Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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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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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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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2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS:

2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS: IS NIGERIA ABOUT TO BREAK A 50-YEAR OLD JINX? Going by what President Goodluck Jonathan and Professor Attahiru Jega, the newly appointed Electoral Commission Chairman have been saying, Nigerians are expected to have truly free and fair elections come 2011 general elections. Hear the President: “When we nominated Prof. Attahiru Jega as the Chairman of INEC, some

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3-MONTH STRIKE OF LECTURERS AT TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OSUN STATE

3-MONTH STRIKE OF LECTURERS AT TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OSUN STATE Government Must Meet Workers’ Demands For Students To Resume For over 3 months now, workers in all four Osun State-owned Tertiary Institutions, including the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College of Technology Esa-Oke and the two Osun State Colleges of Education at Ilesa and Ila have been on strike

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MINIMUM WAGE AGITATION: TIME FOR MASS ACTIONS

MINIMUM WAGE AGITATION: TIME FOR MASS ACTIONS By Chinedu Bosah The minimum wage agitation is one that has generated so much interest amongst Nigerian workers, considering the fact that the wages currently earned can be best described as poverty wages. The issue has been characterized by conflicting stories from the government quarters and the media. This has confirmed the position

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OAU MANAGEMENT: STOP VICTIMISATION OF AYO ADEMILUYI

OAU MANAGEMENT: STOP VICTIMISATION OF AYO ADEMILUYI Process his Final Result and Mobilise him to Law School In what is a clear case of clampdown on freedom of the press at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Faborode has ordered the final results of Ayo Ademiluyi to be withheld. Ayo, a Law student had completed all the

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ADIEU! BILLY BRIGHT ANOKWURU

ADIEU! BILLY BRIGHT ANOKWURU A GENUINE AND CONSISTENT TRADE UNION LEADER Billy Bright Anokwuru died on July 20, 2010. Before his death, he was the former National President of the National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE) and Vice Chairman of the Labour Party in Lagos State. In this interview, Comrade Rufus Olusesan (Vice President of NUSDE and Chairman

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LABOUR AND ATTAHIRU JEGA:

LABOUR AND ATTAHIRU JEGA: Free And Fair Elections Are Meaningless Without A Fighting Mass Working Class Labour Party By Ayo Ademiluyi Towards the upcoming 2011 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) believes that the appointment of Attahiru Jega would perhaps ensure free and fair elections. In a communiqué issued, while welcoming the appointment of Prof. Attahiru Jega as the

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ELECTORAL REFORM CAMPAIGNS AND THE HOPE FOR GENUINE CHANGE IN EDO

ELECTORAL REFORM CAMPAIGNS AND THE HOPE FOR GENUINE CHANGE IN EDO By Lateef Adams Free and fair election is a miracle that many Nigerians are waiting to happen in Nigeria. It has often been said that if Nigeria could get it right on elections, then it will be possible to resolve all other socio-economic problems which the country is enmeshed

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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