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Foreign Correspondent: The complex politics of Myanmar


Why the US should help the refugees but avoid sanctions Reese Erlich 48Hills.org September 7, 2018 https://48hills.org/2018/09/the-complex-politics-of-myanmar/ I sneaked into Myanmar on a tourist visa because the military junta running the country made it almost impossible to travel as a journalist. So I thought I was the only foreign reporter in the capital of Yangon … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: What 15 years of war has wrought — angry Iraqis


A fortune in military spending. Years of bad policy. And now the Iraqis hate the US By Reese Erlich 48Hills.org August 23, 2018 https://48hills.org/2018/08/what-15-years-of-war-has-brought-us-angry-iraqis/ Militant protests continue in the oil rich city of Basra despite a harsh government crackdown. Thousands of Iraqis are demanding jobs, restoration of basic utility services and an end to government … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Trump in Afghanistan


President boasts of accomplishments — but not in a country where he’s expanding a failed US war. By Reese Erlich – August 13, 2018 48Hills https://48hills.org/2018/08/foreign-correspondent-trump-in-afghanistan/ President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 elections. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan. For years, Trump has denounced endless foreign wars, … Continue reading

American Psychological Association beats back military psychologists


After torture collusion report, humanitarian orgs and progressive members unite to support ban at psychologists in Guantanamo Bay, black sites. https://48hills.org/2018/08/american-psychological-association-military/ By Reese Erlich – 48 Hills August 8, 2018 On Wednesday the leadership council of the American Psychological Association (APA) voted by an overwhelming 61-33% to keep its current policy prohibiting members from working … Continue reading

Psychologists push to return to Guantanamo Bay


Debate over ban instituted after torture collusion report flares ahead of American Psychologists Association convention in SF. https://48hills.org/2018/08/guantanamo-bay-american-psychologists-association/ By Reese Erlich 48Hills August 3, 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) policy prohibits members from working for the military in Guantanamo or any site where torture takes place. Now some military psychologists are seeking to rescind that … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Why Trump will lose the trade war with China


The tariffs and sanctions are going to hurt everyone, in China, Mexico, Canada … and the US https://48hills.org/2018/07/119892/  By Reese Erlich July 27, 2018 When I first reported from China in 1980, bicycles outnumbered cars on Beijing’s major streets, and the tallest building in town was a 25-story hotel. I visited a small village that … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump — jockeying for power in Syria


While foreign powers continue their squabbles, Syrian civilians pay the price. https://48hills.org/2018/07/putin-trump-syria/ By Reese Erlich  July 12, 2018 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT Russian bombs rained down on towns of southern Syria as an estimated 320,000 civilians fled for their lives. Over the past several weeks tens of thousands walked to the Jordanian and Israeli borders hoping to … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: A leftist landslide in Mexico


On Sunday, July 1, democratic socialist Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a stunning 53 percent of the presidential vote, transforming the political landscape. https://48hills.org/2018/07/foreign-correspondent-political-landslide-mexico/ By Reese Erlich – July 2, 2018 When I was writing an article about street vendors in Mexico City, I saw firsthand how the country’s ruling party operated. Vendors eke out … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: The North Korea summit — We have been here before


Why Washington hawks will block any real peace agreement — as they always have in the past By Reese Erlich June 12, 2018, 48Hills.com Police wearing Darth Vader helmets and carrying shotguns mounted with tear gas launchers lined up ready for battle. Fifty yards away, tens of thousands students and workers placed iron bars and … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Why Young People Are Protesting in Gaza


by Reese Erlich The Progressive, May 24, 2018 http://progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-why-protests-in-Gaza-180524/ On my most recent reporting trip to Gaza, I stayed with a family living just a short walk from the Israeli border. At dusk we watched a beautiful sunset over the Mediterranean and could forget the ongoing conflict for just a few minutes. Living conditions for … Continue reading