Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and executive producer of Uprising, a daily radio program at KPFK Pacifica Radio, soon to be on Free Speech TV (click here for the campaign to televise Uprising). She is also the Director of the Afghan Women's Mission, a US-based non-profit that supports women's rights activists in Afghanistan and co-author of "Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence."

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare
After Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with “ something terrific ,” his administration has just released a set of tweaks to the health care law—and those tweaks all favor the insurance industry over ordinary Americans. The Affordable Care Act...
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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:15pm
Fake News and Donald Trump’s War on Truth
The term “fake news” entered into popular usage soon after the 2016 general election, when Donald Trump beat most poll predictions and won just enough Electoral College votes in swing states to tilt the results in his favor. Many shocked Americans looked for explanations for how the unthinkable had...
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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:00am
Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Disrespects the Constitution
In explaining how he would ensure that Muslim immigrants do not pose a threat to Americans, Donald Trump has said repeatedly that his administration would subject people seeking to enter the country to “extreme vetting.” Upon examining the language of the order, it is unclear if the president...
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Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:30am
Disappointed but Not Defeated: Battle Over Oil Pipelines Continues
Despite the immense failures of the Democratic Party to live up to its stated progressive ideals, there are differences between the two major parties. Nowhere is that difference more obvious in recent days than in the decision by Donald Trump to reinstate the Keystone XL and Dakota Access (DAPL)...
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Resistance in action: Demonstrators protest outside the Trump International Hotel during a march in downtown Washington this week. (Jose Luis Magana / AP) Views
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:30am
Greater Expectations: Anti-Trump Forces Should Aspire to Much More
In response to the collective feelings of dread at the dawn of Donald Trump’s presidency, a new and determined mass movement seems to have formed. The most tangible expression of that movement is the impending Women’s March on Washington, D.C. , which is expected to draw more than 200,000 to the...
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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:45am
Donald Trump Deserves to Be Ridiculed—It’s the One Thing That Terrifies Him
Donald Trump has a thin skin. That personality trait is consistent with his large ego, desire to flaunt his wealth, portray himself as a playboy and aggressively fight every imagined slight. The fact that the president-elect takes time away from the huge job of assembling a transition team and...
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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:30am
Bernie Sanders Continues His Political Revolution
Among the many conflicting and shocked thoughts that went through my head on election night, as I watched the victory of Donald Trump materialize in defiance of predictions, was that once upon a time, only half a year ago, we came so close to having a true progressive nominee with a very real...
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 8:30am
We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast
The first thing that occurred to me when predictions of a Trump Presidency were apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year old?” My son went to bed last night asking me who was going to win. I told him I wasn’t sure but that it would probably be Hillary Clinton and that I would tell...
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
Battle Over Dakota Access Pipeline Should Be the Most Important of the Year
More than a million people around the U.S. have “ checked in ” via Facebook to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D. While this began as an attempt to confuse Morton County Sheriff’s Department officials thought to be digitally surveilling activists, the check-ins morphed into a...
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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:30pm
Election’s Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations Need to Be Taken Seriously
Less than a day after the third and final 2016 presidential debate, GOP nominee Donald Trump faced new accusations from a woman who recounted a story of her sexual assault at his hands. Karena Virginia told members of the press how Trump groped her in public at the U.S. Open in 1998 while asking, “...
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