Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR Calls for Significant Reduction in Prices of Petroleum Products

CDWR Calls for Significant Reduction in Prices of Petroleum Products By Rufus Olusesan, Chairman CDWR The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) considers the removal of N5 from the pump price of petrol, which hitherto was N70, as insulting tokenism. The poor working masses of Nigeria, whose appalling living conditions caused by the anti-poor, neo-liberal programme have been worsened

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ZIMBABWE: Selling out the Masses in the Name of Power Sharing

ZIMBABWE: Selling out the Masses in the Name of Power Sharing By Kola Ibrahim The majority MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe by the 84-year old Robert Mugabe, the despotic president of the country, while minority MDC faction leader Arthur Mutambara has also been appointed the Deputy

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NIGERIAN ECONOMY: Bad Case Worsened by Global Economic Recession

NIGERIAN ECONOMY: Bad Case Worsened by Global Economic Recession By Peluola Adewale Barack Obama, alarmed by the depth of recession in the US economy and its proclivity to go deeper, described recession as a continuous disaster. Yes, it is indeed a disaster, not only for the US, but also for the entire world. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has revealed

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Teachers forced to go back on Strike

TSS: Teachers forced to go back on Strike By Chinedu Bosah The Nigerian teachers have been spoiling for another round of industrial action to force state governments to implement Teachers Salary Scale (TSS) as agreed by the 36 states governors in August 2008. The western zone of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) comprising Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun,

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ASSBIFI and pro-labour organisations protest unlawful sack of LASACO unit chairman

ASSBIFI and pro-labour organisations protest unlawful sack of LASACO unit chairman Management forced to Round Table The Association of Senior Staff of Banks and Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSIBIFI) and other pro-labour organisations (CDWR, DSM, and UAD) picketed LASACO Assurance premises at Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday January 15, 2009 in protest of the unlawful sacking of the union’s unit chairman,

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Interest in Socialism Surging

Interest in Socialism Surging Capitalism Losing Legitimacy Karl Marx on the Cover of Time Magazine in Europe By Dan Di Maggio (Socialist Alternative, CWI, United States) The global crisis of capitalism has led to a surge of interest in socialist ideas all over the world. Merriam-Webster reports that socialism was the third most searched-for term (“bailout” was #1) during 2008

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Excerpts from the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels:

Excerpts from the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: “Constant revolutionizing of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones… The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe.” “The bourgeoisie is unfit any longer to

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Megacity Project and Mega Demolition Spree

LAGOS Megacity Project and Mega Demolition Spree By Adeola Soetan To make life more abundance for the people is the fundamental essence of government and governance. This is corroborated by Section 14(b) of 1999 Constitution of Nigeria which states that, “The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government”. And for life to be more

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No Freedom to Trade

No Freedom to Trade As Freedom Market was demolished by Lagos State Govt By Chinedu Bosah To make the ruthless demolitions that have taken place across Lagos state, Freedom Market was bulldozed on Thursday February 5 2009. The market largely accommodates traders who deal in computers and its accessories, electronics and its accessories and motor parts. In the same way

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Demolition: A pupil’s Letter to Governor Fashola

Demolition: A pupil’s Letter to Governor Fashola I am a fifth grader at the International School, University of Lagos. I commend the efforts of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on his efforts to repair infrastructure in the state. I am really concerned about the demolition of buildings in different settlements, a very good and visible example being the demolition

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OSBC, Stop Victimisation and Dehumanisation of Ojingolo

OSUN: OSBC, Stop Victimisation and Dehumanisation of Ojingolo Request for Protest Letters Alfred Adegoke (DSM Osun State) Ojingolo’s new “work” OSBC – photo DSM It has been waves of victimization and dehumanization for Tajudeen Oyeniyi, popularly called “Ojingolo”, at the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) where he worked as an audio officer until his present travail. As at the time

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TEACHERS STAGE ANOTHER PROTEST TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Lagos TEACHERS STAGE ANOTHER PROTEST TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE TEACHERS STAGE ANOTHER PROTEST TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE – photo DSM Monday February 2nd saw about 400 teachers stage another peaceful protest to the Lagos State government secretariat at Alausa Ikeja to demand absorption into Lagos state service. The teachers had earlier held protests at two media houses (Galaxy TV and Channels TV)

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GUINEA\’S LATEST MILITARY USURPERS AND THE WORKING MASSES

GUINEA’S LATEST MILITARY USURPERS AND THE WORKING MASSES Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary Guinea’s successful military coup has once again revealed the weak underbelly of what the imperialist west often erroneously called “democracy” in Africa. Within a few hours after the death of Lansana Conte, the military coupist turned life civilian President of Guinea, full-blown military rule was imposed on

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OAU REINSTATEMENT STRUGGLE

OAU REINSTATEMENT STRUGGLE Struggle wins concessions Taiwo Hassan and Olatunde Dairo Recalled Struggle must continue for the remaining 9 to be reinstated In what might signify that the reinstatement struggle is nearing completion, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, in a public statement posted on campus on December 31st 2008 announced the recall of three of the

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Labour Party Holds Inaugural Public Meeting in Ajegunle

Labour Party Holds Inaugural Public Meeting in Ajegunle Labour Party Inaugural Public Meeting in Ajegunle The Labour Party Chapter in Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, Local Government held its first public meeting on Saturday January 24, 2009 in Ajegunle. This was part of effort of building the Party in communities and workplaces in order to reposition it as a party of struggle

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LABOUR’S DEMAND FOR FIFTY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NAIRA MINIMUM WAGE

LABOUR’S DEMAND FOR FIFTY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NAIRA MINIMUM WAGE The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) enthusiastically and wholeheartedly welcomes and supports the demand of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) for a new minimum wage of N52, 200 across the country. However, we wish to urge the NLC leaders, right from the beginning, to emphasise that the new minimum wage

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2009 Budget: Poor Working Masses are in for Worse Living Conditions

2009 Budget: Poor Working Masses are in for Worse Living Conditions For the poor working masses, as usual, there is nothing to cheer at in the proposed 2009 Budget recently presented by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. The woe of poor Nigerians has in fact been compounded by the global economic meltdown which has expectedly taken its toll on the oil