Spain’s Robin Hood Mayor and Landless Peasants Battle Bankers

La marcha por Granada

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Sep 3, 2012 by

In Southern Spain, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, mayor of the small town of Marinaleda, is helping organize a growing protest movement against the austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government. Sánchez Gordillo and the landless peasants that follow him are at the forefront of demonstrations seeking a radical change in the country’s economic policies in response to the country’s worsening crisis.

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7 thoughts on “Spain’s Robin Hood Mayor and Landless Peasants Battle Bankers

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  2. Agricultural workers ( BBC News Night) demonstrate against austerity measures.
    Date 5th day of Sept 2012
    Gordillo ,Mayor and Robin Hood 2012
    A community creating a communal co-operative.

  3. “This video is currently unavailable.”
    The message is unusual.
    The writing has similar strangeness.
    Are there landless serfs in Spain and are they followers?
    Have we the correct century?

    Spain is a modern democracy and quaint expressions seem out of place.

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  5. Great video, have shared this link with close friends in Galicia, N Spain…this could be the spark that will inaugurate real change and fiscal reform in the rest of Europe. It’s not an either/or question any more, so let’s not be seduced into that old divide and rule gambit ~ it’s about ensuring the vital role of ethical institutions, genuinely representative governance, access to the means of production, the intelligent conservation of natural resources, ecological economics, protecting the public good through open media and just legal process.

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