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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Actor Edgar Ramirez wears a Time's Up pin at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP) Views
Friday, January 19, 2018
‘Grace's’ Story About Aziz Ansari Has Lessons for Men and Women
When I first read the exposé of a woman’s experience on a date with comedian and Golden Globe-winner Aziz Ansari, I was horrified and wished I could un-read it in the same way one might wish to un-see a gruesome car accident. The unnamed woman, given the pseudonym “Grace,” shares cringe-...
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Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP) Views
Friday, January 12, 2018
What #Oprah2020 Says About the State of U.S. Politics
It says a great deal about the depths to which American politics has fallen that we are now seriously considering the presidential candidacy of Oprah Winfrey. The internationally famous television talk show star turned media mogul could easily win a global popularity contest, and in a world where...
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President Trump celebrates with congressional Republicans outside the White House on Wednesday after Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP) Views
Friday, December 22, 2017
Fight Harder and Smarter Against Trumpism
The Republican Party is celebrating the passage of a deeply unpopular and comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code, which critics argue is skewed unjustly toward the rich. Members of the party, however, are convinced that we will learn to love the new tax code, as House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
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A Donald Trump "Nope" parody of Shepard Fairey's Barack Obama "Hope" poster. (Pixabay) Views
Friday, December 08, 2017
Resisting Trumpism Requires a Grand Unifying Theory
The past few weeks have been hellish for Americans. With one assault after another on our Constitution and our rights, it has felt like an endless stream of slaps to the face and punches to the gut. From the decision by Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai to end net neutrality to the...
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Lina Michel Colindres, 17 months, with her mother, Nely, at a voting booth in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Sunday. (Rodrigo Abd / AP) Views
Friday, December 01, 2017
Is the Honduran Election Being Stolen Eight Years After U.S.-Backed Coup?
Eight years after a U.S.-backed coup overthrew the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, a new election, held Sunday, offered hope for a fresh political chapter. According to early results released by the Honduran electoral tribunal on Monday, former sportscaster and...
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Thursday, November 23, 2017
In the Era of #MeToo, Will Trump's Accusers Finally Be Heard?
The #MeToo social movement has taken off with surprising swiftness after numerous women broke their silence in October over Harvey Weinstein’s years of alleged assaults. Every day new revelations emerge of yet another prominent man in power facing accusations from multiple women of sexual...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Stakes Are Higher Than Ever at UN Climate Meeting
Climate change, the most important issue currently affecting our planet and our species, is the subject of a global conference this week—yet it is barely a blip in media coverage. The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) , which is the United Nation’s annual international gathering on climate change...
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Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, unveil the GOP's tax overhaul plan. Views
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Republicans Using Populist Rhetoric to Sell Greed
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 , introduced by House Republicans, is certainly about tax cuts (but almost entirely for wealthy Americans and corporations) but hardly about jobs at all. The 429-page whopper of a bill is a medley of discredited fiscal policies and political gifts to the GOP’s...
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Paul Manafort makes his way through television cameras as he walks from federal District Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Views
Friday, November 03, 2017
Manafort's Dirty Deeds Are Business as Usual, but They Shouldn't Be
In the wake of “ Manafort Monday ,” as some are calling the day Robert Mueller’s indictments became public, commentators have suggested that George Papadopoulos’ case is far more important than the indictments of former Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. After all, Papadopoulos, a...
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A crowd of Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. Views
Friday, October 27, 2017
Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood
Fifty-five percent of white Americans believe there is discrimination against whites in the U.S., according to a recent NPR poll . But when asked about specific instances in which they personally experienced discrimination, less than 20 percent responded that their whiteness hurt them in job...
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