Volume Two, Number One

The cover

Hey yeah we’re back and this time we’re bad. Probably gonna piss off a couple of people with this next one, since we’re basically calling out entire nation-states and other system-level structures, but someone’s gotta say it.

Here’s the cover:

The Cover – v2n1

And here’s the interior:

The Inside – v2n1

 

Much can be learned from the propaganda emitted by the Israeli government. The IDF inflicts picturesque damage, the case against them making itself. On the other hand, with the Hamas rockets causing relatively minimal physical damage, we are not confronted with pictures of overflowing makeshift trauma wards. Instead, we are given cartoonish proclamations, accompanied by cartoons. “Hamas used funds for kindergartens for Gaza's children to build tunnels of terror to strike at Israeli kindergartens.” tweets the Prime Minister. Turns out the tunnels came out miles away from any kibbutz, let alone a kindergarten, and were used exclusively to target the IDF. ["Were Gaza tunnels built to harm Israeli civilians?" +972 Blog.  11 Aug 2014]  Anyone remember those cartoons of mobile WMD factories in Iraq?

Much can be learned from the propaganda emitted by the Israeli government. The IDF inflicts picturesque damage, the case against them making itself. On the other hand, with the Hamas rockets causing relatively minimal physical damage, we are not confronted with pictures of overflowing makeshift trauma wards. Instead, we are given cartoonish proclamations, accompanied by cartoons. “Hamas used funds for kindergartens for Gaza’s children to build tunnels of terror to strike at Israeli kindergartens.” tweets the Prime Minister. Turns out the tunnels came out miles away from any kibbutz, let alone a kindergarten, and were used exclusively to target the IDF. ["Were Gaza tunnels built to harm Israeli civilians?" +972 Blog. 11 Aug 2014]
Anyone remember those cartoons of mobile WMD factories in Iraq?

What shenanigans be these: Ferguson, informational riot control, and the new mass media

While researching our article on Ferguson PD Darren Wilson’s shooting of Mike Brown, and the ensuing eruption of crackdown resistance, we came upon something odd.

In our notes, the fact that the Ferguson Police Department possessed but did not use dashboard cameras was sourced to an article called “Police shooting of black teen in Missouri focus of federal inquiry,” in the Los Angeles Times. A Google search for that title turns up another LATimes article, this one having no mention of boxed cameras (several unspecified changes have been made in the article since publication, according to the end notes). The search results also include multiple sites reposting the original article, which contains the mention of cameras still in boxes:

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It doesn’t do so any more, but for a while, if you used the Los Angeles Times search bar, and entered that title, you’d get this results page:

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Take a look at the URL – the search terms in the query are correct. Yet the reported results have removed the terms ‘black’ and ‘teen’ and inserted the term “black steel”, thus insisting that any search contain that phrase in particular. Other search terms seemed to work fine. Huh?

Out of curiosity, we applied #2 from this list of Wikipedia blackout workarounds, and appended ‘?banner=none’ to the end of the URL. This pulled up no results, but the reported results were at least correct. Wha?

We aren’t webdevs; we can’t be sure if this was just a sloppy glitch following the updating of an article or a deliberate memory-holing of certain facts. Anyone out there know?

Announcing Vol.2No.1: The Jigsaw-Falling-Into-Place Issue!

Hey so yeah we’re coming out with a new issue, in which we explore:

  • Operational violence and its apologists, at home and abroad.
  • Environmental Schmuckitude
  • The future of warfare, as envisioned by NASA
  • Chill art
  • etc

Of course, art and written submissions, as well as letters to the editor, are always welcome. Send them to thecarrboroprovocateur@gmail.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR2HPSjcJ7I

the Provocateur keeps on truckin’

Yeah you thought you were rid of us. No such feckin luck. 

The much-anticipated Volume 1, Number 3 just got a check mark from The Editors. It hits the shelves 1 August 2014. 

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • News from nearly a year ago!
  • A manic-depressive choose your own adventure journey…
  • Artwork from Zeph and Mark!
  • Behaving as though Maddox was relevant past 2004?
  • Look when we put out that call for submissions we were serious…

Anyway yeah mark your calendar, update your Google Doc, etc etc

 

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wind.

Call for Submissions: Vol. 1 No. 3

The next issue will wrap up volume one of the Carrboro Provocateur, and we need you, the Carrbourgeoisie, to help fill its pages, so I don’t have to pad it out with the genes of Antarctic trout.

The theme of No. 3 is “Ding Dong SOPA’s Dead”, but don’t let that constrain your submissions.

Send stuff to:

thecarrboroprovocateur@gmail.com

Volume 1 Number 2: The Climate Issue

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That’s right… it’s that time again. Time for another issue of the Provocateur!

Inside, we talk about:

  • Global Warming
  • Methoxetamine
  • Music Gone Off The Chain
  • News and History

So download yourself a copy, and send any contributions for issue three to thecarrboroprovocateur@gmail.com

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Remember: Print ‘em double sided and pass ‘em out to your friends! Or your enemies!

Call for Submissions: Vol.1 No.2

That’s right, the next issue of the Provocateur is on the drawing board. If you’d like to see your work published, send writing (poetry, prose, incoherent rants), drawings doodles and designs, photographs, sculpture or mixed-media (uhhh… take a picture of it or something) to

thecarrboroprovocateur@gmail.com

The topic for the upcoming issue is “Global warmin’ gonna kill us all”.

Remember that ours is a black and white publication.

 

Volume 1, Number 1: The Pilot Issue

Ahoy there! This is the good ship lifestyle!

In all seriousness though, here’s our first issue. It’s formatted to be printed double-sided, but if you print it single-sided on scratch paper, it’ll work, and you’ll get a note book out the the deal as well. A digital format may or may not be on the way, depending on how lazy the editors are.

If you submitted content that wasn’t used, or if you missed the chance to get in on this issue, never fear – at least two more issues are on the drawing board. To submit content, email thecarrboroprovocateur@gmail.com .

Cover – Vol1No1

inside

Class war! Killer Herbicides! Psychedelic anthropology! MOAR MOAR MOAR!