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SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY (FROM TERRORISM - HEARINGS BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL SECURITY, PART 3, 93RD CONGRESS, 2ND SESSION, JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST, 1974 - SEE NCJ-17654)

NCJ Number
63448
Author(s)
ANON
Date Published
1974
Length
9 pages
Annotation
THE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLES OF THE SYMBIONESE FEDERATED REPUBLIC AND THE SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract
THE NAME 'SYMBIONESE' IS TAKEN FROM 'SYMBIOSIS,' MEANING 'A BODY OF DISSIMILAR BODIES AND ORGANISMS LIVING IN DEEP AND LOVING HARMONY AND PARTNERSHIP IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF ALL WITHIN THE BODY.' THE SYMBIONESE FEDERATED REPUBLIC AIMS AT BEING A FEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS FORMED TO FREE THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT FROM PERCEIVED OPPRESSION BY THE AMERICAN CAPITALIST SYSTEM. THE SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY IS THE UNION OF THE CONSTITUENT BODIES OF THE FEDERATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A JOINT WAR OF REVOLUTION AGAINST THE ENEMY (AMERICAN CAPITALISM). THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE ARMY ARE COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY, CREATIVITY, FAITH, UNITY, PURPOSE, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, AND SELF-DETERMINATION. BEYOND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CAPITALIST STATE, THE SYMBIONESE ARMY ENVISIONS THE CREATION OF 'A SYSTEM OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS THAT ARE IN THE TOTAL INTEREST OF ALL ITS RACES AND PEOPLE, BASED ON THE TRUE AFFIRMATION OF LIFE, LOVE, TRUST, AND HONESTY, FREEDOM AND EQUALITY THAT IS TRULY FOR ALL.' THE CODES OF WAR ARE PRESENTED ALONG WITH THE TERMS OF THE MILITARY AND POLITICAL ALLIANCE OF CONSTITUENT GROUPS AND THE STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE OF THE SYMBIONESE WAR COUNCIL. (RCB)