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Shows featuring Sonali Kolhatkar

  • Afghanistan Holds National Elections Amidst Violence, Fraud Allegations and Media Censorship Afghan-vote-web
    Millions of Afghans are voting in presidential and provincial elections today amid tight security and threats of violence from the Taliban. There are also widespread concerns about corruption, with reports of voting cards being openly sold and of candidates offering large bribes. We speak to independent journalist Rick Rowley in northern Afghanistan and get analysis from radio host and author...
    August 20, 2009 | Story
  • Afghan Civilians Bear the Brunt of Taliban Violence and US, NATO Bombings Afghanistanweb
    As violence escalates in Afghanistan, both Barack Obama and John McCain support sending more troops. "Both of them are wrong," says Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Uprising on Pacifica radio station KPFK and co-author of the book Bleeding Afghanistan. "You really cannot solve the situation in Afghanistan by throwing more troops at it, because over the last several years tens of...
    August 22, 2008 | Story
  • The Forgotten War: Sonali Kolhatkar on Why Afghanistan is "Just as Bad as Iraq" Bleedingafghanistanweb
    Coming on the heels of Barack Obama’s highly publicized visit to Afghanistan — what he calls a central front in the so-called war on terror — we play an address by Pacifica radio host Sonali Kolhatkar, one of this country’s leading voices against the occupation of Afghanistan and co-author of the book Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords and the Propaganda of...
    July 24, 2008 | Story