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

Foreign Correspondent: Murder of Saudi journalist builds opposition to Yemen war


Congress considering War Powers Act vote https://48hills.org/2018/11/murder-of-saudi-journalist-builds-opposition-to-yemen-war/ By Reese Erlich November 1, 2018 The murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has backfired on the Saudi royal family by focusing new attention on its vicious war on Yemen. The last few weeks have seen startling new reports on civilian atrocities and growing support for a … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Who is the bigger terrorist – Saudi Arabia or Iran?


Violence is only a big issue when it’s done by our enemies https://48hills.org/2018/10/what-the-khashoggi-case-tells-us-about-terrorism/ By Reese Erich, October 19, 2018 ISTANBUL — In 2013, an Iranian national living in Texas was sentenced to 25 years in prison for planning to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, D.C. The State Department alleged that Iran’s Al Quds force … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Assassination of Philippine leader 35 years ago holds lessons for today


Aquino’s death set in place a people’s revolution in a country once again controlled by an authoritarian ruler. https://48hills.org/2018/10/assassination-of-phillippine-leader-35-years-ago-holds-lessons-for-today/ By Reese Erlich October 7, 2018   This year marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Philippine leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. The leading crusader against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos was brutally murdered after … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Chairman John Bolton takes over North Korea


The US had no choice — after all, we couldn’t allow the people of the Korean Peninsula to solve their own problems BY  REESE ERLICH  48Hills.org September 21, 2018 https://48hills.org/2018/09/120952/ PYONGYANG –North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced today that he was resigning and appointing John Bolton as the country’s new supreme leader. Kim, apparently acting … Continue reading

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