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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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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Monday, June 26, 2017
Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care
“They haven’t told us what we’re being arrested for yet,” said Rhoda Gibson, an organizer with ADAPT , a groups that advocates for disability rights. Gibson was speaking to me via Skype from a police van, where she being transported with other activists after they were arrested for protesting the...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
Republicans Keep Missing the Point About Gun Violence—Even When They’re the Targets
Gun rights activists for years have fought for the free proliferation of firearms throughout the U.S., perhaps subconsciously imagining they were only arming themselves. But a shooting incident in Virginia on Wednesday, in which a 66-year-old white man named James T. Hodgkinson fired a rifle...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP
Like many Americans, I have been fantasizing since Jan. 20, 2017, about Donald Trump’s presidency coming to a quick and dirty halt, ideally of his own doing. At best, Trump has been a global embarrassment, at worst, a purveyor of deadly ideas and policies. Never before has a president been so...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Donald Trump’s Modern-Day Gestapo
The Republican Party likes to tout “family values.” Its website says , “The family is the bedrock of our nation. When American families flourish, so too does our country.” House Speaker Paul Ryan told an undocumented mother at a town hall meeting earlier this year, “What we have to do is find a way...
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