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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Friday, April 04, 2014
Studies Confirm the Dehumanization of Black Children and the ‘Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline’
Although African-Americans constitute only 13 percent of all Americans , nearly half of all prison inmates in the U.S. are black. This startling statistic has led the United Nations Human Rights Committee to publicly criticize the U.S. for its treatment of African-Americans. A number of recent...
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Cesar Chavez: Then, Now, and the Power of the Organized
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Radical UN Report Promotes Democratic Control of Food and an End to Corporate Domination
A new report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the “Right to Food” took aim at the entire basis on which food is produced and distributed on a global scale.
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Friday, January 10, 2014
After 20 Years, NAFTA Leaves Mexico’s Economy in Ruins
Twenty years ago, on Jan. 1, 1994, a trade deal championed by Democratic President Bill Clinton went into effect. The North American Free Trade Agreement was meant to integrate the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico by breaking down trade barriers between them, creating jobs and closing the wage gap between the U.S. and Mexico.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Reformer or Hypocrite? Understanding Pope Francis
At first glance, Time magazine’s “ Person of the Year ,” Pope Francis, is a mess of contradictions.
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Friday, November 29, 2013
World Fights Back Against the Biggest Brother in History
The United States’ vast and indiscriminate worldwide surveillance of ordinary people and heads of state has no historical precedent. Now countries around the world are fighting back using the United Nations as a vehicle for change.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sequestration: Getting Our Priorities Straight
Lobbyists for military contractors are swarming all over Capitol Hill these days in a frenzy to stave off automatic budget cuts as part of the second wave of sequestration, due in January. If the cuts take effect, the Defense Department will not get its $50 billion increase for next year and will have to make do with a mere $475 billion.
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Haiyan: A Disaster Made Worse By Greed
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Friday, November 08, 2013
The LAX Shooting, Domestic Terrorism, and the NRA
Each time a horrific shooting takes place, the nation pauses, politicians pay lip service and the country’s biggest gun lobby—the National Rifle Association—remains silent.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Something to Be Scared of: Retailers Market ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes to Little Girls
There was a time when Halloween costumes were supposed to resemble the character you were actually attempting to imitate. But these days, if you’re a woman, you’re expected to don a lacy, cleavage-revealing bodice and a short skirt with only the most minimal accessories to invoke an actual costume.
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