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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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Turkish Kurds Surrounded by War and Promises

For decades ordinary Kurds have struggled between an oppressive government and authoritarian guerrillas.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 READ MORE


© 2011 Reese Erlich

The Economics of a ‘Rabbit Cage’

As we walk on land ripe with eggplant and cucumbers, we can see the Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Sderot. The farm is so close to those communities that family members use an Israeli telecommunications company to get Internet access. But the family can’t export its crops.

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 READ MORE


© 2011 Reese Erlich

Workers and Women Fight for Their Share of Egypt’s Revolution

As Dr. Mohammad Shafik stands in the chaotic emergency room of the Cairo hospital where he works, his biggest worry as patients are wheeled in is not about issues of medical care.

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Cuba’s New Economy

Last year Cuban President Raul Castro announced the biggest economic reforms since the 1959 revolution. Cubans are cautiously optimistic about the changes, but they’re also scared.

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 READ MORE


© 2010 Reese Erlich

The Carbon Racket

Proponents say cap and trade will save the world, but an innovative green project in Nepal exposes the carbon market’s flaws.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE


AP / Altaf Qadri

More Mao Than Thou: What the Hell Is Happening in Nepal?

Nepal’s parliament will attempt to elect a prime minister, the sixth try in almost three months. The impasse reflects the deep antagonism between the Maoists, Leninists, Marxists and socialists who are all fighting for control.

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 READ MORE


AP / Jack Plunkett

The Difference Between a Terrorist and Someone Who Flies a Plane Into a Building

There seems to be some confusion about who are the real terrorists these days. Allow me to shed some light on the issue.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 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.

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