Tag Archives: Communism

Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit

Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit
Marinaleda has been called Spain’s ‘communist utopia,’ though the local variation bears little resemblance to the Soviet model most associate with the phrase. Classifications aside, this is a town whose social fabric has been woven from very different economic threads to the rest of the country since the fall of the Franco dictatorship in the mid 1970s. A cooperatively-owned olive oil factory, houses built by and for the community, and a ... Read more

Declaring Victory Wherever We Can

Declaring Victory Wherever We Can
I’m fond of books that don’t claim to have The Answer but instead are useful guides in our search for answers. Such a volume is Cynthia Kaufman’s Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope, which expresses in clear, concise language thoughts that likely have been bumping around in the minds of many of us who reject capitalism. The book is particularly powerful because of its modesty; Kaufman promises no new grand theory and instead ... Read more