Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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PENSION SCAM SCANDAL:

PENSION SCAM SCANDAL: THE WORKING MASSES MUST FIGHT AND PROFER A POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALIST LOOTING Segun Sango Protem National Chairperson Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) In the midst of abundant human and natural resources, the vast majority of Nigeria’s working masses and the poor perpetually live in abject poverty. The primary reason for this embarrassing state of absurdity is

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Egypt: Mass demonstrations and brutal state repression

Egypt: Mass demonstrations and brutal state repression Only the organized working class can show a way forward Aysha Zaki, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Following the second anniversary of the 25th January Revolution, Egyptian streets have witnessed days of mass demonstrations and riots. State forces have brutally repressed many protesters. Last Monday, the army was deployed to try to

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South Africa: Battle for control of mining sector

South Africa: Battle for control of mining sector Statement on the retrenchment threats by Anglo America n Platinum and Harmony Gold Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa) The agreement by Anglo American Platinum to place a moratorium on their retrenchments cannot be trusted. The moratorium is for sixty days only and the conditions they have cited as making

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Sahel: No to the war in Mali!

Sahel: No to the war in Mali! Imperialist intervention will deepen crisis and instability Cedric Gerome, Committee for a Workers’ International January’s four day-long hostage crisis at the major ‘In Amenas’ gas facility in South East Algeria and its bloody outcome sent shockwaves out internationally as it was seen to mark a widening of the on-going conflict in Mali. In

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Minimum Wage Struggle – What Next?

Osun state Minimum Wage Struggle – 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

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Nigeria’s “Jail the Gays” Bill: Homosexuals face legalised repression and lynching

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

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MALI: IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION OFFERS NO HOPE FOR THE WORKING MASSES

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

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NIPOST PENSIONERS’ STRUGGLE

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

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Mali: French army intervention will amplify the chaos

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 Révolutionnaire (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

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STOP VICTIMISATION OF ACTIVISTS CAMPAIGNING FOR RESTORATION OF BANNED UNION!

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

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OAU: Authorities Plan To Victimise Activists Campaigning For Restoration of Banned Union

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.

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NANS CONVENTION 2012:

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