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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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:30am
Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism
The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg...
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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:15am
The Rise of the New, Liberal Islamophobia
The recent television kerfuffle involving “Real Time” host Bill Maher and guest Sam Harris over whether Muslims are bad people because their religion is, in the words of Harris, “the mother lode of bad ideas,” is symbolic of the new American Islamophobia. Muslim-bashing has become a popular sport...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:45am
Hand in Hand With Kissinger: A Review of Hillary Clinton’s Review
If Hillary Clinton’s latest book, “Hard Choices,” was not an obvious enough sign of her presidential aspirations, then her recent Washington Post review of Henry Kissinger’s new book, “World Order,” seems to have sealed the deal. In it, Clinton builds on her already hawkish tenure as secretary of...
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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:45am
My Dinner With the 1 Percent: The Fight for Higher Wages Means Confronting the Greed of the Rich
As fast food workers walked out Thursday yet again for higher wages and the right to union representation, they could count some lawmakers and President Obama as being on their side, verbally championing a higher federal minimum wage. And they have the support of a majority of Americans . But when...
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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Facing the Horror of Syria Using Alternatives to War
The swift takeover by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of parts of northern Iraq and Syria has drawn Western attention back to Syria’s devastating civil war. The grisly beheading of American journalist James Foley seems to have fed the once-declining Western appetite for war, as the Obama...
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 8:30am
The Pastor, the Police Officer and the Political Activist: Three Perspectives on Ferguson
Police brutality against black men has become a shockingly common phenomenon in the U.S. The names of those who have died at the hands of law enforcement or their unofficial vigilante deputies over the past few years are too numerous to count. Eric Garner , John Crawford , Ezell Ford , Dante Parker...
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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00am
Justice for Eric Garner: Street Protests and Prosecutions Will Not End Police Brutality
“I can’t breathe” was one of the last things 44-year-old Eric Garner said after being arrested by New York Police Department officers and placed in what appears, in a bystander’s video , to be a chokehold. The asthmatic African-American man was being detained on suspicion of illegally selling...
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:45am
Understanding Israel’s War as Racist Is Crucial to Ending Occupation
The nearly month-long attack by Israeli forces on Gaza has revealed that anti-Arab racism permeates many levels of Israeli society. Indeed, to acknowledge Palestinians as humans worthy of a state, a home and basic necessities such as medical care, electricity, food and water, would undermine the...
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Tariq Khdeir, an American teenager, who was beaten by Israeli soldiers while visiting families members in Jerusalem. Tariq's cousin, Mohammad, was murdered by Israeli extremists last week. (Photo: Anadolu News Agency) Views
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:45am
The Algebra of Israeli Injustice Against Palestinian Children
“Everyone in Shuafat loved Mohammad.” Amal Abu Khdeir was describing her 16-year-old cousin to me in an interview on Uprising . “Everyone can tell you how nice a boy he was,” she added softly. Mohammad Abu Khdeir was found dead after being kidnapped from his East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat...
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald arriving in the U.S. prior to receiving both the Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year. (Photo: AP) Views
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 8:15am
Orwell’s Dystopian Future Is Almost Here: A Conversation With Glenn Greenwald
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate, they could plug in your wire...
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