Co-directors Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley discuss eminent domain abuse and political perceptions of their film, Battle for Brooklyn. They insist their film is not a polemic, but rather an all-too-common story of a single person fighting an injustice against figures whose power and influence drawf his own.
Posted in CorpoGov, Courts - Justice System, Land Rights
Tagged 1 vs 99, Bruce Ratner, class war, eminent domain, Forest City Ratner, land grab, Michael Bloomberg, occupy, occupy wall street, ows
Canadian oil firm sues to seize US land for Keystone XL oil headed to China
By Rady Ananda
The NYTimes reports that TransCanada, a Canadian oil company, promises to confiscate private land from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, and has already filed nearly 60 lawsuits against private US citizens who refuse to allow the Keystone XL pipeline on their property, even though the controversial project has yet to receive federal approval.
“Randy Thompson, a cattle buyer in Nebraska, was informed that if he did not grant pipeline access to 80 of the 400 acres left to him by his mother along the Platte River, ‘Keystone will use eminent domain to acquire the easement.’”
Posted in CorpoGov, Courts - Justice System, Environment, Land Rights, Litigation, pollution, Water Rights
Tagged 1 v 99, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, Constitution, eminent domain abuse, enbridge, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Keystone XL, land grab, NAFTA, Obama and Company, occupy, Risking it All - Oil on our Coast, Sinopec