Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Women and socialism : a century of struggle

Women and socialism : a century of struggle Hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day Elin Gauffin, CWI Sweden At its very beginning, in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day – the 8th of March – was a day of struggle for working women. Nowadays it has largely been hijacked by the capitalist establishment as a ceremonial and sometimes highly

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LASCO AND DEREGULATION:

LASCO AND DEREGULATION: Lagos Meeting Calls for a More Steadfast Resistance by Labour Leaders By Peluola Adewale Many Lagos workers, socialists and civil society activists were present at the February 22 general meeting of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) that was significant in some respects. A trade union of tipper drivers and owners, which is a new affiliate of

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The Permanent Revolution today

The Permanent Revolution today Introduction to new Urdu edition of ‘Permanent Revolution’ by Leon Trotsky Peter Taaffe New introduction by Peter Taaffe to Leon Trotsky’s ‘Permanent Revolution’, which the comrades of Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI) are to translate into Urdu and publish. What relevance does Trotsky’s Theory of the Permanent Revolution have to the problems of the workers’ cause or

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Jonathan’s Acting Presidency

Jonathan’s Acting Presidency Labour Must stop sowing illusions General Strike and Mass Protest to Defeat Deregulation!! For a Fighting Working Peoples’ Political Alternative Now!!! With the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan as the Acting President, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has quietly dropped the plan agreed at its National Administrative Council (NAC) meeting of February 5, 2010 to issue a 14-day

Nigeria on a Cliff Edge
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NIGERIA ON A CLIFF EDGE

Sharp Working Class Policies and Strategy Needed to Prevent Total Ruin By Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement February 2010 Introduction How come that despite cracks in the ranks of the utterly corrupt and oppressive ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it continues to maintain its grip on power? How come a seemingly simple constitutional matter like making the Vice-President

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NIGERIA ON A CLIFF EDGE:

NIGERIA ON A CLIFF EDGE: Sharp Working Class Policies and Strategy Needed to Prevent Total Ruin By Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement February 2010 INTRODUCTION How come that despite cracks in the ranks of the utterly corrupt and oppressive ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it continues to maintain its grip on power? How come a seemingly simple constitutional

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ERC Statement

ERC Statement ERC CONDEMNS THE FEES HIKE IN AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY EKPOMA CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE CANCELLATION NOW! By Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary, ERC February 15, 2010 The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the outrageous hike in fees at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, by the Adams Oshiomhole led Edo state government and the management of the institution, and demands its

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ANAMBRA ELECTIONS:

ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: DRAWING THE APPROPRIATE LESSONS By Lanre Arogundade, Member, National Executive Council, DSM Quite remarkably, a lot of congratulatory messages by different sections of the political elite, including many of the defeated candidates, have been flying in the direction of Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State since the election of February 6, 2010. At the same time INEC has

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Yar’Adua Absence and Debate over Jonathan’s Acting Presidency:

Yar’Adua Absence and Debate over Jonathan’s Acting Presidency: Yar’Adua Labour Must Fight for a Working Class Political Alternative By Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement For well over two months now, President Yar’Adua has been out of the country for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia without having the decency and humility to permit the Vice-President to take over as

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NIGERIA ON A CLIFF EDGE:

NIGERIA ON A CLIFF EDGE: A SHARP WORKING CLASS POLICY AND STRATEGY NEEDED TO PREVENT TOTAL RUINATION Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary Socially and economically, Nigeria appears set for a rapid race to a bottomless pit. Presently, the combination of several years of pro-rich, anti-peoples’ policies adopted and embraced by both the military and civilian sections of the capitalist ruling

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NIGERIA ON THE EDGE

NIGERIA ON THE EDGE A SHARP WORKING CLASS POLICY AND STRATEGY NEEDED TO PREVENT TOTAL RUINATION DSM statement Socially and economically, Nigeria appears set for a rapid race to a bottomless pit. Presently, the combination of several years of pro-rich, anti-peoples’ policies adopted and embraced by both the military and civilian sections of the capitalist ruling elite have now driven

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EDO STATE RE-RUN ELECTION:

EDO STATE RE-RUN ELECTION: VOTERS ARE NOT INSPIRED By Olisa Penny (DSM Edo State Chapter) The recent Etsako Central rerun election in Edo State was won by Action Congress candidate Ogbuna Johnson. This election on January 23 was mainly between two of the four political parties that fielded candidates, but principally a fierce contest between Chief Tony Anenih, a national

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ABDULMUTALLAB:

ABDULMUTALLAB: FOR A SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE TO INDIVIDUAL TERRORISM AND CAPITALISM Peluola Adewale The failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdul-Mutallab to blow up Delta Airline flight 253 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Detroit (US) on Christmas Day, December 25 2009 sent jitters around the world and triggered various measures to improve security at the airports and on flights. Huge amounts of tax

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Haiti

Haiti Disaster compounded by capitalism Niall Mulholland, Committee for a Workers’ International The humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen Haiti beggars belief. The powerful earthquake that struck on 12 January left many thousands dead, with estimates running to 200,000 and more. The flimsy slum dwellings in Port-au-Prince, the capital, collapsed, as did public buildings, including schools and hospitals. Many thousands are

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Bankers award themselves obscene ‘bonuses’

Bankers award themselves obscene ‘bonuses’ As the top bankers worldwide award themselves obscene ‘bonuses’ to feed their greed-fuelled, decadent lifestyles, the workers and poor people of Haiti suffer conditions of unimaginable horror. The billions of pounds, euros and dollars the banking fat cats are taking for themselves should be confiscated and used to meet the desperate needs of the injured,

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Haitians abandoned, bankers rewarded

Haitians abandoned, bankers rewarded Earthquake disaster Fight for a socialist world Dave Carr, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) While desperate survivors in Haiti’s destroyed capital of Port-au-Prince tried to find food, water and shelter, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton breezed into the main airport for a photo opportunity, diverting aid relief flights which included a field hospital

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DSM CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO BUILD LABOUR PARTY AS A MASS BASED WORKING CLASS PARTY IN EDO STATE AS A

PRESS STATEMENT DSM CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO BUILD LABOUR PARTY AS A MASS BASED WORKING CLASS PARTY IN EDO STATE AS A MEANS TO RESOLVING THE CRISIS Mr. Lateef Adams, For Edo State Chapter of the DSM The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) regrets the negative turn of events in Edo state Labour Party. What started as a purely