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Arthur Scargill to Headline Campa Náisiúnta Óige 08

21 May, 2008

Legendary Socialist and Trade Union activist Arthur Scargill will headline this year's Campa Náisiúnta Óige. The National Youth Camp which is being held in Tí Chulainn, South Armagh from the 20 - 22 June will see the former head of the British NUM (National Union of Mineworker's) speaking on 'reclaiming our economic and political rights' at 4pm on Saturday 21st June.

Scargill rose to prominence after playing a crucial role in bringing down Edward Heath's government in 1974 and in the battle with Margaret Thatchers' Tory Government in the 1984 - 85 Coal Miner's Strike. He has been noted for his fiery oratory skills and innovative protest tactics like the 'flying pickets'.

A lifelong political activist, he remains active as leader of the Socialist Labour Party which he reformed in 1996.

The talk by Arthur Scargill will be only one of a number, of political, cultural and social events organised throughout the weekend.

Other significant events, include a youth debate on 'What the proclamation means to you?' which will include contributions from all major youth wings. There will also be an international youth talk on 'freedom for small nations' with youth activists from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Basque Country and Catalan Countries speaking on national self determination.

On the social front, The Wolfetones' Derek Warfield will provide the music on Saturday night in Silverbridge Resource Centre.

The National Youth Camp is open to young republicans (17 - 29) from across Ireland, however camping space is limited and so we would urge everyone to send in completed booking forms and money as soon as possible.

For booking forms and further details contact: 02882 253040 or [email protected].

Campa Náisiúnta Óige 08
National Youth Camp
Tí Chulainn, South Armagh
20 - 22 June

Friday 20 June

Arrival and Pitch Tents: 1pm

Failte: 3pm

Lunch: 3.15pm

Barriers to young people in society: 4.30pm

Republican Youth, A Century of Struggle - Film and Talk: 6.00pm

Dinner: 7.30pm

Traditional Session: 9pm

Saturday 21 June

Breakfast: 9am

Republican Tour of South Armagh: 10am

Youth Debate - What does the Proclamation mean to you?: 1pm

Lunch: 2.30pm

Arthur Scargill - Reclaim our Economic and Political Rights: 4.00pm

International Youth Debate - Freedom for small nations: 6pm

Dinner: 7pm

Music by The Wolfetones' Derek Warfield in Silverbridge Resource Centre: 9pm

Sunday 22 June

Breakfast: 10am

Leaving address: 11am

Bus Leaves for Bodenstown: 11.30am

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