Sunday, September 16, 2012

From polis — Spanish Town Marinaleda
And its "Robin Hood" Mayor

It is unusual to come across a town website with menu items like "struggles (successes)," "social democracy" and "utopia." But there aren’t many towns like Marinaleda.

Located in rural Andalusia in southern Spain, Marinaleda is a settlement of 2,770 inhabitants that has been run as a farming cooperative since 1989. But the town's olive groves and 3,000-acre ecological farm are not its only innovative elements. 

Read more: polis: Marinaleda: The Road to Utopia?

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