from Guy Debord

To the sections of the SI
14 September 1969

After the preceding debates on the activities of the [French] section and its journal [Internationale Situationniste], the whole section (minus Comrade [Francois de] Beaulieu, absent) has concluded:

1) Concerning the journal, we have adopted the propositions of Comrade [Rene] Riesel, have chosen Comrade [Rene] Vienet as director and have designated Riesel, [Christian] Sebastiani and Beaulieu (pending their agreement) as the Editorial Committee. We think that we will publish issue #13 in April or May 1970.

2) Concerning the problem raised by the 1 September [1969] letter of Comrade Debord, we have decided to engage ourselves on the minimum base of an equal participation mentioned in this text and we will subsequently adopt a more detailed and precise programme, which will be verified in practice. This verification must take place before the end of November [1969].

3) Contrary to the expression used by our Italian comrades, there is no "Mustapha affair."

The activity of Comrade Khayati in the Middle-East hasn't been made the object of a debate at the heart of the SI. It is a question of an individual choice concerning his best use in the global revolution. He judges it his duty to participate in an organization that can regroup all of the radical elements in this region at a time of imminent revolutionary crisis. (He himself will explain the problem as a whole at the [Venice] conference.) Comrade Khayati has not at all changed his opinions on the general perspectives of the international revolution. We are adversaries of double memberships for ourselves and for the revolutionary movement as a whole. The decision of Comrade Khayati derives from this point, [and] we can only approve it.

For the French section,
Patrick Cheval, Alain Chevalier, Guy Debord, Mustapha Khayati,
Rene Riesel, Christian Sebastiani, Raoul Vaneigem, Rene-Donatien Vienet

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

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