Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE: ANOTHER MASS ACTION NEEDED

MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE: ANOTHER MASS ACTION NEEDED By Bosah Chinedu It should be clear by now to trade union leaders that there will be another round of mass action and general strike to force the government to implement an agreement on a new national minimum wage of N18,000, as against N52, 200 first demanded by Labour in December 2008, that

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THE LABOUR PARTY AND 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS

THE LABOUR PARTY AND 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS By Dagga Tolar The pronouncement by Dan Nwanyanwu, National Chairman of the Labour Party that the party would not be standing any Presidential candidate for the coming 2011 General election was explained on the excuse that the available individuals who had indicated interest to contest for the party’ ticket are not rich enough

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JOS CRISIS: FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION

JOS CRISIS: FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION By Olatunji Olamide Jos, Plateau State, North-Central Nigeria, once regarded as the home of peace and the haven of tourists (mostly Europeans) has become the epicenter of sectarian crisis. On January 23, 2011, men dressed in military uniform invaded Farin Lamba Village, near K-vom in Jos-south Local Council and killed many villagers. The Guardian

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NO TO PRIVATISATION OF PHCN: WORKERS SHOULD REMAIN STEADFAST

NO TO PRIVATISATION OF PHCN: WORKERS SHOULD REMAIN STEADFAST By Peluola Adewale For Solidarity Action by Trade Unions and Pro-Labour Organisations For PHCN to be Kept Public under the Democratic Control of Workers and Consumers The Democratic Socialist Movement reaffirms its solidarity and support for the electricity workers who have sustained a spirited struggle against the planned privatization of Power

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South Sudan: Independence on a Capitalist Basis Offers No Long Term Solution

South Sudan: Independence on a Capitalist Basis Offers No Long Term Solution By Peluola Adewale On July 9, 2011, South Sudan will officially become the newest nation in Africa by virtue of overwhelming votes, almost 99% support, for secession in the independence referendum held between January 9 and 15, 2011. The referendum is a product of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

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UNION BANK: VICTORY AS MASS ACTION FORCES UNION BANK MANAGEMENT TO MEET WORKERS’ DEMAND

UNION BANK: VICTORY AS MASS ACTION FORCES UNION BANK MANAGEMENT TO MEET WORKERS’ DEMAND By Chinedu Bosah The Corporate Headquarters of Union Bank was on Monday February 14 picketed by about 600 workers and pro-labour activists led by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Abdul Wahed Omar to protest the sack of 13 union leaders and illegal proscription of the

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LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTIONS: ERC/DSM MEMBER WINS GENERAL SECRETARY POSITION

LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTIONS: ERC/DSM MEMBER WINS GENERAL SECRETARY POSITION By Ismail Aderemi It was a victory for the radical wing of the student movement and students who desire break from the general right wing tendency. In the recently conducted elections of the Lagos State University Students Union (LASUSU), Com. Ewebiyi Keye James contested and won the position of the

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ONGOING ASUU STRIKE IN OOU: ERC INTERVENTION WIN SUPPORT DESPITE THREAT FROM PRO-MANAGEMENT STUDENT

ONGOING ASUU STRIKE IN OOU: ERC INTERVENTION WIN SUPPORT DESPITE THREAT FROM PRO-MANAGEMENT STUDENTS’ UNION LEADERS By H.T. Soweto For the past 4 months, academic activities at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State have been suspended due to the obstinate refusal of the OOU Governing Council and the anti-poor government of Otunba Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State to meet

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WHERE NOW FOR THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION?

WHERE NOW FOR THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION? Following hot on the heels of revolutionary events in Tunisia, the Egyptian masses took to the streets during 18 tumultuous days. Now, all the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and beyond fear for their rotten rule. This is, however, only the beginning of the revolution in Egypt. PETER TAAFFE, the General Secretary of

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2011 BUDGET: CONSOLIDATION OF NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALIST ATTACKS ON THE ORDINARY PEOPLE

2011 BUDGET: CONSOLIDATION OF NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALIST ATTACKS ON THE ORDINARY PEOPLE By Peluola Adewale For the poor and working people there is nothing cheerful in the proposed 2011 budget presented by President Goodluck Jonathan on December 15, 2010. Just like the previous ones it is meant to continue a regime of capitalist neo-liberal attacks and legalise the looting of public

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THE 10TH NLC DELEGATES CONFERENCE: THE TYPE OF LEADERS THE WORKING MASSES NEED IN THE NEXT FOUR YEAR

THE 10TH NLC DELEGATES CONFERENCE: THE TYPE OF LEADERS THE WORKING MASSES NEED IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary Four years ago, the Nigeria Labour Congress last elected its national leadership. Not unexpectedly, this past four years had witnessed a wide range of activities and struggles by the Abdulwahed Omar led executive. Elected barely few weeks

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The New Governor Aregbesola/ACN Government in Osun State: How Far can It Go?

The New Governor Aregbesola/ACN Government in Osun State: How Far can It Go? Being the Statement of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) issued on February 4, 2011 During the 2007 general elections, the Action Congress (AC) fielded Eng. Rauf Aregbesola as its governorship candidate against the then incumbent PDP governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola. And

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THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary The main political parties recently conducted their primaries to elect those that will fly their flags in the forthcoming general elections in April. Very tragically, these so-called primaries have once again revealed the well known fact that all the ruling parties are being led by highly undemocratic