Radhika Sainath is a New York City-based writer, civil rights attorney and activist. She lived in the West Bank for over a year during the second intifada, where she documented human rights abuses and coordinated advocacy with the International Solidarity Movement. Radhika has appeared on or in Al Jazeera English, Democracy Now!, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, New York Times, UK Telegraph, Univision, Wall Street Journal and other outlets discussing crackdown of Arab Spring protests in Bahrain, workers’ rights and Israel/Palestine. She’s organized factory and service workers across the United States and Canada with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Workers (now UNITE-HERE) and supported indigenous rights and democracy movements in the Bahrain, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine and the Philippines. Her work has appeared in Jacobin, The Nation, Mondoweiss and Electronic Intifada.
Prior to moving to New York, Radhika was a civil rights litigator in Los Angeles, where she represented clients in civil and constitutional rights cases involving discrimination, human rights abuses, torture, prison conditions and unlawful search and seizure. Radhika is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and the University of California, San Diego. When not writing or lawyering, Radhika enjoys biking up the west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River.
Represented by: Veronica Park