Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OSHIOMOLE: A DESERVED VICTORY FOR THE WORKING MASSES, BUT CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD

OSHIOMOLE: A DESERVED VICTORY FOR THE WORKING MASSES, BUT CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD A SPECIAL STATEMENT BY THE DSM ON THE COURT VERDICT & SWEARING IN OF ADAMS OSHIOMOLE AS GOVERNOR OF EDO STATE The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) congratulates the poor working masses of Edo State on the swearing-in of Adams Oshiomhole as the Governor of the state following last

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Forceful Closure of Channels TV: A Signal for Another Military Nightmare

Press Statement Forceful Closure of Channels TV: A Signal for Another Military Nightmare The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) totally condemns the September 16 barbaric closure of the Channels Television by the armed operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) at the behest of the Yar’Adua government, and calls for its immediate re-opening and apology by government to the station and

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BAKASSI CONTROVERSY IS SCRAMBLE FOR OIL, NOT THE PEOPLES’ INTEREST

BAKASSI CONTROVERSY IS SCRAMBLE FOR OIL, NOT THE PEOPLES’ INTEREST By Peluola Adewale, Democratic Socialist Movement, Lagos The handover of Bakassi to Cameroon have come and gone but the contradiction still remains. The battle between the governments obviously was over the controls of oil and not about the people considering the complete neglect of the people by the two countries

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DSM May Day Statement

DSM May Day Statement Insoluble Socio-economic Crises: Labour Should Fight For Socialist Alternative On May 1, 2007, the venues of rallies and activities to mark international workers day were heavily militarised, armour personnel carriers were stationed strategically at the entrances, workers were frisked to their underpants before going inside to attend their own events, pro-labour activists were whisked away and

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PENSION REFORM AND THE FATE OF NIGERIAN WORKERS

PENSION REFORM AND THE FATE OF NIGERIAN WORKERS Labour Should Lead Fight for a Living Pension and Working People Political Alternative Demola Yaya, Lagos In 2004, General Olusegun Obasanjo regime enacted a law to decentralise and privatise pension administration in Nigeria through the Pension Reform Act 2004. By this Act, the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) was constituted as a regulatory

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PROPOSED FUEL PRICE HIKE AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

PROPOSED FUEL PRICE HIKE AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION Statement issued at a Joint Press Conference held by United Action for Democracy (UAD) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Lagos on Monday, January 14, 2008 We have followed with keen interest the ongoing debate on fuel prices. In particular, we’ve studied closely, as reported in the media, the outcome of

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Fuel Price, VAT: Workers and Poor Masses Must Resist the Increase

DSM PRESS STATEMENT Fuel Price, VAT: Workers and Poor Masses Must Resist the Increase The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly condemns the recent fuel price increase from N65 to N75 per litre. We call on labour and pro-masses organisations to lead workers and poor masses to resist this new increase. The immediate past Obasanjo government just two days prior to

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2007 Elections: A Very Farcical Exercise

DSM Statement 2007 Elections: A Very Farcical Exercise Decisive Action By Labour Needed Now! On April 14, 2007, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a federal government agency, conducted Governorship and State Assembly elections across Nigeria. The conduct of the said elections in most states of the federation totally failed to meet the basic requirement of an election, not even

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No to Phantom Results; Declare the True Winner – Adams Oshiomhole

DSM Statement EDO Guber Election: No to Phantom Results; Declare the True Winner – Adams Oshiomhole Worker, Youths and Poor Masses Must Protest the Rigging The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls for the immediate cancellation of the phantom results of Edo State gubernatorial election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic

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THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

DSM Statement THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES A scientific evaluation of all the factors and forces involved in the forthcoming general elections has clearly shown that the working masses cannot expect a fundamental improvement in their living conditions in the aftermath of the general elections. To start with, virtually all the main contestants from the ruling and opposition

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LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS

DSM statement LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS The DSM fully supports the decision of the Lagos State NCP to pull out of participation in the forthcoming general elections. This decision, no doubt, has further reduced the options which the masses will truly have in the forthcoming elections. In fact, apart from Edo State where Adams Oshiomhole, the

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LAGOS PIPELINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE, FG/NNPC TO BLAME

Press Statement LAGOS PIPELINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE, FG/NNPC TO BLAME For the second time in a year in Lagos State and for the umpteenth time in the country as a whole, another tragic fire has resulted from a burst fuel pipeline claiming the lives and properties of many in the Lagos suburb of Abule-Egba on Tuesday, December 26, 2006. But what

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PRIVATISATION OF UNITY SCHOOLS? NO WAY!

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter Press statement PRIVATISATION OF UNITY SCHOOLS? NO WAY! Students, Youths and Workers Should Resist Neo-Liberal Attack on Public Education As always expected from an irresponsible government, the 102 unity schools nationwide have been slated for privatisation. The Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, made this announcement recently. The reason she gave was that “the

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2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS: OSHIOMHOLE DECLARES FOR LABOUR PARTY

DSM statement 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS: OSHIOMHOLE DECLARES FOR LABOUR PARTY In the presence of an over 5,000 expectant crowd, mostly made up of workers, students, women, youths and the poor in general, the outgoing President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, on Wednesday September 6, 2006 in Benin, publicly presented himself and his manifesto seeking to be elected

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OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE

PRESS STATEMENT OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE We in the Democratic Socialist Movement read with deepest consternation and high sense of disappointment, the reports in the “VANGUARD” of Wednesday August 9, 2006 and “The GUARDIAN” of Thursday August 10, 2006 to the effect that the NLC President, Adams Oshiomhole, will be running

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Re: Oshiomhole for President

DSM and UAD joint statement Re: Oshiomhole for President The United Action for Democracy (UAD) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) receive with positive enthusiasm the reported decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress’s NEC asking Adams Oshiomhole, its outgoing president, to run for presidency or any other elective post in the forthcoming 2007 general elections. According to the NLC Deputy President,