from Guy Debord

To Jan Strijbosch
9 July 1966
Dear Jan:

The conference of the SI considers that a type of activity as invisible and uncommunicable as that deployed up until now by Jan Strijbosch and Rudi Renson[1] can absolutely not be accepted as participation in the situationist movement (even if it is uncriticizable or likable on the personal level).

When Rudi recently passed through Paris, he no longer envisioned the least participation in the SI after his long absence, and it is on this basis of "resignation" that we have treated him cordially.

When Jan asked Raoul [Vaneigem] to be invited to the conference, he seemed to want to change and quite urgently. His most recent response showed that he didn't really understand the necessity for change on this occasion, his last opportunity to do so. The conference maintains that it considers Rudi Renson as "resigned" a long time ago (after having always been inactive). And it certifies that henceforth Jan Strijbosch is no longer part of the SI.

[For the SI]

[1] Situationist of the Belgian section.

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

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