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Marinaleda – A Utopia Towards Peace

Marinaleda – A Utopia Towards Peace

Couple weeks ago I did an article about The Best Cities in the World to Live In. But recently I’ve discovered a city that`s very interesting and unusual that maybe should be on the top of the list. Anyway I`ll let you guys read it and decide for yourself.

There is a small town in southern Spain called Marinaleda. The town covers 25km and has a population of 2786. All the streets are graffiti decorated and named after human rights fighters. There are no billboards, no commercials of any kind.

Marinaleda, Spain

While the rest of Spain fights poverty, unemployment and banks who are taking over, in Marinaleda 300-400 people gather each week and simply make all the necessary decisions in a democratic manner.
While the rest of Spain drowns in 27% unemployment, in Marinaleda the rate is 0%.
These facts alone are reason enough for people wanting to move there. That’s why there is a one year waiting list. Until now there are 350 houses built and 250 more are on their way. The average monthly salary is 1.200 euro’s, which is more than enough since the rent is only 15 euro’s per month so you have plenty left to get by.

Sovereignty and socialism, Marinelada

 
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