States Allow For-Profit Pipeline Companies To Seize Private Property

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

According to Misha Mitchell, an attorney for a conservation group in Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive Atchafalaya Basin, Energy Transfer Partners and other private oil interests broke the law [...]

The Properties Of Property

By Steve Martinot, Counterpunch.org -

One of them, the one we know most intimately these days, is that it causes social crises, such as the so-calling “housing crisis.” We know what the “housing crisis” is not. It is not a housing [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Can’t Enter Some Private Properties

By John Murawski, Newsobserver.com -

As the Atlantic Coast Pipeline doubles down on slashing trees on hundreds of private properties in North Carolina, a federal judge has taken the unusual step of barring the energy consortium from [...]

Flawed Assessments Caused $2 Billion Shift In Property Taxes

By Jason Grotto, Propublica.org -

In the first effort to measure the cost of Cook County’s error-ridden assessment system under Assessor Joseph Berrios, a new study estimates that at least $2.2 billion in property taxes was [...]

Diversifying Public Ownership

By Andrew Cumbers, www.thenextsystem.org -

By Andrew Cumbers for The Next System Project - This paper advocates a form of economic democracy based around diverse forms of public ownership. It does not prioritize one particular scale but [...]

Tenants March To Stop Giveaways To Wall Street Landlords

By Aditi Katti, www.inequality.org -

By Aditi Katti for Inequality.org - It was a brutally hot and humid day in the nation’s capital and Margie Mathers needed a cane to get up to the podium, but the Florida senior had a story she [...]

Congress Sets Value Of All Public Lands & Buildings To $0

By Brody Levesque, www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com -

By Brody Levesque for NCRM - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a rules change this past week by a vote of 234 to 193, that would allow Congress the ability to [...]

Judge Rules LA Must Stop Taking & Destroying Homeless People’s Property

By Elijah Chilang, www.la.curbed.com -

By Elijah Chilang for Curbed - The city of Los Angeles has run into another setback in its ongoing quest to confiscate the property of homeless residents. A US Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday [...]

The US Patent System: Out Of Step With The Times

By Shobita Parthasarathy, www.theconversation.com -

By Shobita Parthasarathy in The Conversation - This year, July 31 marks the 225th anniversary of the first patent issued in the United States. Though the American patent system was designed [...]

Why Oakland’s Crackdown On Protest Is Sure To Fail

By Rachel Lederman, www.truth-out.org -

By Rachel Lederman in Truthout - Under pressure from business after a large May Day demonstration, in which dozens of new cars and bank windows were smashed, Oakland's new mayor, Libby Schaaf, [...]

Wikileaks Publishes Updated Intellectual Property TPP Chapter

By Wikileaks, www.wikileaks.org -

Today, Thursday 16 October 2014, WikiLeaks released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the world's largest economic [...]

Protests Disrupt Property Fair In London

By Oliver Wainwright, www.theguardian.com -

It was billed as the ultimate “property marketplace”, a high-profile networking event for investors, developers and local authorities to broker big deals, but the first day of the Mipim [...]

Artists Copyright Land To Keep Big Oil Away

By Phil Irish, www.phil-irish-artist.tumblr.com -

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it. Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta. [...]