On March 18th, 1871, the people of Paris rose up against the repressive Thiers government and defiantly hoisted the red glad from the roof of the Hotel de Ville. The Paris Commune, which lasted for 72 days before its brutal supression, is only the most famous of a long list of communes that have liberated spaces across the globe.
From its first flourishing in fourteenth century Florence to the thousands of communes springing up across Latin America, the commune has provided a vital spring of liberatory energy. To celebrate the publication of Gavin Bowd's The Last Communard
(which is 50% until Tuesday!), which charts the revolutionary upheavals in the century following the Paris Commune through the story of Communard Adrien Lejeune, we bring you a timeline of communes in history taken from ROAR Magazine
issue 1. ROAR
is available to purchase from here