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Reese Erlich

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Reese Erlich is a freelance reporter and book author specializing in international news. His latest book is Inside Syria. He is a regular contributor to The ProgressiveFollow him on Twitter @ReeseErlich and visit his website to learn more.

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The actress’s decision was a surprise to many, and underlines a growing resistance to Israel’s rightwing policies. more

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Since the early days of the Syrian uprising, the left and progressives around the world have sharply debated how to respond. more

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Recent attacks on Syria were a swing and a miss for Donald Trump... more

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President Donald Trump has managed to piss off just about everyone in that nation. more

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Protests against the government in Iran reflect a wide range of views. But about Trump, Iranians appear unified. more

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More Senators are asking why the U.S. supports a terrible war in the Middle East. more

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Australia’s stringent gun control laws aren’t likely to be adopted in the U.S. anytime soon. But we can learn something from their political organizing. more

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How did the United States get into what may become yet another Mideast quagmire? more

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“I am sure lots of visitors to Cuba have dizziness, headaches, etc., but we don't hear about it because they don't work in the Embassy.” more

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December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. more

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Trump would have the world believe that Venezuela represents a battle between democracy and dictatorship. But the reality is far more complicated. more

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Here are a few examples of how mainstream media distort the news. more

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Unless foreign powers withdraw, Syria is in danger of being permanently partitioned along lines dictated by outside powers. more

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“The Kurds aren’t worth it. That’s the bottom line.” more

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“We are fighting for a democratic process for the entire Middle East.” more

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Now that the United States and Iran have agreed on a nuclear accord, Iranians have high hopes for improving the economy. more

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The big question remains: Will the Syrian people blame the Assad government or the protesters for the country’s problems? more

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