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Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is currently the racial justice editor at YES! Media and a writing fellow with Independent Media Institute. She was previously a weekly columnist for Truthdig.com. She is also the host and creator of Rising Up with Sonali, a nationally syndicated television and radio program airing on Free Speech TV and dozens of independent and community radio stations. Sonali won First Place at the Los Angeles Press Club Annual Awards for Best Election Commentary in 2016. She also won numerous awards including Best TV Anchor from the LA Press Club and has also been nominated as Best Radio Anchor 4 years in a row. She is the author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence, and the co-Director of the non-profit group, Afghan Women’s Mission. She has a Master’s in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii, and two undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy from The University of Texas at Austin. Watch her 2014 Tedx talk, My journey from astrophysicist to radio host. She can be reached at www.sonalikolhatkar.com

Articles by this author

 

Honoring Barbara Ehrenreich, Who Exposed How Toxic Positivity Is Used to Dismiss Economic Inequality

The late Nickel and Dimed author also laid bare the "positive thinking" industry that put a smiley face on inequality.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Right-Wing Selfishness Fuels the War on Abortion and Other Rights

Stories abound of conservative women who picket out front of clinics quietly coming in the back to get their own abortions.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Don't Normalize Trump's Enablers

If the January 6 committee, media, and public observers normalize Pence, Barr, and even the seemingly innocent Hutchinson, they are paving the way for future authoritarian fascists.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


How Long Will the US Sacrifice Kids for the Gun Lobby?

A well-heeled lobby, a paranoid minority, and the GOP have made it all but impossible to regulate the leading cause of death for American kids.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


The Pandemic Proves the Benefits of Universal Health Care

The government saved lives by covering COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatment. What if it treated other diseases this way?

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Neoliberal Capitalism to Blame for Inflation, Not Public Benefits and Social Programs

Ending child care subsidies won’t restock store shelves. A fairer, more sustainable global economy might.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


With Billions in Profit, Amazon Can't Mistreat Their Workers Forever

Even when it’s raking in record profits, the company is trying to keep workers from earning their fair share. This time, it may not work.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


It’s Time to Expose and Upend That Damaging Myth About Spending

Polls say Americans should love the Build Back Better Act—but most are only hearing talking points about its price tag.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·

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