Elizabeth DiNovella

Elizabeth DiNovella is Culture Editor of The Progressive. She writes about activism, politics, music, books, and film. She also produces Progressive Radio, a thirty-minute public affairs program hosted by Matthew Rothschild.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013
TransCanada Gets Pranked as Activsts Try to 'Save Canada' for Real
Activists across Canada are dressing up like corporate reps in order to disrupt the latest TransCanada pipeline. TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is also building the Energy East pipeline, which would bring Tar Sands oil to the East Coast for export. The company is hosting open houses in cities and towns along the route.
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Wisconsin 'Citizens Cheated Out of Democracy'
Decades of labor law was undermined in ten quick seconds, as the Wisconsin Assembly voted 53-42 to strip workers of their right to collectively bargain. “Once again citizens cheated out of democracy,” Rep Barca said after the vote. The voting happened so fast. Decades of labor law was undermined in ten quick seconds, as the Wisconsin Assembly voted 53-42 to strip workers of their right to collectively bargain.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
No Fracking Way to Balance a State Budget
More than half of all states are getting a new governor this year, making this incoming class one of the largest in American history. The Republicans made huge gains in the states, with 18 new GOP governors taking office. The Midwest took an especially hard hit, as most Great Lakes states now have Republicans in their governor's mansions.
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Friday, January 14, 2011
Mining for Lawsuits in El Salvador
A mining company based in Wisconsin is suing the government of El Salvador for one hundred million dollars under the Central America Free Trade Agreement, also known as CAFTA. The company is taking advantage of “foreign investor protections” in the free trade agreement. These protections for capital can undercut local environmental laws. And that’s the case in El Salvador. Commerce Group, which is based in Milwaukee, owns the San Sebastian Gold Mine near the town of Santa Rose de Lima in eastern El Salvador.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Charmer in Chief
President Barack Obama rolled into Madison, Wisconsin, on a crisp fall afternoon to rally his base for the upcoming midterm election. He spoke on the stairs of U.W.-Madison’s Memorial Library to an energetic crowd of 26,500 people. “I don’t know about you, but I’m fired up,” he said when he took the stage to a roar of applause.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Remembering Howard Zinn
I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Howard Zinn. He was a longtime columnist for The Progressive, and his most recent piece, "The Nobel's Feeble Gesture," expressed his dismay about President Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize. Here's an excerpt:
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Saturday, September 19, 2009
'Personhood' Legislation Chips Away at Women’s Rights
Opponents of abortion are backing legislation across the country that would give legal rights to embryos from the instant of conception. These efforts might be wrapped up in the rhetoric of dignity, but make no mistake: "Personhood" laws would weaken women's rights. This week, anti-abortion activists in Missouri launched their campaign for "personhood" for fertilized eggs. The Missouri campaign follows on the heels of efforts to create a "personhood' amendment in Colorado and Florida.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Prosecute Detainee Abuse After 9/11
It's reasonable to believe that the torture and abuse of detainees have "made us less safe," says Elizabeth Goitein , director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU law school.
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Monday, June 08, 2009
Fighting Militarism’s Toxic Legacy
One of the most pernicious effects of the U.S. government’s commitment to militarism is a toxic landscape. Current legislation pending in the House, H.R. 672 , the Military Environmental Responsibility Act, would force the military to comply with environmental and public safety laws.
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Monday, May 18, 2009
Prima Facie Refugees
There's not much talk these days about Iraqi refugees even though the numbers haven't changed much. About 2 million Iraqi refugees live in the neighboring countries of Syria and Jordan. Another 2 million are internally displaced. There's not much talk these days about Iraqi refugees even though the numbers haven't changed much. About 2 million Iraqi refugees live in the neighboring countries of Syria and Jordan. Another 2 million are internally displaced.
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