Canadian Company Seeking to Evict #occupywallstreet

by jhwygirl

This is rich, all things considered. Here in Montana we’ve got two Canadian companies working on condemnation of private property (via the gift of Governor Schweitzer and this past legislative session’s HB198) for their Canadian-incorporated tar sands pipeline and the MATL transmission lines.

And in New York City there’s Canadian company Brookfield Properties, incorporated under the laws of Canada prepping to evict peaceful political protesters from the open and publicly used Zuccatti Park in Wall Street.

I’ve pondered Montana’s colonialism often here – this one’s a favorite – and even most recently, I’ve noted how the Keystone pipeline for Exxon’s tar sands seems to parallel that same move towards our own national colonialism.

And now we have a Canadian company on Wall Street evicting political protesters? With the blessing and assistance of the NYPD?

America has gone 360…from colonizing to being the colony.

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  1. Yes, indeed, America started out as a colony, then in 1980 started back towards being a colony. Montana has always been one i.e. shipping raw materials out and importing finished goods in, so some Montanans get why it’s not workable for the 99%.
    I remember when Brian ran for the Senate in 2000, he talked at lot about Montana being a colony. He advocated then to have furniture factories here where the timber was.

    Michigan became the richest state in the union for a time because the iron ore was there to make the steel to make the cars. And the timber from up North came to Grand Rapids to make most of the furniture in the early part of the 20th century.
    But then workers wanted a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.
    Can’t have that.

  2. Chuck

    d.g. gets it. I suggested to the progressives that you needed to get a seat at the table your Mayor set ..his economic development initiative. Instead , it was co- opted by the bankers, the mega health care provider and the health insurance management money changer.

  3. Turner

    There’s an Occupy Butte march tomorrow at noon starting at the Butte Plaza Mall. Is anything going on in Missoula? If not, come over to Butte.




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