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Reese Erlich
Reese Erlich

Erlich co-authored with Norman Solomon the best-selling “Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You” (Context Books, 2003). He wrote...

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Opinions Walter Cronkite Never Aired

In the fall of 2002, Walter Cronkite agreed to be interviewed about the pending U.S. invasion of Iraq. That interview was never published. Looking back at the transcript seven years later, Walter’s views proved quite prescient. Here’s some of what he told me.

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A Changing Community Now Wants Softer U.S. Policy on Cuba

A majority of Florida’s Cuban-Americans, including many former hard-liners, have come to oppose a U.S. embargo strategy that has proved futile over the decades.

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‘The Iran Agenda’

In this excerpt from his new book, “The Iran Agenda,” veteran independent journalist and Truthdig contributor Reese Erlich challenges the conventional wisdom on Iran’s nuclear ambitions as he investigates the drive for war.

Posted on Dec 3, 2007 READ MORE


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The Oliver Stone of Iran

The veteran journalist and Mideast traveler profiles Jafar Panahi (above), whose socially conscious films have earned him critical acclaim, box-office success and the unwelcome scrutiny of his government.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Reese Erlich: Trouble Brewing in Paradise

The award-winning investigative journalist probes the divided loyalties of Iraqi Kurdistan, where U.S. trainers are working to fold political militias into the Iraqi army.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006 READ MORE


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Iranians Skeptical About U.S.-Tehran Dialogue

Award-winning journalist Reese Erlich discovers that everyday Iranians favor talks between America and Tehran, but most think the negotiations will amount to little more than window dressing.

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Reese Erlich
Reese Erlich

Erlich co-authored with Norman Solomon the best-selling “Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You” (Context Books, 2003). He wrote “The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis” (Polipoint Press 2007).  “Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba,” was published in January 2009. “Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire” came out in September 2010 (Politpoint Press).Reese’s newest book, forwarded by Noam Chomsky,  “Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect”,  was published in 2014.

Erlich Reese’s work has received many awards including: The Peabody Award (2006), the Society of Professional Journalists (Nor Cal) (2012) for best “radio explanatory journalism”, and the Alliance for Women in Communication Clarion Award (2004) In addition, in 2003 his article about the U.S. use of depleted uranium ammunition was voted the eighth most censored story in America by Project Censored at Sonoma State University and in 2002 his radio documentary, “The Russia Project,” received the depth reporting prize for broadcast journalism awarded by the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

For more information visit http://www.ReeseErlich.com.

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