Our commitment to the revolutionary struggle for self-determination for all oppressed people and races and the international proletarian revolution is total and fully uncompromisable. Therefore, any relationship the Symbionese War Council has with any group or organization is based on their active military/political commitment to the goal of obtaining freedom for all oppressed people and races.
Our alliance with any group or organization is based upon their firm decision to fight as well as talk in behalf of the people’s interest, and once this commitment is clear then we can come together to :
1) collectively develop a common strategy
2) work together to develop tactical co-ordination
3) Assist each other in developing the abilities and talents of all the members of the Symbionese War Council and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leadership in order to constantly better all aspects of the ability and actions of the War Council, and its individual leadership from other organizations.
Command positions of The War Council are subject to the approval of all members of the council, based upon the military/political thinking and ability of the presented officer to work with others in the interest of freedom for all people and races.
Command positions in The War Council are not appointed by one who knows, one’s sex, one’s color or by the group or organization one belongs to, but only by one’s Courage, Determination, Intelligence, Aggressive Initiative and Capability as a leader and one’s Military/Political thinking.
All members of The War Council are expected and fully are responsible for the military/political leadership of The S.L.A., they must fight and speak for the people and this must be understood clearly by all members.
No member of The War Council can elect or select himself or herself to a position such as the head of a government or people’s council ; the War Council is totally an alliance of war against the common enemy. The people themselves shall have and hold the only right to select and elect their governments and government heads of state.
It is not the policy of The War Council to rip off leadership or membership from other organizations, but rather it is the policy of The War Council to aid and support the development and education of leadership to fulfill truly its responsibility to the people, and to allow the collective intelligence, leadership and resourcefulness of the leadership from different organizations and groups to flourish together and grow together ; thereby forming an area where the collective interests and needs as well as weaknesses and strengths of each can benefit each in the common struggle to liquidate the common enemy.
A successful military force is a necessity for actualizing political goals and must therefore be held as a priority ; therefore, the true assistance in the supplying of military equipment, materials, finances, and personnel is of the utmost importance, once these forces have fully committed themselves to open and total warfare against the common enemy and members of The War Council must understand this clearly.
Leadership of any group or organization which is truly committed and in agreement with the goals of The S.L.A. and the terms of military/political alliance may be presented to The War Council ; however, the presented officer’s membership is not confirmed until it is verified that prior to presentation for membership a combat action has been taken part in by that group or organization within the past 12 months.
Once The War Council collectively agrees to an action or plan of strategy then that action shall be understood as an action of The S.L.A., and not of any single group or organization. Just as the fingers cannot call themselves a fist, and the fist cannot call itself the fingers. From time to time the membership on The War Council may disagree upon a particular action or strategy. When in disagreement, that particular membership need not participate in The S.L.A. action, but membership on The War Council is maintained only as long as all commitments made to the collective Symbionese War Council are continued to be fully adhered to. It is the disagreeing group or organization’s responsibility to, on its own, prove out their ideas in order to change or modify its own or the collective War Council’s direction.
It is the policy of The War Council not to involve itself in the internal political affairs of disagreements that may result within different organizations or groups. However, The War Council recognizes and accepts membership to the Council of any military/political unit, cell or organization that qualifies and shall recognize them as true representatives of that particular organization or group. It is the collective policy of The War Council that the failure of The War Council that the failure of the elected leadership to fulfill her or his revolutionary responsibility as far as the War Council is concerned shall be totally the responsibility of the elected leader and not that of The War Council.
Organizations or groups that wish to serve in combat units must select two persons, one female and one male (if possible), who have full responsibility and authority to act and represent their group or organization and who will hold a command position in the unified command of The United Symbionese War Council.
All members of The Symbionese War Council must clearly understand that our commitment is total and our goal is the total freedom of the people and children and the destroying totally of the common enemy. Therefore, it is held that any restraining of supplies or other war materials etc. for political reasons or reactionary reasons or political chess games with the enemy, by any officer or other person in the War Council that by its actions endangers the lives of the women and men of The Symbionese Liberation Army shall be held as a full and total violation of this alliance pact and compromising with the enemy and the freedom and life of the people and children and therefore is punishable by death.
TO THOSE WHO WOULD BEAR THE HOPES AND FUTURE OF THE PEOPLE LET THE VOICE OF THEIR GUNS EXPRESS THE WORDS OF FREEDOM
Gen. Field Marshall