Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Protest in Benin

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Ongoing Public Universities Workers Strikes

Ongoing Public Universities Workers Strikes ERC Holds Protests and Actions on October 1 The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has declared October 1, 2009 as a Day of Action to protest attacks on public education and press home the demand on government to sign and implement agreements it has entered with the striking workers in the public universities in Nigeria. October

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ON ASUU, SSANU AND NASU STRIKE:

Education Rights Campaign (ERC) ON ASUU, SSANU AND NASU STRIKE: WE CONDEMN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HARDLINE STANCE AND PHONEY WITHDRAWAL FROM NEGOTIATION We call for immediate signing and implementation of agreements The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the Federal government’s recent decision to call off negotiations with ASUU as a propaganda stunt. They have done this to create the incorrect impression

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July 10 Cult Attack

July 10 Cult Attack 10 Years After, It is Still a Cry for Justice   Peluola Adewale , DSM Nigeria George Iwilade Afrika – one of the murdered students   It is ten years today when some armed cultists stormed Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife and killed five students in the wee hours of July 10, 1999. The slain students

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WE SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE

Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Press statement WE SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE Government must implement agreement We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declare our support for the indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since Monday June 22, 2009, to compel the Federal government to implement agreement reached with it. We call on all Nigerian

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JUNE 16 SOWETO MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY ARREST

JUNE 16 SOWETO MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY ARREST 4 ACTIVISTS REGAIN FREEDOM H.T Soweto, National Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Hassan Taiwo Soweto (National Coordinator, the Education Rights Campaign), Chinedu Bosah (National Secretary, Education Rights Campaign) Usman Oloyede (Former PRO, NANS Zone D) and Debo Adeniran (Chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders) were released on bail today at the Sabo Police Station, Yaba

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OAU: STRUGGLE FOR REINSTATEMENT CONTINUES

OAU: STRUGGLE FOR REINSTATEMENT CONTINUES Peaceful protest billed for January 12 In furtherance of the struggle for the recall of 10 victimized student activists at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, the Students’ Union organized a symposium on Thursday 11 December 2008. The symposium held at the Afrika-Amphitheatre was part of the orientation program for fresh students. The theme of

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CAMPAIGN FOR THE RECALL OF 10 STUDENT ACTIVISTS IN OAU

CAMPAIGN FOR THE RECALL OF 10 STUDENT ACTIVISTS IN OAU A call for protest letters Below is a leaflet issued by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) on the continued victimization of 10 student activists at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. The student activists have been suspended from the university for over a year

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC) We publish below an ERC statement issued at a press conference, attended by 16 media organisations, held on June 17 2008 at Conference Room, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Soji Adepegba Close, off Allen Avenue, Lagos State. EDUCATION UNDERFUNDING AND INCREMENT OF FEES NIGERIAN STUDENTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH We Declare July 16, 2008 as a ‘National

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Comrades Regain Conditional Freedom

Detained OAU Student Activists: Comrades Regain Conditional Freedom By Peluola Adewale, DSM, Lagos Two of detained student leaders of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Olatunde Dairo, the Public Relations Officer of Students Union and Taiwo Hassan Soweto, Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign were released from the prison late yesterday (February 21) after their bail conditions had been met earlier in the

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Setting free imprisoned OAU student leaders

Setting free imprisoned OAU student leaders By Lanre Arogundade & Adeola Soetan, Lagos, January 11, 2008 Although the reigning authorities in our alma mater, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, would want the world to believe differently, the un-hidden truth is that they have chosen to have three students’ leaders imprisoned because they stood and acted boldly for independent unionism,

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Application for bail for DSM OAU students refused

Application for bail for DSM OAU students refused The application for bail for the two student DSM comrades, Olatunde Dairo and Taiwo Hassan Soweto, was refused today (November 26) at the magistrate court, Oshogbo, after a nauseating “hide and seek” game that witnessed three adjournments. This means that they stay in jail on a series of false allegations, including conspiracy

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OAU student president’s release again delayed

OAU student president’s release again delayed By Peluola Adewale, DSM, Lagos The Osun State government, in connivance with state judiciary, has continued to play games with the freedom of the three detained OAU student leaders. They persist in employing a combination of filibuster and frivolity to prevent the students’ bail application from being heard or ruled upon. OAU Student union

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OAU 3

Imprisoned OAU students Dates for bail hearing secured Mass meeting of OAU students decides action Peluola Adewale, DSM, Lagos Monday, November 19, saw some steps forward being made in the legal attempts to get bail for the three detained students from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The Osun State High Court in Osogbo adjourned the case of OAU Students’

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“OAU 3”

“OAU 3” State’s delaying tactics block imprisoned students’ release OAU students discussing next steps Pelad, Lagos, November 15, 2007 The attempt to get the two arrested DSM student comrades from OAU, Ile-Ife, released from jail was supposed to come up yesterday Wednesday, November 14, at the Magistrates Court in Osogbo, Osun state, but their case was not heard. In the

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Imprisoned students get world-wide support

Imprisoned students get world-wide support Simultaneous pickets demand their release and the dropping of all charges Reports from socialistworld.net Ireland Socialist councillor has sharp exchange with Nigerian Chargé d’Affaires As students and other protesters marched to the courthouse in Oshogbo on Tuesday, 23 October, simultaneous embassy pickets took place across Europe. More are planned and messages continue to be sent

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Day of Action

Day of Action Attack on Students Union and Activists at OAU : DSM, ERC Organise Protest March As part of the ongoing international campaign to free the detained student leaders from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Education Rights Campaign (ERC) organised a protest march in Osogbo, the Osun State capital city, on Tuesday October

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OAU Ile Ife Crisis: DSM Members Arrested

OAU Ile Ife Crisis: DSM Members Arrested Release Taiwo Hassan and Tunde Dairo Now! Also Akinola Saburi!! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly condemns the arrest of two of its members at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, today, Thursday October 11, by armed police at the behest of the management of the institution. The comrades are Taiwo Hassan Soweto,

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ATTACKS ON UNION GETS FIERCER

OAU CRISIS ATTACKS ON UNION GETS FIERCER Akinola Saburi (President, Students’ Union) Arrested, Union Proscribed! “Students’ unionism in the University had been proscribed until further notice. In its place…the University had approved the constitution of a STUDENTS’ TRANSITION COMMITTEES that would be made up of the leadership of students’ associations at the departmental and faculty levels” (emphasis ours). “Students who

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NANS Zone D Convention

NANS Zone D Convention This weekend (July 21/22) the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D (Southwest Nigeria) is holding its annual Convention to elect a new leadership at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Ayetoro Campus, Ogun State. The Democratic Socialist Movement is presenting a comrade, Hassan Taiwo Soweto from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Chapter, to contest the post of