Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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LAUTECH CRISIS: We Condemn Attack on Osun Indigenes

LAUTECH CRISIS: We Condemn Attack on Osun Indigenes For Immediate Payment of Workers’ Salaries and Re-opening of the University By Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary, SPN Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns in its entirety the attack on Osun State indigenes working at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State; a University jointly owned by the governments

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CRISES OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC RECESSION

CRISES OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC RECESSION By F.A. Kafu, ERC, UI Branch Last year, many Nigerians had their hopes raised that change had come with the coming to power of Muhammadu Buhari APC-led administration. Now it is clear that Nigeria’s economy can never be restructured in favour of ordinary Nigerians by the Buhari/APC administration because it

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VICTIMISATION OF UNIONISTS AND ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS IN FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

VICTIMISATION OF UNIONISTS AND ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS IN FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE A Call for Solidarity Action By Abbey Trotsky, Coordinator CDWR, Oyo State Since Monday 15th August, 2016, four leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) at rhe Federal College of Agriculture (FCA) Moor Plantation, Ibadan Chapter have been placed on an indefinite suspension without pay

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REPRESSIVE STATE POLICY TRIGGERS ATTACKS ON SHIITES BY ARMED SECURITY OPERATIVES AND IRATE YOUTHS

REPRESSIVE STATE POLICY TRIGGERS ATTACKS ON SHIITES BY ARMED SECURITY OPERATIVES AND IRATE YOUTHS By Wole Olubanji The Shiites, members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), were yet victims of another state-triggered and possibly state-sponsored attack, on Wednesday, 12th October 2016. The Kaduna-State government had banned the IMN in the evening of Friday, 7th October, 2016; eleven days before these

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ERC CALLS FOR IMPROVED BUDGETARY ALLOCATION TO PUBLIC EDUCATION

ERC CALLS FOR IMPROVED BUDGETARY ALLOCATION TO PUBLIC EDUCATION Report of the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 ERC Free Holiday Coaching By ERC Reporter, Ajegunle After six weeks of intensive teaching by a committed team of volunteer teachers, the eleventh edition of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) free holiday coaching organized for indigent secondary school students in the Ajegunle community

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ECONOMIC RECESSION SHOWS THAT CAPITALISM IS NOT WORKING

Socialist Democracy (SD) November – December 2016 Edition ECONOMIC RECESSION SHOWS THAT CAPITALISM IS NOT WORKING Time for System Change By H.T. Soweto Within the space of a little more than a year, Nigeria’s story has turned full circle from an economy lauded as the largest on the continent with potentials to grow further to one enmeshed in its worst

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DEMYSTIFYING NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC CRISIS: A Socialist Solution

DEMYSTIFYING NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC CRISIS: A Socialist Solution By Kola Ibrahim That Nigeria is in economic recession is no more news. All indices of economic measurement are in the negatives. GDP growth has worsened from -0.3% in the first quarter of 2016 to -2.06 percent in the second quarter, while unemployment has risen by 4.6 million since Buhari assumed power. Inflation

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ECONOMIC RECESSION: Working People Must Defend Living Standards

ECONOMIC RECESSION: Working People Must Defend Living Standards By Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary, SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the Second Quarter 2016 report of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which officially confirms the sliding of Nigerian economy into recession as a bitter confirmation of the failure of capitalism and the incapacity of Nigerian ruling elites to move

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UNPAID SALARIES AND NEW MINIMUM WAGE: For a 24-Hour Warning General Strike and Nationwide Protest N

UNPAID SALARIES AND NEW MINIMUM WAGE: For a 24-Hour Warning General Strike and Nationwide Protest Now By Emmanuel Adikwu Over the years, workers in all states of the federation have suffered from, and endured all sort of neo-liberal attacks, regardless of whether the state government is led by APC, PDP, APGA etc. Some of the exceedingly greedy governors have held

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ZOMBIE BANKING SECTOR IN CRISIS: For Nationalisation of Banking Sector under Democratic Control

ZOMBIE BANKING SECTOR IN CRISIS: For Nationalisation of Banking Sector under Democratic Control By Damilare Etti The banking sector, like the rest of the Nigerian economy is experiencing contraction. The CBN is bailing out the banks again with the meager public resources, albeit indirectly: By keeping the key monetary ratios in double digits, creation of FX ecosystem that act as

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54% YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT: Labour Must Organise Youths for a Fight Back

54% YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT: Labour Must Organise Youths for a Fight Back By Ayo Ademiluyi Nigeria’s very young population is facing a grim future unless there is a rapid, radical change. Young people are the future, it is estimated that about 60% of Nigeria’s over 187 million inhabitants are under 25 year old. The danger is that if Labour does not

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CRIN IBADAN: 95 Sacked Workers Reinstated After Three Years of Struggle

CRIN IBADAN: 95 Sacked Workers Reinstated After Three Years of Struggle Lessons and the Relevance to the Labour Movement By Abbey Trotsky The 95 workers of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, CRIN, Ibadan, who were arbitrarily sacked in one fell swoop by the former Prof. Akoroda-led administration, on the 24th of January, 2013, for participating in an industrial action

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ELECTRICITY CRISIS: Discos Offer No Respite For Power Consumers

ELECTRICITY CRISIS: Discos Offer No Respite For Power Consumers Scandalous Efforts to Frustrate Victorious Court Judgment Against Tariff Hike Must be Resisted by Mass Actions By Ayo Ademiluyi Despite the landmark judgment delivered by Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos nullifying the electricity tariff hike unjustly and illegally imposed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

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US: ‘Lesser Evilism’ No Solution

US: ‘Lesser Evilism’ No Solution Change Through Mass Struggle – A New Party Should Act as an Organizer and for Solidarity By Patrick Ayers and Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in US) With the presidential race entering the final lap, panic is setting in as Hillary Clinton fails to pull ahead of Donald Trump in the polls. In a

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SYRIA: Horror Deepens in Aleppo

SYRIA: Horror Deepens in Aleppo No Solution on Basis of Imperialism, Capitalism and Landlordism By Sami El-Sayed, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Over the past five years, Syria has endured a civil war of terrible brutality and human suffering. It is partly a sectarian conflict, fueled by outside European, US and Russian powers, all vying for influence in the region.

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STOP DEMOLITION OF HOUSES IN ABUJA

STOP DEMOLITION OF HOUSES IN ABUJA Govt Should Pay Adequate Compensation and Build Mass, Decent and Affordable Houses By Dimeji Macaulay, Secretary, SPN, FCT Chapter The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter condemn in strong terms the continued demolition of houses, attaché and garden by the Abuja Development Plan, an agency under the Federal Capital Territory

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Ethiopia: A year of growing revolt

Ethiopia: A year of growing revolt Desperate regime responds with massive repression Per-Ĺke Westerlund, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden) More than 500 have been killed by Ethiopian state forces and thousands jailed. But this massive repression has not, however, stopped the growing mass revolt in Ethiopia. In early October, the regime declared a state of emergency and closed down the

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WORKERS HOLD PROCESSION IN LAGOS TO MARK DECENT WORK DAY

WORKERS HOLD PROCESSION IN LAGOS TO MARK DECENT WORK DAY TRADE UNION LEADERS HAVE TO DO MORE TO DEFEND WORKERS AGAINST PRECARIOUS WORK Workers on the Decent Work Day march in Lagos – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Chinedu Bosah Publicity Secretary, CDWR Workers from different trade unions and members of pro-labour organisations marched in Lagos against precarious work

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SPN CONDEMNS DEMOLITION OF HOUSES, MARKETS AND WORKPLACES IN IKOYI, LAGOS ISLAND, VICTORIA ISLAND AN

SPN CONDEMNS DEMOLITION OF HOUSES, MARKETS AND WORKPLACES IN IKOYI, LAGOS ISLAND, VICTORIA ISLAND AND OBALENDE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos state chapter, strongly condemns the demolition of houses, offices, markets and workshops in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Obalende, mostly belonging to struggling poor and middle class people, by the Akinwumi Ambode-led All Progressives’ Congress (APC) State Government

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Sale of national assets will further compound the economic woes

Sale of national assets will further compound economic woes Labour movement must resist it For massive investment and democratic management of public assets and corporations It is not surprising that the Buhari/APC government has announced it will intensify the privatization of public assets and corporations. On several occasions, the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has made it quite clear that