Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is a columnist for Truthdig. She also is the founder, host and executive producer of "Rising Up With Sonali," a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV (Dish Network, DirecTV, Roku) and Pacifica stations KPFK, KPFA, and affiliates. She is the former founder, host and producer of KPFK Pacifica’s popular morning drive-time program “Uprising." She is also the co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission, a U.S.-based non-profit solidarity organization that funds the social, political, and humanitarian projects of RAWA. She is the author, with James Ingalls, of "Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence" (2006).

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With Biden’s South Carolina win and the centrist candidates’ unexpected endorsements ahead of Super Tuesday, the barrage of anti-Sanders messaging finally paid off, fueling a perfect storm among undecided Super Tuesday voters.(Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 09, 2020
Beware the Buyer's Remorse of Impulse-Purchase Joe Biden
Now that the dust has settled from the political earthquake of the Super Tuesday primary races, one thing has become clear: Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has become the new frontrunner of the Democratic Party, was an impulse buy — one that voters may come to regret deeply. Just a week ago,...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
A Real Super Tuesday Calls for a Strong Progressive Media
The corporate media has cast itself as a bulwark against the erosion of our democracy under Donald Trump. The president has declared the media the “enemy of the people” and routinely rails at the critical coverage of his administration, dismissing it as “fake news.” Democracy depends on a free and...
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Faith leaders pray with President Donald Trump during a Jan. 3, 2020 rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church in Miami. (Photo: Lynne Sladky / AP) Views
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Trump Goes Global With His Absurd Anti-Abortion Agenda
Rolanda Hollis, a state representative from Alabama, has introduced a bill in her state’s legislature that has gotten a lot of attention. After Alabama banned nearly all abortions last year, Hollis introduced a bill that would require all men over the age of 50, or those who have fathered three...
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Lawrence O. Gostin (pictured above) is a leading expert on infectious diseases and global health, and a public health professor at Georgetown University, where he directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 07, 2020
The Coronavirus Panic Exposes the Pathology of Nationalism
For years, scientists have warned about superbugs and other infectious agents borne out of industrial agricultural practices or unleashed by climate change. The fears of a new disease with no known cure that is spreading like wildfire have been the bases of plots for science fiction books and...
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The House of Representatives votes Dec. 18 to adopt the articles of impeachment, accusing Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (Photo: U.S. House of Representatives / Wikimedia Commons) Views
Friday, January 31, 2020
Trump's Impeachment Defense Is Incoherent By Design
The Senate impeachment trial playing out in Washington, D.C., is a history-making event, not just because it is only the third time that the Senate has ever been asked to formally consider removing a president, but also because it showcases, in stunning terms, the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of...
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President Donald Trump at the 2020 World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. (Photo: Shealah Craighead / White House) Views
Friday, January 24, 2020
Trump’s Rosy Economic Outlook Is a Big Lie
President Donald Trump this week addressed the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, exaggerating the successes of the U.S. economy to such a great extent that it was as though he hoped to match reality to his fantastical claims by sheer force of will. The WEF — a yearly meeting that he...
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Photo: Tasnim News Agency / Wikimedia/CC) Views
Friday, January 17, 2020
Three Reasons Why Trump Ordered Soleimani’s Killing
President Donald Trump’s administration has trotted out an embarrassingly inconsistent series of justifications for the recent drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The ever-changing story of why Soleimani was killed underscores the Trump administration’s thin...
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As with the U.S. border wall with Mexico, Trump has been obsessed with the idea of creating Space Force for several years. (Photo: Trump Make America Great Again Committee) Views
Friday, January 03, 2020
With Space Force, Congress Hands Trump a Major Victory
Donald Trump, who will go down in history as the most reviled president of all time, has just won a major victory in the creation of a sixth branch of the military: Space Force. Trump will be able to claim credit for a serious milestone—with the smooth cooperation of both major parties. On Dec. 20...
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How does one save one’s country from a cult? (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Friday, December 20, 2019
To Understand Trump, You Must Understand His Cult
As Americans watch the political drama of impeachment against President Donald Trump unfold in Congress, it seems clear that Democrats and Republicans seem to occupy entirely different planes of reality, speaking in opposite terms about the same issues. It is a reflection of the political...
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U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2001. (Photo: Sergeant Joseph R. Chenelly / United States Marine Corps) Views
Friday, December 13, 2019
Afghanistan Papers Confirm That the Longest War Is a Lie
The Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers , detailing a true history of the nation’s longest official war, reveals nothing new about the war’s futility or about the fact that it was doomed to failure from almost the beginning. The Post fought a legal battle for three years to obtain the documents...
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