Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Textile Workers and Others Protest Near Collapse of the Industrial Sector

Textile Workers and Others Protest Near Collapse of the Industrial Sector By Bosah Chinedu About 3,000 industrial workers from the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers (NUTGTWN) and National Union of Chemical, Foot, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Product Employee (NUCFRLANMPE) on April 23 embarked on a mass and long protest procession in Lagos as part of a nationwide

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DSM JOINS LABOUR PARTY IN OSUN STATE

DSM JOINS LABOUR PARTY IN OSUN STATE By Kola Ibrahim Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Osun State were officially welcomed to the Labour Party in Osun State by the state leadership of the party at a meeting on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Labour Party secretariat in Osogbo. The DSM in the state had earlier informed

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FEDERAL TEACHERS SCHEME: STRUGGLE RECORDS PARTIAL VICTORY IN LAGOS

FEDERAL TEACHERS SCHEME: STRUGGLE RECORDS PARTIAL VICTORY IN LAGOS Others Appeal to Government for Employment The struggle embarked upon by teachers that participated in the Universal Basic Education (UBEC) initiated scheme in Lagos between October 2006 and October 2008 yielded partial victory as the Lagos State government employed 510 (46%) of the total 1,100 teachers on March 18, 2009. Before

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GLOBAL CAPITALIST CRISIS SPARKS PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD

GLOBAL CAPITALIST CRISIS SPARKS PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD Labour Flags Off Mass Protests in Nigeria By Peluola Adewale The rampaging global economic crisis has continued to hit hundreds of millions around the world as a wave of retrenchment, wage cuts and short-time working hits workers. In many countries workers are shocked and fearful of the future. Many have the hope

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EDO: Oshiomhole Policies and the Challenge for the Working Masses

EDO: Oshiomhole Policies and the Challenge for the Working Masses By Chinedu Bosah Edo State had for a long time been ruled by ruthless corrupt politicians and this is a big factor in its underdevelopment vis-Å•-vis the decay in the level of infrastructure. This explains why the people of Edo State overwhelmingly rejected Osariemeh Osunbor and his godfathers both in

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YAR’ADUA’S ELECTORAL REFORMS AND 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS

YAR’ADUA’S ELECTORAL REFORMS AND 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary The 2007 general elections were adjudged nationally and internationally, as the most farcical exercise ever conducted in the name of elections anywhere in the world. Thus faced with the crisis of legitimacy arising from what practically was no more than stolen mandate and, especially, the possibility of mass

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FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE

FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE DSM statement The demand of Labour for a minimum wage of N52,200 is more than just. In fact, when a real survey of the basic needs of an average working class/family, (with respect to feeding, housing, healthcare, transportation, children education, telecommunications, electricity, etc), are taken into consideration, this is nothing but a very modest demand.

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NO TO A CAPITALIST MEGA PARTY: FOR A TRULY WORKING CLASS LABOUR PARTY

NO TO A CAPITALIST MEGA PARTY: FOR A TRULY WORKING CLASS LABOUR PARTY According to a publication in the ThisDay of March 26, 2009, plans have now reached an advanced stage to form a mega political party by about 19 opposition political parties. In fact the paper reported that a formal launch of the newly mega party has been slated

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UNCONDITIONAL NO TO DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL SECTOR

LABOUR MUST SAY: UNCONDITIONAL NO TO DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL SECTOR For clearly over two decades now a combination of international capitalist forces (particularly oil corporations and cartels) and their Nigerian pro-imperialist, capitalist backers have been waging a protracted, and sometimes ferocious war, with the labour movement in order to put oil, the mainstay of the Nigeria’s economy,