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February 22, 2007

Anarchist Paradise!

Not something you expect from The Guardian but:

Still, it’s an impressive record, and no crime is just the beginning. The little west Jamaican town of Accompong has another secret, one that you’d think would belie the first. There are also no police. And, to the envy of us all, no taxes.“A nation within a nation,” is how little-known Accompong has been described. It was here in 1739 that runaway Maroon slaves signed a peace treaty with the British to gain semi-sovereignty over the area. Today, the treaty still stands. The town is run by an elected “colonel”, the state can only interfere in the case of a capital crime,
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Maroons are extremely proud of their traditions and (...) a large percentage of them to live to more than 100 years old.


See, see, it's the State that kills you!

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I thought that it was the inequality??

Posted by: sanbikinoriaon | Feb 22, 2007 1:17:42 PM

"a large percentage of them to live to more than 100 years old": that's more like the Grndiaau.

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 22, 2007 3:53:17 PM