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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

 

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 ·


Let's Not Blow This Historic Chance to Fight Childhood Poverty

The expanded Child Tax Credit is dramatically reducing child poverty, but it needs to be extended ASAP.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Afghan Feminists Warned Us That War Wouldn't Free Them

The Taliban's return ought to be sparking retrospection among American elites about the folly of exploiting Afghan women’s oppression for war.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


How Women of Color in Congress Are Pushing a Grassroots Agenda

Despite roadblocks, "the Squad" has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


A Direct Pathway to Cementing DACA Rights Is Through Legislation

Republicans are still attacking undocumented young people—including health care workers. Here’s how to protect them for good.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·

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