• Short Summary

    WITH THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAVING COME TO A CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY), TROTSKYIST CANDIDATE ALAIN KRIVINE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY OF TRAVELLING TODAY (SATURDAY) TO LONDON TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST GROUP.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. CONWAY HALL (SILENT)
    0.05

    2.
    CU SIGN "INTERNATIONAL MARXIST GROUP"
    0.08

    3.
    CU POSTER SUPPORTING KRIVINE
    0.12

    4.
    CU ANTI-GAULLIST POSTER
    0.19

    5.
    GV PEOPLE SEATED IN HALL
    0.24

    6.
    SV KRIVINE SEATED
    0.28

    7.
    GV PEOPLE IN HALL
    0.33

    8.
    SV TARIQ ALI SPEAKING(SOF)
    1.04

    9.
    SV PEOPLE SEATED IN HALL
    1.05

    10.
    SV KRIVINE SPEAKING (FRENCH SOF)
    1.26

    11.
    GV PLATFORM
    1.29


    TRANSCRIPT: ALI: POHER OR POMPIDOU OR DUCLOS HAVE IN EFFECT NO NEED TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE - THEY HAVE THEIR FRIENDS OUTSIDE, THEY EITHER HAVE THE COMMUNIST PARTIES IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES WHO WILL SUPPORT THEM COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, WITHOUT ANY CRITICISM AT ALL. OR, POHER AND POMPIDOU ON THEIR PART HAVE THE BOURGEOISIE IN VARIOUS WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WHO GIVE THEM THEIR SUPPORT. IT IS ONLY THE NATIONALISTS, ITS ONLY REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALISTS WHO ARE TURNED OUT AND TURFED OUT BY THE BOURGEOISIE."



    KRIVINE: "FIRST OF ALL I BELIEVE THAT THE PRESENCE HERE OF OUR FRENCH COMRADES IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. IT IS A DIRECT ANSWER TO THE SCANDALOUS MEASURES TAKEN BY THE FRENCH POLICE AGAINST OUR COMRADE TARIQ ALI. AND WE TOOK THE DECISION, AT THE SPORTS PALACE MEETING - BEFORE 12,000 MASSED STUDENTS AND WORKERS - OF RETURNING THIS VISIT BY COMING TO LONDON."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAVING COME TO A CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY), TROTSKYIST CANDIDATE ALAIN KRIVINE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY OF TRAVELLING TODAY (SATURDAY) TO LONDON TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST GROUP. IN HIS SPEECH, KRIVINE SAID THAT HE AND A GROUP OF YOUNG FRENCH COMMUNISTS HAD COME TO BRITAIN TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT OF TARIQ ALI, THE PAKISTAN STUDENT LEADER WHO WAS REFUSED ENTRY IN FRANCE EARLIER THIS WEEK. IN HIS TURN, TARIQ ALI ALSO GAVE HIS OPINION OF POLITICAL TRAVELS.

    ALAIN KRIVINE, WHO IS ON SPECIAL ARMY LEAVE FROM HIS MILITARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY, HAS ALSO FLAUNTED AUTHORITY BY TRAVELLING OUTSIDE FRANCE - AS A SOLDIER HE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO SO UNLESS UNDER ORDERS. HE HIMSELF SAID THAT IT WAS A "PROVOCATION" TO THE FRENCH "BOURGEOIS POLICE AND THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN STOPPED ONLY BECAUSE OF THE STRONG BATTLE BEING WAGED BY THE YOUNG REVOLUTIONARIES IN HIS COUNTRY.

    TARIQ ALI, WHO WAS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING FRANCE HIMSELF EARLIER THIS WEEK, SPOKE AT THE MEETING AND SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1V72LLLT4SRNVU40CA6LJDNAQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1V72LLLT4SRNVU40CA6LJDNAQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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