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Sonali Kolhatkar
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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...

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Five Things Obama Should Do Before Leaving Office (but Probably Won’t)

Knowing what may be ahead after his successor’s inauguration, it is the president’s duty to take what actions he still can to protect Americans from the coming “Trumpocalypse.”

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I’m Done Trying to Empathize With Poor White Trump Voters

Amid all the calls for compassion for this pro-Trump demographic, an important point gets lost: Study after study shows that no matter how wealthy or educated nonwhites might be, whites fare better in life—even the poor ones.

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Bernie Sanders Continues His Political Revolution

The man who might have been our next president, currently on a book tour, weighs in on the 2016 election and how to pave a way forward in the age of Trump.

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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?”

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‘Trump Supporters’ Reportedly Tied Up Booths at a California Poll to Discourage Others From Voting

Of the 16 booths at one voting location in Brea, Calif., only eight were working and, out of those, four were occupied about an hour by men wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts, one voter reports.

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Battle Over Dakota Access Pipeline Should Be the Most Important Rivalry of 2016

The struggle most worth watching is decidedly not the one receiving the most mainstream media coverage and relentlessly pitting two major-party candidates against each other.

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Election’s Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations Need to Be Taken Seriously

Donald Trump is running for the highest office in the nation. While all men need to be held to high standards when it comes to sexual assault, those who run for president deserve the utmost scrutiny.

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Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar

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 popular morning drive-time program “Rising Up With Sonali,” based in Los Angeles. 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.

Along with James Ingalls and David Barsamian, Sonali Kolhatkar co-authored “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence” (2006). She has also contributed to “September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives,” and “STOP THE NEXT WAR NOW! Effective Responses to Violence & Terrorism.”

In 2004, Kolhatkar was recognized for her work in media by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Korean Immigrants Workers Advocates, and Sunset Hall (Los Angeles) . In 2004 she also received the Woman Award by the Cal State Northridge Women’s Studies Department.

Kalhatkar’s educational background is as interesting as it is diverse as she holds a Master of Science in Astrophysics from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy from the University of Texas.

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