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About our recent website access glitch – this was a minor maintenance issue and is now over

Thu, 2019-01-24 23:36
Dear friends, Several of you have written to me to let me know that they could not access the site and that a password was required. This was due to
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FBI arrests Marzieh – who of us at PressTV is next?

Thu, 2019-01-24 23:31
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Like illegally jailed PressTV anchor Marzieh Hashemi, I am a journalist at Iran’s PressTV and also a dual-citizen of Iran and the US,
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Venezuela – An Appeal to Russia, China and all Unaligned Countries for Support of Sovereign Venezuela Peter Koenig 24 January 2019

Thu, 2019-01-24 23:29
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog On 23 January 2018, the United States has initiated a coup against President Nicolás Maduro and his Government, by encouraging and fully supporting
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We need more moderators, please help!

Thu, 2019-01-24 07:10
Dear friend, I have been informed by my webmaster that we need more moderators, especially for the following shift: M-F (5days) 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT) ( 1:00pm 3:00pm EST) If you can
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Syria Threatens To Strike ‘Tel Aviv Airport’

Thu, 2019-01-24 04:39
Syrian War Report – Jan. 23, 2019: Syria Threatens To Strike ‘Tel Aviv Airport’ Late on January 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled a major attack by Hayat Tahrir
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/01/23 … Open Thread

Thu, 2019-01-24 01:00
2019/01/23 18:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
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ISIS Suicide Bomber Hits US-led Coalition Convoy In Northeastern Syria

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:12
Syrian War Report – Jan. 22, 2019: ISIS Suicide Bomber Hits US-led Coalition Convoy In Northeastern Syria   On January 21, a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded at a
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Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals 10 Demands To Damascus

Tue, 2019-01-22 06:28
Syrian War Report – Jan. 21, 2019: Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals 10 Demands To Damascus   If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the
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One of my very favorite Russian songs

Tue, 2019-01-22 05:42
Version one: Version two: (with lyrics subtitled in English) But my favorite Russian song of all is this one:  
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Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders”

Tue, 2019-01-22 03:14
Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders” by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. “Trump is discussing withdrawal from NATO,” says the frightening American headline in The New
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Exclusive interview for The Saker blog with Bishop Artemije of the Rashka and Prizren (Kosovo) Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Exile

Mon, 2019-01-21 06:27
by Stephen Karganovic for The Saker blog Introduction to Bishop Artemije interview I initially met Bishop Artemije, the exiled ruling hierarch of the Kosovo diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church,
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/01/20 … Open Thread

Sun, 2019-01-20 13:30
2019/01/20 06:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
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The Waves of Time

Sun, 2019-01-20 05:26
by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog That all the world is a stage and all men and women merely players is a familiar and generally accepted proposition. But many,
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Talk of Western intervention in the Black Sea is pure fantasy

Sun, 2019-01-20 05:21
by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with The Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Crimea is essential to Russia strategically and economically, but speculation over Ankara helping to boost the
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The Russian pension chicken are coming home to roost…

Fri, 2019-01-18 12:01
[This article was written for the Unz Review] According to RT, citing a Levada Center poll, Over 50 percent of Russians are disappointed in the government of Dmitry Medvedev, which,
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What happens when the Yellow Vests meet European Debt Crisis II?

Thu, 2019-01-17 21:26
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog There is a lot of talk about which economic bubble will burst first and burst the worst (sounds like a gangsta rap song,
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Paul Joseph Watson predicts a victory of Russia over the USA (

Thu, 2019-01-17 03:40
Okay, his video is not about Russia vs the USA, it is about the destruction of what I call “sexual differentiation” in the West.  But while I was listening I
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The Positive Results of a Negative Year

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:47
By Aleksandr Khaldey Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-khaldey-the-positive-results-of-a-negative-year/ source: http://www.iarex.ru/articles/63102.html There is such a rule in the psychology of groups: the group puts pressure
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25 Years Ago an Agreement on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine Was Signed

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:45
By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko:-25-years-ago-an-agreement-on-the-elimination-of-nuclear-weapons-in-ukraine-was-signed/ source: https://ukraina.ru/history/20190114/1022320495.html   On January 14th 1994 in Moscow the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/01/16 … Open Thread

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:00
2019/01/16 19:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
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