from Guy Debord

To all sections of the SI
14 February 1970

Considering certain scandalous practices and declarations -- and the aggravated sequels -- that have come to light in the Italian section of the SI since December 1969, Comrades [Guy] Debord, [Eduardo] Rothe and [Christian] Sebastiani (of the French and Italian sections) constituted a tendency on 14 February 1970.

This tendency is absolutely opposed to the letter sent by the majority of the Italian section on 8 February [1970]. It considers this letter to be a monument to unawareness, in what it says as well as it what it hides. The signatories to this letter have manifestly forgotten the positions in which they have found themselves, their different but quite well-known faults, and to whom they speak.

Considering that the SI can not be less than the practice of its theory and the practice of truth, our tendency demands that the signatories to the letter of 8 February retract their names or disappear.

Debord, Rothe, Sebastiani

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 4, 1969-1972. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! June 2005.)

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