Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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STILL NO RESPITE FOR 250 SACKED DANGOTE PASTA WORKERS

STILL NO RESPITE FOR 250 SACKED DANGOTE PASTA WORKERS CDWR Calls On NUFBTE And NLC To Immediately Mobilise For A Fight Back By Victor Osakwe For over one year now the inalienable rights of workers to freely associate have been brutally attacked by the management of Dangote Pasta Plant Ikorodu, a company owned by Aliko Dangote, the richest man in

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ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AT ROCHAS

ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AT ROCHAS FOUNDATION COLLEGE, IBADAN, OYO STATE We Demand the Immediate Recall of Sacked Biology Teacher, Abiodun Bamigboye By H.T. Soweto, National Coordinator, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns attacks on democratic rights at Rochas Foundation College Ibadan Oyo state. Particularly we condemn the sack of Mr. Abiodun Bamigboye who was a biology teacher at

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LAGBUS: A Classic Case Of Public Resources Channelled Towards Private Interest

LAGBUS: A Classic Case Of Public Resources Channelled Towards Private Interest By Chinedu Bosah When LAGBUS started transport operation in Lagos State, many heave a sigh of relief. The popular belief among motorists was that a public transport outfit had come to rescue Lagosians of chaotic transportation system. The transportation company which is widely known as LAGBUS or “Fashola bus”

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Joint Action Front (JAF) Holds Congress

Joint Action Front (JAF) Holds Congress By H. T. Soweto Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 October 2011, saw the Joint Action Front (JAF), the civil society partner of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), hold its second delegate congress. JAF was formerly known as Joint Action

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Workers Of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions

Workers Of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions 2-Day Strike Wins Partial Concession By Chinedu Bosah Workers of Rebecca Fashion Limited, a Chinese company that produces Noble brand of weave-on (hair weave), went on an indefinite strike on Thursday, October 27, 2011 to press demand for better pay and improved working conditions as well as against casualisation. The strike

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ASUU BEGINS “COMPREHENSIVE AND INDEFINITE STRIKE”

ASUU BEGINS “COMPREHENSIVE AND INDEFINITE STRIKE” For A Joint Struggle Of Education Workers, Students And The Working Masses Don’t Sit-At-Home! Organise Rallies And Public Protests! By H.T. Soweto, National Coordinator, ERC The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) commenced what it tagged “comprehensive and indefinite strike” on Monday December 5, 2011. The indefinite strike of ASUU is to protest the

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OIL SUBSIDY REMOVAL/FUEL PRICE HIKE

OIL SUBSIDY REMOVAL/FUEL PRICE HIKE Fast Lane To Socio-political Catastrophes Say No To Fuel Subsidy Removal! No to Fuel Price Hike! For 48 Hour Warning General Strike and Mass Protest Now!! By Segun Sango Come January 2012, the Jonathan government has announced that its decision to remove the so-called subsidy on fuel prices will be implemented. Going by past experience

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PRIVATISATION OF PHCN: Labour Must Resist It

PRIVATISATION OF PHCN: Labour Must Resist It For PHCN to be Kept Public under the Democratic Control of Workers and Consumers For Solidarity Action by Trade Unions and Pro-Labour Organisations No to Militarization of PHCN Installations By Peluola Adewale President Goodluck Jonathan government recently deployed soldiers to occupy the installations of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) nationwide. Jonathan has

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ACN WIELDS THE AXE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN LAGOS STATE

ACN WIELDS THE AXE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN LAGOS STATE 725% Fee Hike in LASU! Students’ Union Banned! By H.T. Soweto and Keye Ewebiyi Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governor of Lagos state has announced a 725% increment in fees payable by students of Lagos State University (LASU). In response to peaceful protests by students, the

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MASS BOYCOTT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION IN LAGOS

MASS BOYCOTT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION IN LAGOS An Indication for A Working People Political Alternative To CAN By ‘Lanre Akinola Lagos State government through the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), on Saturday, October 22, 2011, conducted election into 20 constitutionally recognized Local Governments (LG) and the so-called 37 Local Development Area Councils (LCDA). The State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC)

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ONE YEAR OF AREGBESOLA’S ERA

ONE YEAR OF AREGBESOLA’S ERA How Well Have The People Fared? By Alfred Adegoke November 27 marks the first anniversary of the coming to power of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as Osun State Governor pursuant to the well acclaimed judicial victory ending the tyrannical but illegitimate second term regime of the ousted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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EUROZONE: Into The Abyss?

EUROZONE: Into The Abyss? Fragmentation Of The Eurozone Could Trigger Another Deep Financial Crisis And Global Economic Downturn By Lynn Walsh, Editor, Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), the sister organization of Democratic Socialist Movement. Read full article here The Eurozone is at a tipping point. EU leaders are in disarray and have no

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LIBYA: Gaddafi Dead – What Next?

LIBYA: Gaddafi Dead – What Next? Independent Action by Libyan Workers, Youth and Poor Vital To Prevent Revolution’s Derailment By Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) While the defeat of the last major forces defending Gaddafi’s dictatorial and increasingly megalomaniac regime was widely welcomed, the way in which it fell means that clouds now hang over the future

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Zartech AAEUN branch must reverse the indefinite suspension order on Kayode Wintola, its Welfare Off

Trade Union democracy Zartech AAEUN branch must reverse the indefinite suspension order on Kayode Wintola, its Welfare Officer, NOW! A fighting workers’ union free of management influence is needed now!!* By Abbey Trotsky The Zartech branch of Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN) has issued out an indefinite suspension letter to its welfare officer, Kayode Wintola, who is

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Deregistration of 7 Political Parties by INEC is undemocratic

Deregistration of 7 Political Parties by INEC is undemocratic By Bosah Chinedu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), relying on section 78 of the electoral Act, has recently deregistered 7 political parties on the grounds of not fielding candidates at the last general elections let alone winning a seat at the parliament or any executive position. Section 78 of the

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FOI: Beyond Illusions

FOI: Beyond Illusions By Lanre Arogundade The authors of the freedom of or access to information law conceive it as a potent anti-corruption weapon in capitalist democracies. In Nigeria, successive years of corrupt rule by the military and civilians, gave actual impetus to the FOI idea and made it popular among different layers of society. Its principal proponents were however

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MASS FAILURE IN 2011 UTME AND 2011 WASSCE

MASS FAILURE IN 2011 UTME AND 2011 WASSCE Urgent Mass Actions Needed To Save Public Education By H.T. Soweto That education in Nigeria is collapsing is hardly debatable. The mass failure in UTME and WAEC says it all. On Friday 24 June 2011, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the results of the 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

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OAU: STUDENTS LET DOWN BY NEW VC

OAU: STUDENTS LET DOWN BY NEW VC Urgent Necessity To Take The Struggle To A New Level By Adewale Stephen On September 6, 2011, the new Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tale Omole, of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife called for an interactive session with students at the University Afrika Amphi-Theatre. While thousands of expectant and anxious students thought the

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AJEGUNLE ERC HOLDS 2011 FREE HOLIDAY COACHING

AJEGUNLE ERC HOLDS 2011 FREE HOLIDAY COACHING By Ho2 Moshood The Ajegunle, Lagos, branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has concluded its 2011 free holiday coaching. The ERC is a campaign initiated by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria – since 2004 to campaign against education underfunding, fee hikes and for provision of free and functional education

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BOMBING OF UNITED NATIONS’ BUILDING

BOMBING OF UNITED NATIONS’ BUILDING Terrorism Takes Root in Nigeria Amidst Deep Social and Economic Crisis (By H.T. Soweto) On Friday 26 August 2011, Nigerians were thrown into panic as a suicide bomber rammed a car laden with deadly explosives through two security barriers into the reception area of the office of the United Nations in Nigeria’s capital city of