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e-THOUGHT
VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1 (JANUARY - JUNE, 2015)

In this issue:

SOCIAL DEMOCRACY - ALIVE AND FUNCTIONING WELL?




Fist and Rose, the symbol of Social Democracy

“If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people." (Tony Benn, British Labour Party politician)

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Articles & Videos

HISTORICAL ROOTS
The Story of Social Democracy

INTERNATIONALISM
The Socialist International

THE SAP - SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF SWEDEN
Social Democracy in Sweden

MANAGING THE ECONOMY FOR A FAIRER SOCIETY
Lessons from the Swedish Social Democratic Party

RIGHT-WING REACTION TO IMMIGRATION IN SWEDEN
The Rise of the neo-fascist SD in Sweden

THE DAP - DEMOCRATIC ACTION PARTY, MALAYSIA
Social Democracy in Malaysia

THE STRUGGLE FOR A "MALAYSIA FOR ALL"
The DAP and "Ketuanan Melayu" (Malay Supremacy) in Malaysia

THE GREATEST SUCCESS OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY IN BRITAIN
The NHS (National Health Service) - but currently under attack in England

RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE?
Health care "reform" and the right to health care in England and Malaysia

Partial listing of heroes of social democracy:

Sidney Webb (UK), Beatrice Webb (UK), Clement Attlee (UK), Jean Jaures (France), Leon Blum (France), Eugene Debs (USA), Norman Thomas (USA), Michael Harrington (USA), Martin Luther King, Junior (USA), Willy Brandt (Germany), Olof Palme (Sweden), Felipe Gonzalez (Spain), Gough Whitlam (Australia), Jawarharlal Nehru (India), Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), Luiz Inacio "Lula" Da Silva (Brazil), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Michelle Bachelet (Chile), Lim Kit Siang (Malaysia).

CLEMENT ATTLEE
One of the greatest British Prime Ministers of the 20th century

Chuckles

Limerick about himself (by one of the greatest British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century, Clement Attlee)

Few thought he was even a starter
There were many who thought themselves smarter
But he ended a PM
CH and OM
An earl and a Knight of the Garter