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, October 21, 2017
Why Some of Us Hesitated to Say #MeToo
In the aftermath of the sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Americans are realizing that they live in a nation that still has much work left to do to achieve gender equality. The viral campaign #MeToo has propelled the conversation around sexual harassment and...
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Saturday, October 07, 2017
No Good Reasons to Continue America's Longest War
The longest war in modern U.S. history approaches its 16th anniversary Saturday, and so far there is no end in sight. The war in Afghanistan began in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., with the promise of vengeance aimed at the Taliban,...
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A damaged Puerto Rican flag spray-painted with the words "Together as One" hangs from the facade of a business in San Juan. Views
Friday, September 29, 2017
Trump's Cruel Indifference to Puerto Rico
“Puerto Rico is Trump’s Katrina, times 1,000,” says Rosa Clemente, comparing the aftermath of Hurricane Maria to the humanitarian crisis in New Orleans in 2005. Clemente is a community organizer active with Black Lives Matter and a doctoral candidate in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-...
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Friday, September 22, 2017
In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive
Three years after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement rose to prominence in Ferguson, Mo., protests over a police killing of a black man have once again garnered national attention—this time in the neighboring city of St. Louis. The acquittal of a white former police officer , Jason Stockley,...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Demanding Climate Justice in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
As the floodwaters from two devastating back-to-back hurricanes recede in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and several Caribbean islands, it is tempting to think that Mother Nature, supercharged by global warming, has impacted Americans of all races and classes...
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"While some GOP senators, such as Florida’s Marco Rubio, Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Arizona’s John McCain boldly and unequivocally denounced white supremacy, they did not publicly break with the president over it," Kolhatkar writes. Views
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Is There a Nazi in the White House?
Donald Trump is trying hard to put a pretty face on racism. But the racists, openly embracing the label, won’t let him. Referring to the violent gathering of self-professed fascists in Charlottesville, Va., during his press conference Tuesday, Trump said, “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis,...
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Don't Privatize the Afghan War—Just End It
Erik Prince, the notorious founder of the military contracting company formerly known as Blackwater, has been making the rounds of media outlets to promote his idea for privatizing the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Prince, whose company was renamed Academi , and who now chairs a Chinese-owned company...
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Friday, July 14, 2017
The NRA Is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent
The courageous activists who spearheaded the historic Women’s March the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration have organized a new action: a march scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, from the National Rifle Association headquarters in Virginia to the Department of Justice in Washington, D...
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?
While many of us are rightfully angry over Donald Trump’s treatment of the media, over the GOP’s attempt to gut health care for millions of Americans and over myriad other issues, two little-noticed but impactful bills sailed through the House of Representatives last week with barely a peep from...
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Monday, July 03, 2017
Is the Supreme Court Killing Secularism?
The Supreme Court this week made a series of decisions that challenge the central tenet of secularism in the nation: the separation of church and state. First and most shockingly, the nine justices unanimously handed Donald Trump a victory on his controversial Muslim ban. Justices decided to let...
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