A bike is something, but almost nothing!: The White Bike Cycling Through History

In the mid-1960s a unique artistic and political movement emerged in Amsterdam from the remnants of the dying, far-left “Ban the Bomb” movement and a highly experimental performance art scene based around spontaneous “Happenings.” The movement took the name Provo (short for provocation) and lasted two years as a serious effort that “culminated explosively in a spontaneous five-day riot” (Richard Kempton) in June, 1966.

Provo, which declared itself as an explicitly anarchist organization, stands in contrast to the disjointed and confused political intentions of many other student and artist political movements around the world during the 1960s. The abstract focus within the radical uproar of the 60s contributed significantly to its ultimate fate of reformist compromise with the system, which deflated its revolutionary momentum and allowed it to fizzle out. Sigue leyendo

2011 World Naked Bike Ride – NYC

WNBR NYC 2011 Facebook Event page is UP! Let us know you are going to attend!WNBR NYC Facebook Organization page is also up and being developed

Organizing/Volunteer meeting this week on Monday 5/23 7pm at ABC No Rio 156 Rivington St. Please RSVP to wnbrnyc@gmail.com if you are planning on attending. Please come prepared to participate in creating a SAFE SPACE comfortable space for all, free of oppressive stuff like sexism, homophobia and violence. CLOTHING REQUIRED AT MEETINGS for MAXIMUM INCLUSIVITY (unless consensus to allow nudity occurs, of course)