Unemployed call for a land reform

A movement to occupy farm land is gaining force in unemployed and impoverished Andalusia. Landless day workers, or jornaleros, severely hit by the economic crisis, claim a profound land reform to get access to land and the food it could produce. They also urge the EU to change its agricultural policy that benefits big landowners even when they don’t cultivate their land. The Andalusian fight over land has its roots in the events that led to the Spanish Civil War. We visited Somonte, an occupied ecological farm near Córdoba and sat down in Marinaleda with one of the leaders of the movement Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo. For Helsingin Sanomat in 2012. To read the full story in Finnish, continue HERE.