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NCJ Number: 63448 Find in a Library
Title: 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)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on Internal Security
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: US Congress
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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)
Index Term(s): Marxism; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Symbionese Liberation Army; Terrorist ideologies; United States of America
Note: EXHIBIT NUMBER 17, ROGOVOY AND MCKAY TESTIMONY JUNE 26, 1974
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