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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25. No. 12. 1962

Society for Student Rights

Society for Student Rights

Sir,—The following letter was sent to the "Dominion" on August 10, protesting against Brigadier Gilbert's article, which they reprinted in part:—"We object to the recent article by the head of the Security Police (Brigadier Gilbert) reprinted in part in the "Dominion" recently. Such intolerant smears on persons who are criticized and condemned merely for what they believe or used to believe augur badly for the continuance of liberty in this country. It was accusations of this kind that enabled Senator McCarthy to seriously undermine freedom in the U.S.A. The Brigadier's association of radical movements with subversion could well lead to the suppression of all criticism of the government, especially on foreign policy, on the grounds that it was subversive. Freedom needs to be protected from Brigadier Gilbert as much as from the subversive organisations that he condemns."

The Brigadier's article was in our opinion offensive, unwarranted and unworthy of publication in a reputable Student newspaper.

Yours etc.

J Turner. President, S. Hickman, Hon. Sec. (Society for Student Rights)