REJECT FUEL PRICE INCREASE We call on NLC and TUC to Declare A ‘Day of Mass Mobilization’ with 24-hour Warning Strike By Segun Sango National Chairperson Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly rejects any attempt of governments at all levels to increase the pump price of petrol under the guise of removing fuel subsidy.
ERC FREE SUMMER LESSON: Ten Years of Its Consistency to Prove Free Quality Education Is Possible In Nigeria By Osigwe Benjamin and Fidel Davynovich The Education Right Campaign (ERC) as part of its campaign against the commercialization of public education has in the last ten years held an annual Free Summer Holiday Lesson (coaching) for senior secondary students in Ajegunle,
NO TO ‘KILLER’ FEES IN OAU Mass Actions Including Protests, Rallies and Media Campaign Should be Organized ASUU, SSANU, NASU, NAAT and Alumni Association Should Reject the Fees, and Support Students’ Struggle By Oluwole Engels, Osun State ERC Coordinator The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby calls on parents, workers, students to reject the fee increments in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),
UNILAG: Protest against extortion A good response to anti-students policies By Lateef Adams, Coordinator, ERC, UNILAG The struggle that broke out on Friday 6th of June on campus as a result of various anti-students policies is commendable. It was a good response to the exploitation of students in the institution has become unbearable to majority of students. We commend the
POLYTECHNICS AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION STRIKES: Working Masses and Students Must Rally Round ASUP and COEASU to Win Demands By H.T. Soweto, ERC National Coordinator For over ten (10) months now, public Polytechnics have been shut down as a result of an indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). Also public Colleges of Education have been closed
12 YEARS ON, WORKERS LAID OFF FROM KADUNA TEXTILE LIMITED YET TO COLLECT BENEFITS: CDWR demands payment of workers entitlement without further delay By Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the denial of workers their benefits by the 19 northern state governments and the management of the defunct Kaduna Textile Limited since 2002.
TEACHERS’ STRIKE IN BENUE STATE ENTERS 9TH MONTH: Government Must Immediately Meet Teachers Demand and Reopen Primary Schools By Dimeji Macaulay Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns in strong terms the nonchalant attitude of Benue state government towards the primary school education in the state. The Primary school teachers have been on strike since October 2013 over the state government’s refusal
CRIN AGAIN: Management Seals up Accommodation of Sacked Workers While Working Condition Continues to Be under Attacks More solidarity actions of Trade Unions; civil society organizations, Media Practitioners and the general public are urgently needed now than ever! By Abbey Trotsky Barely six months after the arbitrarily sack of 95 workers of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) by
EURO ELECTIONS: A Revolt against the Capitalist Establishment Gains for the far right but some successes for genuine left Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) The long-predicted ‘earthquake’ – the electoral “triumph” of the far right and their allies – took place in the European elections in some key countries. In Britain Ukip
VICTORY FOR $15 IN SEATTLE! How Socialists built a winning movement By Socialist Alternative (CWI Supporters, US) Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage. 100,000 workers will be lifted out of poverty, and millions will be inspired all over the country and around the world. On June 2nd Seattle’s City Council voted unanimously
SOUTH AFRICA ELECTION 2014: The ANC victory, WASP and the EFF By Weizman Hamilton, General Secretary of WASP The African National Congress has been re-elected with 62% of the vote. This represents a marginal decline with the shedding of a few hundred thousand votes in absolute terms and the loss of 3.5%. Given the scandal filled five-year term of president
OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION 2014: The need for a genuine working people’s alternative By Kola Ibrahim Governorship election will come up in Osun State on 9th of August, 2014. If the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), initiated by Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and like minds across the country, does not stand in the election it is as a result of the
POWER SITUATION CONTINUES TO WORSEN AFTER PRIVATISATION For Renationalisation of power sector under democratic control By Chinedu Bosah It is no news that electricity supply has worsened since the power sector was privatized in November 2013.. The government and its spokespersons have continued to lay the blame on vandals and insufficient gas to the power sector. Despite degenerating power supply,
GM FOODS: On the Basis of Capitalism Genetic Modification is designed to Benefit Corporate Businesses By Eko John Nicholas Globally, the controversy over the use of food and other goods derived from genetically modified organisms, as against the conventional ones, and other uses of genetic engineering in medicine, research, industry and agriculture has not been settled. There are debates on
NIGERIA: Africa’s Biggest Economy is Big for nothing for the Poor and Working People By Peluola Adewale No doubt this is not the best of time for President Goodluck Jonathan. His government has been exposed as peddling meaningless phrases while wholesale looting continues and the country shows growing signs of disintegration. The Boko Haram’s abduction of over 200 Chibok school
ABDUCTION OF OVER 200 SCHOOL GIRLS BY BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS By Segun Sango National Chairperson Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Doubtlessly, the Boko Haram insurgency is the most horrific political expression currently ravaging Nigeria’s capitalist state. In this respect, the abduction of over 200 school girls at Chibok female secondary school in Borno State, North-East of Nigeria now for almost