‘Spanish Robin Hood’ continues march across Andalucía

Fascinating to see the way the economic crisis in southern Europe is
giving new life to parties and politicians who, until just a few
months ago were on the fringes of the debate … Syriza and Alexis
Tsipras in Greece, Beppe Grillo and the Five Star Movement in Italy,
and now Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, the mayor of Marinaleda in Spain
whom I must have interviewed for the first time back in the 1970s when
he was campaigning for the rights of Andalusia’s downtrodden
day-labourers, the ‘jornaleros’. There’s more on him in this report by
my Guardian colleague, Giles Tremlett,
and for a video of the sacking of the supermarket: