Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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JONATHAN’S FAILED WAR ON TERRORISM: A United Mass Movement Of The Working Masses Is Needed

JONATHAN’S FAILED WAR ON TERRORISM: A United Mass Movement Of The Working Masses Is Needed (By Ayo Ademiluyi) Nothing confirms the failure of the arm-twisting tactics that the Jonathan regime is employing in its war against terrorism than the protests that greeted his recent visit to Yola, Adamawa State, one of the hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-eastern

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US: Huge Political Upset Created By the Election of Kshama Sawant

US: Huge Political Upset Created By the Election of Kshama Sawant By Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Member of Parliament Who would have imagined that in a major American city, at a post-election inauguration ceremony attended by 1,000 people, a new, directly elected Mayor and other members of the City Council would be completely eclipsed by the response

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CASUALISATION IS ANTI-WORKER

CASUALISATION IS ANTI-WORKER Dura Pack Workers Hold One-month Strike Against Casualisation And Unfair Labour Practices (By Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Casualisation is a condition wherein workers are made to work without regularized status and are subjected to employment insecurity that attracts little or no benefits in terms of emoluments, allowances etc. However, some

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PLANNED SALE OF REFINERIES:

PLANNED SALE OF REFINERIES: Mass Campaign Against Privatization Urgently Needed (By Ayo Ademiluyi) The two industrial unions in the oil and gas sector, Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) shelved an industrial action called over the planned sales of refineries in early January after drawing

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NEW AUTOMOTIVE POLICY IS A TALL ORDER

NEW AUTOMOTIVE POLICY IS A TALL ORDER Massive Public Investment in Auto Industry and Research is the Way Out (By Chinedu Bosah) The automotive policy announced by the federal government on October 2, 2013 is a policy that failed in the 1970s. The government has not introduced any new workable strategy and plan other than to rely on the promise

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ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION: Electricity Crisis May Trigger Nigeria’s Next Uprising

ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION: Electricity Crisis May Trigger Nigeria’s Next Uprising (By Kola Ibrahim) The chicken is coming home to roost. Months after the gargantuan fraud called privatization, Nigeria’s capitalist government and its big business partners cannot justify the privatization of the electricity utility company, PHCN to private sharks. Currently, power supply has not only been in its horrible state, it has

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2014 BUDGET: Continuation of Jobless Growth

2014 BUDGET: Continuation of Jobless Growth (By Peluola Adewale) President Goodluck Jonathan government is deficient in many areas. But the capacity to gild the rot with the best of superlatives is not one of them. Freshly dished on our plate is the theme of the current budget proposal, “job creation and inclusive growth”. This perhaps is the government’s answer to

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CAPITALIST RULE IN NIGERIA

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CAPITALIST RULE IN NIGERIA (By Segun Sango, National Chairperson, Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) With its abundant human and natural resources, the present state of socio-economic and political paralysis, most especially manifested in unimaginable underdevelopment and mass misery of the vast majority of Nigerians, in all regions and sectors, provide an irrefutable proof of failure of