from Guy Debord

To the Libertarian Group of Menilmontant
To the Anarchist Group of Renes
To the Revolutionary Anarchist Group
7 May 1967

In his most recent report, [Maurice] Joyeux completed his previous calumnies against the Situationist International with the help of several obvious lies.

Joyeux speaks of an article, written by a situationist, that had been refused by Le Monde Libertaire. No situationist has ever addressed himself to this journal. In this case, it was a student who was at that time close to the F.A. [Anarchist Federation] (Andre Bertrand), who only made contact with the SI several months after this incident.[1] His article didn't present him as being a member of the SI.

Joyeux gives as proof of his sufficient knowledge of the SI (if not for his specific attacks on it) the reading of two books published in 1965 by Jean-Pierre and Francois George, plus an article in Notebooks of the Seasons that was written by one of the aforementioned brothers. Everyone knows that these young "men of letters" have not been admitted into the SI. (When the SI criticized the F.A., it was for what one read in Le Monde Libertaire, and not in Paris-Match.)

The members of the Situationist International have never been, and never will be, in contact with Fugler, whom Joyeux denounces as the principal agent if the conspiracy in the F.A. The situationists only met Comrades [Guy] Bodson, Lepetit,[2] [Rene] Riesel and all the others after the publication of the article "What is situationism?" and only after these comrades openly pronounced themselves to be against the F.A. The situationists have never tried to trouble or divide this Anarchist Federation; they simply scorn it.

[The] Situationist International

[1] Translator: see the letter dated 4 July 1966.

[2] Pierre Lepetit, member of the Libertarian Group of Menilmontant.

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

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