9 episodes

This is the official podcast of the Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia).

The Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia) is a regional grouping of political parties, platforms, and movements who share social democratic values and works to combat inequality and ensure human dignity for all. SocDem Asia is composed of 14 social democratic political parties across 10 countries in Asia. Together we aim to promote the values and practices of social democracy and fight for alternatives to elitist politics and neoliberal capitalist economic organization.

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This is the official podcast of the Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia).

The Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia) is a regional grouping of political parties, platforms, and movements who share social democratic values and works to combat inequality and ensure human dignity for all. SocDem Asia is composed of 14 social democratic political parties across 10 countries in Asia. Together we aim to promote the values and practices of social democracy and fight for alternatives to elitist politics and neoliberal capitalist economic organization.

    EP. 7 | Confronting Autocracy: The 2020 Thai Protest Movement and Democratization

    EP. 7 | Confronting Autocracy: The 2020 Thai Protest Movement and Democratization

    On  this episode, we talk with Kunthida Rungruengkiat from the  Progressive Movement of Thailand to understand the ongoing protests in  the country and how issues surrounding the military and the monarchy are  pushing young people to the streets to demand change.

    Host: Cassie Deluria  

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    To know more about SocDem Asia, you can visit our website: https://socdemasia.com   

    Like and follow us at facebook.com/SocDemAsia   

    Music: https://www.bensound.com

    • 51 min
    EP. 6 | Winning Elections, Affecting Change: New Zealand Labour Party's Historic 2020 Victory with Antonia Verstappen

    EP. 6 | Winning Elections, Affecting Change: New Zealand Labour Party's Historic 2020 Victory with Antonia Verstappen

    We talk with Antonia Verstappen, a member of the Governing Council and the International Committee of the New Zealand Labour Party with more than 10 years experience in community and civil society governance in the country. We discuss the Labour Party's historic win in the country and what it means for progressives working for change, how progressives can win elections, the reforms the Labour Party will push with its new mandate and the popular support for the brand of governance exemplified by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

    Host: Cassie Deluria
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    To know more about SocDem Asia, you can visit our website: https://socdemasia.com
    Like and follow us at facebook.com/SocDemAsia
    Music: https://www.bensound.com

    • 54 min
    TEASER EP. 6 | Winning Elections, Affecting Change: New Zealand Labour Party's Historic 2020 Victory w/ Antonia Verstappen

    TEASER EP. 6 | Winning Elections, Affecting Change: New Zealand Labour Party's Historic 2020 Victory w/ Antonia Verstappen

    On our next podcast episode we're joined by Antonia Verstappen from the New Zealand Labour Party to discuss the Party's recent election victory. 

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    To know more about SocDem Asia, you can visit our website: https://socdemasia.com

    Like and follow us at facebook.com/SocDemAsia

    Music: https://www.bensound.com

    • 1 min
    EP. 5 | Winning Elections, Affecting Change in Indonesia with Martin Manurung

    EP. 5 | Winning Elections, Affecting Change in Indonesia with Martin Manurung

    We talk with Martin Manurung, a Member of Parliament in Indonesia about how progressives can win  political power. He also shares his experience as a youth activist and as a progressive entering the electoral arena, his experience as a youth activist and the challenges faced by progressives entering government. We also talk about the prospects  for the future and youth engagement in politics.

    You can learn more about Martin by visiting his website: https://martinmanurung.id/

    Host: Carlo Angelo Vargas


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    To know more about SocDem Asia, you can visit our website: https://socdemasia.com

    Like and follow us at facebook.com/SocDemAsia

    Music: https://www.bensound.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP. 4 | At A Crossroads: A look at the US Elections and the Prospects for Transformation with Scot Nakagawa

    EP. 4 | At A Crossroads: A look at the US Elections and the Prospects for Transformation with Scot Nakagawa

    On this episode we talk with Scot Nakagawa, a Senior Partner at Changelab to discuss the upcoming United States Elections  this November, the intersection of racial, gender, and class issues  that will affect the elections, and what are at stake. We also discuss the prospects of change after the elections and its ramifications to the international community.

    Scot is a community organizer, activist, cultural worker, and political  writer. He has spent the last four decades exploring questions of racial injustice and racial formation and effective forms of resistance and  strategies for change through community campaigns, cultural organizing, popular education, writing, and direct political advocacy.Scot’s primary  work has been in the fight against vigilante white supremacist groups, white nationalism, Nativism, and authoritarian evangelical political  movements.

    You can learn more about Changelab at: https://www.changelabinfo.com

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    To know more about SocDem Asia, you can visit our website: https://socdemasia.com

    Like and follow us at facebook.com/SocDemAsia

    Music: https://www.bensound.com

    • 55 min
    EP. 3 | Mahatma Gandhi and his Legacy of Non-Violence and Socialism with Prof. Anand Kumar

    EP. 3 | Mahatma Gandhi and his Legacy of Non-Violence and Socialism with Prof. Anand Kumar

    On this special episode for October 2, International Day of Non-Violence and the Birth Anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (better known globally as Mahatma Gandhi), we discuss the legacy of the Father of Indian Nation and his contributions to philosophy of active non-violence which has inspired millions to fight for social change. We also discuss Gandhi's role in the transformation of India's social, economic and political life and his contribution to modern socialist thought.

    For this episode, we talk with esteemed academic and activist Professor Anand Kumar, a Senior Fellow of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library  and a member of the Presidium of the Samajwadi Samagam (a socialist organization in India). Prof. Kumar presents a colorful and complex way of understanding Gandhi and how his thoughts can inspire us in confronting the multiple crises we face today.

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    To know more about SocDem Asia, you can visit our website: https://socdemasia.com

    Like and follow us at facebook.com/SocDemAsia

    Music: https://www.bensound.com

    • 1 hr 21 min

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