Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Robert Mugabe (1924-2019)

Zimbabwe under Mugabe and the need for the Working Masses to struggle for economic and political emancipation By Chinedu Bosah When the independence struggle was raging in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly when neighbouring countries like Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) gained independence in 1963, it was a matter of time for Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to gain

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SPN CONDEMNS XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

* Calls on the Buhari/APC Government to Provide Decent Jobs and Better Life in order to Curb Desperate Migration * Calls for the Unity of Nigerian and South African Working Masses to end Capitalism and Enthrone Socialism in both Countries and the African Continent The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby condemns the raging xenophobic attacks in South Africa which

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Sudan: Generals retreat but decisive action needed to secure revolution’s aims

By Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International Mid-August saw tens of thousands of Sudanese come onto the streets to welcome the launch of the “sovereign council” and a transitional government. This was in relief at what they felt was an important step in ending the nightmare of living, since 1989, under the brutal military dictatorship, headed by Omar Hassan

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CWI May Day greetings to workers and the oppressed fighting against capitalism worldwide

CWI May Day greetings to workers and the oppressed fighting against capitalism worldwide The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends revolutionary May Day greetings to all workers and oppressed people fighting against capitalism worldwide. We commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of past generations of fighters and martyrs in the struggles against bosses and dictators and for a socialist world.

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Sudan: No to rule of the generals!

Sudan: No to rule of the generals! CWI Reporter, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) After 30 years of dictatorship in Sudan, historic mass protests have achieved the fall of President Omar Al-Bashir in a forced ‘palace coup’ by the generals. Following this, a ‘transitional military council’ was established, with defence minister Amhed Awad

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Algeria: Bouteflika is finished but not yet the Algerian revolution!

Algeria: Bouteflika is finished but not yet the Algerian revolution! Amar Benhamouche, Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI France) Bouteflika, the hated president of Algeria, is gone! But the Algerian people are by no means giving up their struggle. This is despite the way the regime is constantly taunting the demonstrators, trying to frighten them and spread false information to tarnish the image

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Algeria: Bouteflika quits – No trust in the old elite and the generals! Power to the revolutionary w

Algeria: Bouteflika quits – No trust in the old elite and the generals! Power to the revolutionary workers and youth! Serge Jordan, CWI Bowing to weeks of mass protests and a deluge of workers’ strikes, Algeria’s senile and octogenarian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, resigned on Tuesday 2 April. This news has been received with huge enthusiasm and scenes of celebration on

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Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes

Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes by Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) reporters A three day general strike in Zimbabwe was set in motion on January 14 in response to the deteriorating economic situation in the country. The strike was organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and local activists as an immediate challenge

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Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets

Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets Serge Jordan and Sabah Ahmed (Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI) Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since December 19, unprecedented in their geographic scope and duration. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers worldwide in front of Sudanese embassies to showcase their solidarity with

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France in revolt

France in revolt By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) For more than a month now, since 17 November, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. Wearing ‘gilets jaunes’, the yellow jackets every vehicle in France must carry, a massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in the tax

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1918: Revolution ends First World War as international radicalisation shakes the world

1918: Revolution ends First World War as international radicalisation shakes the world From the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) website The horrific slaughter of the First World War has haunted generations. By the time it ended, it had put into question the ‘right’ of the ruling classes to rule, something that helped provoke revolutions and mass struggles around the

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US: Midterm Elections Weakens Republicans

US: Midterm Elections Weakens Republicans By Tom Cream, Socialist Alternative, US The midterm elections in the U.S. represented a limited “blue wave” and an overall rejection of Trump by the electorate. Republicans were relieved their losses weren’t worse while many progressive workers and youth were disappointed the outcome wasn’t more decisive. It came in the wake of an election campaign

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CHINA INVESTMENT IN AFRICA: Is China helping Africa?

CHINA INVESTMENT IN AFRICA: Is China helping Africa? By Chinedu Bosah Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the 2018 China-Africa Cooperation Forum that $60 billion will be offered to African countries in aid and loans to enable it speed up development. Many bourgeois commentators and unfortunately some trade union activists have hailed China as being magnanimous. It is not true

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Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong

Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong Kong Socialists protest at Chinese government’s repression – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Dimeji Macaulay Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) visited the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday to submit a protest letter to the Chinese government demanding an end to oppression

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Cameroon: a Marxist approach to the national crisis

Cameroon: a Marxist approach to the national crisis By Stéphane Delcros, Linkse Socialistische Partij / Parti Socialiste de Lutte (LSP/PSL), CWI in Belgium Ten years ago the economic crisis broke loose. The lives of many young people and working people were turned upside down. In order to maintain the profits of the economic elite, a bolder neoliberal policy was adopted.

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Zuma ousted as President of South Africa

Zuma ousted as President of South Africa Does Ramaphosa offer any hope for the working class? by Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party Executive Committee (WASP, CWI in South Africa) Inside two months following his election as ANC president at the party’s December 2017 national conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high

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ANC conference: United they stand, divided they fall

ANC conference: United they stand, divided they fall by Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party Executive Committee (WASP, CWI in South Africa) After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, watched across the world, with over a thousand journalists in attendance, and the markets moving up in anticipation of the results, Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the

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Mugabe has gone – but his regime remains in power

Mugabe has gone – but his regime remains in power by Weizmann Hamilton and Tinovimbanashe Gwenyaya Workers and Socialist Party (WASP, CWI in South Africa) The takeover of power by the Zimbabwe defence force is a military coup in all but name. It represents a turning point in post-independence Zimbabwe and the almost certain end of Mugabe’s reign. The military

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World Economy and Relations

World Economy and Relations Global Crisis of Capitalism, Political and Social Consequences and Struggle for Socialism National Committee Meeting October 14-15, 2017 The global economy seems to have started emerging from the monumental crisis set off by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 which is the most severe since the 1929 depression. In the last one decade there was no