Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Revolt in Burkina Faso and the Challenge of Working People’s Alternative

Revolt in Burkina Faso and the Challenge of Working People’s Alternative By Kola Ibrahim After what seems like atrophy in mass movements in Africa, aftermath of counterrevolutionary rise in countries of the Middle East and North Africa, the working people and youth of Burkina Faso have brought the issue of mass movement and revolution back to the political agenda. The

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IRELAND: By Election Triumph Marks Turning Point in Anti-Austerity Struggle

IRELAND: By Election Triumph Marks Turning Point in Anti-Austerity Struggle By Eddie McCabe, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) 12 October 2014 will be a day that’s remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated water charges. And on the same day, Paul Murphy, Socialist Party member and Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) candidate,

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SOUTH AFRICA: NUMSA Expulsion from COSATU

SOUTH AFRICA: NUMSA Expulsion from COSATU Rebuild Trade Union Movement on Socialist principles By Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) Reporters The pro-ANC right-wing of the Cosatu leadership has accomplished what the apartheid regime could not and split the 2.2 million strong trade union federation. On the night of 7/8 November dubbed the ‘night of the long knives’ in the press

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LAGOS STATE WORKERS AGITATE FOR NEW MINIMUM WAGE

LAGOS STATE WORKERS AGITATE FOR NEW MINIMUM WAGE For a 24-hour Warning Strike Now! By Dagga Tolar Under the auspices of the Joint Negotiating Council, the workers in Lagos state public service have demanded an upward review of workers salary with effect from January 2015 and a return to the original steps instead of the present compressed steps of 1

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THE SACK OF 95 CRIN WORKERS: management defies court order to re-open accommodations of the victimiz

THE SACK OF 95 CRIN WORKERS: management defies court order to re-open accommodations of the victimized workers. End Attacks on Democratic Rights Workers Now! For Immediate and unconditional recall of victimized workers A call for solidarity action By Abbey Trotsky Since the sack of 95 workers of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Ibadan, by Prof. Akoroda-led management on 24th

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PLANNED REMOVAL OF NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE FROM THE EXCLUSIVE LIST

PLANNED REMOVAL OF NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE FROM THE EXCLUSIVE LIST Labour Must Commence Mobilization For A 48hours Strike On Non Implementation Of N18,000 Minimum Wage By Abbey Trotsky Since 2013, there have been deliberations and debates at both the lower and upper house of the national assembly on its plan to remove the national minimum wage from the exclusive legislative

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CASUALISATION IS ANTI-WORKERS: Labour Movement Must Begin Struggles Against Casualisation

CASUALISATION IS ANTI-WORKERS: Labour Movement Must Begin Struggles Against Casualisation By Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR Casualisation is a condition wherein workers are made to work without regularized status and are subjected to employment insecurity that attracts little or no benefits in terms of emoluments, allowances etc. Casualisation is a policy aimed at enslaving and exploiting workers. Many company practice

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OAU 9: Reinstatement Struggle Gathers Storm

OAU 9: Reinstatement Struggle Gathers Storm A call for Solidarity Actions By ERC Reporters At the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife, the struggle for the reinstatement of nine student activists, who were suspended by the University authorities because of their radical roles in students’ struggle against fee hike, is gathering storm. Four of the suspended student activists are members

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UNILAG ERC SYMPOSIUM:

UNILAG ERC SYMPOSIUM: Akokites Call for Restoration of Banned Students’ Union By Ishola Afeez, ERC UNILAG The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter, held a public symposium on November 4, 2014, at Faculty of Arts of the university, with the theme “Proscription of independent students unionism in UNILAG, So long, too long and the topic “Degeneration of

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2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: None of the existing political parties represent the change working masses a

2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: None of the existing political parties represent the change working masses and youth desire By Segun Sango, National Chairperson, Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, from all key indications, promises to be the most beleaguered since post colonial rule in 1960. Politically and economically, the capitalist institutions and all their political parties are locked

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PROTESTS IN NIGERIA AND EUROPE AGAINST NON-REGISTRATION OF SPN

PROTESTS IN NIGERIA AND EUROPE AGAINST NON-REGISTRATION OF SPN Hearing in the Suit Against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja Adjourned until November 27. By SPN Reporters There were protests on Wednesday November 19, 2014 in Nigeria, Germany, Belgium, England and Sweden against the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)

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NEITHER THE PDP NOR APC CAN BRING REAL CHANGE

NEITHER THE PDP NOR APC CAN BRING REAL CHANGE Support And Join The Campaign To Call On INEC To Register The SPN For The Socialist Transformation Of Nigeria By H.T Soweto National Youth Leader, SPN As things stand today, the 2015 elections will be dominated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC). Both political parties

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This year’s ERC free summer coaching is closed with symposium, poetry and drama

This year’s ERC free summer coaching is closed with symposium, poetry and drama By Fidel Davynovich Thursday 11 September, 2014 marked the closing day of the 10th edition of the free summer coaching of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC). The coaching which is targeted at students in SS I, SS II and SS III classes has been on since 2005

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ONE YEAR OF POWER PRIVATISATION: Epileptic Power Indicates Failure of Privatisation

ONE YEAR OF POWER PRIVATISATION: Epileptic Power Indicates Failure of Privatisation Renationalisation of the Power, Oil and Banking Sectors Under Workers Democratic Control can Guarantee Affordable and Uninterrupted Power. By Chinedu Bosah The scorecard of the one year of power privatization is epileptic power supply, constant unwarranted tariff hike and bailout for clueless private companies while the working masses groin

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ONLY THE UNITED ACTION OF THE WORKING MASSES CAN END BOKO HARAM

ONLY THE UNITED ACTION OF THE WORKING MASSES CAN END BOKO HARAM By Dagga Tolar One of the consequences of the monumental failure of governance in Nigeria is the rise of the fundamentalist variant of religion. The adherents seek spiritual solace to all the material issues confronting them which the temporal powers have demonstrated to all that they are incapable

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Local government autonomy cannot automatically guarantee developments

Local government autonomy cannot automatically guarantee developments By Segun Sango, National Chairperson, Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level. We hold that the fundamental cause of failure of governance at all

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Ebola Virus Disease Underscores the Failure of Global Capitalism

Ebola Virus Disease Underscores the Failure of Global Capitalism By Kola Ibrahim Nigeria has scaled the hurdles of Ebola virus disease, we are told. Nigerian capitalist politicians are quick to squabble over who carries the trophy of the victory Fashola or Jonathan. In other West African countries Å• la Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, where the disease has ravaged and

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AGRICULTURE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA: All Motion, No Movement

AGRICULTURE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA: All Motion, No Movement By Eko John Nicholas Agriculture is one of the pillars of all economies that are seriously and genuinely committed to developing and harnessing capacities to guaranteeing employment opportunities, food security, industrialization and wealth creation. Achieving these goals demand that governments across the world must be committed to improving the agricultural sector, striving to

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Falling Oil Price: Working People must prepare to resist Attacks

Falling Oil Price: Working People must prepare to resist Attacks By Peluola Adewale Ordinary Nigerians, whose daily life is like being in a frying pan with hot vegetable oil, should be prepared to resist any attempt by the government to fling them into fire. This is as a result of the decline in the oil price. The Minister of Finance

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CDWR Supports Teachers’ Warning Strike in Osun State

CDWR Supports Teachers’ Warning Strike in Osun State Strike shows utter failure of Aregbesola government’s education policies On 14th November, 2014, the Osun State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) started a three-day warning strike to draw the attention of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government to the rot that public schools in the state are in. Subsequent