Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SUSPENSION OF SSANU OAU BY THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP IS ANTI-WORKER

SUSPENSION OF SSANU OAU BY THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP IS ANTI-WORKER NLC AND LABOUR ACTIVISTS MUST INTERVENE Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Osun State Chapter, Press Statement: The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, condemns in absolute terms the bureaucratic suspension action slammed against Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) branch of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Union (SSANU) by the national

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South Africa Mine Massacre: Workers Remain Resolute

South Africa Mine Massacre: Workers Remain Resolute For International Solidarity with the Miners By Peluola Adewale On the very day, August 20, 2012, the one week of national mourning declared by President Jacob Zuma for the massacred 34 miners was to begin, Lonmim ordered the surviving miners to return to work or face dismissal. The workers rightly called the bluff

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DEFEND THE WORKING PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITIES

DEFEND THE WORKING PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITIES Mass movements against demolition attacks and assault on democratic rights in the communities need genuine political alternative to win For adequate compensation for the victims of demolition By Ayo Ademiluyi In a display of brazen madness that characterizes the profit-first and anti-poor nature of the capitalist regimes operating all over Nigeria, the authority

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South Africa: Marikana massacre, the struggle continues

South Africa: Marikana massacre, the struggle continues “This is not our government” Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) As we publish these reports from Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM – CWI in South Africa, a sister organisation to the DSM in Nigeria) activists on the ground, reports are coming in of a spreading of the miners’ struggle, with

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THE PRIVATISATION OF PHCN AND THE LABOUR MOVEMENT

THE PRIVATISATION OF PHCN AND THE LABOUR MOVEMENT Segun Sango, Protem Chairman, Socialist Party of Nigeria For over one decade now, Nigeria’s capitalist ruling elite acting under the dictates of global capitalist corporations/sharks, have been making efforts to sell the PHCN to profiteers, the so-called private sector. For most part of this period, the electricity workers unions, particularly NUEE have

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South Africa

South Africa SOLIDARITY WE CONDEMN BRUTAL MASSACRE OF STRIKING LONMIN WORKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA For a United Struggle of all Mine Workers to Win improved Pay and conditions! Friday 17 August 2012 The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria – condemns in strong terms the brutal massacre of striking Lonmin miners. The DSM is the Nigerian sister organization of

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Socialist Party of Nigeria

Socialist Party of Nigeria Labour Must Fight for Implementation of Minimum Wage with General Strike and Mass Action No to Abrogation of National Minimum Wage Law The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the move by the state governors and the National Assembly to remove the minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list. This will mean the abrogation of the

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South Africa

South Africa Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana – call for protest action DSM (CWI in South Africa) [See also statement of the DSM South Africa: For a general strike to end the Marikana massacre at] At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on August 16 as a massive police assault was

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ONE WEEK OF ERC’S HOLIDAY COACHING

ONE WEEK OF ERC’S HOLIDAY COACHING …Free education is a right, not privilege! Aj coaching class Moshood Oshunfurewa The free holiday coaching going on in Ajegunle, Lagos, for students of Senior Secondary school in Anglican Primary School, located at Arumoh Street via Boundary Road is just one among the many activities of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a campaign

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Workers struggle gain concession in OAU

Workers struggle gain concession in OAU Odun addressing SSANU congress By Kola Ibrahim For about two months, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has been in the grip of an industrial dispute between the workers and the University management. Members of both the Non-Academic Staff Unions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) are fighting over pay and

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Capitalism, globalisation and migration

Review Capitalism, globalisation and migration What role has migration played in the development of capitalist society? What impact does it have in this time of savage austerity? How can socialists take up these questions in the face of tough-talking politicians and the far-right who aim to divide working-class people? Reviewing a new book, Exceptional People, HANNAH SELL, Socialist Party (CWI

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AJEGUNLE ERC STARTS THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF FREE SUMMER COACHING

Ajegunle, Lagos AJEGUNLE ERC STARTS THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF FREE SUMMER COACHING By Moshood Oshunfunrewa Ajegunle coaching 2012, Education Rights Campaign annual summer coaching for secondary school students – photo DSM The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) which fights for free and functional education – has started this year’s edition of

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OYO STATE MUST RECALL 3,000 SACKED PUBLIC WORKERS

Democratic Socialist Movement, Oyo State Chapter, Press Statement, August 7, 2012 OYO STATE MUST RECALL 3,000 SACKED PUBLIC WORKERS Labour Must Issue a Two-Week Ultimatum Labour leaders must commence immediate mass mobilization towards the immediate and unconditional implementation of N18,000 minimum wage now! The Oyo State chapter of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) jointly condemn

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Syria Is there an alternative to the developing civil war?

Syria Is there an alternative to the developing civil war? Niall Mulholland From the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI, www.socialistworld.net Syria’s agony continues unabated. Across the country there are indiscriminate attacks by the Assad regime forces and their militias, bloody sectarian reprisals by the armed opposition, refugee floods and humanitarian disasters. The second city, Aleppo, is

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THE EDO JULY 2012 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION AND CRUCIAL TASKS FACING THE WORKING MASSES

THE EDO JULY 2012 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION AND CRUCIAL TASKS FACING THE WORKING MASSES Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary The July 14, 2012 Governorship election held in Edo State has revealed some major political features which must be properly understood by the working people and the poor in general. Adams Oshiomhole, the ACN candidate, resoundingly won the exercise. Against the very

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EDO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: HOW OSHIOMHOLE WON

EDO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: HOW OSHIOMHOLE WON By Adewale Barshar In 2007, Adams Oshiomhole, the ex-labour leader, won the Edo State gubernatorial election, breaking the gridlock of 8 years misrule of the PDP. But it took a whole year of sweats, stress and blood of the poor masses in struggle to reclaim the mandate that had been so brazenly stolen