INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE. Aux Poubelles de l’Histoire. Paris: Internationale Situationniste, 21 February 1963. Broadside, 94 x 64 cm. (folded to 47 x 32 cm.); black ink on white stock.

Large broadside issued by the Situationist International, collectively signed by the members of the Central Council (Michèle Bernstein, Guy Debord, Attila Kotanyl, Uwe Lausen, J. V. Martin, Jan Strijbosch, Alexander Trocchi, Raoul Vaneigem). It is comprised of two texts: 1) “Sur la commune″ (in English: “Theses on the Commune”), from 18 March 1962, signed by signed by Debord, Kotanyi et Vaneigem; and 2) “La signification de la commune″ (in English: “The Meaning of the Commune”) by Henri Lefebvre, published in the last issue of the Marxist periodical Arguments in late 1962 / early 1963. The two texts are shown next to one another, showcasing Lefebvre’s plagiarism of Situationist ideas. “Aux Poubelles de l’Histoire” is later reprinted in Internationale Situationniste 12, pp. 108-111.

This was not the first time the Situationist International had written against Arguments. In 1960, in Internationale Situationniste 5, the Council of the SI states that anyone who is found collaborating with Arguments from January 1, 1961 onwards is ineligible to join the group (see http://juralibertaire.over-blog.com/article-aux-poubelles-de-l-histoire-42294891.html). Likewise, Henri Lefebvre had been attacked by the SI numerous times before.

Raspaud 115. We locate 3 copies on OCLC (BnF, Jacques Doucet, Yale).

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