We assert that far from facilitating debate Congress
bureaucraticises human interaction, subjects it to the manipulation
of the executive bodies. By reversing the process, such that
participants submit accounts of the proceedings before encountering
one another, we de facto reduce the functioning of the executive
bodies to that of mere clearing houses of information. This
innovation is in itself a major step forward in our organising
Further to this however, it is necessary to charge all participants to integrate their submission and circulation of accounts, whether visual, verbal, musical or otherwise, simply by explicitly stating that the work in question is precisely just such an account. In the event of particiapants circulating material and only revealing its exact relation to the First Congress at a latter stage, we invite delegates to draw their own conclusions.
From the material so presented and reproduced by delegates, as
appropriate, the full variety of activity will become apparent. It
will then possible for task groups to emerge, directly relating to
the intrinsic interconnections established by the First Congress,
rather than the bureaucratic management of extrinsic connexions
being implemented according to the interests of an executive, which
has already established itself as a pole of separate activity.
From the emergence of the task groups, whatever direct meetings such as are required by the nature of the work the task group has undertaken, will take place. This accords with our principle of minimum necessary activity. Although we espouse the warmth of comradeship, task groups are in no way akin to affinity groups, which seek to offer a psychological bolster to the individuals involved. Any such emergent affinity groups will be dissolved.