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yassybebe With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.
Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative.
On the face of it, the Spanish town of Marinaleda is indistinguishable from any other in its region. Nestled in the picturesque Campiña valley, the surrounding countryside is made up of rolling green hills, miles of olive plantations and golden fields of wheat stretching as far as the eye can see. The town is pretty, tranquil and typical of those found in Andalusia, Spain’s poorest and most southerly province.With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.
Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative.
On the face of it, the Spanish town of Marinaleda is indistinguishable from any other in its region. Nestled in the picturesque Campiña valley, the surrounding countryside is made up of rolling green hills, miles of olive plantations and golden fields of wheat stretching as far as the eye can see. The town is pretty, tranquil and typical of those found in Andalusia, Spain’s poorest and most southerly province.
It’s also a democratic, anti-capitalist village whose mayor actively encourages shoplifting.
Since the financial crisis began in 2008, Marinaleda has shot to fame — and so has its maverick mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, who earned the nickname,”The Spanish Robin Hood,” after organizing and carrying out a series of supermarket raids in a direct action protest last August. Basic groceries such as oil, rice and beans were loaded into carts, wheeled from the store and taken to a local food bank to help the poor, as helpless cashiers looked on, some crying.
In an interview after the event, Gordillo, the democratically elected mayor since 1979, said it was not theft, but a non-violent act of disobedience.
“There are many families who can’t afford to eat,” he argued. “In the 21st century this is an absolute disgrace... #utopia #Marinaleda
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  •   yassybebe "..Food is a right, not something with which you speculate.” In this province alone there are 690,000 empty properties due to bank foreclosures. But not in Marinaleda, because Gordillo has a solution: anyone who wants to build their own house can do so for free. Materials and qualified workmen are provided by the town hall, and the generous allowance of 192 square meters means the homes are spacious. Families then pay just 15 euros ($19) per month for the rest of their lives, with the agreement that the house cannot be sold for private gain.

    In Andalusia, unemployment now stands at 37 percent (a staggering 55 percent for young people). But Marinaleda, population 2700, has virtually full employment through the town’s farming cooperative, where laborers earn equal wages of 1200 euros ($1600) per month. Here, in a region where 1 in 3 people are unemployed, this achievement cannot be understated. “We need to rethink our values, the consumer society, the value we place on money, selfishness and individualism,” Gordillo remarks. “Marinaleda is a small example, and we want this experience to extend throughout the world.” 13h
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yassybebe ALGOOD, Tenn. -- A veteran investigator with the Tennessee Department of Health was forced to resign or face termination last month for his conduct during a racially charged case.

William Sewell was an emergency medical service investigator, assigned to the Upper Cumberland Region, who had been with the state more than 40 years.

Last summer, Sewell began investigating a case involving the Algood Fire Department in Putnam County.

In an interview with the man who filed the complaint, Shun Mullins, Sewell began telling a graphic story about a black man who was lynched near Baxter, Tennessee, many years ago.

The state claimed Sewell's conduct in that interview could be perceived as a "form of intimidation" toward Mullins. "If he was doing that to me, how many other people has he done that to?" Mullins asked.

Mullins was not alone in the meeting. Sheryl Allen with the NAACP executive board in Nashville and an acquaintance, Judy Mainord, were both in the room as William Sewell spoke. "His very first question was, 'Mr. Mullins have you ever been to the penitentiary?" Mullins remembered.

Sheryl Allen with the NAACP said, "When he asked that question, Mr Mullins said 'no' and he (Sewell) said 'OK, my source is wrong.'" "That was more than insulting to me," Mullins said.

It was also just the beginning of the meeting.

Sewell was there to a investigate a complaint filed by Mullins after the death of his mother.

Mullins claimed Algood's deputy fire chief refused to do CPR on his mother because she was black and then falsified medical reports to cover it up.

After asking about prison and hearing about the final moments of Dorothy Mullins life, Sewell ended the meeting in a shocking way. "Mr. Sewell goes into a story about a hanging, that he had been told, about the hanging of a black man," Mullins said.

Affidavits from all inside the meeting alleged that Sewell went into disturbing details about a lynching -- and the mutilation of a black man's body -- in Sewell's hometown of Baxter many years ago. "They hung him, and they started carving his skin out of his back. It was like he got excited telling this story," Allen remembered.
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  •   yassybebe NewsChannel 5 Investigates followed, "How could you not think you did anything wrong?" Sewell said, "We concluded that meeting with handshakes, thank yous and with appreciation for their time." He said he got that razor strap from his grandfather who was mayor of Baxter.

    Sewell said it hung in his grandfather's warehouse for years, and he took it home when the family sold the building.

    NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, "Where is that strap today?" Sewell said, "In somebody's landfill." He explained that he tried to find it recently but could not, "I went downstairs in my storage, I went through entire boxes, but that strap is gone." Sewell said he was not even sure if the story behind the strap was true.

    But a historian in Baxter said there was lynching in 1896, and the victim's body was mutilated. "It's just above anything I can imagine any person saying, let alone a representative of the state of Tennessee," Judy Mainord said.

    The state forced Sewell to resign, which ended his 40-year career with the Department of Health.

    NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, "Who is the victim in this situation?" Sewell responded, "I am." "And why are you the victim?" we asked. "I am the victim because I made a mistake," Sewell said.

    Shun Mullins and the others in that meeting believed Sewell had told that story many other times and said that the state did the right thing. "To take a man's job away is a serious matter, but Mr. Sewell made that statement to me and he had no concern for how I was feeling," Mullins said.

    The Department of Health assigned a new investigator to Mullins' original complaint. That investigation is still not complete. 14h
  •   omg_its_sharky Was the strap human skin? What the fuck is wrong with white people!? 14h
  •   yassybebe @omg_its_sharky Yup! They lynched the man and pulled skin off him to keep as a "trophy". Which was then passed down from generation to generation. There's a BBC video in YouTube which talks about southern tradition of keeping these relics and passing them down. Not to mention the memorabilia from these events still lingering in photo albums in good ole Southern Christian homes today! 13h
  •   omg_its_sharky And we're the thugs, animals, and savages? 13h
  •   yassybebe @omg_its_sharky just "dumb" enough to believe the "Lie" 😑 13h
  •   omg_its_sharky I honestly let myself believe that those sick people had died out but I didn't account for their children, grand children, and great grand children. Every one's all "let's be peaceful" but there are people walking around with the flesh of my ancestors as "trophies". Seriously, what the hell!? 13h
  •   yassybebe @omg_its_sharky the poison is trickled down. Like the "trophy", they've passed on their hatred and evil. 13h

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jimandthegang PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO END THIS HORROR
The #plight of this #tiger in #Surabaya #Zoo is beyond #heartbreak! #Animals are the #innocent #souls of our #planet of which the tiger is my personal favourite. Can we set up a #fund to #feed this Tiger and a #petition to force the #authorities to close this zoo down!
#PLEASE #HELP by #sharing this to raise further #awareness.
Three tigers already #perished at this zoo last year that has been labelled the 'death zoo' and yet it still operates under these conditions!
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bingotires don't buy BINGO Tires Gift Cards...!! Bingo Tires & Auto Repairs is not associated nor authorized that company to sell or promote gift cards for @bingotires #dontbuy #alert #scam #bogus #giftcards #fcc #bingotiresandautorepairs #charlottenc #cltcommunity #bestofcharlotte #authorities 3d

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scamaitch #CAMH DARKNESS TO LIGHT #camhdarknesstolight #camhD2L #D2L Ana Lopes and #DonTapscott their Suoeruor #Rosedale #Crapper makes then #MentalHealth #Authorities in #Parkdale #QueenWest #Toronto "Across the Lifespan and Around the World!) O #Shutit! #CAMH CEO CATHERINE Zahn #sunriseselfie 4d

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anonworldnews I want to see the statistics.... I bet your more lightly to win the lottery than be involved in this type of attack... ******* ******************************************* Britain is facing a growing #threat of chlorine #attack on its soil by #UK jihadists returning home from #Syria and #Iraq, chemical warfare experts warn. Bombs containing chlorine are said to be the “chemical #weapon of choice” for #terrorists.

Counter-#terrorism #police are taking steps to diminish the danger of #bombs laced with #chlorine, The Times of #London has learned.

Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, formerly of the #Army’s #Chemical, #Biological, #Radiological and #Nuclear Regiment and is currently one of the leading #chem #warfare #experts, is calling on the #authorities to #strengthen #controls on the #sale of #chlorine.

@wu_man_anonymous
@RT - #RTnews
#anonbrotherhood
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  •   jameicook am I going to be bombed? 4d
  •   anonworldnews No... Highly un-lightly... This type of new is to make you ask question like that with no answer... To induce fear into the population @jameicook 4d
  •   jameicook okay thank you 4d
  •   anonworldnews Yes, when you first see that head line you feel scared but read between the lines and you see how the real facts... See how they put no statistics in the article... Because the statistics would be laughable! Like 1 in a billion @jameicook 4d
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  •   gildedlove And so many communities and nations are strong and thriving and striving to make their voices heard, their beauty visible. Today. Contemporary. The youth are coming through to lead generations 5d

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  •   _sagephoto Great picture, i like the perspective 3d
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sharmilanambiar A lot of #bangalore 's roads are like this - pretty and tree lined - I wish they would asphalt all the roads especially #bangalore #east. Roads are #pathetic there. And if the #garbage can be cleared by the #civic #authorities 6d

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lookmangmorelies *** WE WERE WARNED WEEKS/MONTHS AGO THIS WOULD BE THE OUTCOME, ITS HAPPEND AND NOW THE PROTESTS HAVE BEGUN, KEEP IT #PEACEFUL #CLEVELAND. THE #AUTHORITIES ARE ITCHING TO FORCE THE #NATIONALGUARD. SHOW THE WORLD THEY STARTED THIS SHIT

A Cleveland #police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the #shooting deaths of an unarmed #blackman and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the #UnitedStates.

Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Brelo, who was among a group of officers who fired on the car, was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. **FULL ARTICLE BELOW**
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0O80HR20150523?irpc=932

#YOUDONTHAVETOBEAMERICANTOBEOUTRAGED
#policebrutality#alllivesmatter#jadehelm15#martiallaw#Baltimore#riots#equality#freedom#love#worldnews#keepcalm#weareone#USA
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  •   kennygeeism damn... 6d
  •   jai_cubb Cleveland's been relatively peaceful! Feel free to check out my photos I will continue to post more in the upcoming days 6d
  •   lookmangmorelies Good to hear man. Good work Keep them coming @jai_cubb 6d
  •   jai_cubb Thank you! glad you took a look at them! And I will forsure. 6d
  •   wesleyapril Thank you @jai_cubb 6d
  •   iakona2013 Any reason they can kick start martial law on us all. 6d

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news_px.photography An #alleged #member of the #Barrio 18 #gang is detained by members of the #National #Civil #Police during an operation in #SanSalvador on May 11, 2015. More than 10,000 gang members remain in #Salvadoran prisons and another 60,000 are #believed to be on the #streets, according to #authorities.
Photo by Marvin Recinos/#AFP/#GettyImages
#NewsPX
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Ludwig give thanks at all times
tabbyt07 Danced the night way with my ever beautiful lola and mama. Oldies but Goodies night out ! #fridaywiththefambam #juanmiguelsalvador #authorities #resortsworldmanila #youstillrock #soundsofthe80's #cherishedmoments #familytime 1w

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