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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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:45pm
Yanis Varoufakis, Former Greek Finance Minister, Returns to Public Life More Hopeful Than Ever
Just a year ago the eyes of progressives all over the world were turned toward Greece. That which rarely happens had transpired in the Greek electoral system: a left-wing party with a strong ideological position was elected to power. The Syriza Party, which had upheld a staunchly anti-austerity...
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 10:00am
A Young American Reminds Us How Badly We Are Failing Children on Climate Change
If Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh didn’t have the look and sound of a 15-year-old, one could easily assume he was twice his real age. The indigenous environmentalist talks like a seasoned activist and well-educated adult, rather than the teenager he really is. Perhaps it is because he is so driven by passion...
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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:45pm
Two Weeks Into a Major Uprising, French Activists Still Staying ‘Up All Night’
When French President François Hollande presented a series of labor reforms that would make it easier for employers to fire workers, he probably didn’t expect the mass public outrage that followed. On March 31, thousands of French activists gathered at the Place de la République for the screening...
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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:00am
‘Bathroom Bills’ Are Attacks on the Humanity of Transgender People
Right-wing extremists have a new way to foist their repulsive beliefs on us. After suffering a humiliating defeat in the Supreme Court in their battle against same-sex marriage, they have hit upon a formula designed to lure gullible Americans into believing that transgender people are sexual...
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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:30pm
‘This Is a Coup’: Brazil’s Workers Party Faces Its Greatest Test
Brazil, the world’s fifth-largest country in terms of population and Latin America’s most expansive state, is in political turmoil. The left-leaning Workers Party, PT (as it is known by its Portuguese acronym), is facing an existential crisis after 14 years in power. Accusations of corruption from...
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:30am
The US Is Becoming a Terrifying Nation for Women
Much is at stake in a Supreme Court case over a Texas abortion law. The nation’s highest court heard oral arguments last week in Whole Woman’s Health v. John Hellerstedt . The case challenges restrictions placed on Texas abortion clinics under a law known as HB2. That law uses medical arguments to...
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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 2:15pm
A Woman in the Presidency Is Simply Not Enough
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tried to issue a mea culpa in The New York Times last week for her recent remarks suggesting that women who are not planning to vote for her friend Hillary Clinton should be condemned to hell . Although it was “the wrong context and the wrong time to use...
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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 11:00am
All Sides in the Syria War Have at Least One Thing in Common: Slaughtering Civilians
Nearly five years after Syria’s Arab Spring revolt escalated into a civil war, the conflict has morphed into a wider regional war with no end in sight. Millions of Syrians have fled, and a quarter of a million have died. Now, a devastating new United Nations report reveals that government forces...
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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:30am
Primary Elections Are Important—but They’re Also a Distraction
The media coverage of the horse race in Iowa on Monday night was hampered by pro-establishment spin. We need to see through that but also realize that the elections are only a small part of a progressive movement. It’s hard not to get swept up in the 2016 primary elections, and their unusually long...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Flint’s Water Crisis Is a Warning to Us All
By now most Americans have heard about the water crisis in Flint, a Michigan city of about 100,000 with a majority black population and high levels of lead in its water. With companies like Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola offering to donate millions of bottles of water to the city’s residents, there is a...
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