Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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NO TO ADDITIONAL TAX BURDEN ON POOR LAGOSIANS

National Conscience Party Lagos State Chapter NO TO ADDITIONAL TAX BURDEN ON POOR LAGOSIANS The Lagos State National Conscience Party hereby call on the Lagos State Government to immediately withdraw the proposed bill that will empower the Lagos State Government to impose an additional tax burden on the residents through the Community Development Associations (CDAs) This was made known recently

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Re: Oshiomhole for President

DSM and UAD joint statement Re: Oshiomhole for President The United Action for Democracy (UAD) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) receive with positive enthusiasm the reported decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress’s NEC asking Adams Oshiomhole, its outgoing president, to run for presidency or any other elective post in the forthcoming 2007 general elections. According to the NLC Deputy President,

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Oyo State Government Independent Power Project:

National Conscience Party Oyo State PRESS STATEMENT Oyo State Government Independent Power Project: Another Avenue for Looting We wish to react to the just concluded plan of the Oyo State Government to initiate an Independent Power Project (IPP) which it claims will serve as an alternative source of generating electricity to the already moribund and ineffective Power Holding Company of

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STOP THE PROPOSED SACK OF WORKERS!

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter STOP THE PROPOSED SACK OF WORKERS! FIGHT TO DEFEAT ANTI-POOR NEO-LIBERAL ECONOMIC REFORM OF OBJ GOVERNMENT! The National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter condemns the proposed sacking of 33,000 workers out of 160,000 workforce in the civil service by the Federal Government and calls on the labour and pro-masses’ organisations to begin

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Relevance of Socialism in the 21st Century

Second Rotimi Ewebiyi Annual Symposium Relevance of Socialism in the 21st Century The choice of “Relevance of Socialism in the 21st Century” as the theme of the 2nd Rotimi Ewebiyi Annual Symposium and re-launch of Endowment Fund was highly apposite. The speeches at the programme attended by about 70 people mostly from trade union, academia, civil society, DSM and NCP

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Working People’s Political Alternative

Working People’s Political Alternative Report of a Political Summit hosted by UAD and DSM The political summit jointly organised by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and United Action for Democracy (UAD) on Wednesday June 28, 2006 with the theme: Building a Formidable Working People Political Alternative towards 2007 Elections, was a huge success. The major highlight of the event attended

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TIME FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT IS NOW!

TIME FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT IS NOW! Statement by the organisers of the political summit for a working peoples’ political alternative, United Action for Democracy (UAD) & Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), on June 28, 2006 at the Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja. NATURE OF THE CURRENT CRISIS From the point of view of the ordinary working masses, including vast layers

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Release Aruleba and Durojaiye Now!*

National Conscience Party Lagos State Chapter Release Aruleba and Durojaiye Now!* No to Attack on Freedom of Speech and the Civilian Dictatorship! The National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter totally condemns the unjust detention and illegal trial of two journalists: Gbenga Aruleba of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Rotimi Durojaiye of the Daily Independent Newspapers, and demands their immediate

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POLITICAL SUMMIT OF WORKING PEOPLE TOWARDS POLITICAL POWER

POLITICAL SUMMIT OF WORKING PEOPLE TOWARDS POLITICAL POWER VITAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION Statement by the organisers, the United Action for Democracy (UAD) & Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) The alliance between Labour and the radical constituencies of the oppressed classes in our country which dates back to the pre and post independence struggle is a strategic collaboration in the context of the

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BUILDING A FORMIDABLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TOWARDS 2007 ELECTIONS

Political Summit of Working People for Power BUILDING A FORMIDABLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TOWARDS 2007 ELECTIONS Notwithstanding the proclamation of both local and international observers that the 2003 general elections were massively rigged and manipulated to suit the ruling parties and politicians’ interest in perpetuating themselves in power, these leaders came out to declare millions of votes they allegedly received from

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Attack on DSM national office

Nigeria Attack on DSM national office On Saturday June 10, 2006 about 5 armed robbers attacked the National Secretariat (centre) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) at around 9pm while four DSM comrades, including a female member, and about 5 sympathisers were watching the Argentina-Cote d’Ivoire World Cup match. The armed robbers, who were in their 20s, went away with

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Links

Links International Web-Sites: Main website of the CWI Marxist resource for the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Websites of some of our main sister parties are listed here: Australia – Socialist Party Austria – Sozialistische LinksPartei (SLP) Belgium (LSP-MAS) Canada – Socialist Alternative Czech Republic – Socialist Alternative Finland – Sosialistinen Vaihtoehto France – Gauche Revoluionnaire Germany – Socialist

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About the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

About the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) History The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International, has already almost two decades long history of struggle. Formed by labour and student socialist activists we had our first, founding conference in 1986. Because of the era of military dictatorship in which it was born, our organisation

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Socialist Democracy May 2006

OBASANJO AGAIN? NO WAY! Officially and publicly, President Olusegun Obasanjo has not announced his intention to remain in power beyond May 2007, his terminal period as President under the military imposed 1999 constitution. Notwithstanding his ostrich game on this issue, all key economic and political features and manipulations going on under the regime clearly point only in one direction –

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Socialist Democracy special issue – February 2006

Socialist Democracy special issue – February 2006 REMOVAL OF GOVERNOR LADOJA AND THE LABOURING MASSES On 12 January, 2006, Chief Rashidi Ladoja was removed from office by the factional majority of the Oyo State House of Assembly, as the governor of Oyo State. However, a critical appraisal of the process through which Ladoja’s removal was effected clearly shows that the

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Socialist Democracy Nov – Dec 2005

Contents LASCO’S RALLIES: WHERE DO THE MASSES GO FROM HERE?   CORRUPTION: DPS ALAMIEYESEIGHA AND TAFA BALOGUN SAGA   BELLVIEW PLANE CRASH: "Dividend" Of Privatisation   CHIMA UBANI (1963 – 2005) The Demise Of A Class Fighter   CLAMP DOWN ON ETHNIC GROUP LEADERS What It Means   LAGOS POLICE-ARMY CLASH A Manifestation of Societal Rot   FLOUR MILLS Victimised

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September 2005 Special issue Socialist Democracy

September 14, 2005 Special issue Socialist Democracy NLC/LASCO protests: Fuel price hike, chase out Obasanjo regime   The current hike of fuel price is totally unjustifiable. According to the government, petroleum products are being subsidised by $4.5 million a day. However, when this so-called subsidy is compared with what income is daily generated from oil sales, then, the absolute anti-poor

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Socialist Democracy Aug – Sept 2005

Socialist Democracy Aug – Sept 2005 Index Contents After Failed National Confab: Labour Must Fight Consistently The Paris Club “Debt Relief” Package: A Big Con Proposed Fuel Price Hike: Mobilise For Regime And System Change! Fresh Democratic Election Must Be Conducted For Lagos State Local Councils Six Apo Killings Funding Privately Owned Commercial Banks With Public Money Is Super Corruption

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Socialist Democracy Special edition July 2005

Contents INCESSANT FUEL HIKE: Labour Needs Revolutionary Mass Actions To Defeat This Baseless And Provocative Anti-poor Policy NATIONAL CONFAB IS AN EXPENSIVE JOKE: Labour Leaders Should Pull Out Immediately ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE LED NLC: Six Years Of Missed Opportunities OBASANJO’S ANTI-CORRUPTION POSTURING WILL NOT HALT TREASURY LOOTING 2005 TRADE UNION ACT: undemocratic and Anti-Labour – DSM Complete text on one page

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Socialist Democracy May Day 2005

Contents INCESSANT FUEL HIKE: Labour Needs Revolutionary Mass Actions To Defeat This Baseless And Provocative Anti-poor Policy NATIONAL CONFAB IS AN EXPENSIVE JOKE: Labour Leaders Should Pull Out Immediately ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE LED NLC: Six Years Of Missed Opportunities OBASANJO’S ANTI-CORRUPTION POSTURING WILL NOT HALT TREASURY LOOTING 2005 TRADE UNION ACT: undemocratic and Anti-Labour – DSM Complete text on one page