Democratic Socialist Movement

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Workers of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions

Workers of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions 2-Day Strike Win Partial Concession Workers of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions – photo DSM Workers of Rebecca Fashion Limited, a Chinese company that produces Noble brand of weave-on (hair weave), went on an indefinite strike on Thursday, October 27, 2011 to press demand for better pay and improved

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Gaddafi Dead – What now?

Libya Gaddafi Dead – What now? Independent action by Libyan workers, youth and poor vital to prevent revolution’s derailment Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) While the defeat of the last major forces defending Gaddafi’s dictatorial and increasingly megalomaniac regime was widely welcomed, the way in which it fell means that clouds now hang over the future of

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DEREGULATION

DEREGULATION Labour must Begin Immediate Mobilization for Two-day General Strike and Mass protest By Peluola Adewale Despite the growing outcry, the Goodluck Jonathan government has pig-headedly resolved to intensify the neo-liberal capitalist attacks on the working people with the planned deregulation of petrol in the name of oil subsidy removal. Worse still, the government has sought to make the public

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ERC CALLS ON AREGBESOLA GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF LECTURERS IN THE STATE OWNED POLYTECHNICS

Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Osun State Chapter Press Statement: OSUN STATE: ERC CALLS ON AREGBESOLA GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF LECTURERS IN THE STATE OWNED POLYTECHNICS AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION NOW! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Osun State Chapter, hereby condemns the arrogance of the Osun State government towards the current strike of the academic staff of the state

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Fee Battle Looms in Lagos State University

Fee Battle Looms in Lagos State University The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government in Lagos state has announced a 725% increment in fees payable by students of Lagos State University (LASU). The highest fee proposed for medical students is N348, 750 – several times higher than the minimum wage! Coming on the heels of harsh anti-poor attacks (planned removal

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Attacks on Democratic Rights at Rochas Foundation College, Ibadan, Oyo state

Education Rights Campaign: Press Statement Attacks on Democratic Rights at Rochas Foundation College, Ibadan, Oyo state We Demand the Immediate Recall of Sacked Biology Teacher, Abiodun Bamigboye Abiodun Bamigboye – photo DSM The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns attacks on democratic rights at Rochas Foundation College Ibadan Oyo state. Particularly we condemn the sack of Mr. Abiodun Bamigboye who was

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JOINT ACTION FRONT (JAF) HOLDS CONGRESS

JOINT ACTION FRONT (JAF) HOLDS CONGRESS JAF members voting the new leadership – photo DSM Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 October 2011, saw the Joint Action Front (JAF), the civil society partner of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), hold its second delegate congress. The JAF

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Lives of millions hanging by a thread

Horn of Africa Lives of millions hanging by a thread Famine – another weapon of mass destruction Cedric Gerome, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Famine in Africa – another weapon of mass destruction Once again, famine is sweeping the African Continent. Once again, horrendous pictures of starving children, dying in their hundreds every day in the Horn of Africa,

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SUPPORT WORKERS IN STRUGGLE

AIRTEL and DANGOTE PASTA SUPPORT WORKERS IN STRUGGLE CDWR SUPPORTS NLC BACKING OF AIRTEL WORKERS’ STRUGGLE CALLS ON LABOUR TO SHOW THE SAME SOLIDARITY WITH 250 VICTIMISED WORKERS OF DANGOTE PASTA Dangote workers picket Food Union Secreteriat July 2011 – photo DSM – photo DSM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the intervention of the Nigeria Labour

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Over 700 arrested on “Occupy Wall Street” march

New York City Over 700 arrested on “Occupy Wall Street” march Struggle continues despite police repression By Pete Ikeler, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters USA) Wall street protests: police trap protestors with orange nets Last Saturday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested over 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ started its third week of action. This

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Education Workers’ Strike: Government Must Honour Agreements

Education Workers’ Strike: Government Must Honour Agreements By Adewale Stephen Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Right since 1978, under Obasanjo military junta, when the tuition and feeding fees were introduced and government got ensnared in crippling IMF/World Bank loans, the lot of education have gone from bad to worse. As a result of non-funding, all the Nigerian

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ERC Free Holiday Coaching Ends with Symposium

Ajegunle, Lagos ERC Free Holiday Coaching Ends with Symposium The 6-week Free Holiday coaching for secondary school students organized by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) finally came to an end on the 14th Wednesday September 2011 with a symposium inside the school compound of Nawa-Ur-Deen primary school at Arumoh Street, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government in Lagos. The Free Holiday Coaching

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FUPRE STUDENTS PROTEST UNDERFUNDING AND NEGLECT

Delta State FUPRE STUDENTS PROTEST UNDERFUNDING AND NEGLECT Students of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State (FUPRE) on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 protested against underfunding and neglect of the institution by the government. The protesting students occupied the East-West road by the University Gate, near Agbarho for several hours. Basically, the demands of students include: adequate funding,