Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE DEHUMANISING TREATMENT OF PENSIONERS

CDWR CONDEMNS THE DEHUMANISING TREATMENT OF PENSIONERS Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the Federal Government and state governments dehumanizing treatment of pensioners. The death of one NIPOST retiree among those protesting for 49 months arrears at General Post Office in Ikeja, Lagos and another death of 3 pensioners who died while doing verification in Lagos shows that

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UNPROVOKED AUTHORITIES SPONSORED ATTACK ON DSM OAU BRANCH

UNPROVOKED AUTHORITIES SPONSORED ATTACK ON DSM OAU BRANCH RELEASE SOCIALIST STUDENTS STOP ATTACK ON DSM The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns in absolute terms the latest physical attacks on our members at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife by the pro-management students’ union officers and thugs in connivance with the authorities. This unprovoked attack by the management and “yes men” students’

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G20

G20 From stimulus to austerity at dizzying speed The G20 meeting in Toronto of the leaders of the main capitalist governments of the world demonstrated a complete incapacity to solve the huge problems that confront us, particularly those hardest-hit – the poor and the working class – by the economic crisis. Editorial from the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party

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ERC’s JUNE 16 2010 DAY OF MASS ACTION

ERC’s JUNE 16 2010 DAY OF MASS ACTION Lecture Boycott and Protest in Ekiti State as Students Called For Free And Adequately Funded Education Sector Nationally. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) kick-started a campaign against fee hike and the poor funding of the education sector on the 16th of June, 2010 with a protest march around schools in Ekiti states

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DSM SUPPORTS ERC’S CAMPAIGN FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING OF EDUCATION

DSM SUPPORTS ERC’S CAMPAIGN FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING OF EDUCATION FIGHT FOR A WORKING PEOPLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TO GUARANTEE FREE AND QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL! June 2010 Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) fully supports the campaigns embarked upon by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) against fee hike and for adequate funding of education. We condemn the astronomical hike in fees and commercialization

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Football World Cup

Football World Cup Riot police attack workers’ protest at Durban stadium South African riot police fired tear gas on hundreds of security stewards protesting against wage cuts, 90 minutes after the match between Germany and Australia in Durban. www.socialistworld.net website of the committee for a workers’ international, CWI “They’re giving us 205 rand [around €20]; we started at 12 noon

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DEMAND FOR N52, 200 MINIMUM WAGE

DSM Press Statement DEMAND FOR N52, 200 MINIMUM WAGE LABOUR LEADERS MUST INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE FOR A LIVING WAGE FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS The recent statements credited to top government officials have confirmed the position of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) that the government would not pay the long overdue living wage to Nigerian workers unless it is pressured through mass

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South Africa wins the World Cup … of inequality

South Africa wins the World Cup … of inequality Let them eat cake – the ugly backdrop to the beautiful game by Sheri Hamilton, Weizmann Hamilton and Liv Shange From the website of the Democratic Socialist Movement (the CWI in South Africa): http://www.socialistsouthafrica.co.za Nothing symbolises more graphically the ugliness that forms the backdrop to the beautiful game than all the

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2010 May Day:

2010 May Day: Workers Have to Wait Longer for a Living Wage Labour Should Give Ultimatum and Begin Mass Mobilisation for a Warning Strike for N52, 200 Minimum Wage and against Deregulation By Peluola Adewale Were there a fighting trade union leadership this year’s May Day would have been an avenue to mobilize workers for action around demands for improved

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2010 CWI May Day Statement

2010 CWI May Day Statement The fightback has just begun! For fighting unions and mass workers’ parties! For international solidarity and socialism! No to war and occupation! Support the Greek general strike against capitalism’s austerity! For a European-wide day of action on 5 May! Committee for a Workers’ International This is a”situation of war” – said Greek Prime Minister, Papandreou,

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MINDLESS POLICE KILLINGS IN AJEGUNLE: Enough is Enough!

MINDLESS POLICE KILLINGS IN AJEGUNLE: Enough is Enough! By Aderemi Ismail For over 20 years the residents of Ajegunle, one of the most densely populated poorest communities of Lagos State, have been subjected to searing police terror. But this came to head with the killings of Charles Okorafor on April 1, 2010 and, later, of Tunde Olotu, who had joined

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DEREGULATION: Labour Must Maintain its Age-long Opposition

DEREGULATION: Labour Must Maintain its Age-long Opposition Tragically for Nigeria’s workers and poor, it appears that the Labour leaders have opted for subterfuge as a strategy in the struggle against deregulation. While they have continued to put a façade feigning commitment to the struggle, their conduct has only pointed at inclination to dump the struggle. Unfortunately, this they believe they

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LIVING WAGE FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS: LONG OVERDUE

LIVING WAGE FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS: LONG OVERDUE NLC, TUC Must Remain Steadfast on the Struggle By Chinedu Bosah Minimum wage which started in late 2008 has not moved beyond promises from the federal government and the recent setting up of a tripartite committee made up of labour, federal government and private sector employers. On the committee the Labour representatives are

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MAY DAY: The Need to Build the Labour Party as a Genuine Working Peoples’ Political Platform

MAY DAY: The Need to Build the Labour Party as a Genuine Working Peoples’ Political Platform By Kola Ibrahim As workers in Nigeria celebrate this year’s Workers’ Day, the political challenges before the working and poor people are more vital today than ever before. That the capitalist political class has severally and collectively plundered the huge resources of the nation,

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2011 Election: Workers Must Go for Political Power

2011 Election: Workers Must Go for Political Power Perennially faced with poverty and joblessness, high costs of education and health and general despair, more and more Nigerians on the streets, in the markets, on radio and TV phone-in programs and even churches and mosques etc – could be heard saying one thing: what Nigeria needs now is a revolution. This

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Threat to My Life

Threat to My Life An Open Petition to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Dagga Tolar, Secretary, Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), Lagos State Chapter Following his April 7 arrest and later release in connection with protests against early April’s police killings in Ajegunle, Lagos, Dagga Tolar, the Secretary of the Lagos State Chapter of the Labour and Civil

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Ireland – Murder of 15 year old Toyosi Shitta-bey

Ireland – Murder of 15 year old Toyosi Shitta-bey Communities must unite against racism Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MEP Below we publish an article written by Joe Higgins MEP, who along with other Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) members, has been heavily involved in the organisation of a united community protest in response to the tragic murder

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AJEGUNLE KILLINGS: DAGGA TOLAR AND TWO OTHER ACTIVISTS RELEASED BY THE POLICE

AJEGUNLE KILLINGS: DAGGA TOLAR AND TWO OTHER ACTIVISTS RELEASED BY THE POLICE OTHERS STILL IN POLICE CUSTODY; FOR AN INDEPENDENT PROBE PANEL DSM Statement, 9 April 2010 Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the media, trade union activists locally and internationally, organizations and individuals in LASCO, student and youth members of the

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Ajegunle Police Killings – socialists and others escape arrest and criminal charges

Ajegunle Police Killings – socialists and others escape arrest and criminal charges DSM reporters The Lagos police did not press any criminal charges against Dagga Tolar and the two other DSM (CWI in Nigeria) comrades who were arrested on Wednesday when they reported to the police after being freed on bail late on April 7. At the same time the

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Ajegunle Police Killings Update: Police Arrest Dagga Tolar and two others today

Ajegunle Police Killings Update: Police Arrest Dagga Tolar and two others today Free all Activists now and Prosecute the killer Police Officers! PRESS STATEMENT, April 7, 2010 Police today April 7, 2010 arrested Dagga Tolar, the Secretary of the Lagos state chapter of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) and a member of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Akpos Okoro, community