Osun state Minimum Wage Struggle â€“ What Next? After more than a year after the last strike, workers in Osun State under the two umbrella unions – NLC and TUC – have restarted agitation for the implementation of the nationally legislated N18, 000 minimum wage. As at Thursday, 31st January, 2013, three congresses of workers have been held in the
Nigeria’s “Jail the Gays” Bill: Homosexuals face legalised repression and lynching This undemocratic bill has nothing to do with “morality”, “religion” or “protecting African values” as conservative capitalist lawmakers would have us believe. Rather it is an agenda by a corrupt ruling class to divert attention from the crisis of poverty, unemployment and mass misery as a result of corruption
MALI: IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION OFFERS NO HOPE FOR THE WORKING MASSES By Lanre Arogundade From Liberia to the Congos and Somalia; Sierra Leone to Rwanda and Burundi; Sudan to South-Sudan and Kenya; Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Nigeria and now Mali, significant proportions of post-colonial or neo-colonial Africa are witnessing state failures. As the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), has always emphasized, the
NIPOST PENSIONERS’ STRUGGLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PAY ALL PENSION ARREARS AND 2/3 GRATUITY NOW! Picketing of the post offices by the retirees of the NIPOST protesting the non-payment of 72 months arrears of pensions and two-third of gratuities being owed by the government, photo DSM Since December 24, 2012, the offices of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) throughout the country
Mali: French army intervention will amplify the chaos For a mass struggle of workers and poor to defeat imperialism and fundamentalist reaction Leila Messaoudi, Gauche RÃ©volutionnaire (CWI in France) The sudden decision for a direct French military intervention in Northern Mali has not come from nowhere. Preparations for this have been underway for a number of weeks. French President, Francois
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) STOP VICTIMISATION OF ACTIVISTS CAMPAIGNING FOR RESTORATION OF BANNED UNION! FOR STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTIONS NOW!! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to stop the victimization of 12 activists, 4 of whom are our members, who have been campaigning for the restoration of the banned Students’ Union. For organizing symposium
OAU: Authorities Plan To Victimise Activists Campaigning For Restoration of Banned Union Appeal for protest letters and solidarity Jolted by the successful boycott of lectures on 5 December 2012, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, have unveiled plans to victimise 12 student activists. 4 of them are members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria.
NANS CONVENTION 2012: Does The New Leadership Represent a New Dawn For The Student Movement? Statement of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) (This statement was written in December 2012 just a few weeks after the NANS convention which held from 13th-18th December 2012. Since then, about two other presidential candidates have reportedly declared factions, confirming once again that the chief