Sonali Kolhatkar

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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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:30am
Bernie Sanders Continues His Political Revolution
Among the many conflicting and shocked thoughts that went through my head on election night, as I watched the victory of Donald Trump materialize in defiance of predictions, was that once upon a time, only half a year ago, we came so close to having a true progressive nominee with a very real...
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 8:30am
We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast
The first thing that occurred to me when predictions of a Trump Presidency were apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year old?” My son went to bed last night asking me who was going to win. I told him I wasn’t sure but that it would probably be Hillary Clinton and that I would tell...
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
Battle Over Dakota Access Pipeline Should Be the Most Important of the Year
More than a million people around the U.S. have “ checked in ” via Facebook to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D. While this began as an attempt to confuse Morton County Sheriff’s Department officials thought to be digitally surveilling activists, the check-ins morphed into a...
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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:30pm
Election’s Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations Need to Be Taken Seriously
Less than a day after the third and final 2016 presidential debate, GOP nominee Donald Trump faced new accusations from a woman who recounted a story of her sexual assault at his hands. Karena Virginia told members of the press how Trump groped her in public at the U.S. Open in 1998 while asking, “...
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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00am
Final Presidential Debate Showed That the 2016 Election Is a Low Point for American Democracy
“If we could run our country the way I’ve run my company, we would have a country that you will be so proud of,” said GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday night during the third and final debate before the Nov. 8 election. “ You would even be proud of it,” he added to his Democratic...
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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:45am
Are Elections Less Important Than Ever in the Age of Trump?
I confess I am enjoying watching the Republican Party implode. It is an all-consuming act of political rubbernecking. The blowback, personified by Donald Trump, of the party’s decades-long descent into the politics of fear is strangely gratifying to watch. Trump’s criticism this week of House...
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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:15am
Ten Things That Should Have Come Up During the Debate But Didn’t
It seems as though we dread elections in the United States. Over several past races, only 50 percent to 60 percent of eligible voters have cast their ballots. More and more Americans are tuning out of the electoral process. Monday night’s debate, the first matchup between the two major-party...
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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:00am
Standing Firm in the Face of Violence
Another week, and another unarmed black man has been shot by police, with video footage of the macabre incident available for all to view from various angles. The shooting death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla., at the hands of a white police officer, Betty Shelby, is sickening. The footage has...
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Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Inmates Launch Series of Work Stoppages to Protest ‘Slave Labor’
Prisoners in dozens of correctional facilities around the nation launched a labor strike Sept. 9, a day that, appropriately, was the 45th anniversary of New York’s Attica prison rebellion . The U.S. incarcerates the greatest number of people in the world, and most of them are expected to work...
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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:45am
This Election Is Hillary Clinton’s to Lose, and She’s Screwing It Up
You could not pick a worse, more inept, inexperienced or offensive joke of a presidential candidate than Donald Trump. The United States has become the butt of international ridicule over our very own “ Kim Jong-Un .” Any candidate running against Trump from the opposing major party with a pulse...
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