from Guy Debord

To Pierre Lepetit[1]
2 pm Saturday [27 May 1967]
Dear Pierre:

Your posters[2] in the Mouffetard neighborhood have now been covered up; they weren't covered up at the same time as the others. This proves that the Joyeuxists have been at it several times -- and with much passion.

It would surely be good to make a new and massive mounting [of posters] at exactly the same places. According to well-known optical laws, this alternation of images might give the impression of movement. The public will feel two anarchists currents, a thaw, and this is precisely what Joyeux fears.


P.S. Has one communicated this remark to you that it would without doubt be useful to put up posters near all the newspapers, certainly not for the journalists, but for the proofreaders?[3]

[1] Translator: a member of the Libertarian Group of Menilmontant.

[2] Support Bakunin, poster denouncing the actions of Maurice Joyaux within the F.A. [Anarchist Federation], 14 May 1967.

[3] A great number of Parisian newspaper-proofreaders were anarchists.

(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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