[DEBORD, Guy]. Déclaration des « Éditions Champ Libre » (in Le Monde no. 9669, 24 Feb 1976, p.7). Paris, 24 Feb. 1976. 36 p.; 34 x 50 cm.; black ink on newspaper stock
The “Declaration des ‘Editions Champ Libre’ “, which first appeared as a half-page ad in issue 9669 (24 February 1976) of Le Monde, was written in the aftermath of Gianfranco Sanguinetti’s arrest and expulsion at the French border on 11 February 1976. In a letter to Jaime Semprun, Debord states that he is the author of this text: “Tu as très justement reconnu mon style dans le communiqué sur la dernière aventure frontalière de Sanguinetti, et parfois ailleurs” (Letter to Jaime Semprun, 26 Dec. 1976 — reproduced in DEBORD, Guy. Correspondance Vol 5, p. 396).
The Declaration appears on the back cover of Correspondance des Editions Champ Libre. Volume 1 (October 1978). It is also reproduced in Guy Debord’s Oeuvres (p. 1316). Online version available here: http://debordiana.chez.com/francais/preuves.htm and in translation at https://libcom.org/library/declaration-editions-champ-libre
We locate a copy at Yale’s Beinecke Library as part of the Gianfranco Sanguinetti papers (binder 15bis, box 23)
The full text, in translation, is reproduced below