Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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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Honduras

Honduras Coup regime uses brutal repression on return of deposed President Zelaya For mass struggle to overthrow the coup regime; for socialist policies to end the rule of the oligarchs and army! Niall Mulholland, Committee for a Workers’ International Zelaya addresses crowds in capital The elected president of Honduras, Mel Zelaya, who was deposed by a right wing coup and

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Celebrating Life and Struggles of Gani

Celebrating Life and Struggles of Gani DSM banner By Keye Ewebiyi and Lapeef Adams From his death to interment it was ten days that shook Nigeria. Gani Fawehinmi, the foremost tribune of Nigerian poor working people died on September 5 of lung cancer. Gani was neither a smoker nor drinker; he could have contracted the terminal disease from his incarceration

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4 LAGBUS WORKERS ARE INCARCERATED IN KIRIKIRI PRISON FOR EMBARKING ON STRIKE

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights 4 LAGBUS WORKERS ARE INCARCERATED IN KIRIKIRI PRISON FOR EMBARKING ON STRIKE CDWR DEMANDS THEIR IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE AND DROPPING OF ALL CHARGES September 16, 2009 Four Lagbus workers namely Mark Marvelous, Jeffery Okosi, Toyin Taiwo and Olanrewaju Babatunde were on Monday September 14, 2009 arraigned at the Ikeja, Lagos, Magistrate Court 10

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Labour and Civil Society Coalition

Labour and Civil Society Coalition Celebrating REVOLUTIONARY GANI FAWEHINMI (1938 – 2009) – An Outstanding Working Peoples’ Leader and Senior Advocate of Masses (SAM) As We Celebrate Gani, Arise Nigerians! Demand the Implementation of the Teachers Salary Structure (TSS) for primary and secondary school teachers. Support the Struggle of ASUU-SSANU-NASU and other workers in the education to save Public Education.

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Gani Fawehinmi (1938 – 2009): A Foremost Working Peoples’ Leader

Socialist Democracy Special Edition September 2009 Gani Fawehinmi (1938 – 2009): A Foremost Working Peoples’ Leader The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condoles with the family of Chief Gani Fawehinmi on the death of an outstanding working peoples’ leader and joins millions of working class people in Nigeria and internationally to celebrate his life and

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Campaign for Mass Based Labour Party, CMB-LP

Campaign for Mass Based Labour Party, CMB-LP Text of national leaflet first distributed at the August 13 LASCO rally in Ibadan MISSION STATEMENT More than six years ago the Labour Party was set up by the Nigeria Labour Congress and later registered as a Political Party. It was originally registered as Party for Social Democracy but later changed to Labour

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BOKO HARAM AND IMPERATIVE OF A WORKING CLASS ALTERNATIVE

BOKO HARAM AND IMPERATIVE OF A WORKING CLASS ALTERNATIVE By Dagga Tolar and Kola Ibrahim What began as an attack on public institutions of the state by an Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in Borno, spread to other northern states of Bauchi, Kano, etc. and left in its wake the killing of about 800 persons. Members of Boko Haram under the

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DEREGULATION AND LIBERALIZATION

DEREGULATION AND LIBERALIZATION Yar’Adua deepens Agenda for Economic Stagnation and Mass Misery Labour Should Declare 48 Hour General Strike and Mass Protest By Segun Sango The Yar’Adua government appears to have discovered a magic formula that will end the age-long backwardness and underdevelopment of the country’s economy. This formula is called deregulation and liberalization. According to government’s spokespersons, once the

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SLAVE CAMPS IN EVERYWHERE

SLAVE CAMPS IN EVERYWHERE Labour Should Defend Workers Rights And Dignity! By Sola Akinbinu Nigeria has become safe heaven for all kinds of anti-workers activities. Most of the companies, particularly those owned by Indians and Chinese, are sweatshops with no safety measures. This does not suggest that it is only Asian owned companies that operate ruthless exploitation of workers. Many

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ERC LEADING NIGERIAN STUDENTS ON PROTEST RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH ASUU, SSANU AND NASU

ERC LEADING NIGERIAN STUDENTS ON PROTEST RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH ASUU, SSANU AND NASU By Keye Ewebiyi The eight-week old nationwide strike actions of the ASUU as well as the national strike embarked upon by the SSANU and NASU have paralyzed academic activities in the public universities. This has led Nigerian students under the banner of the Education Rights Campaign

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YAR’ADUA AND FASHOLA’S FACE-OFF OVER LCDA

YAR’ADUA AND FASHOLA’S FACE-OFF OVER LCDA Needless Distraction In The Face of Crying Needs And Mass Poverty By HT Soweto One controversy that is on now is the legitimacy or otherwise of the 37 Local Council Development Authorities (LCDA) set up by the former Action Congress (AC) governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu during the regime of former president Olusegun

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NIGERIA BANKING CRISIS: CRISIS OF CAPITALISM

NIGERIA BANKING CRISIS: CRISIS OF CAPITALISM Nationalize Bailed-Out Banks With Democratic Management and Control By Elected Workers And Trade Unions By Peluola Adewale The current crisis in Nigerian banking system, which has witnessed the removal of chief executive officers of 5 banks and their directors, has further underlined the utter failure of profit-first, iniquitous capitalist system and the incapacity of

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An Amnesty Doomed To Failure: Working Class Solution Urgently Needed

NIGER DELTA An Amnesty Doomed To Failure: Working Class Solution Urgently Needed Suddenly, peace in the Niger Delta has become the most sought after commodity, almost placed at par with oil. No more war, the hundreds and thousands killed or uprooted from their communities in Gbaramatu area of Delta State through military assaults, never existed! All that matter now is

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FREE THE BRT LAGBUS 5 CAMPAIGN (Updated)

FREE THE BRT LAGBUS 5 CAMPAIGN (Updated) Chinedu Bosah, Lagos UPDATE: DETAINED LAGBUS WORKERS RELEASED Update August 25, 2009 The five Lagbus workers detained have been released on Police bail and will now have to report to the police next Friday, August 28. The workers have sent greetings to all DSM comrades and the CWI internationally for their campaign to

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LABOUR AND CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION RALLY IN IBADAN

LABOUR AND CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION RALLY IN IBADAN Call for change gain an echo among working class masses and youths By H.T Soweto Market women expressing enthusiastic support for the protest march, photo DSM “We should be angry…we should be angry, gaari is expensive, rice is expensive, the masses are hungry…we should be angry”. This was the chant that rent

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ERC LEADS STUDENTS IN PROTEST TO SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE

ERC LEADS STUDENTS IN PROTEST TO SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE Call on labour leaders to declare a one-day solidarity general strike By Keye Ewebiyi Students marching at ERC rally, photo DSM The seven-week old nationwide strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) – the lecturers in Nigerian Universities – as well as the national strike embarked upon by

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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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AFTER NATIONWIDE RALLIES

Socialist Democracy Special Edition August 2009 AFTER NATIONWIDE RALLIES Labour Must Mobilise for a 48 Hour General Strike and Mass Protest The nationwide rallies by LASCO that had been held in Lagos, Asaba, Kano, Maiduguri, Makurdi and Enugu are now on the last lap. The next port of call is Ibadan on August 13, while the grand finale is Abuja.