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Nigeria on a cliff edge - published February 2010
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Only a working people's government can save it - published November 2009
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26 July 2016



The recent killing of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in the hands of the police and the vengeful killing of five police officers alongside two other civilians by a black army veteran, Micah Xavier Johnson, after a protest over the killing in Dallas, have taken the #BlackLivesMatter to a new height in the struggle to end racial discrimination in the US. While it is necessary to note that the struggle against racial discrimination is not a race war, it is also necessary to know that these acts of police brutality is a direct attack on the working and poor people (a category which a majority of African-Americans fall into) in an attempt to defend the capitalist order of society.

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22 July 2016

Niyi Adewumi

Niyi Adewumi

Niyi Adewumi: (August 25, 1966 – July 14, 2016)

Niyi Adewumi: (August 25, 1966 – July 14, 2016)

Special tribute to a socialist fighter for working peoples emancipation and social justice

Niyi Adewumi: an interview from 2003

We republish an interview with the late Niyi Adewumi in Socialist Democracy

Niyi Adewumi

The Committee for a Workers' International sends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Niyi Adewumi who tragically died on July 14, 2016.

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21 July 2016

Socialist Democracy July- August 2016

One Year of Buhari ‘Change’ Government: LIFE GETTING HARDER FOR WORKING PEOPLE

NAIRA DEVALUATION: Not a Silver Bullet for Current Crisis of Capitalism

TOMATO EBOLA: Poor Funding of Agriculture Responsible for Outbreak

BIAFRA: Is Secession an Automatic Solution

Anger Rises on Campuses over Declining Living and Studying Conditions • Time for a One-day Nationwide Students' Boycott and Mass Protest

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16 July 2016

Niger State: CDWR Supports Workers' Indefinite Strike for Full Payment

• Don’t ‘Sit at home’, Labour Leaders in Niger State must organize constant mass protests and demonstrations until the demands are won

• The NLC and TUC should call a national general strike and mass protest to back workers and pensioners in over 27 states whose salaries are either cut, unpaid or delayed

Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) supports the indefinite strike action called by the leaderships of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Niger state to protest the refusal of the state government to pay full salaries of workers.

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16 July 2016

Support the struggle of the Zimbabwean people!

Mass action to break Mugabe's economic blockade

Release Pastor Evan Mawarire and all political prisoners
For the unity of the working class, the poor and the youth across Southern Africa

The people of Zimbabwe refuse to suffer the rule of Mugabe and his cronies any longer. They are rising up in protest at mass unemployment, widespread poverty and his brutal police state. The Workers & Socialist Party (CWI in South Africa) and the Socialist Youth Movement stands in full solidarity with the workers, poor people and youth who have taken to the path of struggle.

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14 July 2016

Justice for Philando – Stop Repression of Nonviolent BLM Activists

By Chris Gray, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the USA)

The Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA – After days of escalating protests in Minnesota following the police killing of Philando Castile, the Ramsey County Attorney has charged 48 people, including two members of Socialist Alternative MN, with gross misdemeanor rioting for participating in nonviolent civil disobedience. This is an ominous indication that the establishment is still far more interested in repressing nonviolent protesters than it is pursuing charges against the St. Anthony cop who violently murdered Philando Castile.

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14 July 2016


Time to Consolidate the Mass Struggle for Reversal of Power Privatisation and End "Crazy" Billing

Justice Idris Muhammed of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the exploitative electricity tariff hike in a landmark judgment delivered on July 13, 2016; variously describing the tariff hike as reckless, criminal, illegal and irresponsible. This judgment is a victory for the working people who have been protesting the 45% tariff hike as well as crazy billing and the incessant power cut that has now become aggravated since the privatization of the power sector.

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11 July 2016


No to Ban on Street Trading in Lagos

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR) condemns in strong terms the decision by the Akinwumi Ambode-led APC government of Lagos state to ban and criminalize street trading and its patronage. This decision also negates the rights to life and dignity of the mass of workers, poor traders, unemployed youths etc., and their dependents that live on the streets of Lagos and survive either through street-trading or patronage. This reactionary law places a fine of N90, 000, or six months imprisonment on anybody caught in the act of street-trading or patronizing street traders.

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8 July 2016

Socialist Democracy Special Edition July 2016


Time for a 24-hour General Strike and Mass Protest

OYO WORKERS AND PENSIONERS: Be Steadfast, Victory is Possible!!

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27 June 2016


* NO victimisation of school principals for students’ protest against Government plan to mortgage their future!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter, strongly supports the strike and struggle of workers and retirees in Oyo State over non-payment of salary and pension arrears.

We also support the demand for reversal of decision to sell public schools, call for adequate funding of the education sector including payment of living wages and other incentives for educational workers and withdrawal of trumped-up charges against the State Chair of NLC and 6 other labour leaders.

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