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Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Provokaties (Provocations)

Leaflets distributed as such or folded in Provo magazine

18 issued

Provokatie no. 1

'N kwestie van leven of dood; Goed dat er politie is (?) (A matter of life or death; Good to have police (?))

Against police brutality

Signed: Federation of Anarchists, Amsterdam
Text: Roel van Duyn

Amsterdam
June 21, 1965
Reprint: November 6, 1965
Mimeographed
One-sided
21.4 x 33.9 cm

Provokatie no. 2

Claus von Amsberg persona non grata

Against the future husband of the crown princess of The Netherlands

Signed: Provo, anarchist monthly magazine
Text: Roel van Duyn

Amsterdam
June 25, 1965
Reprint: February 1966
Mimeographed
One-sided
21.6 x 33.9 cm

Provokatie no. 3

Wie van de 3 is de grootste democraat?
(Who of the 3 is the biggest democrate?)

The husband of the Queen and the fiancees of two of the Princesses accused of (past) facist connections

During the introductory visit of Claus, the fiancee of Princess Beatrix, to Amsterdam, this pamphlet was thrown in their boat when they toured the canals

The pamphlet was self-censored by Provo because the National Photo Press Agency Stevens & Magielsen claimed copyright on the picture of Prince Bernhard and won the court case

Signed: Provo anarchist magazine
Text: Roel van Duyn

Amsterdam
July 1, 1965 (uncensored version)
July 16, 1966 (censored version)
Uncensored and censored versions
Mimeographed
One-sided
34.0 x 21.5 cm
Confiscated by the police

Provokatie no. 4

Persvrijheid (Press freedom)

Against the confiscation of Provo magazine 1

Amsterdam
July 15, 1965
Mimeographed
One-sided
21.5 x 34.0 cm

Provokatie no. 5

Provo's fietsenplan (Provo's bicycle plan)

White bicycle plan

Signed: Provo anarchistenblad
Text: Roel van Duyn and possibly Luud Schimmelpenninck

Amsterdam
July 25, 1965
Reprint: April 25, 1966
Mimeographed
One-sided
34.0 x 21.4 cm
Included in Provo 2

Provokatie no. 6

Stille omgang (Silent procession)

Call for a silent procession around the Lieverdje statue
Design: C. Nuit

Amsterdam
August 13, 1965
Mimeographed
One-sided
34.0 x 21.4 cm

Provokatie no. 7

Troonrede (Queen's speech)

A mock speech of the Queen of The Netherlands as she gives each year at the opening of the Dutch parliament's new year

This provocation was confiscated and the distributors were arrested during the annual tour of the Queen prior to her actual speech in The Hague

Signed: Provo, anarchistenblad
Text: Roel van Duyn

Amsterdam
September 20, 1965
Mimeographed
Two-sided
34.0 x 21.5 cm
Included in Provo 3
Confiscated by the police

Provokatie no. 8

Oproep aan het internationale provotariaat (Call to the international provo cmmunity)

Provo does not approve of the addicted consumer. Provo is afraid of nuclear war. Provo is an anarchist movement. Anarchism wants revolution. Call for the formation of an anarchist Provo group and the big provocation.

Signed: Provo, anarchistenblad
Text: Roel van Duyn

Amsterdam
October 13, 1965 (version with two pictures on the back - last)
November 3, 1965 (version with one picture on the back - middle)
Mimeographed
Two-sided
34.0 x 21.5 cm
Included in Provo 4

Provokatie no. 9

An article by Wim Klinkenberg on Claus von Amsberg reproduced from Panorama magazine; Panorama magazine was confiscated because of this article

Signed: Wim Klinkenberg

Amsterdam
December 8, 1965
Reprint: December 15, 1965
Mimeographed
Two-sided
34.0 x 21.5 cm
Confiscated by the police

Provokatie no. 10

Kanker (Cancer)

Against air pollution from cars

Text: T. v.d. Weide

Amsterdam
January 20, 1966
Mimeographed
One-sided
34.0 x 21.4 cm

Provokatie no. 11

Gemeentelijke Geneeskundige Gezondheidsdienst (City Health Service)

Confidential report of the City Health Service Amsterdam on air pollution, by Drs. H. Heida.

Signed: Provo, anarchistenblad

Amsterdam
January 25, 1966
Mimeographed
3 pp.
34.0 x 21.5 cm
Included in Provo 6

Provokatie no. 12

Manifest "Aan het Amsterdamse Provotariaat" (Manifest "To the Amsterdam Provotariat")

Call for an absence happening; A call not to be present at the Lieverdje statue on March 26, 1966

Hans Tuynman was imprisoned from April 1 till June 21, 1966, for the distribution of this manifest

Text: Roel van Duyn and Duco van Weerlee

Amsterdam
March 26, 1966
Offset
One-sided
29.7 x 21.0 cm

Provokatie no. 13

Geen politiestaat
(No police state)

Call for a demonstration, banned by the Amsterdam mayor, against violent police conduct

Hans Tuynman was arrested for distribution of this provocation and sentenced to a non-suspended prison term of three months, minus 25 days for custody on remand

Design: Hans Tuynman and Auke Boersma

Amsterdam
March 31, 1966
Mimeographed
Two-sided
29.4 x 20.6 cm
Confiscated by the police

Provokatie no. 14

Make a Love-War

Text: I. Hamming
Design: Rob de Groot


Amsterdam
April 8, 1966
Mimeographed
Other side: Provocation no. 15
29.7 x 21.0 cm

 

 

Provokatie no. 15

Call to guard the "IJ-tunnel" to prevent right-wing elements faking a Provo attack on the tunnel as announced by Provo in Provo issue 7

Text: I. Hamming


Amsterdam
April 8, 1966
Mimeographed
Other side: Provocation no. 14
29.7 x 21.0 cm

 

Provokatie no. 16

Boodschap aan het Amsterdamse Provotariaat (Message to the Amsterdam Proovtariat)

New strategy for happenings and demonstrations. Statue "Het Lieverdje" will only remain a site for gatherings. Hans Tuynman who was again arrested, this time for "mumbling the word image" should be released.

Text: Roel van Duyn
Illustration at the back: Willem (Bernard Holtrop)

Amsterdam
May 5, 1966
Mimeographed
Two-sided
29.7 x 21.0 cm

Provokatie no. 17

Provo's voor rechter (Provo's brought to justice)

Several Provos accused or convicted and Provo and the student magazines Student, Trophonios and Bikkelacht confiscated

Text: Roel van Duyn

Amsterdam
May 28, 1966
Offset
One-sided
29.5 x 21.35 cm

Provokatie no. 18

Blank provocation
Amsterdam
August 20, 1966