Story: Cold War

Ken Douglas

Ken Douglas

In 1966 the Communist Party of New Zealand split into Soviet and Chinese factions. The Soviet faction became the Socialist Unity Party, which was led by prominent unionist Ken Douglas during the 1970s. Prime Minister Robert Muldoon saw Douglas as a malign influence in the union movement and often sought to discredit him as a Soviet puppet.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/1244/27-F

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Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - The Cold War at home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012