The state has 425 redevelopment agencies (RDAS), urban renewal fiefdoms empowered by eminent domain and catering to political hacks, connected land barons
, community organizers, and Chamber of Commerce flunkies.
While defined as a so-called Robin Hood of the dispossessed Green Mountain settlers on one hand, Randall finds Allen to also be a self-interested individual, who aggrandized his family's holdings--like the New York land barons
Dorothy poured herself out not only for the poor with whom she walked, she was also insistent on connecting the dots back to systems and organizations, land barons
and powerful economic interests that are destroying the Amazon jungle as well as the lives of indigenous inhabitants.
A cover article in the July 2006 issue of the Pakistani publication Newsline argues that the military have become the country's "new land barons
Although the plot ostensibly centers on David's quest to unearth his genealogy, which consists of rapacious land barons
with no interest in or sympathy for working class people, the true theme is his coming of age and trying mightily not to follow in their footsteps.
Interior, the behemoth among federal land barons
, controls hundreds of millions of acres through its subsidiary agencies: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); the National Park Service (NPS); the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR).
But MSP Dennis Canavan, an arch-enemy of the establishment, says Scotland's Deputy Justice Minister, Angus MacKay, must ignore the bluster of the land barons
and pursue his plans.
Donaciana Antonio Almaraz, a human rights advocate from Oaxaca, spoke about how her village was destroyed and her people detained, tortured, and killed by the infamous caciques, land barons
, and their gangs who clear-cut their forests and steal their water.
I met ministers, educators, artists, land barons
, entrepreneurs - you name it.
Does he really think that the haris of Sindh and the peasants of southern Punjab after their insensate suppression and exploitation by their blood-sucking land barons
generation after generation still have some strength left to stand up for their legitimate but perpetually-denied rights?
To me the monarchy belongs in the last century along with the class system, public schools and the land barons
The Blundells were Lancashire land barons
whose pedigree was obscure to say the least and still is.