Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKE REVS UP

EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKE REVS UP Mass Rallies and Demonstrations in Lagos H.T Soweto. As the strike of education workers in State Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State (in the South East, the strike is going to about three months now) entered its third week, the striking unions have stepped up action. The strike is for implementation of the 2009 Federal Government-ASUU

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ABUJA BOMB BLAST AND TERRORISM

ABUJA BOMB BLAST AND TERRORISM A WORKING CLASS SOLUTION IS THE WAY OUT! DSM Statement, October 8, 2010 As the ruling elite celebrates Nigeria’s 50th anniversary what has dominated public discourse and attracted global attention were two car bomb blasts in Abuja, for which the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility. Despite the earlier notice of

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ANOTHER ROUND OF UNIVERSITY WORKERS’ STRIKE

ANOTHER ROUND OF UNIVERSITY WORKERS’ STRIKE Only Joint Struggle of Workers, Students and Parents Can Guarantee Victory Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby solidarises with striking education workers who are demanding that the State governments implement an agreement signed with the unions by the Federal government in 2009. We believe the demands of

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Continued Attack on Democratic Rights in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife: A Call for Inter

Continued Attack on Democratic Rights in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife: A Call for Intervention Security man destroying DSM secretariat Press Statement Lawal Orsh, Secretary General, DSM Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife Branch The secretariat of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife Chapter was destroyed by security men on 5th October, 2010 on the directive of the

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50 years’ independence

50 years’ independence “The fault lies not in our stars but in the circumstances and system we operate” DSM holds Symposium to mark Nigeria @ 50 On Friday October 1st 2010, Nigeria marked its 50 years of existence as an independent Nation. Nigeria had “won” its independence from British colonial rule on October 1st 1960. The independence, which was a

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CDWR CONDEMNS LAGOS STATE GOVT. INSENSITIVITY TO DOCTORS DEMANDS

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights CDWR CONDEMNS LAGOS STATE GOVT. INSENSITIVITY TO DOCTORS DEMANDS MEET MEDICAL DOCTORS DEMANDS TO END THE STRIKE! The medical doctors in Lagos state have embarked on an indefinite strike again due to the refusal by the Lagos State Government to pay Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) as agreed last year. We see no justification

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RE-INVENTING THE LABOUR PARTY

RE-INVENTING THE LABOUR PARTY A paper presented on September 28, 2010 by Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary, at the 21st Annual Education Conference of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria First and foremost, I wish to thank the National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria for

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2011 Elections and the Quest for a Free and Fair Exercise

2011 Elections and the Quest for a Free and Fair Exercise On Thursday 9th September, 2010, the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos organised a rally in Lagos to sensitise all Nigerians on the need for mandate protection against vote rigging come the 2011 elections. It was the latest in the series of rallies

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LABOUR AND ATTAHIRU JEGA:

LABOUR AND ATTAHIRU JEGA: Free And Fair Elections Are Meaningless Without A Fighting Mass Working Class Labour Party By Ayo Ademiluyi Towards the upcoming 2011 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) believes that the appointment of Attahiru Jega would perhaps ensure free and fair elections. In a communiqué issued, while welcoming the appointment of Prof. Attahiru Jega as the

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OAU MANAGEMENT: STOP VICTIMISATION OF AYO ADEMILUYI

OAU MANAGEMENT: STOP VICTIMISATION OF AYO ADEMILUYI Process his Final Result and Mobilise him to Law School In what is a clear case of clampdown on freedom of the press at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Faborode has ordered the final results of Ayo Ademiluyi to be withheld. Ayo, a Law student had completed all the

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3-MONTH STRIKE OF LECTURERS AT TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OSUN STATE

3-MONTH STRIKE OF LECTURERS AT TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OSUN STATE Government Must Meet Workers’ Demands For Students To Resume For over 3 months now, workers in all four Osun State-owned Tertiary Institutions, including the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College of Technology Esa-Oke and the two Osun State Colleges of Education at Ilesa and Ila have been on strike

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AUTHORITY-SPONSORED ATTACKS ON SOCIALIST STUDENTS IN OAU

AUTHORITY-SPONSORED ATTACKS ON SOCIALIST STUDENTS IN OAU We demand immediate reinstatement of Adeleke Olorunwa Emmanuel (Goddey) By Barryblacky In what qualified as a massive witch-hunt of student socialists, pro-management officials of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Students’ Union have launched violent attacks on members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and other left organisations on the campus. About ten members

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POST UTME: CAN IT RESOLVE THE CRISIS OF MERIT?

POST UTME: CAN IT RESOLVE THE CRISIS OF MERIT? By Keye Ewebiyi Post-UME or what is now called Post-UTME was introduced in 2005 because the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) as a means of ascertaining the merit of admission seekers had become corrupted and discredited. The Post-UTME is meant to be an additional test organised by tertiary institutions to screen students

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MASSIVE FAILURE IN NECO AND WAEC EXAMINATIONS: SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC DECAY IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

MASSIVE FAILURE IN NECO AND WAEC EXAMINATIONS: SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC DECAY IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR By H.T. Soweto The mass failure in the 2009 National Examination Council (NECO) November/December and 2010 May/June WAEC has shown that Nigeria’s education sector is tumbling down a hill. The National Examination Council (NECO) released its Nov/Dec 2009 SSSCE result showing that only 4, 223

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STATE CREATION: IS IT THE SOLUTION TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISES?

STATE CREATION: IS IT THE SOLUTION TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISES? By Kola Ibrahim In the colonial period towards the independence, the various nationalist bourgeois political class, as a way of ensuring their political influence had canvassed for regional governments as the best means of bringing their ‘people’ into the limelight of civilization. But aside the fact that the regionalization of the

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VAT INCREASE: ANOTHER NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALIST ATTACK ON THE WORKING PEOPLE

VAT INCREASE: ANOTHER NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALIST ATTACK ON THE WORKING PEOPLE By Kola Ibrahim Just like its predecessors, the Goodluck Jonathan/PDP government, in line with its anti-poor neo-liberal capitalist agenda, has concluded plans to unleash further attacks on the working and poor people with the recent increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT). According to a report in the ThisDay newspaper

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AMCON: LAW TO SANCTION RECKLESNESS IN BANKS\’ PASSES

AMCON: LAW TO SANCTION RECKLESNESS IN BANKS’ PASSES By Chinedu Bosah President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the establishment of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Monday 19, 2010. The firm which is aptly described as ‘Bad Bank’ by the Financial Times is to absorb most of the existing N1.2 trillion non-performing loans and other bad loans in

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POLICE BRUTALITY IN AJEGUNLE: CHARLES OKAFOR IS BURIED

POLICE BRUTALITY IN AJEGUNLE: CHARLES OKAFOR IS BURIED For an adequate compensation to the families of Charles and other victims By Dagga Tolar Charles Okafor, who was murdered by the police in Ajegunle Lagos state on April 1 2010, was finally buried on August 7, 2010 at Trinity cemetery Apapa. It will be recalled that Charles was clubbed and gun-butted

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CURRENT TAX REGIME IN AJEGUNLE: TAXING TRADERS OUT OF EXISTENCE

CURRENT TAX REGIME IN AJEGUNLE: TAXING TRADERS OUT OF EXISTENCE By Ismail Aderemi The traders in Ajegunle, a suburb in Lagos have been agitating against the outrageous and illegal multiple taxes imposed on them by the Ajeromi Local Government in the past 4 months. The Ajegunle Peoples Movement (APM) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) along with Ajeromi Community Movement (AICOM)

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LEKKI ROAD CONCESSIONING: POOR LAGOSIANS SUBJECTED TO SUPER EXTORTION

LEKKI ROAD CONCESSIONING: POOR LAGOSIANS SUBJECTED TO SUPER EXTORTION By Victor Osakwe When the construction of Lekki road was started in 1982 and completed in 1987, little did Lagosians know that 28 years later the road will be an avenue for exploitation. The road was initiated by Lateef Jakande in 1982 and built up to Eleko junction and was completed