Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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GOVERNMENT MUST MEET THE DEMANDS OF STRIKING EDUCATION WORKERS

GOVERNMENT MUST MEET THE DEMANDS OF STRIKING EDUCATION WORKERS For The Formation Of Joint Action Committee Comprising All Education Workers, Students And Youths NLC, TUC and LASCO Should Declare a One-Day Solidarity General Strike We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) call on Labour, students, parents and the general public to continue supporting the industrial actions of university workers and

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Labour\’s Political Role comes to the fore at LASCO Protest Planning Meeting

Labour’s Political Role comes to the fore at LASCO Protest Planning Meeting By Kola Ibrahim On Wednesday, 5th August, 2009, a planning meeting of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) was held in Ibadan, Oyo State, in preparation for the national protest rally of the Labour movement and pro-labour civil society organisations on 13th August in Ibadan, the designated

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Working class masses give president Zuma baptism of fire

South Africa Working class masses give president Zuma baptism of fire No honeymoon for Zuma government New government comes up against militant action Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) Barely 100 days into Jacob Zuma’s presidency, the class contradictions that have produced political polarisation and then a split in the ANC, have sharpened with a vengeance. The

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5TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROTIMI EWEBIYI’S DEATH

5TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROTIMI EWEBIYI’S DEATH Celebrating the life and death of a rare socialist fighter By H. T. Soweto, DSM Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary speaks Comrades of the Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI Nigeria), labour and civil society activists and friends again remembered a darling comrade who died of hepatitis on June 6, 2004, a few days after his

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE

NIGERIAN STUDENTS SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE We Support Demands of SSANU, NASU, ASUP AND NUT For the formation of Joint Action Committee comprising all education workers, students and youths Socialist Nigeria NLC, TUC and LASCO Must Declare a One-Day Solidarity General strike The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declares its solidarity with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on

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SOLIDARITY PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKES

LASCO SOLIDARITY PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKES Biodun Aremu, LASCO Joint Secretary Class solidarity in action as workers, students and youths give support For the formation of Joint Action Committees (JAC) composed of elected representatives of all education workers’ unions and students Labour must call a one-day general strike to defend public education and demand New National minimum

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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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Workers in OAU hold joint rally over local demands

Workers in OAU hold joint rally over local demands ERC calls on ASUU not to limit its national strike to “stay at home” By Awo Taiwo The teaching staffs and students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, held a joint rally on Wednesday July 1 with about 2,000 members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association

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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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Iran

Iran Where now for the Iranian revolution? Working class must decisively enter struggle Tony Saunois, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Thirty years after the 1979 revolution Iran has again erupted in revolutionary convulsions as millions have taken to the streets to protest against the undoubted rigging of the Presidential election. Within a few hours of polls closing, President Mahmoud

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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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Police forcefully disperse youth and students’ rally commemorating the 16 June 1976 Soweto massacre

Police forcefully disperse youth and students’ rally commemorating the 16 June 1976 Soweto massacre in Lagos Release the arrested activists Now! Segun Sango, General secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the arrest of activists and education campaigners by the police today in front of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, where they had gathered to take off

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Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria 27 Soldiers Condemned to Life Imprisonment for Protesting Injustice and Stealing of UN Peace keeping Allowance CDWR calls for Solidarity for the Persecuted Soldiers When 850 soldiers were rounding off their participation at the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia, none could have had the premonition that some of them were on

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DSM Press Statement

DSM Press Statement REVOCATION OF NITEL SALE TO TRANSCORP We call for Nationalization of NITEL under workers’ democratic control and management. Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement The revocation of the sale of the Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) to the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) by the Yar’Adua government underscores the failure of neo-liberal policy of privatisation of public

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NIGER DELTA CRISIS

NIGER DELTA CRISIS Collective Action of the Working Class People of Nigeria Needed JTF must end the occupation now!! Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement The continued attacks by the Joint Task Force (JTF) on some communities in Delta State have claimed hundreds of innocent citizens while thousands others have been chased out of their homes. As we write,

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US: Modern capitalism and the “Swine Flu” outbreak

US: Modern capitalism and the “Swine Flu” outbreak Disaster worsened by profit system Andy Moxley and Aleida Vilchez, Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA) Mexico hit by flu epidemic While the swine flu epidemic has not revealed itself to be a pandemic, at least not yet on the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu, it has exposed the role of profit

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LASCO Holds Rally in Asaba

LASCO Holds Rally in Asaba On Friday May 15, 2009, the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) organised a second protest-rally in Asaba, Delta state, South-South Nigeria, as part of its nationwide activities to mobilize Nigerian workers and poor to demand a new national minimum wage of N52, 200, a halt in the deregulation of the oil sector by government

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Gaza: the nightmare continues

Gaza: the nightmare continues New ‘peace talks’ will not lead to genuine Palestinian state Niall Mulholland, CWI Three months after Israel’s war against Gaza that killed nearly 1,400 people, 314 of them children, and wounded thousands, conditions in the strip remain appalling and are worsening rapidly. The UN estimates that over 4,000 houses were destroyed by the Israeli Defence Force’s

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Deregulation, Minimum Wage: LASCO kicks off nationwide rallies in Lagos

Deregulation, Minimum Wage: LASCO kicks off nationwide rallies in Lagos DSM on the demonstration After the rallies Labour Should Commence Mobilisation for 24-hr General strike and mass protest Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) kicked off the planned series of nationwide rallies in Lagos yesterday May 13. The demands of the rallies which will also take place in other seven

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Labour Protest rallies start

Labour Protest rallies start Below is the text of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) leaflet for the May 13 Lagos rally. LASCO is composed of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), United Action for Democracy (UAD) and other organizations. Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) calls on workers, artisans, transporters, market