslim World), let’s focus on the current issues and find a solution. As long as it was recognized by the United Nations in 1948, we have to accept this reality; either one likes it or not. The irony is that, since 1948, Israel kept

To Believe and to Hope

Foreword by the Saker: today it is my great pleasure to introduce you all to Faina Savenkova, a young lady from Novorussia whose writings are steadily gaining recognition.  I asked Faina to put in her own words how it feels to live under constant Ukronazi artillery strikes and sniper fire.  The result is for you to discover below, along with a mini bio of Faina herself.  But we had another

Orwellian Italy 2021

By Postfataresurgo for the Saker Blog Francesca Totolo is a journalist and a writer based in Milan, and makes no mystery of her political affiliations. She had a rude awakening one morning at 06.30 am when her home was stormed by an antiterrorist unit of Carabinieri with a search warrant, who seized her PC and cell phone and forced her to follow them at their heardquarters where she learned her