Bradford, KR, Mar 7 – The Government has this afternoon warned of the presence of subversive Communist elements in central Auckland, causing concern in Sirocco’s territories in the region.
In a press conference this afternoon, Premier Daniel Anderson revealed that since Tuesday, a number of government departments and private enterprises, including the Ministry of Defence, the Departments of Land Information, Internal Affairs, and Public Safety, and the Institute of Scientific Research, have been examining and documenting Communist propaganda surrounding the University of Auckland’s City campus.
The propaganda, pictures of which the Times has declined to reproduce in the interests of public safety, contained excerpts from the Communist manifesto, information on Leftist ideologies, and pieces critical of capitalist economies, Anderson said.
The posters also urged interested parties to attend meetings and lectures designed for the dissemination of Communist ideas.
One poster contained explanations of Marxist Communism overlayed atop a street sign, slammed by Anderson as “a brazen insult to our nation”.
In a report prepared by the Ministry of Defence, which oversaw the operation, the propaganda is said to be “of a concerning nature”, but concedes that “[the] Communist publications…pose little immediate risk to the State or its government in Kinross, however steps should be taken to fortify the Auckland provinces and dependencies to ensure that these posters will not promote restlessness.”
Anderson assured citizens that the Government would be taking all necessary steps to further strengthen defences in Kinross, Wellesley, Hobson, Watchman Island and Blacksands.
“We take the security of this nation very seriously, and all Siroccans can rest easy knowing that we will be doing all we must to ensure this disturbing new discovery does not lead to the downfall of our nation.”
The discovery of the publications comes in stark contrast to the report of last week’s Lunn Expedition, which determined the absence of Communist activities in and around Kinross province, and is likely to further the Government’s anti-Communist rhetoric, which has increased in strength and vigour in recent months.