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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:02 AM

The Village Against the World


from truthdig:


The Village Against the World

Posted on Nov 8, 2013
By Nomi Prins


“The Village Against the World”
A book by Dan Hancox




The most expensive government on the planet—ours—was shut down over budget concerns, health insurance and passive-aggressiveness. The inane partisan squabbling most acutely affected those with the most to lose—the people at the bottom of the economic pile. Meanwhile, grossly unequal division of wealth and power is a growing blight on the face of humanity. Dangerous mechanisms of financial ruin are nurtured by governments while they spew rhetoric about helping citizens. A future in which reckless economic exploitation will diminish seems highly unlikely.

But what if another world were possible? One in which the spoils of predatory capitalism, subsidized by central banks and federal policy, aren’t rapaciously consumed by a tiny minority at the expense of the vast majority of global citizens?

In his captivating new book, “The Village Against the World,” Dan Hancox shows, in lyrical and penetrating prose, that not only is it possible, but “an observable fact.” And so begins his tale of the alternative.

Nestled in farmland about 60 miles from Seville, Spain, in the region of Andalucía, exists Marinaleda, a village of 2,700 people. The cry OTRO MUNDO ES POSSIBLE—another world is possible—adorns a metal arch over its main avenue. For 30 years, the citizens of this tiny pueblo have fought and won a struggle to create a utopia in which everyone has a job and a home. Communism seems too dismissive and combative a term for Marinaleda’s ability to exist in defiance of a system that has shattered surrounding towns, and entire countries around the world. .....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/the_village_against_the_world_20131108



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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:09 AM

1. It takes a lot of courage to move, but this sounds delicious. nt

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:05 AM

2. K&R. Sounds like a wonderful place.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:02 PM

3. Nice! K&R nt

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