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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Graeme Whimp-Professional Propagandist

One of the organisations sponsoring the visit of US Marxist, Angela Davis to NZ is Victoria University's Pacific Studies Department.

A hotbed of radicalism, one prominent member of the department is Graeme Whimp

A leading Marxist-Leninist for 40 years, in 1967 Whimp was secretary of the Auckland Committee on Vietnam and was around that time a member of the pro-Soviet, Socialist Unity Party. He was also, for a while active in the Labour Party.

By 1972 Whimp was mingling with Maoists and was a shareholder in Auckland's Resistance Bookshop alongside the likes of Sue Bradford and Roger Gale.

In 1973 Whimp became trade union official and was an advocate or union secretary for Northern Drivers, Actors Equity, Northern Projectionists, Northern Storepersons, Drug and Chemical, Sugar Workers, NZ Engine Drivers, Northern Theatrical and Northern Paint and Varnish Workers Unions.

The same year he was involved in the production of a Maoist newspaper, entitled "The Paper" alongside the likes of Mike Law and Joris De Bres.

By 1978 Whimp was a research officer for the SUP controlled Drivers Federation. In that capacity he spoke at a trade union seminar on fighting racism alongside Syd Jackson of Nga Tamatoa.

In 1979 he was a CORSO National Council member of "aid agency" CORSO with later confirmed SUP member Marilyn Kohlase.

In 1981 Whimp was on the Auckland Trades Council Anti-Apartheid Subcommittee and once again a confirmed member of the SUP. In fact by 1982, he was elected vice-chairman of the Auckland region of the party.

The SUP was busily infiltrating the Federation of Labour at that time and Whimp served several times on the FOL's Auckland regional executive.

By this time Whimp's communication skills were evident to the party. He became Auckland party leader, Bill Andersen's speech writer and was sent to the Soviet Union in November 1984 to hone his propaganda skills.

Then SUP president, the late George Jackson, described Whimp thus in a letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union;

"At present a trade union secretary. He (Whimp) is a member of the Auckland Regional Executive of our party. He has done considerable reading and also been the organisor of a number of party schools. His level of study would be in advance of the rest of the group. If he could perhaps do an additional programme on social psychology it would be useful, while his contributions to the group would be important"

In 1985 Whimp attempted to get a handbook, "Teaching About Trade Unions" into circulation in high schools.

Whimp put his skills to use in 1986, when he moved to Wellington to take up a position as national co-ordinator of the Trade Union Education Authority (TUEA) with special responsibility for education programmes for union officials.

TUEA was a taxpayer funded union propagada outfit. Totally controled by the SUP and Workers Communist League, the organisation was widely seen as pay-off from the Labour government for SUP support in the 1984 election.

In 1987, Whimp served on the editorial board of the SUP's "Tribune" newspaper. In 1988 he joined the party's Central Committee.

In the late '80s, the SUP tried to use its control of the Council of Trade Unions to ensnare the Labour government in a government/union "compact". This was designed to bring unions (ie the SUP) into government, but was fortunately scuttled when National won the 1990 election.

Whimp served on the CTU's "Compact Working Group" and played a role in the late '90s in the PSA/Labour Goverment mini "Compact" scam, known as "Partnership for Quality".

The SUP faded away in the late '90s, but Whimp remained an active unionist in the PSA and later worked on "union education" in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, (then Western) Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

In the last few years Whimp has been studying and working in the Pacific Studies Department at Victoria University and participating in the Post Graduate Student's Association and the Association of University Staff.

He is also active in the radical influenced Pacific History Association.

No doubt he will be thrilled his department is bringing such an eminent Marxist as Angela Davis to NZ.


Blogger mah29001 said...

I am certainly sure old David Horowitz would want to add this fellow as a Dangerous Professor. I know this radical is a New Zealand base, but then Horowitz's Dangerous Professors book should be universal into not just covering far left/radical U.S. based professors, but the likes of this fellow.

Feel free to submit his name at Trev.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Horowitz could probably fill his book with NZers alone MAH-maybe I'll send a few to him.

I submitted an article to Horowitz's "Frontpage" the other day. I'll be interested to see if they use it.


5:34 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

I think Horowitz should expand his book to several sections for each part of the globe. That's quite a lot to fill.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe what I am reading! Hey Mah I thought I told you to butt out of our stuff! You Golitsyn you... were you ex KGB too? But excuse me Mah we are not all jewish in this country, (David Horowitz is a worry ..always has been! And we accept him and put up with him...its called democracy..unlike America eg Paris Hilton!) Oh my goodness Bush lost his watch! Are you not worried Mah?

Why are you attacking Graeme Whimp and Syd Jackson Trev? They are both good citizens of this country and both very different.

Sorry Mah America and Israel do not control this country you silly old fart! Presently your two countries are doing horrid stuff in Gaza!

Hurry up Trev and give Horowitz my name too for his book.

Ka kite ano


10:58 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"Sorry Mah America and Israel do not control this country you silly old fart! Presently your two countries are doing horrid stuff in Gaza!"

I do not wish for New Zealand or any other Western nation to be influenced by pro-Soviet types like yourself. You're nothing more than a dishonest denier of Anatoliy Golitsyn's warnings, and also an apologist for Palestinian terrorism.

Do you care about the statements issued by Mahmoud Abbas, the arch-terror leader in the PLO stating it would be "assassination" if Israel ever defended herself, not just from those within Abbas' circle, but also against Hamas? Do you care that Abbas was trained in Moscow and promotes conspiracy theories of how "closely related" the Nazis and Zionists are as he did in his thesis paper?

Apparently to you, that's okay. So typical for such dishonesty.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Trev
What do you know about some Suth American communist around? Is Vicor Basista still involved? who is these people from the centre in Onehunga?
they are co-hosting lots of this meetings?
Please let me know as there are lots of concerns Latins eher that are tired of communist b..shit???

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody commies. Its time we taught them a lesson. I got a rope, lets have us a necktie party and string some these scum from a tree. teach them to mess with decent god fearing people.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the Pacific History Association intend hold their next conference in Fiji during 2008.
Will be interesting to see how they get on with the military.

Incidently I dont believe Whimp is actually a "Professor". But I'm sure somewhere, someone will have a list he can join.

I'm on the American shit list cause everytime I enter Uncle Sam's portals of power they give me the third degree. I wouldnt mind so much if the gestapo were better looking. I always seem to get lumbered with lesbian weightlifters


4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"presently your two countries are doing horrid stuff in gaza"
open your eye's anon, when did the us or israel adopt the green flag of islam.
Gaza is a good example of why democracy must be tempered by a constitution protecting individual rights.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Anon on South Americans

I think Victor Batista is till in Chile. He returned there a few years ago.

Some of his kids are still active here though.

I presume you are referring to Esteban Espinoza and his friends?

Still fighting the revolution from the safety of Auckland.

9:12 PM  

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