If you haven't read Steve's post below on Titan Cement, read it now. Read about how completely the rights and privileges of corporate interests are subverting the basic freedoms of individuals in North Carolina. Titan Cement is suing two ordinary citizens for saying what they think. They specifically are challenging two individuals for posting a video with the following words.
From lawsuits for price fixing and court-ordered mine closures of Titan’s Florida plant, to allegations of corruption coming from Raleigh, to emails raising suspicion whether Titan was ever even considering any other location, which would make incentives completely unnecessary, the clouds of corruption grow dark as new controversies emerge almost daily.
The bottom line is we know from numerous studies that if we build this thing, more children will get sick, a handful of them will die. We also know from the adult studies that more adults will get sick and quite a few more of them are going to die as well Which ones? Can’t tell you. That makes it difficult, but there will be some.
If you want some general background, use the Google. Or visit the Coastal Federation site, which has a good summary of the conflict and the players. In the meantime, two of our fellow citizens are being crushed under the thumb, metaphorically speaking of course, of Titan Cement. Does anyone know if there is a legal defense fund in the works?
If ever there was a case to eliminate legal rights for corporations, Titan Cement is making it in spades.
To my knowledge.