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AUTHORITIES MIDWIFED ELECTIONS IN OAU

AUTHORITIES MIDWIFED ELECTIONS IN OAU An opportunity to reclaiming the students’ union By H.T. Soweto, National Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) After 11 months of proscription of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, by the authorities, elections were held into the union between the 1st and 12th September 2008. The authorities had banned students’ union activities in order

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ERC JULY 16 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

ERC JULY 16 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION Potential for mass student platform Various activities to observe the Day of Action against neo-liberal attack on public education declared by Education Rights Campaign (ERC) were held in Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Edo, Delta and River States on July 16, 2008. The Day of Action, which had also been organized in previous years,

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BUILD A FIGHTING LABOUR PARTY!

BUILD A FIGHTING LABOUR PARTY! Working Masses Alternative! (By Emmanuel Adikwu) The Labour Party is supposed to be a political party that represents the interest of the poor working masses, who through their blood and sweat, create the wealth of the nation- as against all other political parties which are inherently pro-rich and anti-poor in their style of leadership, programme

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FEE HIKE IN OSUN STATE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

FEE HIKE IN OSUN STATE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS Students Must Resist this Onslaught By Kola Ibrahim The recent hike of fees in all the state-owned tertiary institutions by the Osun State government is highly condemnable and further reflects the anti-poor character of the government. Currently, fees in the state tertiary institutions (Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke

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NLC, TUC AND LASCO MUST GIVE YAR’ADUA GOVERNMENT A TWO-WEEK ULTIMATUM TO PAY A NEW LIVING MINIMUM WA

THE JUMBO PAY RISE: NLC, TUC AND LASCO MUST GIVE YAR’ADUA GOVERNMENT A TWO-WEEK ULTIMATUM TO PAY A NEW LIVING MINIMUM WAGE TO WORKERS ACROSS BOARD To us in the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the recent pro-rich anti-poor policies being implemented by Yar’Adua government, such as the proposed hike in fuel prices and jumbo pay rises for political office holders

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BAKASSI CONTROVERSY IS SCRAMBLE FOR OIL, NOT THE PEOPLES’ INTEREST

BAKASSI CONTROVERSY IS SCRAMBLE FOR OIL, NOT THE PEOPLES’ INTEREST By Peluola Adewale, Democratic Socialist Movement, Lagos The handover of Bakassi to Cameroon have come and gone but the contradiction still remains. The battle between the governments obviously was over the controls of oil and not about the people considering the complete neglect of the people by the two countries

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Teachers Strike Suspension: DSM commends the Steadfastness of Teachers So Far

Teachers Strike Suspension: DSM commends the Steadfastness of Teachers So Far The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the whole public school teachers in the country for their steadfastness and resolve during the period of the just suspended strike that lasted from 29th June to 29th of July 2008. We also commend Labour and

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Segun Sango @ 50 Political Celebration: A Testimonial of Life Commitment to Working Class Struggles

Segun Sango @ 50 Political Celebration: A Testimonial of Life Commitment to Working Class Struggles Segun Sango at 50 celebration – photo DSM It was indeed a testimonial of commitment to struggle for social change. The political celebration of the 50th birthday of Segun Sango, the General Secretary Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), on July 26 drew the crčme de la

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PROSECUTE INDICTED TREASURY LOOTERS BUT LABOUR MUST FIGHT FOR A NEW SOCIAL ORDER

MASS RALLY AGAINST CORRUPTION: PROSECUTE INDICTED TREASURY LOOTERS BUT LABOUR MUST FIGHT FOR A NEW SOCIAL ORDER Segun Sango The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) fully supports the mass rallies/protests against treasury looting fixed for May 8, 2008 by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). These could be a launch pad for a real campaign to put

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EDO: Riggers Defeated, Adams is Governor!

Socialist Democracy – Special Edition April 2008 EDO: Riggers Defeated, Adams is Governor! Build a Mass Movement to Secure Change The long delayed declaration of Adams Oshiomhole as the rightful winner of the April 14, 2007 governorship polls in Edo State was greeted by working people both in Edo and throughout the Federation with joy. Millions have seen it as

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SOCIALIST MANIFESTO FOR ADAMS

SOCIALIST MANIFESTO FOR ADAMS Adams Oshiomhole’s election manifesto contained many measures that would, if genuinely implemented, improve the lives of the working masses and poor. For instance the manifesto talks of re-inventing “the public school system”. Towards this, Oshiomhole has promised that his government “will restore, renovate and refurbish at least, two secondary schools and two primary schools in each

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Adams Victory Shows Potential for Revolution

Adams Victory Shows Potential for Revolution Reports Olisa Penny, Socialist Democracy Political Correspondent in Edo state The 20th March 2008 woke with mixed feelings. That was the day set for the ruling on the Edo state governorship tussle. The day had been an eerie silence for seven hours (from 9am-3pm). Ears had been glued to the screen and radio, and

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POWER PROJECT LOOTERS

POWER PROJECT LOOTERS LABOUR MUST LEAD MASS ACTION TO BRING CULPRITS TO BOOK By Peluola Adewale While it lasted Nigerians were daily treated to a reality show at the public hearing on power sector expenditure on how Olusegun Obasanjo government that strutted around as an Olympian height of virtue and wisdom made fortune out misfortune of the entire nation. Arguably,

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NMA, NARD AND THE HEALTH SECTOR CRISIS

NMA, NARD AND THE HEALTH SECTOR CRISIS As Nigerian doctors poised for a sow down with the federal government over their remuneration and condition of service, Dr. Niran Okeowle, the General Secretary of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in this feature article traces the genesis of issues at stake and proffers the way forward. The highly engaging blog, Nigeria

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CASTRO’S RESIGNATION OPENS UP NEW CHAPTER

CASTRO’S RESIGNATION OPENS UP NEW CHAPTER What Are The Prospects For The Revolution? By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI, England and Wales) The formal resignation of Fidel Castro as President of Cuba opens up a new chapter in the history of Cuba and its revolution. Since his original illness in 2006 (an intestinal problem) intense discussion has been engendered about

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THE AMBIGUITY OF “HOPE”: Barack Obama Frontrunner In Democrats’ Presidential Candidature Race

THE AMBIGUITY OF “HOPE”: Barack Obama Frontrunner In Democrats’ Presidential Candidature Race By Alan Jones, Socialist Alternative (CWI, US, New York The spectacular victories of Barack Obama in a series of the Democratic primaries are a reflection of several deeper processes taking place in the United States. While there is still quite a way to go until the presidential candidature

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LASU: Scrap Killer Campus Marshals On Our Campus Now!

LASU: Scrap Killer Campus Marshals On Our Campus Now! By James Foluso The creation of storm troopers popularly called campus marshals on Nigerian campuses remains a major concern for students. These marshals have abandoned their responsibilities of “upholding security” to harassing and brutalizing students, especially, student activists on their demand for independent unionism to protect the living and academic rights

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BOOK REVIEW: Yar’Adua and the Working Class: A Timely X-Ray

BOOK REVIEW: Yar’Adua and the Working Class: A Timely X-Ray By Lanre Arogundade Click here to read: ‘President Yar’adua’s Era: A new dawn for the masses?’ The actual title of the book under review is ‘President Yar’Adua’s Era – A new dawn for the masses?’ a 48-page document written by the Democratic Socialist Movement’s (DSM) General Secretary, Segun Sango. But

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NO TO FURTHER COMMERCIALISATION OF EDUCATION

NO TO FURTHER COMMERCIALISATION OF EDUCATION Nigerian Students Must Build Collective Resistance Against Regime Of Fees And Attacks on Education By Kola Ibrahim Those who still nurse the illusion that the Present Yar’Adua government will be different and better from its predecessors should be having a rethink as the current regime is bent on continuing the neo-liberal economic policies of

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“We Are Victims Of Dictatorship But Remain Undaunted” – Soweto And Barry Blacky

“We Are Victims Of Dictatorship But Remain Undaunted” – Soweto And Barry Blacky On 21st February, 2008, two of the three students’ leaders (who are members of Democratic Socialist Movement) who have been detained for over four months in Ilesha Prison were released on bail by Magistrate Jide Falola of an Osogbo Magistrate Court. The Socialist Democracy had chat with