Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ASUU, SSANU, ASUP AND COEASU STRIKE

ASUU, SSANU, ASUP AND COEASU STRIKE Govt Must Meet Their Demands Now Nigerian Students and Parents Should Join the Struggle to Save Public Education from Collapse The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) supports the strike action of staff unions in all State-owned tertiary institutions across the country. We call on the respective state governments, particularly the southeast governors, south-south governors, the

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FASHOLA MUST MEET DOCTORS’ DEMAND

FASHOLA MUST MEET DOCTORS’ DEMAND Labour Should Organise Solidarity Actions Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the struggle of medical doctors for better wage and improved facilities in Lagos state owned public hospitals and condemns in strong term the insensitivity of Raji Fashola’s government. Doctors in Lagos State owned hospitals have been on strike for over 11 weeks

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THREE-DAY WARNING STRIKE ON MINIMUM WAGE

THREE-DAY WARNING STRIKE ON MINIMUM WAGE Labour Must Build Strike/Action Committees at National, State, Industrial and Community Levels! Mass Demonstration and Rallies Must be Organised Across the Country! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on a 3-day warning strike between November 10 and 12,

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2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS:

2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS: Will It Be Different From the Widely Acknowledged Farce Called 2007 Elections? Both Prof. Attahiru Jega, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Chairman and President Goodluck Jonathan have repeatedly continued to make pledges that the 2011 general elections will be truly free and fair. Even the advanced capitalist countries, the principal beneficiaries of the iniquitous capitalist system

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PHCN WORKERS STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST PRIVATISATION OF POWER SECTOR

PHCN WORKERS STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST PRIVATISATION OF POWER SECTOR Keep the PHCN Public! Capital NO to Privatisation NLC and TUC Must Organise Solidarity Actions to Support Them The struggle against privatisation was stepped up on Monday 25th October, 2010 when about 1,500 electricity workers, labour and human right activists under the auspices of Joint Action Forum (JAF) and the

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SEASON OF STRUGGLE AS WORKERS FIGHTBACK AGAINST NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS

SEASON OF STRUGGLE AS WORKERS FIGHTBACK AGAINST NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS NLC and TUC Must Build a Mass Working Class Political Alternative to Take Political Power All over the country, workers, youths, students and poor masses are being confronted with brutal neo-liberal attacks against their living and working conditions. These attacks range from privatisation of public enterprises, deregulation of the oil sector,

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KEEP PHCN PUBLIC!

KEEP PHCN PUBLIC! Under Democratic Control and Management of Workers and Consumers No to Privatisation!! No to N18 pkwh Hike of Electricity Tariff!! Workers, artisans, traders, youths and all consumers must fight back now! The anti-poor government of President Goodluck Jonathan has contrived another means to convert the collective patrimony of Nigerians into a profit-making venture of businessmen and corrupt

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LAGOS STATE DOCTORS’ STRIKE: Fashola Must Meet Their Demands Now!

LAGOS STATE DOCTORS’ STRIKE: Fashola Must Meet Their Demands Now! Medical doctors working in various public hospitals in Lagos State have been on strike now for the past nine weeks. The situation has paralyzed health care delivery in all the public hospitals in the State with dire consequences for Lagosians. WHY DOCTORS ARE ON STRIKE Doctors in Lagos State have

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ANOTHER ROUND OF EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKE

ANOTHER ROUND OF EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKE Only Joint Struggle of Workers, Students and Parents Can Win University workers’ Unions have started a rolling action of strikes across Universities owned by the State governments. At the last count, more than 10 Universities are on strike action. They are Abia State University (ABSU), Anambra State University, Ebonyi State University, Enugu State University

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NIGER DELTA AND GULF OF MEXICO: UNITED BY DISASTER OF CAPITALISM

NIGER DELTA AND GULF OF MEXICO: UNITED BY DISASTER OF CAPITALISM By Peluola Adewale Perhaps, one of the collateral advantages of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster is the momentary media attention it has drawn to daily pollution and environmental degradation of Niger Delta area of Nigeria which has been hitherto under-reported. The international media have run stories comparing

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MAJOR VICTORY FOR LARUTI OPERATORS

MAJOR VICTORY FOR LARUTI OPERATORS LAGOS STATE GOVT. FORCED TO PAY BACK OPERATORS MONEY The tricycle operators popularly known as Lagos State Rural Transport Initiative (LARUTI) recorded a major victory on May 2010 after 10 months of struggle against the Lagos State government. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) led these poor tricycle operators to get back their

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POOR STATE OF LAGOS ROADS: A GENUINE WORKERS’ AND PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY WAY-OUT

POOR STATE OF LAGOS ROADS: A GENUINE WORKERS’ AND PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY WAY-OUT By Lanre Akinola The euphoria that greeted the so called performance of the Lagos State Government headed by Mr. Raji Fashola particularly, on the construction and rehabilitation of roads has begun to wane. With the beginning of rainy season, most people have now woken up

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LEKKI ROAD CONCESSIONING: POOR LAGOSIANS SUBJECTED TO SUPER EXTORTION

LEKKI ROAD CONCESSIONING: POOR LAGOSIANS SUBJECTED TO SUPER EXTORTION By Victor Osakwe When the construction of Lekki road was started in 1982 and completed in 1987, little did Lagosians know that 28 years later the road will be an avenue for exploitation. The road was initiated by Lateef Jakande in 1982 and built up to Eleko junction and was completed

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CURRENT TAX REGIME IN AJEGUNLE: TAXING TRADERS OUT OF EXISTENCE

CURRENT TAX REGIME IN AJEGUNLE: TAXING TRADERS OUT OF EXISTENCE By Ismail Aderemi The traders in Ajegunle, a suburb in Lagos have been agitating against the outrageous and illegal multiple taxes imposed on them by the Ajeromi Local Government in the past 4 months. The Ajegunle Peoples Movement (APM) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) along with Ajeromi Community Movement (AICOM)

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POLICE BRUTALITY IN AJEGUNLE: CHARLES OKAFOR IS BURIED

POLICE BRUTALITY IN AJEGUNLE: CHARLES OKAFOR IS BURIED For an adequate compensation to the families of Charles and other victims By Dagga Tolar Charles Okafor, who was murdered by the police in Ajegunle Lagos state on April 1 2010, was finally buried on August 7, 2010 at Trinity cemetery Apapa. It will be recalled that Charles was clubbed and gun-butted

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AMCON: LAW TO SANCTION RECKLESNESS IN BANKS\’ PASSES

AMCON: LAW TO SANCTION RECKLESNESS IN BANKS’ PASSES By Chinedu Bosah President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the establishment of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Monday 19, 2010. The firm which is aptly described as ‘Bad Bank’ by the Financial Times is to absorb most of the existing N1.2 trillion non-performing loans and other bad loans in

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VAT INCREASE: ANOTHER NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALIST ATTACK ON THE WORKING PEOPLE

VAT INCREASE: ANOTHER NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALIST ATTACK ON THE WORKING PEOPLE By Kola Ibrahim Just like its predecessors, the Goodluck Jonathan/PDP government, in line with its anti-poor neo-liberal capitalist agenda, has concluded plans to unleash further attacks on the working and poor people with the recent increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT). According to a report in the ThisDay newspaper

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STATE CREATION: IS IT THE SOLUTION TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISES?

STATE CREATION: IS IT THE SOLUTION TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISES? By Kola Ibrahim In the colonial period towards the independence, the various nationalist bourgeois political class, as a way of ensuring their political influence had canvassed for regional governments as the best means of bringing their ‘people’ into the limelight of civilization. But aside the fact that the regionalization of the

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MASSIVE FAILURE IN NECO AND WAEC EXAMINATIONS: SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC DECAY IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

MASSIVE FAILURE IN NECO AND WAEC EXAMINATIONS: SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC DECAY IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR By H.T. Soweto The mass failure in the 2009 National Examination Council (NECO) November/December and 2010 May/June WAEC has shown that Nigeria’s education sector is tumbling down a hill. The National Examination Council (NECO) released its Nov/Dec 2009 SSSCE result showing that only 4, 223

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POST UTME: CAN IT RESOLVE THE CRISIS OF MERIT?

POST UTME: CAN IT RESOLVE THE CRISIS OF MERIT? By Keye Ewebiyi Post-UME or what is now called Post-UTME was introduced in 2005 because the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) as a means of ascertaining the merit of admission seekers had become corrupted and discredited. The Post-UTME is meant to be an additional test organised by tertiary institutions to screen students