Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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FUEL PRICE HIKE

FUEL PRICE HIKE An Unavoidable Battle Labour Must Fight And Win Come January 2009, the Yar’Adua government has announced a plan to once again officially hike fuel prices. According to the Minister of State for Energy (Petroleum), Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, government currently subsidises petroleum products (petrol and diesel) to the tune of N1.5 trillion annually, a phenomenon which is not

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DEMOLITION IN AJEGUNLE

DEMOLITION IN AJEGUNLE A Call For Adequate Compensation For The Affected Resident Of Fashola’s Anti-People Policy By Olasunmbo Musari, DSM Ajegunle Branch Since the inception of Babatunde Raji Fashola government in Lagos State the residents in the state, most especially people living in slums such as Ajegunle, Badia-Ijora, Makoko, Okokomaiko, Mushin etc., have been living in perpetual fear. The fear

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AIICO/AGICO WORKERS’ VICTORY

AIICO/AGICO WORKERS’ VICTORY Management Forced To Recognize The Union By Olasumbo Musari The workers of American International Insurance Company (AIICO) held a 4-day strike that climaxed in the picketing of the company corporate office on Monday July 28. The workers embarked on the action that commenced on Wednesday, June 23 2008, to protest the undermining of trade unionism at the

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FROM NEPA TO PHCN

FROM NEPA TO PHCN Expensive darkness still envelops the nation By Adeola Soetan In line with his seven-point agenda which he called the compact programme with the people of Nigeria, President Umaru Y’ardua has declared a state of emergency on the crisis ridden power sector. The emergency declared, which at best still in the realm of conjecture as nothing concrete

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OSUN STATE

OSUN STATE Build Working Peoples Party To Defeat Anti-Poor Government By Fredo After 4 years of misery, penury, massive unemployment and dilapidated infrastructures like education, housing, roads, etc, Osun State people saw 2007 general election as an opportunity to kick out Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, PDP led government and its vicious attacks on them and be replaced with a government that

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ELECTORAL REFORM

ELECTORAL REFORM What Hope For The People By Chinedu Bosah Faced with profound condemnation of the 2007 election that ushered him into power and associated unpopularity of the government, President Musa Umaru Yar’Adua inaugurated Electoral Reform Panel led by Muhammadu Uwais, former Chief Justice of Federation. The 2007 general election was so massively rigged that it was awarded the most

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STOCK MARKET FALL

STOCK MARKET FALL A Transient Phase or Generic Weakness of the Market? Public funds must not be used to bail out gamblers By Peluola Adewale After losing over Ł20,000 (Ł1.68 million in today’s money) of his fortune to speculation in the infamous South Sea bubble in the 1720s, Isaac Newton, the foremost physicist lamented, “I can calculate the motions of

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IF OBAMA WINS………..

IF OBAMA WINS……….. After the final state primaries, Barack Obama has effectively secured the Democratic nomination for the presidential election in November. The fact that the contest was between an African-American and a woman symbolises deep social changes in the U.S. The two campaigns were quite different, however. Hillary Clinton arrogantly presented herself as the rightful, dynastic heir to the

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MUGABE-TSVANGIRAI ROTTEN ALLIANCE

MUGABE-TSVANGIRAI ROTTEN ALLIANCE Suffering continues for the Zimbabwean poor By Kola Ibrahim Events postdating the political stalemate that followed the unilateral elections in Zimbabwe where Robert Mugabe was the sole contestant could hardly be described as respite for the poor working masses of Zimbabwe. Before reaching deadlock the news had it that Mugabe and the leader of opposition Movement for

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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