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Reese Erlich


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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Want to Find Terrorists? Check Out Your Church

That peaceful-looking Christian next door may be part of a terrorist sleeper cell that received training at the Vatican or in Salt Lake City.

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 READ MORE


In the Race to Replace Panama, a Canal Tears Nicaragua Apart

AP/Esteban Felix

The government says the transoceanic canal will be good for the economy, but foes warn of pollution and displacement.

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 READ MORE


What the U.S. Can Learn From Cuba’s Food Revolution

AP/Ramon Espinosa

Long before President Obama’s historic opening, American and Cuban foodies have been exchanging cutting edge ideas in agriculture and health.

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 READ MORE
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10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War

U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh

Reese Erlich was in northern Iraq at the start of the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic State. He says the reality on the ground is far different from the propaganda coming out of Washington.

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 READ MORE


Syria Is Broken and These Peace Talks Won’t Put It Together Again

AP Photo/Manu Brabo

There are simply too many factions and too many guns.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 READ MORE


Syria: The Kurdish Wild Card

AP/Shaam News Network

Armed Kurds could be a powerful force in the Syrian uprising, but their participation is anything but simple.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE


Some Rebels Worry About Extremists, but Assad Comes First

Photo by Mahmoud Hassinno

During the early days, religious and nonreligious Syrians came together to call for reform. But as fighting intensified, a range of Islamist groups gained influence.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 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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