Foreign Correspondent: How the US Media Distort News from Venezuela


Most of the reporters are echoing the lines of the Trump Administration — as if anything Trump says is credible. By Reese Erlich – March 22, 2019 – 48Hills Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream US media outlets are there to give a helping hand. All pretense of … Continue reading

What’s really happening in Kashmir?


The geopolitics behind the recent military attacks from India and Pakistan By Reese Erlich – March 8, 2019, 48Hills https://48hills.org/2019/03/whats-really-going-on-in-Kashmir/ On Feb. 14, a suicide bomber killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir in what India claimed was a terrorist attack. India retaliated by bombing a terrorist training camp, which turned out to be … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: How the War in Yemen Could End in a Matter of Days


“It would affect their ability to fight immediately.” February 21, 2019 https://progressive.org/dispatches/how-the-war-in-yemen-could-end-in-days-erlich-190221/ The murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has intensified Washington’s debate over the war in Yemen. On February 13, by a 248-177 vote, the House of Representatives passed a War Powers Act resolution to end U.S. participation in the war. But officials … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent — Venezuela: Democratic uprising or US coup?


Venezuelan activists who support President Maduro formed food co-ops to deal with high cost of groceries. Photo: Reese Erlich   Trump is strangling the country while US oil companies envision big profits. by Reese Erlich https://48hills.org/2019/02/venezuela-democratic-uprising-or-us-coup/ 48Hills.org, February 8, 2019  Tens of thousands of angry people march in the streets to protest lack of democracy. … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Does Cuba censor the Internet? Think again


Despite US rules that have made phones and connections expensive, many Cubans have free access to global media.  By Reese Erlich https://48hills.org/2019/01/does-cuba-censor-the-internet-think-again/ 48Hills.org, January 25, 2019 HAVANA — A group of Cubans stared intently at the screens of their smart phones here in Old Havana, checking emails and Googling news stories. They and millions of … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent — Does Trump want peace in Syria?


http://www.48Hills.org   Foreign Correspondent Trump – the new anti-war champion?  By Reese Erlich  Dec. 28, 2018 Last week President Donald Trump surprised the world, and much of his own staff, by announcing plans to pull over 2000 US troops out of Syria. Then he said he would cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Sex, Russia, and impeachment


Blaming Trump’s victory on Russia is not a smart narrative for Democrats, and could backfire.  https://48hills.org/2018/12/sex-russia-and-impeachment/ By Reese Erlich December 14, 2018, 48Hills.org NEW YORK –America’s largest city is abuzz over the latest revelations about Donald Trump’s crimes. I’m here on A book tour discussing Iran, but audiences want to know if Trump will be … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Senate tumult reflects popular discontent with Yemen War


International relief organizations consider the conflict the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Now, it seems, the US is paying attention. https://48hills.org/2018/11/senate-yemen-discontent-foreign-correspondent By Reese Erlich November 30, 2018 BOSTON — I’m on a low-budget book tour, sleeping in spare bedrooms and munching granola in the kitchens of progressives all along the East Coast. Many had felt beaten … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Israel loses politically in Gaza battle


Military power won’t win this war; there has to be a solution that recognizes Palestinian rights to land. https://48hills.org/2018/11/israel-loses-politically-in-gaza-battle/ By Reese Erlich – November 16, 2018 Earlier this week the Israeli military and armed groups in Gaza clashed in the worst fighting since their 2014 war. Israeli planes bombed Palestinians, killing seven, wounding 26 and … Continue reading

California Senate honors Reese Erlich’s journalism career


On Nov. 15, 2018, Reese Erlich was presented with a resolution honoring his work. Angela Yip presented the plaque on behalf of Senator Nancy Skinner. MEMBER’S RESOLUTION HONORING REESE ERLICH WHEREAS, Possessed of a broad repertoire of reportorial and writing skills and an international, cross-media career history spanning 50 years, Reese Erlich has earned well-merited … Continue reading