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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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Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Bid Leaves Questions to Be Answered

Leading into the primary races of 2020 our task as progressives is to demand that Warren—and all the other Democratic candidates—understand clearly that they serve the American people, not the elites

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Taking French Lessons: The Power of the 'Yellow Vests'

Through weeks of mass direct action, the French have shown their government who is boss, and elected officials have been forced to accept and acquiesce—at least to an extent. It is a dynamic we can only dream of here in the U.S.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


The GOP's Plot to Destroy Our Democracy Is Coming Into View

What is happening in Wisconsin symbolizes the latest tactics of a party that has set itself up for minority rule at the expense of democracy

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Trump’s Tear-Gassing of Migrants Is the Next Step in a Cruel Dehumanization Campaign

The thousands of human beings currently camped out in Tijuana in desperate conditions, at the end of a long and arduous journey, are real people. Period.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Will Democrats Back a 'Green New Deal'?

Rampant poverty and climate change are arguably the two most important challenges facing the U.S. today. A Green New Deal would address both crises together.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


The #MeToo Movement Is Here to Stay

“This is just the beginning. I see this becoming not just a movement, but a revolution that sweeps the globe.”

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Economic Inequality and Racism Are This Election's Crucial Issues

Most Americans are financially struggling to stay afloat—people of color more so than whites—and corporate elites are laughing all the way to the bank

Sonali Kolhatkar ·


Have Democrats Forgotten About This Summer's Immigration Debacle?

Because the liberal party is once again unable or unwilling to articulate a critical issue and effectively lay cruel immigration policies at the feet of Trump and the Republicans, the GOP’s anti-immigrant hysteria may reign supreme

Sonali Kolhatkar ·

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