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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 April 2008

France 1968

10 million workers occupied the factories. Can it happen today?

Speaking tour details

Virginie Prégny

Virginie is a member of Gauche Révolutionnaire (CWI France). She is a socialist activist and is a trade union representative. She has been involved in numerous struggles against the French government's anti-working class policies, including the fight against CPE legislation in 2006, which was a gross attack on young workers' rights.

Clare Doyle

Clare is a member of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales). She has visited France on many occasions, including in 1968, and is the author of 'France 1968: month of revolution'. Her work has included travelling to many countries, including living for a period in Russia, and she has written extensively on international issues. She is a convinced and active socialist.

Marie-José Douet

Marie-José became active in Left politics as a student in the 1960s and was a participant in the events of May 1968. She is a member of Gauche Révolutionnaire (CWI France). To this day, she remains a socialist campaigner and her visit to the UK offers an excellent opportunity to hear first hand the effect of the mass movement on workers and young people.

For full details of the national speaking tour see:

Dates include:

Wednesday 7 May 7.30pm

The Dolphin Hotel (Gloucester Room), Swansea City Centre (opposite Primark)

Thursday 8 May 7.30pm

Cardiff University, Cardiff

Saturday 10 May 12noon

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London

(part of the '1968 & all that' event)

Sunday 11 May 1pm

St Stevens Centre, Bath Street, Glasgow

Monday 12 May 7pm

Stage 2, Northumbria University Students Union, Newcastle

Tuesday 13 May 7pm

Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

Wednesday 14 May 7.30pm

Sheffield University Students Union, Sheffield

Thursday 15 May 7.30pm

William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Road, off Hoe Street, London E17 (near Walthamstow Station)

Thursday 15 May 7.30pm

Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 (near Euston Station)

Saturday 17 May 2pm

Phoenix Centre, Phoenix Place, Brighton BN2

Monday 19 May 7.30pm

United Services Club, Gough Street, Birmingham

Tuesday 20 May 1pm

Leicester University Students Union, Leicester

Tuesday 20 May 7pm

Djangoly Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham

Wednesday 21 May 7.30pm

Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd, Brixton, London SW2 (nr Brixton Station)

Wednesday 21 May 7.30pm

Goose on the Green (upstairs room),

167 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6 (near Catford Bridge Station)

Wednesday 28 May

Oxford (venue details TBC)

Thursday 29 May 1pm

Winchester School of Art, Winchester

Thursday 29 May 7.30pm

Maple Leaff, The Polygon, Southampton

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