Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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What now after the elections?

What now after the elections? Lagos DSM members meeting Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement based in Lagos held an aggregate meeting on Saturday May 21, 2011 to review the economic and socio-political situation in the country after the 2011 general election. The meeting also discussed international relations and world economy, especially the mass movements in North Africa/Middle East and

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2011 ELECTIONS: Can Any of the Political Parties and their Candidates Guarantee Free and Quality Pub

2011 ELECTIONS: Can Any of the Political Parties and their Candidates Guarantee Free and Quality Public Education? By H.T Soweto In the run up to the April 2011 general elections, the rot in public education became one of the burning issues which none of the bourgeois contestants could not ignore in their campaigns. Expectedly too, working class youth, students, activists,

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2011 ELECTIONS

2011 ELECTIONS Can It Bring Real Socio-Economic Change for the Workers and Poor Masses? By HT Soweto The 2011 general elections have kicked off on a shoddy note. The National Assembly election that was slated for April 2 had to be cancelled for lack of vital materials for the exercise. While voting had already started in a few places, many

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Working People and 2011 Elections

Working People and 2011 Elections By Kola Ibrahim The political challenges before the working and poor people are more vital today than ever before. The capitalist political class has severally and collectively plundered the huge resources of the nation at the gross expense of the poor working people. For the past 12 years of civil rule, workers have repeatedly fought

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MAJOR CANDIDATES ENTANGLED IN VIOLENT STRUGGLE FOR POWER

2011 General Elections MAJOR CANDIDATES ENTANGLED IN VIOLENT STRUGGLE FOR POWER BUT AGREEING ON ANTI-PEOPLES’ POLICIES By Chinedu Bosah The run-up to the 2011 general elections has been characterized by violence amongst the major pro-capitalist political parties engaged in bitter struggle for political power. This has led to several deaths and destruction of properties. These “do or die” struggles mirror

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THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary The main political parties recently conducted their primaries to elect those that will fly their flags in the forthcoming general elections in April. Very tragically, these so-called primaries have once again revealed the well known fact that all the ruling parties are being led by highly undemocratic

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Voters’ Registration under a New INEC Chairman:

Voters’ Registration under a New INEC Chairman: Same old Organisational and Political Problems By Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary During the year 2011, about 16 odd African states are expected to conduct and or organize general elections. On the surface, this fact might give the misleading impression that governance and government in Africa are embracing democracy and the democratic ethos.

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Delta State Re-Run: A Bad Omen for 2011 General Elections

Delta State Re-Run: A Bad Omen for 2011 General Elections By Edafe Ominigbo In compliance with the November 9, 2010 judgment of the Appeal Court sitting in Benin City, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the Delta State Governorship re-run election on Thursday, January 6, 2011, nearly four years after the original, rigged, vote. The election, which was seen

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THE FARCE CALLED 2007 GENERAL ELECTION: WHY LABOUR SHOULD LEAD MASS RESISTANCE

THE FARCE CALLED 2007 GENERAL ELECTION: WHY LABOUR SHOULD LEAD MASS RESISTANCE AN OPEN LETTER TO TRADE UNION AND LASCO LEADERS Segun Sango General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement Nigeria is at a cross road! Right now, even if temporarily, absurdity has triumphed over reality. Millions know that the April 2007 so-called general elections were a fraud. However they are unsure

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Working Class Should Lead A Fight Back

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY MAY DAY SPECIAL EDITION 2007 Elections Farce: Working Class Should Lead A Fight Back The farce called 2007 general elections climaxed with what was supposed to be Presidential and National Assembly elections of Saturday April 21, 2007. According to official results, Umar Musa Yar’Adua, the ruling PDP’s presidential candidate scored 70% of the total votes. To millions of

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The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY MAY DAY SPECIAL EDITION The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections The two trade union federations in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have recently elected new leaderships. However, a more significant development is the resolve of the new leaderships of the two labour centers to establish a

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2007 Elections: A Very Farcical Exercise

DSM Statement 2007 Elections: A Very Farcical Exercise Decisive Action By Labour Needed Now! On April 14, 2007, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a federal government agency, conducted Governorship and State Assembly elections across Nigeria. The conduct of the said elections in most states of the federation totally failed to meet the basic requirement of an election, not even

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No to Phantom Results; Declare the True Winner – Adams Oshiomhole

DSM Statement EDO Guber Election: No to Phantom Results; Declare the True Winner – Adams Oshiomhole Worker, Youths and Poor Masses Must Protest the Rigging The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls for the immediate cancellation of the phantom results of Edo State gubernatorial election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic

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THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

DSM Statement THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES A scientific evaluation of all the factors and forces involved in the forthcoming general elections has clearly shown that the working masses cannot expect a fundamental improvement in their living conditions in the aftermath of the general elections. To start with, virtually all the main contestants from the ruling and opposition

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LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS

DSM statement LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS The DSM fully supports the decision of the Lagos State NCP to pull out of participation in the forthcoming general elections. This decision, no doubt, has further reduced the options which the masses will truly have in the forthcoming elections. In fact, apart from Edo State where Adams Oshiomhole, the

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THE NCP’S FORMATION WAS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA TODAY

Lagos State NCP THE NCP’S FORMATION WAS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA TODAY LAGOS NCP WITHDRAWS ELECTION CANDIDATES Statement delivered by Segun Sango, the Lagos State Chairman of the National Conscience Party at a press conference held on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Gani Fawehinmi Chambers, 35, Adeniran Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos. The National Conscience Party

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No choice Presidential elections

No choice Presidential elections Robert Bechert, London A commentary by the Committee for a Workers’ International, the international socialist body that the DSM is affiliated to. Different weekends in April are scheduled to see Nigeria go to the polls for a new president to replace Obasanjo, a new Senate, House of Representatives, 36 State Governors and 36 State assemblies. The

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Reject Money Bags, Capitalist Politicians

Reject Money Bags, Capitalist Politicians Join Campaign to Build a True Working Peoples’ Party The general elections to elect another set of governments, which, under the 1999 constitution, will rule till May 2011, at the central and state levels, have been fixed for April 2007. Expectedly, many politicians and political godfathers are out again canvassing votes for themselves and or

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VOTE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, BUT…..

VOTE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, BUT….. By Segun Sango Against general rejection/opposition to all persons running on the platform of bourgeois parties, we in the DSM call on the working masses and youths of Edo state to vote massively for Adams Oshiomhole in the forthcoming April 2007 governorship election, notwithstanding the fact that, he is running as the candidate of the Action