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  History of the Baltic states
The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party was founded in 1895, the Estonian Social Democrats formed a party in 1905, the Latvian Social Democratic Party was formed in 1904 and in 1906 joined the Russian Social Democratic Party and its majority supported Lenin and the Bolshevik faction.
Lithuanian bourgeois refugees to Petrograd and to the West for their part petitioned the Kerensky and the French and British government for a promise of autonomy after the war.
The peasant masses, in their majority landless and impoverished pushed for social transformation, for land distribution, expropriation of the rich, etc. Although Communist parties were weakened by the Civil War and the exile of many activists to Russia, these began to grow anew.
web.mit.edu /fjk/Public/essays/baltics.html   (2692 words)

 Social Democratic Party of Lithuania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija) is the ruling political party in Lithuania, formed from the merger of the Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Social-Democratic Party.
Its candidate Česlovas Juršėnas won at the presidential elections on the 13th of June 2004 11.9 percent of the vote.
At the last legislative elections on the tenth of October 2004, the party won 20 out of 141 seats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Democratic_Party_of_Lithuania   (133 words)

 The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party and the Revolution of 1905 - Dalius Vasys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The LSDP successfully organized the urban proletariat and channeled he energies of the rural landless peasantry toward its political goals during the Revolution of 1905, but it could not forever gloss over the contradictions inherent in a Marxist party attempting to win popular support by democratic means in a predominantly agricultural country.
The LSDP could either abandon its Marxist ideology and support the peasants in their bid for land, or forsake its democratic principles and opt for the Bolshevik formula, or it could resign itself to the status of a small, urban party in a predominantly agricultural country.
The Social Democrats, then in the forefront of the revolutionary movement, thought that the planned conference, which originally was to have been largely academic in content, would be a relatively minor event in the course of the revolution.
www.lituanus.org /1977/77_3_02.htm   (8657 words)

 Lithuania Politics
Brazauskas came from the Lithuanian Democratic Labor Party (LDLP), successor to the Communist Party of Lithuania.
Lithuanians refused to participate in Gorbachev's referendum on the continuation of a federal union and instead held their own "national poll," which confirmed overwhelming support for independence.
The Social Democratic representation de-creased to eight seats, the Christian Democrats increased to ten, and the Center barely squeaked through with two victories in single-member districts but did not meet the 4 percent threshold for seats elected by party lists.
www.country-studies.com /lithuania/politics.html   (1449 words)

 PROGRAM OF THE LITHUANIAN SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Lithuanian population is concerned with the continuing economic decline, the potential unemployment and the impudent atrocities of the criminal world.
Advocating the parliamentary democratic republic, we seek to delegate to the President a clearly defined role of the arbiter between the legislative and the executive powers, diminishing his or her intervention into activities of the executive power.
- consolidation of the principles of democratic representation in the county administration and of the elections of the representatives elected by residents of the county to the county council.
vingis.sc-uni.ktu.lt /rinkimai/socdem.htm   (4503 words)

 Socialist International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1980s, most SI parties gave their backing to the Nicaraguan Sandinistas (FSLN), whose leftwing government had incited enmity from the United States.
The Party of European Socialists, a European political party active in the European Parliament, is an associated organization of the Socialist International.
Republic of Moldova — Social Democratic Party of Moldova
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist_International   (622 words)

First, the main principles were discussed in the party’s bureaus and political council, and later the head of the party would execute the decisions.
Lithuanian parties are like the mythological Janus, only they don’t have two faces but as many faces as they want.
Some people in our party believe that we should withdraw from the coalition, but I doubt that the leaders of the party could be courageous enough for this step.
www.baltictimes.com /art.php?art_id=12932   (1884 words)

 Lithuanian government resigns amidst bitter intrigues over privatisations
Social Democratic Party leader Algirdas Brazauskas was confirmed as the new prime minister of Lithuania on July 3.
Early in 2001, Brazauskas’ party merged with the Social Democratic Party of former dissidents, Aloyzas Sakalas and Vytenis Andriukaitis, to form the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party.
Brazauskas, elected Lithuanian president in 1994 while his renamed Democratic Labour Party was in government, was the first leader in the Baltic states to apply for NATO membership and is a close political ally of Polish president, ex-Stalinist Aleksander Kwasniewski.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/jul2001/lith-j09_prn.shtml   (1747 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Democratic Party subscribe to what can be called a policy of calculated conformism, a traditional line of behavior during the Soviet occupation, when Lithuanian communists accepted the Soviet rule and, by “milking the Moscow cow,” sought the maximum wealth for the country (and for themselves).
But, given the new degree of freedom, the Lithuanians themselves are not walled in and, to the extent that many are able or need to travel west, to that extent their experience will temper their attitudes.
Lithuanians are picking strawberries in Spain, raspberries in Norway and Sweden, working on farms in Northern Ireland, and doing odd jobs in the UK, Germany, and Holland.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol11_12num4_1/focus/virgis.html   (3005 words)

 WHKMLA : History of Lithuania, 1863-1914
Late in the 19th century, Lithuanian books (in Latin alphabet) were printed in LITTLE LITHUANIA (across the border in Prussia), such as Lithuanian grammars by Schleicher 1856, by Kurschat 1876, and smuggled into the country; the HOME SCHOOL MOVEMENT contribited to strengthen national identity.
As in Russia proper, the political parties had little influence; the Czarist administration soon reestablished control and treated the Duma in St. Petersburg with suspicion; the Grand Assembly of Vilnius had assembled only once and Lithuania neither had a representative assembly, nor did it exist as an administrative unit.
Lithuanian society was largely agricultural - the typical Lithuanian was a farmer.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/eceurope/lithuania18631914.html   (440 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Brazauskas's Social Democratic Coalition won the parliamentary elections last October but was outmaneuvered by LLU and NU(SL), which formed a ruling coalition meant to exemplify the "new politics" backed by President Adamkus.
As parliamentary speaker and NU(SL) leader, Paulauskas's initial reluctance to join forces with LSDP was partly explained by his fear of having a secondary role relative to the heavyweight Brazauskas.
Among those who abstained was deputy chairman of the LSDP Vytenis Andriukaitis, a leftist firebrand, who just days earlier had alleged that Williams International is corrupt from top to bottom and should be thrown out of Lithuania instantly.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol10num4/constitutionwatch/lithuania.html   (1575 words)

 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
Its members include The Labour Party (United Kingdom), SPD (Germany), the Democratic Socialists of America (USA), the Australian Labor Party, and New Democratic Party (Canada).
The Party of European Socialists, a party active in the European Parliament, is an associated organization of the Socialist International.
The SI has ties with many smaller parties that are not full members, among the most high profile of these parties are Yassir Arafat's Fatah in Palestine.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Socialist_International   (562 words)

 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky
He joined a Marxist group—the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, in 1895.
In March, 1917, he was freed (although Pravda usually asserts that he escaped, and indeed the facts are uncertain), along with many others, from the jail he had been imprisoned in since 1912.
His first act was to join the Bolshevik Party.
www.mcfly.org /wik/Felix_Edmundovich_Dzerzhinsky   (595 words)

For an expert opinion on the matter, The Baltic Times met with Justinas Karosas, a Social Democrat who heads the foreign affairs committee in Lithuania’s Parliament.
In the Lithuanian mindset, the occupation often overwhelms the other related historical fact – the defeat of Nazism – and so some foreigners regard us as a bit uncivilized.
But for some period of time, while the emotions are still high, in some specific cases a certain head of an enterprise might decide to bite back.
www.baltictimes.com /art.php?art_id=12356   (1094 words)

 Felix Dzerzhinsky
Dzerzhinsky was arrested again and spent another nine years in Siberia until being released as a result of the political amnesty that followed the February Revolution and played an active role in the October Revolution.
The Party endeavoured to head it with incorruptible men like the former convict Dzerzhinsky, a sincere idealist, ruthless but chivalrous, with the emaciated profile of an Inquisitor: tall forehead, bony nose, untidy goatee, and an expression of weariness and austerity.
I believe that the formation of the Chekas was one of the gravest and most impermissible errors that the Bolshevik leaders committed in 1918 when plots, blockades, and interventions made them lose their heads.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RUSDzerzhinsky.htm   (1045 words)

 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskiy - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
Born into a bourgeois Polish family, he was expelled from school for "revolutionary activity".
He joined the Marxist group - the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party in 1895 and spent the major part of his early life in various prisons including exile in Siberia.
In March 1917 he was freed (although Pravda usually asserts that he escaped and indeed the facts are uncertain), along with many others, from Moscow jail, where he had been since 1912.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/fe/Felix_Edmundovich_Dzerzhinskiy.html   (383 words)

 Labour's sister socialist parties in Europe: The Labour Party: securing Britain's future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Labour Party is not bound by, nor responsible, for the contents of their websites or for their policies.
Social Democratic Party of Montenegro tel/fax 00 38181 612
The Socialist International is the worldwide organisation of socialist, social democratic and Labour parties.
www.labour.org.uk /sistersocialistpartiesineurope   (483 words)

 SIW: Members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Social Democratic Women of Austria, Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ
Social Democratic and Labour Party Women, Social Democratic and Labour Party, SDLP
Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, SdRP
socialist.org /siwomen/english/memeng.html   (585 words)

 :: PES Group in the COR ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Austria: SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria
Latvia: LSDSP - Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party
Slovak Republic: SDSS - Social Democratic Party of Slovakia
www.cor.eu.int /presentation/down/PES/pages/Links.html   (110 words)

 ECOSY: ECOSY Young Leaders Conference in Lithuania, 7-9/11/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
ECOSY together with Willy Brand Program of PES Group and the Lithuanian SD Youth organised this conference and we invited the leaders of each mamber organisation.
     Vytenis Andriukaitis, Vice-Chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, Vice-Chairman of the Parliament of Lithuania, Chairman of the Committee of the European Affairs of the Parliament
  ECOSY, moderator: Torstan ENGELAGE, EOCSY VP      Vytenis Andriukaitis, Vice-Chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, Vice-Chairman of the Parliament of Lithuania, Chairman of the Committee of the European Affairs of the Parliament
www.ecosy.org /ECOSY_Young_Leaders_Conference.93.0.html   (447 words)

 Social Democratic Parties of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland / Socialist Party of Switzerland (Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz / Parti Socialiste Suisse / Partito Socialista Svizzero, SP/PS), associated to PES
Democratic Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Democrático, PRD), Panama
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde, PAIGC)
www.broadleft.org /socdem.htm   (524 words)

 member organisations
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI (observer status)
Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, DPS (consultative status)
Social Democratic Women of Switzerland, Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, SP/PS
www.socintwomen.org.uk /MEMBERS/ENGLISH/members.html   (596 words)

 Member parties of the Socialist International
Committee on the Economy, Social Cohesion and the Environment
Map of the World showing all the Member Parties
Party for Democracy and Socialism of Niger, PNDS
www.socialistinternational.org /2Members/who.html   (113 words)

 Leftist Parties of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Socialist Party of Latvia (Latvijas Sociâlistiskâ Partija / Socialisticheskaya Partiya Latvii, LSP)
Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova
Polish Socialist Workers Party (Polska Socjalistyczna Partia Robotnicza, PSPR)
www.broadleft.org /easteuro.htm   (393 words)

 Ontario NDP - Socialist International Member Parties
POLAND Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, SdRP
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Social Democratic Party of Slovakia, SDSS
BOSNIA and Social Democrats of Bosnian and Herzegovina, SD BiH Herzegovina
www.web.net /~ondp/links_SI.html   (232 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Today we are presenting electoral manifests of the following parties:
"Program for Seimas Elections'96- Lithuanian Party of Economy.
We expect that during next ten days we will be able to introduce you with electoral manifests of majority of Lithuania's political parties.
vingis.sc-uni.ktu.lt /rinkimai/manifest.htm   (78 words)

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