Stories by Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission. She is also the host and producer of Uprising Radio, a daily morning radio program at KPFK, Pacifica in Los Angeles. subscribe to Sonali Kolhatkar's feed

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Police officers have so much impunity to kill that now we don’t even bother trying them in court.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: Truthdig

We've been here before: at war with a people overseas while “otherizing” their kin here.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Some actually believe that Americans are better off today than they were 40 to 50 years ago.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Big money and homophobia are just some of the issues associated with today's popular global sporting event.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Amid the upheavals in Thailand, Ukraine and Egypt, wealthy elites have used popular movements and elections to ratify decisions in their favor.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Director Diego Luna's biopic dramatizes roots of Chavez and Dolores Huerta's then-National Farm Workers Association.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013, Source: Truthout

The president wants to cement a continuing role for thousands of US troops in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2013, Source: Truthdig

This surveillance of ordinary people, and heads of state, is like nothing we've seen before.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: Truthdig

When will American society demand justice?

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The desperation of ordinary Syrians for an end to the civil war has even progressive-minded secularists reluctantly backing war. But history is not on their side.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

These immigrants who are either Muslim or perceived to be Muslim, never know why or for how long their applications are delayed.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2012, Source: Uprising Radio

One of the world's most renowned scientists and environmental activists, Vandana Shiva, is speaking out on behalf of proposition 37 -- a California effort to label genetically modified foods.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Uprising Radio

In a debate with D’Souza, Hedges argues the film "shows how impoverished our intellectual life has become in a kind of national level."

Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Six months’ worth of Afghanistan war expenses could pay for school supplies for every single child in the world. A nationwide US tour will draw attention to the cost.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2010, Source: Uprising Radio

Author Gail Dines says today's brutal pornography looks nothing like it did 15 years ago -- and it's damaged our ability to have intimate relationships.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2010, Source: Uprising Radio

An interview with Khan's about his new film, "Peepli Live," which explores the deadly consequences of India's shift to a neo-liberal economic model.

Posted on: May 3, 2010, Source: Uprising Radio

Malalai Joya gets named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2010, but allows Ayaan Hirsi to make the announcement and distort Joya's message.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

It will take time and complexity, as well as trial and error, to help rebuild Afghanistan for ordinary Afghans, and by extension make Americans safer.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2009, Source: Uprising Radio

The past 8 years have done more harm than good to women's rights in Afghanistan -- the U.S. is waging a war, not winning a peace.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2009, Source: New America Media

The new offensive is an attempt "to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda." But what will actually be gained such brute force?

Posted on: Jul 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Waging war does not lead to the liberation of women anywhere -- even if you call soldiers "peacekeeping forces."

Posted on: Jun 6, 2007, Source: Uprising Radio

Noam Chomsky speaks about the status of democracy in Iraq, U.S. imperialism over Latin America, and the media's shallow coverage of foreign affairs -- all topics explored in his latest book, <i>Interventions.</i>

Posted on: Oct 30, 2006, Source: Seven Stories

The occupation of Afghanistan is unraveling, but Bush and Rumsfeld just won’t face up to it.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: A Lebanese teenager on Israel's assault; the future of Somalia; the late Murray Bookchin; plus, the Black Commentator on Cuba.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: Media coverage of the Gaza assault; Israeli aggression; sexual terrorism in Iraq; stereotypes in "Pirates of the Caribbean;" Empire Notes on Israel; Black Commentator on Cuba.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: Reports from Beirut and Haifa; one year after the London subway bombings; Reyna Grande's new nobel; Empire Notes and The Black Commentator

Posted on: Jun 9, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: Employment protests in France; the decline of the US labor movement; Empire Notes on Haditha media coverage; Black Commentator on the Verichip.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: The Senate's Immigration Reform Bill; analyzing the racial wealth gap in the US; Empire Notes on Haditha, and a historical Black Commentator.

Posted on: May 26, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: Tracking immigrants with microchips; occupation of Canadian tribal lands; Burma cracks down further on Karen people; radical Christians on the Da Vinci Code; Empire Notes on Haditha and the Black Commentator on Citgo.

Posted on: May 20, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: A look at the Hayden confirmation hearings; telephone companies, consumer privacy and Empire Notes on the NSA; Sri Lanka's looming civil war; Stephen Zunes on the Israel Lobby; plus the Black Commentator on Somalia and the US.

Posted on: May 13, 2006, Source: Uprising Radio

This week on Uprising Radio: "Peace" in Darfur; Uganda's forgotten genocide; Buenos Aires' video activists; plus the Black Commentator and Empire Notes.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Western world loudly opposed the death sentence given to a Christian convert in Afghanistan while ignoring the country's oppression of women.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Laura Bush's visit to Afghanistan focused media attention on the still-struggling country. But not a single news article dared to question her empty talk of solidarity with Afghan women.