from Guy Debord

To the Anarchist International[1]
10 October 1967

We have learned that, yesterday, the A.I. [Anarchist International] finally began to react to the long series of miseries that have weighed it down since its formation, with a first exclusion.

Knowing the patience and kindness that you have demonstrated when faced with several cases of obviously contemptible behavior, one must normally estimate that you possess charges against [Jacques] Le Glou that are more weighty than all of those that were well-known to have existed in the preceding cases.

But we are no longer at all sure of the correct character of your group conduct with respect to the minimum theoretical bases that you have affirmed up until now.

We must suspend all relations with the A.I. until whatever convincing motivations that exist are shown to us (in writing). Naturally, we can not in these circumstances accept the help of members of the A.I. in the planned collage.[2]


For the SI,
Guy Debord, Mustapha Khayati, Raoul Vaneigem, Rene Vienet

[1] Letter addressed to Pierre Lepetit.

[2] Collage of poster-comics announcing the publication of I.S. #11, which were to have been put up at dawn on Sunday 15 October 1967.

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 3, 1965-1968. Footnotes by Alice Debord. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! August 2005.)

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