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Another and better world is indeed possible.
on 2 September 2012
For more than thirty years a small town called Marinaleda in the province of Seville in Spain has been a shining example of true socialism. Led by its local mayor, the charismatic Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, Marinaleda has seen the expropriation of agricultural land for co-operative use, the development of a unique form of truly socialist housing provision completely immune from the Spanish property crisis, the introduction of a working and effective participatory democracy and, perhaps most impressively, the achievement for decades of full employment (this in a region characterised by jobless rates of 40 per cent or more). In this highly welcome e-book Dan Hancox tells the town's story in a lucid, accessible and uplifting manner.
In an era of rampant economic crisis, the radical and successful political path that Marinaleda has followed is a wonderful example of what can be done when people struggle together to pursue truly radical socialist policies. Marinaleda provides a wonderful and refreshing example that another and better world is indeed possible.