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Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host, and producer of KPFK Pacifica’s popular morning drive time program Uprising, based in Los Angeles,...

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Insiders and Outsiders Mingle at the Democratic National Convention

This presidential election has generated exciting levels of political participation among U.S. citizens. In the long run, that can only be good for American democracy.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump’s Strategy for Victory Is Clear, but Are Democrats Able to See It?

If Hillary Clinton wants to beat the Republican nominee in November, she needs to start adopting his progressive-sounding economic proposals. In other words, she needs to embody Bernie Sanders, and fast.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE


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Berned Out? Don’t Mourn—Organize

Fighting to uphold our values is a lifetime commitment and requires year-round work. If we want Bernie Sanders’ stated goals to be realized, we have to work hard to manifest them.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza Reflects on the Movement’s First Three Years

The activist talks about what has changed—and what hasn’t—on this third anniversary of the birth of the nation’s most important contemporary struggle for social and political justice.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 READ MORE


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Our Skewed Politics on Gun Ownership Are a Deadly Joke

The National Rifle Association and lawmakers who pander to it bear much of the blame for our ridiculous gun laws, but it’s up to ordinary Americans to fix the problem.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE


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Supreme Court’s Male Justices Violate Fourth Amendment Over Sonia Sotomayor’s Devastating Dissent

Justice Sotomayor’s heartfelt bid to do away with racial profiling once and for all was thwarted by the high court’s male contingent.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE


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Making Sense of Orlando

Although mainstream media outlets and presidential candidates rushed to make sure their interpretation of the Pulse Orlando massacre prevailed, the story and significance of the tragedy are more complex and deserve careful consideration.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE


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Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host, and producer of KPFK Pacifica’s popular morning drive time program Uprising, based in Los Angeles, California. She is also the Co-Director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a US-based non-profit solidarity organization that funds the social, political, and humanitarian projects of RAWA as well as a columnist of Truthdig.

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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