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Sonali Kolhatkar is a columnist for Truthdig. She also is the founder, host and producer of “Rising Up With Sonali,” a radio and television show that airs on Pacifica stations KPFK and KPFA and will begin airing on Free Speech TV. She is the former founder, host and producer of KPFK Pacifica’s...

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The NRA Is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent

Although the National Rifle Association’s recent “violent liberal” messaging campaign may be based on false premises, the danger it poses is all too real.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017



Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?

While Donald Trump had to pull back on some of his proposed policies, the “resistance” has been too compliant regarding two bills now before Congress.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017



Is the Supreme Court Killing Secularism?

Three rulings in one week raise fears that human rights are being subverted in favor of religious rights, particularly those of evangelical Christians.

Posted on Jun 30, 2017



We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast

The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?” [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.]

Posted on Jun 27, 2017



Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care

Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill, which repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jun 25, 2017



Republicans Keep Missing the Point About Gun Violence—Even When They’re the Targets

Wednesday’s attack on a GOP sports team in Alexandria, Va., offers yet another lesson about gun control, but party politics have gotten in the way.

Posted on Jun 16, 2017



As the Extreme Right Battles a Centrist Democratic Party, Progressives Are Left Out

The interests of most Americans are lost in the struggles between the dominant sectors of both parties, which favor corporate interests over basic human rights and needs.

Posted on Jun 3, 2017



Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock

In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.

Posted on May 26, 2017



Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP

Many on the left are balking at pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment because of the prospect of a President Pence. But that shouldn’t stop them.

Posted on May 18, 2017



Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

Posted on May 4, 2017



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