Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SOARING ELECTRICITY TARIFF!

Socialist Democracy November/December 2011 SOARING ELECTRICITY TARIFF! For community-based mass resistance now! NLC and TUC Should Call General Strike/protests now No to PHCN Sale; For Public Ownership and Democratic Control By Kola Ibrahim Despite all attempts to portray the sale of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in good light, actual reality continues to show that it is nothing

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NATIONWIDE FUEL SCARCITY: Get Set to Fight Impending Fuel Price Hike!

NATIONWIDE FUEL SCARCITY: Get Set to Fight Impending Fuel Price Hike! For a 2-Day Warning General Strike Now! By Ayo Ademiluyi Widespread fuel shortages across different parts of the country have resulted into long queues at petrol stations with prices rocketing between N110, N120 and N130. Yet the Department of Petroleum Resources, which has vowed that it would close down

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NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE: Neither Threat Nor Hot Air Will Do!

NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE: Neither Threat Nor Hot Air Will Do! For General Strikes/Mass Actions Now! By H.T. Soweto “It is unfortunate that we can still be talking about the implementation of a mere N18, 000 minimum wage almost two years after it became law. It shows the kalo kalo mentality of those who claim to govern us, when they

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WHERE IS NIGERIA’S ECONOMY HEADING TO?

WHERE IS NIGERIA’S ECONOMY HEADING TO? As Economy Grows, Mass Poverty And Unemployment Deepen While The Wealth Of The 1% Increases By Chinedu Bosah President Goodluck Jonathan gave his administration a pass mark in his October 1st Independence Day speech wherein he stated that Nigeria economy is making progress. According to him what indicate this progress include the Gross Domestic

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Theodore Orji’s War against Abia People

Theodore Orji’s War against Abia People By Chinedu Agbebire The suffering and brutal exploitation of people of Abia state, particularly the Aba populace, has reached a worrisome stage. Since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999, the people have been victims of callous and anti-poor capitalist government. It would be recalled that Dr. Orji Uzo Kalu ruled the state

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AFTER THE ONDO ELECTION: What Next For The Working Masses?

AFTER THE ONDO ELECTION: What Next For The Working Masses? By Aj. Dagga Tolar But for the media hype over the acrimonious campaigns and mudslinging between the Mimiko led Labour Party in Ondo state and the Bola Tinubu led ACN, the Ondo elections could have passed as a non-event as far as the majority of the working peoples in the

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AFRICA: Can Africa Throw Capitalism A Lifeline?

AFRICA: Can Africa Throw Capitalism A Lifeline? Opulence for Robber Capitalist Elite But No Boom For Working Masses By Peluola Adewale “It is my firm belief that Africa represents the next global economic frontier, and I am not alone in that assessment.” So said Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state for African Affairs, to the US House foreign sub-committee on

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SOUTH AFRICA: Workers Confront Brutal South African Capitalism

SOUTH AFRICA: Workers Confront Brutal South African Capitalism The class struggle in South Africa is far sharper than in many countries. Socialist consciousness is far higher among the powerful, industrial working class. Alec Thraves, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), who recently visited South Africa, reports. On 16 August the premeditated slaughter of 34 striking Lonmin miners in Marikana by

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MASS SACK OF OYO STATE PUBLIC WORKERS: Height Of The Anti-workers Disposition Of The Ajimobi-led ACN

MASS SACK OF OYO STATE PUBLIC WORKERS: Height Of The Anti-workers Disposition Of The Ajimobi-led ACN Administration For the immediate recall of all sacked workers and an independent panel to verify allegations (By Abbey Trotsky) Like every other government across the country, Abiola Ajimobi/Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-led government in Oyo State has not for a moment concealed its crass

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ON-GOING CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEE HIKE AND EDUCATION UNDER-FUNDING

ON-GOING CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEE HIKE AND EDUCATION UNDER-FUNDING Potential Exists For Further Actions For an Immediate Congress of the NANS Zone D Next Step Should Be Mobilization for a One-day Lecture Boycott and Mass Protest By H.T. Soweto, National Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) October 1st saw movement by students against fee hike and education underfunding across 3 states. The

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OYO: Over 2,000 March For Adequately Public Funded Education And Against Anti-poor Policies

OYO: Over 2,000 March For Adequately Public Funded Education And Against Anti-poor Policies By Iseru Ebike The Oyo State chapter of the Joint Action Front (JAF) and the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) jointly staged a protest march on October 1, Independence Day, against the government’s neo-liberal policies of full deregulation of oil sector, privatization of public-owned companies like the Power

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POST-UTME EXPLOITATION CONTINUES

POST-UTME EXPLOITATION CONTINUES Adequate Funding and Democratic Management is the Key By Keye Ewebiyi Seven years after the introduction of Post-UTME screening exercise into tertiary education system in Nigeria, the exploitation of students under the guise of this exercise has remained unwavering. The screening exercise was introduced as a result of the alleged failure of the Joint Admission and Matriculation

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Renaming Of UNILAG and the Quest for Quality Education

Renaming Of UNILAG and the Quest for Quality Education By Lateef Adams Few minutes after President Good luck Jonathan concluded his May 29 “Democracy day” address, protest broke out at the University of Lagos. Thousands of students stormed the streets of Lagos condemning the renaming of their university to Moshood Abiola University. Late MKO Abiola is the widely-acclaimed winner of

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FEE HIKE WORSENS ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

FEE HIKE WORSENS ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY EDUCATION As More Students Shun LASU By James Foluso The resultant effect of anti-poor policies of fee hike and commercialization of public education has started telling in Lagos State University. Last year, the Lagos State Government introduced a 725% hike in the tuition fees of Lagos State University. With the increase, new students were

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JOIN SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA TODAY!

JOIN SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA TODAY! The DSM has decided to take the initiative to form and register a political party called the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) as a political platform for workers, youths and the poor. We call on socialist and left organizations to join the DSM in the formation and building of the party. We believe this

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OIL SUBSIDY PROBE: A Peep into the Capitalists’ Chambers of Fraud

Socialist Democracy July – August 2012 Issue OIL SUBSIDY PROBE: A Peep into the Capitalists’ Chambers of Fraud By Segun Sango The House of Representatives recently made rare peep into certain aspects of the oil sector’s activities. Essentially, the House probed the so-called oil subsidy regime that was in existence between 2009 and 2011. In its findings, the House came

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REJIGGING NIGERIA: Can the Country be saved by the Convocation of Sovereign National Conference (SNC

REJIGGING NIGERIA: Can the Country be saved by the Convocation of Sovereign National Conference (SNC)? By Segun Sango Bluntly put, every socio-economic and political facet of Nigeria can be called a disaster. Nothing works in every critical departments of the economy. Nigeria’s stupendous natural and human resources have not been deployed to make a positive impact on the economic and

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NIGERIAN ECONOMY IN DOLDRUMS: Harder Times Ahead for the Working People

NIGERIAN ECONOMY IN DOLDRUMS: Harder Times Ahead for the Working People By Peluola Adewale Ordinary Nigerians have been told to prepare for even harder times ahead. The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was reported to have told the Federal Executive Council on June 13, 2012 that the country should prepare for economic recession in view of the slide in oil

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MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE The Need for Nationally Coordinated Actions

MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE The Need for Nationally Coordinated Actions By Kola Ibrahim April 2012 marked the one year of singing of the new N18, 000 minimum wage into law. However, across the country, the implementation of the new wage has been stalled by the government irrespective of political parties. In most states including the so-called opposition parties’ controlled states, workers

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The Anti-poor Lagos Government Bans the Use of Tokunbo for Taxi Operation

The Anti-poor Lagos Government Bans the Use of Tokunbo for Taxi Operation In line with its obsession to build a mega city out of Lagos, the Lagos state government has consistently unleashed brutal attacks on different sections of the poor working people like commercial motorcyclists, petty traders and taxi drivers. It does not give a damn if its action deprived