Amsterdam: Ratio, 1965. Offset. Saddle-stapled. 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. 31 pp. Text in Dutch. Very good; minor wear to edges and spine, mild discoloration from age. Item #6928
Issue of the Dutch cultural magazine Ratio dedicated to Provo and their contentious relationship with the police and the Dutch security forces, published in the first year of Provo’s activity.
This issue features an extensive report on Provo. With a thoroughness verging on ethnography, it discusses the movement’s origins, goals, and activities including the publication of their self-named journal, their white bicycle campaign, and their riotous clashes with the police. In particular, the magazine focuses on Provo’s provocations of the police and the surveillance of the movement’s members by the Domestic Security Service (Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst [BVD]) within the context of the government’s repression and surveillance of the radical left.
The magazine’s cover features the red brick pattern typically associated with Provo, while the back cover reproduces several Provo leaflets.