| Trevor Loudon |
|Founder/Owner of||Key Wiki|
Founder of Keywiki and Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand
Trevor Loudon is a New Zealand author, speaker, political activist, blogger, and founded Key Wiki.
He is founder and editor of KeyWiki.org, a website which compiles dossiers on activists and political figures, with a particular focus on the left wing.
Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand
Loudon has been involved in politics in Christchurch for many years, such as the Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand (CFSFNZ), a group which published dossiers on people involved in the anti-nuclear movement, declaring them to be communists and "connecting the dots" between them and their supposed Soviet masters. Loudon established the Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand in June 1986 to expose 'Soviet/Marxist subversion' in New Zealand. Loudon argued that the New Zealand government should cease all diplomatic and trading relations with the Soviet Union on the grounds that it was a hostile, totalitarian dictatorship seeking world dominance. The group advocated a ban on the importing of Soviet Nova and Lada cars on the grounds that they had been built through slave labour. Other activities carried out by the CFSFNZ included staging protests, collecting information on the Labour Party and left-wing groups, and circulating pamphlets in Christchurch during the 1987 New Zealand general elections which attacked the Fourth Labour Government and local Christchurch-based Members of Parliament Mike Moore and Geoffrey Palmer.
Loudon became the public face of the Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand. In addition to his anti-Communist and pro-ANZUS stance, Loudon claimed that New Zealand's communist parties particularly the Socialist Unity Party and their front organisations had infiltrated the Labour Party, trade union movement, National Council of Churches, and left-wing groups like the Council of Organizations for Relief Services Overseas (CORSO) and the anti-apartheid Halt All Racist Tours. By 1987, the group had a mailing list of about 800 people. It also maintained links with other conservative groups including Stanley Newman's pro-ANZUS Plains Club, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens and some Christian groups. The CSFNZ also published its own newspaper which ran from May 1988 to November 1990.
In June 2019 he was a scheduled speaker at a conference run by a group called "Texans Against Communism" in partnership with "Texans United for America" along with the leader of the Proud Boys and Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer.
- ↑ https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/06/keywiki-trevor-loudon-anticommunism-red-baiting
- ↑ a b https://books.google.com/books?id=3fo4PxhXbI4C&q=trevor+loudon+new+zealand&pg=PA146
- ↑ http://www.stuff.co.nz/sundaystartimes/4584266a6442.html
- ↑ a b Jesson, Bruce; Ryan, Allanah; Spoonley, Paul (1988). "Chapter 5: Being British". Revival of the Right: New Zealand Politics in the 1980s (1st ed.). Heinemann Reed. p. 94.
- ↑ "Protest held," Evening Post, 20 June 1988
- ↑ "Police decide not to charge Moore over pre-election incident," Evening Post, 17 September 1987
- ↑ "Assault Charge dropped," Evening Post, 25 September 1987
- ↑ a b "Footpath melee brought unforeseen profile," The Press, 2 September 1987.
- ↑ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+untold+story+behind+New+Zealand's+ANZUS+breakdown.-a0173717046
- ↑ https://www.houstonpress.com/news/highlights-from-the-texans-against-communism-event-in-the-woodlands-11312244