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originally posted by: LordAhriman
originally posted by: JBurns
Commies are a cowardly bunch, very yellow bellied.
You have no idea what communism is.
She seems very brave and thick skinned, you all are acting like the cowards.
originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: wmd_2008
Marinaleda, in impoverished Andalusia, used to suffer terrible hardships. Led by a charismatic mayor, the village declared itself a communist utopia and took farmland to provide for everyone. Could it be the answer to modern capitalism's failings?
Non-co-operativists are by no means excluded from involvement in the town's political, social and cultural life – it's more that if you are a part of the co-operative, you can't avoid being swept up in local activities outside the confines of the working day.
Private enterprise is permitted in the village – perhaps more importantly, it is still an accepted part of life. As with the seven privately owned bars and cafés in the village (the Sindicato bar is owned by the union), if you wanted to open a pizzeria or a little family business of any kind, no one would stand in your way.
Took farmland so they stole it
When the 1,200-hectare El Humoso farm was finally won in 1991 – awarded to the village by the regional government following a decade of relentless occupations, strikes and appeals – cultivation began.
So not truly communist where everyone is equal which is why there is NO true communist state.