Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OGUN STATE: STOP IRREGULAR PAYMENT OF LECTURERS’ SALARIES NOW

OGUN STATE: STOP IRREGULAR PAYMENT OF LECTURERS’ SALARIES NOW AVERT ANOTHER STRIKE AT OOU! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms gross irregularity in the salaries of the lecturers of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), the state owned institution, over the past three years. The lecturers, whose several appeals to the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government

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SPN Condemns Aregbesola Government’s Insensitive Attitude to Retirees’ Plight

Press Statement: SPN Condemns Aregbesola Government’s Insensitive Attitude to Retirees’ Plight We support Pensioners’ protest to demand for their rights We commend Ondo State workers for rejecting the Contributory Pension Scheme The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter, condemns in strong terms the continued but wicked insensitivity of the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government to the plight

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NIS JOB RECRUITMENT IS A POLICY OF EXTORTION

NIS JOB RECRUITMENT IS A POLICY OF EXTORTION SPN CONDOLES WITH THE FAMILIES OF DEAD APPLICANTS NLC AND TUC SHOULD CALL A DAY OF NATIONAL PROTEST The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condoles with families of the applicants who died or were injured at the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise on May 15 across the country. We demand payment

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DEATH OF UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS AT NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE APTITUDE TESTS: GOVT. IS CULPABLE

DEATH OF UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS AT NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE APTITUDE TESTS: GOVT. IS CULPABLE ERC Demands Sack of Minister of Interior and NIS Comptroller General Calls for a Day of Mourning and Mass Protests The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) is outraged at the avoidable wastage of the lives of scores of unemployed Nigerian youths during the Nigeria Immigration Service’s recruitment test

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SOUTH AFRICA: MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM ON MARCH 17

SOUTH AFRICA: MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM ON MARCH 17 On January 17, Nigerian national Theddaus Duru was tortured unconscious and abducted by police in Benoni. That was the last anyone saw of him. It is high time to stand up against police killings, torture, intimidation and harassment – for all residents of SA, whether born here or

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SOUTH AFRICA: WASP HAS REGISTERED FOR THE 2014 ELECTIONS

SOUTH AFRICA: WASP HAS REGISTERED FOR THE 2014 ELECTIONS The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) has registered for the elections to the national assembly and for the provincial legislatures of North West, Limpopo and Gauteng. The national candidate list was made public at a press conference in Johannesburg today, March 13, 2014 The presidential candidate and number one on WASP’s

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LABOUR PARTY’S ENDORSEMENT OF JONATHAN FOR SECOND TERM

LABOUR PARTY’S ENDORSEMENT OF JONATHAN FOR SECOND TERM A CONTINUED BETRAYAL OF THE WORKING PEOPLE We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemn in strongest terms, but are not surprised by, the endorsement of Goodluck Jonathan for second term as President by the Labour Party. In several media reports, Daniel Iwuanyanwu, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, was credited

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International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014 Fighting austerity and oppression world-wide Clare Doyle (Committee for a Workers’ International, www.socialistworld.net ) For more than a century, 8 March has been known as International Women’s Day – the day to commemorate and celebrate the struggles of working and poor women against exploitation at work, in society and at home. Over the years, however, its

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Students and teachers revolt in public universities

Ivory Coast Students and teachers revolt in public universities Mass strike in education sector shakes Ouattara’s government CWI Ivory Coast The first decision of the government of Alassane Ouattara after its 2011 military victory over Laurent Gbagbo was to close down all public universities in Ivory Coast. This is a measure which he said was justified by the need to

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KILLINGS OF STUDENTS BY BOKO HARAM IN YOBE: FAILURE OF JONATHAN’S WAR ON TERROR

Socialist Party of Nigeria PRESS STATEMENT KILLINGS OF STUDENTS BY BOKO HARAM IN YOBE: FAILURE OF JONATHAN’S WAR ON TERROR We in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn in strongest terms the attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group on the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state. We join the millions of the working masses in the country

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ERC NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM:

ERC NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: ASUU President Nasir Fagge, photo by DSM Education Workers, Students and Socialists Agree that a United Action is needed to save Public Education from a Total Collapse. By Ogundepo Titus On Thursday, 27th February, 2014, no fewer than one hundred (100) people including students, education workers and journalists gathered at a public symposium organized by the Education

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3 YEARS AFTER, LASU FEE HIKE PROVOKES PROTESTS

3 YEARS AFTER, LASU FEE HIKE PROVOKES PROTESTS “The APC’s megacity agenda is a mega fraud to create a Lagos for the rich only. Megacity means Mega fees in LASU, it means Mega profit for the rich and Mega suffering for the rest of us. We in the ERC and the #SaveLASU movement have also decided to give them mega

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Ban of Commercial Motorcycle in Niger State By the Govt. is Anti-people

Ban of Commercial Motorcycle in Niger State By the Govt. is Anti-people (By Dimeji Macaulay DSM, Niger State) The Niger State Government recently banned the operation of commercial motorcycle popularly called Kabu in the state. This deliberate attack on the right of youths and masses to livelihood in the state again shows the insensitivity of state government to the plight

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AICOM COMMENCES MASS MOBILISATION OF RESIDENTS AGAINST EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY

AICOM COMMENCES MASS MOBILISATION OF RESIDENTS AGAINST EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY Disunity Amongst The Factionalised CDAs Undermines Campaign (By Chinedu Bosah Coordinator, AICOM) As power supply to Aboru-Ifesowapo community worsens, the residents have no choice other than to start mass mobilization of the community for a “No Payment of Bill Protest” until Power improves drastically. Power supply to the community has

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ASUU STRIKE 2013: Lessons for Activists and Unions in the Education Sector

ASUU STRIKE 2013: Lessons for Activists and Unions in the Education Sector Vigilance Must Be Maintained To Ensure That The 2013 MOU is Implemented and the Promised Funds Are Not Looted. (By Hassan Taiwo Soweto, National Coordinator, ERC) Starting from July 1st 2013, University lecturers downed tools in a crucial struggle to reposition the public university system. The key demand

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UNIPORT: Fee Hike can be defeated by United Struggle of Students and Workers

UNIPORT: Fee Hike can be defeated by United Struggle of Students and Workers (By Onwunalu Alexander) With the recent increment in school fees at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), it is very clear that the Jonathan government has set out to undermine the gains of the last six-month strike action by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which won

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ADMISSION FRAUD AT IBADAN POLY: An Ominous Sign Of Poor Funding Of Education!

ADMISSION FRAUD AT IBADAN POLY: An Ominous Sign Of Poor Funding Of Education! For A United Struggle Of Education Workers And Students For Adequately Funded Public Education (By Kabiru Saka, DSM, Ibadan Poly) One of the most recent ugly developments in the polytechnic this year is the case of the over Two thousand (2000) prospectus students of the institution whose

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RIVERS’ STATE CRISIS: Working Masses Must Fight For Socialist Change

RIVERS’ STATE CRISIS: Working Masses Must Fight For Socialist Change (By Onwunalu Alexander) The last has not been heard of the political crisis ravaging Rivers’ state. Following the defection of Rotimi Amaechi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a chain of dramatic events has continued to grip the state. The Rivers State Police Command

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SOUTH AFRICA: Struggles Intensify As Election Draws Closer

SOUTH AFRICA: Struggles Intensify As Election Draws Closer Campaigning for WASP socialist alternative at May polls By Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa) As South African President Jacob Zuma, last Friday, announced that the country’s next general elections will be held on May 7, this year, his regime was surrounded by dramatically intensifying class struggles. The same day,