To celebrate the 145th anniversary of the Paris Commune, we are releasing the digital version of our first print issue and sharing two of its articles for free.
N.B. Please note that Issue #1 has now been sent to the printer. It will soon be available as a back issue. Subscriptions now start at Issue #2 (scheduled for June).
On this historic day — 145 years after the proclamation of the Paris Commune — we are very excited to announce the online release of ROAR’s first print issue: Revive la Commune!
The issue is going to the printer on Monday and we are only able to offer free international shipping on pre-orders and subscriptions, so if you would like to get your hands on a limited-edition print copy make sure to subscribe or buy the issue before the end of the weekend.
To celebrate the anniversary of the Commune and the release of the issue, we are sharing two articles for free: our interview with Kristin Ross, author of Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (Verso), and an essay by George Ciccariello-Maher, author of Building the Commune: Venezuela’s Radical Democracy (Verso, forthcoming).
The remaining essays in the issue will be released one by one over the next weeks. Subscribers and buyers of the issue will have immediate access to all online articles and the fully illustrated PDF version as well.
ROAR is a volunteer-run and subscriber-sustained independent publishing project that aims to contribute to the revival of the communal imaginary in our times. We rely on your subscriptions to be able to keep doing this.
Kristin Ross: The Survival of the Paris Commune
The Commune of 1871 was never truly vanquished—its political imaginary lived on and is today being liberated and revived in a new cycle of struggles.
George Ciccariello-Maher: ¡Comuna O Nada!
The only possible saviors of the Bolivarian process are those who have saved it on every other occasion—and who today coalesce around the horizon of the commune.
Source URL — https://roarmag.org/2016/03/18/roar-issue-1-commune-out/