Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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LIVING WAGE FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS: LONG OVERDUE

LIVING WAGE FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS: LONG OVERDUE NLC, TUC Must Remain Steadfast on the Struggle By Chinedu Bosah Minimum wage which started in late 2008 has not moved beyond promises from the federal government and the recent setting up of a tripartite committee made up of labour, federal government and private sector employers. On the committee the Labour representatives are

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DEREGULATION: Labour Must Maintain its Age-long Opposition

DEREGULATION: Labour Must Maintain its Age-long Opposition Tragically for Nigeria’s workers and poor, it appears that the Labour leaders have opted for subterfuge as a strategy in the struggle against deregulation. While they have continued to put a façade feigning commitment to the struggle, their conduct has only pointed at inclination to dump the struggle. Unfortunately, this they believe they

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MINDLESS POLICE KILLINGS IN AJEGUNLE: Enough is Enough!

MINDLESS POLICE KILLINGS IN AJEGUNLE: Enough is Enough! By Aderemi Ismail For over 20 years the residents of Ajegunle, one of the most densely populated poorest communities of Lagos State, have been subjected to searing police terror. But this came to head with the killings of Charles Okorafor on April 1, 2010 and, later, of Tunde Olotu, who had joined

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2011 Election: Workers Must Go for Political Power

2011 Election: Workers Must Go for Political Power Perennially faced with poverty and joblessness, high costs of education and health and general despair, more and more Nigerians on the streets, in the markets, on radio and TV phone-in programs and even churches and mosques etc – could be heard saying one thing: what Nigeria needs now is a revolution. This

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MAY DAY: The Need to Build the Labour Party as a Genuine Working Peoples’ Political Platform

MAY DAY: The Need to Build the Labour Party as a Genuine Working Peoples’ Political Platform By Kola Ibrahim As workers in Nigeria celebrate this year’s Workers’ Day, the political challenges before the working and poor people are more vital today than ever before. That the capitalist political class has severally and collectively plundered the huge resources of the nation,