Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OSHIOMHOLE: A Deserved Victory For The Working Masses, But Challenges Lie Ahead

OSHIOMHOLE: A Deserved Victory For The Working Masses, But Challenges Lie Ahead For the first time since November 4, Barrack Obama was eased out of front pages of Nigerian newspapers by the November 11 Court of Appeal unanimous affirmation of Adams Oshiomhole’s victory as the Governor of Edo State, South-South Nigeria. To the poor working masses of Edo, the emergence

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GLOBAL ECONOMIC MAESTROM: How Safe is Nigeria?

GLOBAL ECONOMIC MAELSTROM: How Safe is Nigeria? (By Peluola Adewale) Capitalism is in deep crisis. Some have called it Armageddon. But by whatever name it is called, the global financial crisis has melt down the neo-liberal orthodoxy of capitalism. At present, the global financial maelstrom triggered by casino capitalism is raging like tsunami from one end of the earth to

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LAGOS STATE LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTION: A Bad Signal Of What To Expect In Year 2011

LAGOS STATE LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTION: A Bad Signal Of What To Expect In Year 2011 On October 11, 2008, the Action Congress (AC) controlled government of Lagos State finally held its own version of local council elections. In all its ramifications, the entire exercise, both in conducts and outcome was a big farce. As the third largest ruling party, which

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BRT: A MODERN TRANSPORTATION WHERE WORKERS TOIL IN SLAVERY CONDITIONS

BRT: A MODERN TRANSPORTATION WHERE WORKERS TOIL IN SLAVERY CONDITIONS Management Forced to Grant Some Concession (By Bosah Chinedu) The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Lagos is a road transportation scheme that has two separate entities popularly known as LAMATA and Lagbus. It is one scheme that has earned the Lagos State government some popularity even when it has

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UI: Agitation For Restoration Of Independent Unionism Gain Momentum

UI: Agitation For Restoration Of Independent Unionism Gain Momentum (By H.T. Soweto, National Coordinator, ERC) About 7 years ago, the Prof. Falase-led Authorities of the University of Ibadan (U.I) banned the Student Union of the University after ceaseless challenge of the mass of students to the authorities’ control of their affairs. In the process, members of the then Union executive

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‘THE PEOPLE’S PEDAGOGUE’ PROF. OMOTOYE OLORODE RETIRES WITH STYLE

‘THE PEOPLE’S PEDAGOGUE’ PROF. OMOTOYE OLORODE RETIRES WITH STYLE Called For Reinstatement Of Victimised Students Activists On Saturday November 15 2008, lecturers, non teaching staff members, representatives of labour and pro-masses organizations as well as students gathered at the Oduduwa hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to celebrate the retirement of Prof. Omotoye Olorode-a lecturer of Botany at the

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DSM SOCIALIST SCHOOL 2008: DEEPENING SOCIALIST IDEAS IN A PERIOD WHEN CAPITALISM IS IN CRISIS

DSM SOCIALIST SCHOOL 2008: DEEPENING SOCIALIST IDEAS IN A PERIOD WHEN CAPITALISM IS IN CRISIS (By Peluola Adewale) The DSM’s Socialist School 2008 proved to be a great success in advancing the political understanding and commitment of both old comrades and new recruits. Significantly, the school held, between Saturday October 4 and Sunday October 5, was largely dominated by individuals

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POLITICAL AWAKENING PROPELS OBAMA TO VICTORY: But Can He Deliver?

POLITICAL AWAKENING PROPELS OBAMA TO VICTORY: But Can He Deliver? Ty Moore (Minneapolis) and Tony Wilsdon (Tacoma), Socialist Alternative (the DSM’s CWI sister organisation in USA) On Tuesday, voters delivered a decisive, historic defeat to the Republican agenda of corporate greed, corruption, and war. While the total voter turnout remains unclear, experts are estimating up to 64% of eligible voters

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Global Capitalist Crisis and the Task Facing the Working People

Global Capitalist Crisis and the Task Facing the Working People Greater hard times are here for real. Inherently greedy and corrupt, capitalism has once again plunged the world economy and its people into an insoluble socio-economic crisis. Way back in 1989 and early 1990s, the economies of the Soviet Union and many others that were based on central planning but