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A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros

A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros
With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative. GARD Pro Not Registered On the face of it, the Spanish town of Marinaleda is indistinguishable from any other in its region. Nestled in the picturesque Campiña valley, the surrounding countryside is made up of rolling green hills, miles of olive plantations and golden fields of wheat stretching as far as the eye can see. The town is pretty, tranquil and typical of those found in Andalusia, Spain’s poorest and most southerly province. It’s also a democratic, anti-capitalist village whose mayor actively encourages shoplifting. In an interview after the event, Gordillo, the democratically elected mayor since 1979, said it was not theft, but a non-violent act of disobedience. “There are many families who can’t afford to eat,” he argued.

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