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Tuesday, 10 November 1959

(19)   It is a well known tactic of the Communists to build up a facade of respectability by obtaining a broad sponsorship of well known people who, unaware of the real purposes of the activity, are persuaded to lend their names to what on the face of it appears to be a worthy one. The association of such people with these activities, and in particular with peace congresses, is then manipulated to serve Communist propaganda purposes. The current congress is an illustration of this technique.

(20)   The Government's concern in connexion with the congress is to see that those who were minded to associate themselves with it, particularly in the capacity of sponsor, should be aware of its relationship to the activities of the Communist Party, and in particular the World Peace Council, the Stockholm Congress and the Australian Peace Council.







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