Observed on “Campbell Live” tonight. Green Party MP Keith Locke roundly condemning US military action in Afghanistan and urging our government to send no more Kiwi troops
From the In February 1980 issue of “Socialist Action” (which Mr Locke edited) an article on a talk Mr Locke gave Wellington “Why workers should support Soviet Action in Afghanistan.”
From the Green Party’s “Frog Blog” 2/6/05
Anyone who knows anything about New Zealand left-wing politics knows that the Socialist Action League, of which Keith was a member up until the mid-80s, was a Trotskyist group, and attacked all the Stalinist regimes, in Peking, Moscow and all of Eastern Europe, arguing for multi-party democracy.)
1 Keith Locke is a hypocrite
2 Frog Blog is either misinformed or lying. The SAL heavily backed Soviet policy in the early ’80s and often worked with the openly pro Soviet, Socialist Unity Party. The SAL did not support “multi party democracy” but did back a succession of one party dictators including Castro and Ortega.