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After decades of struggle, the National Movement has reached its final phase of fulfilment. At home, the people are united behind he watchwords of independence and action. Abroad, the atmosphere is favourable, especially with the diplomatic support of our Arab and Moslem brothers. Our National Movement, prostrated by years of immobility and routine, badly directed was disintegrating little by little. Faced with this situation, a youthful group, gathering about it the majority of wholesome and resolute elements, judged that the moment had come to take the National Movement out of the impasse into which it had been forced by the conflicts of persons and of influence and to launch it into the true revolutionary struggle at the side of the Moroccan and Tunisian brothers. We are independent of the two factions that are vying for power Our movement gives to compatriots of every social position, to al the purely Algerian parties and movements, the possibility of joining in the liberation struggle.
GOAL. National independence through:
INTERNAL Objective Political house-cleaning through the destruction of the last vestiges of corruption and reformism
MEANS OF STRUGGLE: Struggle by every means until our goal is attained. Exertion at home and abroad through political and direct action, with a view to making the Algerian problem a reality for the entire world. The struggle will be long, but the outcome is certain. To limit the bloodshed, we propose an honourable platform for discussion with the French authorities:
In return for which:
Algerians: The F. L. N. is your front; its victory is your victory. For our part, strong in your support, we shall give the best of ourselves to the Fatherland.
Contributed by C. R. Pennell, University of Melbourne, email@example.com