Friday, August 31, 2012

Long Live Marinaleda - Long Live Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo - Land to the People

The self-described "Communist Utopia of Marinaleda" is a communist cooperative town whose inhabitants have been taking over and expropriating hectares of land (now communally owned).

Recently, it's mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo led labourers into supermarkets and took basic living supplies (without paying) that were given to poor families hit hardest by Spain's economic crisis.

Houses in the town cost only 15 Euros a month and with wage equality, everyone is virtually employed.

On August 16th, the mayor starts a protest march from Jódar across the Andalusian region telling mayors to skip debt payments, stop layoffs, cease home evictions and ignore central government demands for budget cuts.

Solidarity with Marinaleda. The rest of the world under the yoke of capitalism must know there is a very active bastion of resistance. Workers of The World, Unite!

Democracy and Class Struggle salutes Marinaleda and Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo and calls for emulation of Marinaleda across Europe.


1 comment:

Roger said...

Fantastic. I didn't know anything about this but there do seem to be more and more initiatives like this springing up as a result of the crisis; especially in southern Europe. Here is a recent example from Greece...