Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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NIGERIA: SHOULD IT BE OR NOT

NIGERIA: SHOULD IT BE OR NOT By Segun Sango General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement In about 400 days from now, Nigeria shall be one hundred years old. Currently however, it is besieged and besotted by multiple socio-political crisis of such terminal dimension that threatens the total disintegration/collapse of the century old contraption called Nigeria. Once again, this year’s Independence Day

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Post-Gaddafi society still volatile and violent

Libya: Post-Gaddafi society still volatile and violent If demands of working people to be realised, it is necessary to be self-organised with clear aims Robert Bechert, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) Just over a month since the death of the US ambassador, developments in Libya illustrate the instability, even chaos, gripping many

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Can Africa throw capitalism a lifeline?

Can Africa throw capitalism a lifeline? Opulence for robber capitalist elite but no boom for working masses Peluola Adewale “It is my firm belief that Africa represents the next global economic frontier, and I am not alone in that assessment.” So said Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state for African Affairs, to the US House foreign sub-committee on African Affairs

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Lagos State Government attacks Okada riders’ livelihoods

Lagos State Government attacks Okada riders’ livelihoods The protests by commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders have broken out in different parts of Lagos since last week when the enforcement of the state’s new traffic law started. Several thousands of the motorcycles have been impounded while about 3,000 of them have been cruelly reduced to shards by the state government.

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South Africa: From apartheid to Marikana

South Africa: From apartheid to Marikana The struggle for social justice continues April Ashley, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) and black members’ rep on the public sector workers’ trade union Unison national executive (personal capacity) First published in the Socialist (paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) The victorious strike of the Marikana mineworkers has transformed the situation

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South Africa: Workers confront brutal South African capitalism

South Africa: Workers confront brutal South African capitalism The class struggle in South Africa is far sharper than in many countries. Socialist consciousness is far higher among the powerful, industrial working class. Alec Thraves, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales). Alec has just returned from a visit to South Africa. On 16 August the premeditated slaughter of 34 striking Lonmin

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Pension Policy in Osun State: No to Compulsory Retirement

CDWR Press Statement: Pension Policy in Osun State: No to Compulsory Retirement The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State condemns, in strong terms, the ridiculous, illegal and clearly unjustified compulsory contributory pension policy being imposed on workers by the Osun State government. We call for immediate reversal of this obviously obnoxious policy. We also call on the

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South Africa: ‘What are we doing about this government that is killing us?’

South Africa: ‘What are we doing about this government that is killing us?’ The struggle for a new mass workers’ party with a socialist programme Interview with Mametlwe Sebei, Democratic Socialist Movement, DSM (CWI South Africa) On 18 September, after six weeks of defiant strike action – when over 40 miners were killed by police acting on behalf of the

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Protest marches, rallies and other activities mark October 1st independence celebration

Protest marches, rallies and other activities mark October 1st independence celebration More actions needed to challenge fee hike and education underfunding Report of DSM’s campaign to build a movement to fight education attacks and anti-poor capitalist policies ERC at NANS Zone D protest on October 1, photo DSM On 1st October, 2012 – the 52nd anniversary of Nigeria’s flag independence

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Algeria: war of independence 1954-1962

Algeria: war of independence 1954-1962 Colonialism, national liberation and revolutionary struggle Cédric Gérôme, Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI Fifty years ago, in 1962, the ‘Algerian war’, one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial conflicts, ended with the victory of the Algerian fighters against French imperialism. Algeria had been under French colonial rule for 132 years. It was the ‘flagship’

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National Flood Disaster: How Natural?

National Flood Disaster: How Natural? By Ayo Ademiluyi A tragic wave of flooding has engulfed some parts of the country leaving over 59 communities sacked, 38,228 people displaced, over 160 dead and 25 million people in danger. In all 23 states are affected. The list covers even the arid Northern Nigeria with states like Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Niger, Kogi

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OAU: DSM SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTS NIGERIA’S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS

OAU: DSM SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTS NIGERIA’S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS Launches new campaign to fight fees and education underfunding At this critical point in time when government at all levels is hell-bent at intensifying attacks on public education and thereby making education an exclusive preserve of the rich, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) branch organized a public

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ERC’s 2012 Free Summer Coaching Ends with Symposium

ERC’s 2012 Free Summer Coaching Ends with Symposium “Free education is Possible if Nigeria’s Resources is Under Public Democratic Control and Management” By Moshood Oshunfurewa and Chinedu Daniel HT Soweto National Coordinator of ERC delivering his speech – photo DSM On Friday 14 September 2012, the ERC’s annual free summer coaching for the year 2012 came to an end with