Letter of Resignation
1 October 1969
Translated by Reuben Keehan
I feel a certain obligation to participate alongside the more radical elements of the revolutionary crisis currently taking shape in the Arab nations. Given my opposition like that of the SI to all forms of dual membership and infiltration (for the SI as for any revolutionary movement), I hereby tender my resignation.
From this day forth, all responsibility for my actions will be mine alone.
However, I would like to assert my absolute solidarity with everything that the SI has done so far and that I have nothing to reproach them for. If I have played a role in the development of the SI and a more modest role in the dissemination of modern revolutionary theory, I am much indebted to the SI and hope to be in a position to utilize everything it has taught me.
If I come to the realization that I have made the wrong choice, or if the movement to which I now commit myself collapses and if I have done nothing that our common values would find reproachable I may one day reapply for candidature. At such a time, the SI's decision can be made with complete knowledge of my reasons.
Long live the SI!
Long live the international power of the workers councils!
Venice, 1 October 1969