Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
Newspaper of the DSM
29 March 2005
Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria
VICTIMISED FLOUR MILLS, LAGOS, WORKERS
Some workers of Flour Mills Nigeria PLC, one of the leading agro-allied companies in Nigeria, have been victimised by this company while fighting for improved working conditions and the compensation for a co-worker who died while working at the company on Wednesday 9th March 2005. While bagging fertilizer (which is his share of work) he started coughing and vomiting blood, he was rushed to a nearby clinic where he died.
28th March, 2005
Kunle’s statement to Lagos press conference
After a short, but very high profile campaign, the Irish government was forced to reverse the brutal deportation of Elukanlo Olukunle (Kunle), a refugee from Nigeria who is now a secondary school student in Ireland. Kunle was deported in his school uniform and flown to Lagos where he was simply dumped. Immediately his fellow school students began a campaign to bring him back that was taken up by Joe Higgins, a member of the Irish parliament for the Socialist Party, the Irish affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International of which the DSM is the Nigerian affiliate. Following the Irish Justice Minister’s decision to allow him back into Ireland Elukanlo Olukunle spoke at a press conference in Lagos on 25 March.
Some selected items:
25th October, 2004
By the evening of Sunday October 10, 2004 the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) supported by the civil society coalition of which the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) is a key member, had firmly resolved to proceed with the 4-day warning strike against the latest increase in the price of petroleum products.
30th June 2003
Joint Action Council Against Hike in Fuel Price (JACAHFP)
The Joint Action Council Against Hike In Fuel Price (JACAHFP) wishes to salute the Nigerian working people for their observation today of the nation-wide strike action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the mass protests organised by JACAHFP against the callous and inhuman increase in fuel price by the Obasanjo regime.
27th June 2003
Joint Action Council Against Hike In Fuel Price (JACAHFP)
For the third time in just over four years the Obasanjo regime has again increased the pump price of petroleum products from N26 per litre for petrol to N40 per litre, while kerosene and diesel are to sell for N38 per litre each.
17th September, 2002
For Working Class Actions To Remove Saddam Dictatorship
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls on the Nigerian working people and youth to oppose the planned military action by the US and its allies aimed at overthrowing the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.
27 February 2002
SET HER FREE NOW!
The Women Section of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls for the quashing of the death sentence by stoning passed by a Shariah Court in Gwadabawa, Sokoto State, Nigeria, on Mrs. Safiyat Hussain, a 35 year old woman and nursing mother, allegedly for committing adultery.