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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...

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Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Richards Is Convicted of ‘Felony Lynching’

Commentator Sonali Kolhatkar discusses the case with professor and Black Lives Matter organizer Anthony Ratcliff. Richards was the first African-American to be tried on the controversial charge, after allegedly attempting to intervene when police were detaining a woman.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Racism Fueled Outrage Over Cincinnati Gorilla Killing

In comparison with a hundred other news stories from around the world of social, political and human significance, the gorilla story was utterly insignificant. A kid’s life was at stake, and the gorilla was killed. That is as it should be.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE


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The ‘Woman Card’ Brings a Wealth of Disadvantages

According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, the notion that women are more privileged than men has serious traction: Thirty-eight percent of all men, and 34 percent of all white Americans believe that a candidate’s femaleness is a trump card (no pun intended).

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The Real 9/11 Conspiracy

Despite recent claims that U.S.-Saudi relations are strained, close ties between the two countries count for far more than uncovering what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Facebook Needs to Be an Open Book on News Feeds

Charges that workers at the social media giant manipulated story choices should deeply concern its users.

Posted on May 12, 2016 READ MORE


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Bashar Assad’s Brutality in Syria Is Matched by U.S. Devastation Across the Region

Why should Facebook users come down harder on the Syrian leader than on the United States government when it comes to horrific actions and war crimes in that part of the world?

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE


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Yanis Varoufakis, Former Greek Finance Minister, Returns to Public Life More Hopeful Than Ever

The left-wing Syriza member resigned in 2015 after five tumultuous months battling eurozone creditors as they turned the austerity screws on Greece. Now he is continuing the fight through the new democracy movement, DiEM25.

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 READ MORE


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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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