Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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BUHARI’S CONTINUATION OF PRIVATISATION PROGRAM WILL WORSEN THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

BUHARI’S CONTINUATION OF PRIVATISATION PROGRAM WILL WORSEN THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY By Chinedu Bosah Buhari’s recent statement when he visited the United State of America that his government will continue the privatization program has shown clearly that the present government will not deviate from pro-capitalist, anti-people policies. “I will like to remind you all,” said Buhari, “that we are continuing in

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UNPAID SALARIES: DSM Osun Holds Public Meeting

UNPAID SALARIES: DSM Osun Holds Public Meeting By Kola Ibrahim The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, in furtherance of its campaign for full payment of workers’ salaries and retirees’ pensions, had a Public Meeting/Media Briefing on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 at the Olu Osungbohun Hall in the NUJ Press Centre in Osogbo. The public meeting had in attendance members

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BAN OF OKADA IN AKURE

OKADA BAN IN AKURE CONTINUATION OF ANTI-POOR POLICIES OF THE MIMIKO LED GOVERNMENT The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM,) Ondo State Chapter, condemns the ban of commercial motorcycle (okada) operation in some roads and streets in Akure, the State capital. This ban is a continuation of the anti-poor policies of the state government. We hold that it is the failure of

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CDWR MASS MEETING INITIATES CAMPAIGN FOR FULL PAYMENT OF UNPAID SALARY AND PENSION ARREARS IN OYO ST

CDWR MASS MEETING INITIATES CAMPAIGN FOR FULL PAYMENT OF UNPAID SALARY AND PENSION ARREARS IN OYO STATE By Michael Ogundele The Oyo State Chapter of Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) initiated a public meeting of public workers in the state on Tuesday 21st of July, 2015. This meeting was organized to launch a campaign among public workers in

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N713 BILLION BAIL-OUT FUND

N713 BILLION BAIL-OUT FUND Workers and retirees must insist on full payment of unpaid salaries and pensions Labour leaders must not negotiate must not negotiate part payment of salaries and pensions arrears The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter, urges workers and retirees in the state to be more diligent and organised with a view to

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WE OPPOSE THE PROSCRIPTION OF STAFF UNIONS IN TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OMU-IJEBU

WE OPPOSE THE PROSCRIPTION OF STAFF UNIONS IN TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OMU-IJEBU Amosun regime must stop the attacks on workers’ rights We of the Democratic Socialist Movement, Ogun State branch, condemn in strongest terms the suspension of the activities of the staff unions in Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, Odogbolu Local Government Area, Ogun State. Ogun State

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UNPAID WORKERS SALARIES: BAILOUT NOT SUSTAINABLE

UNPAID WORKERS SALARIES: BAILOUT NOT SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF PUBLIC RESOURCES BY THE WORKING PEOPLE IS THE ONLY WAY TO JUDICIOUSLY MANAGE STATE FUNDS For tens of thousands of workers and pensioners in about 20 states across the federation who have gone hungry for as much as 7 months and above, the federal government’s bailout is nothing but a welcome

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Purported Agreement between Labour Leaders and Osun Government: We Call for Immediate Congress of Wo

Purported Agreement between Labour Leaders and Osun Government: We Call for Immediate Congress of Workers and Pensioners to Accept or Reject the Agreement Strike Must Continue, With Mass Mobilization for Protests, Rallies and Pickets Aregbesola Government Should Declare Accrued Money to the State The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter has been drawn to the raging

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DSM MEMBERS AND OTHER ACTIVISTS PROTEST PLANNED HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT

DSM MEMBERS AND OTHER ACTIVISTS PROTEST PLANNED HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT LAGOS By Chinedu Bosah Protesters at Federal High Court Lagos against planned increase in electricity tariff, photo DSM About 20 demonstrators, including members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and activists from different communities in Lagos, held a protest action against the planned increase

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Protest against Aregbesola: We Condemn State Sponsored Attacks on Protesters

Protest against Aregbesola: We Condemn State Sponsored Attacks on Protesters · Aregbesola should address workers’ demands rather than silencing dissenting views · Labour Movement must mobilise workers to the Arena of Struggle The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, has been drawn to the latest development in Osun State vis-Å•-vis a protest action organized by a

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Osun State Salary Payment: Struggle Pays

Osun State Salary Payment: Struggle Pays Workers’ fight starts to produce results But one month’s salary is too little, too late. Aregbesola govt. should immediately pay all outstanding salaries, allowances, pensions and gratuities Workers must be steadfast in the struggle to guarantee full payment The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, commends the public sector workers in Osun State

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Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries:

Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries: DSM Welcomes Justice Oloyede’s Call for a probe of the Aregbesola Government Only mass movement of workers, youths and the oppressed can compel House of Assembly to act The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter has been drawn to a petition, widely reported in the newspapers, written by a

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JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC

JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC SPN DEMANDS LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unwarranted and parasitic jumbo allowance and salaries being collected by political office holders and appointees at all levels of government and tiers. These salaries and allowances are scandalously too high. For instance, the basic

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DEEPENING CRISIS IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT:

DEEPENING CRISIS IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT: Need To Rebuild the Movement as a Fighting and United Platform for the Working Masses By Chinedu Bosah The rival May Day rallies this year were an illustration that, for the first time in decades, the trade union movement is formally split. Many workers wanting a united Labour response to the country’s deepening

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Worsening Electricity Supply Sparks Protest In Many Communities

Worsening Electricity Supply Sparks Protest In Many Communities By Chinedu Bosah The worsening of electricity supply and monumental exploitation of consumers since the privatization of the power sector has triggered protests in many communities in the last 4 months across the country especially in Lagos. In May the electricity generation went down to an all-time low of 1300MW for a

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ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION HAS FAILED

ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION HAS FAILED For Return of Power Sector to Public Ownership under Democratic Control By Peluola Adewale On October 25, 2010, electricity workers and activists under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Joint Action Front (JAF) embarked on protest march from Yaba to Marina in Lagos to mobilise mass opposition to the then planned

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A RADICAL PROGRAMME TO TACKLE THE CRISIS IN THE OIL SECTOR

A RADICAL PROGRAMME TO TACKLE THE CRISIS IN THE OIL SECTOR The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) urgently proposes the following steps as emergency measures to tackle the crisis in the oil sector, restore products availability, reverse pump price to official price, clean up the oil industry and take the oil wealth from oil cartels and crooks and return it to

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PERENNIAL FUEL SHORTAGES:

PERENNIAL FUEL SHORTAGES: Need for Public Ownership of Oil Industry By H.T. Soweto For weeks in April and May 2015, a drought of fuel has hit Nigeria, ironically Africa’s top economy and largest crude oil producer. Queues have returned to petrol stations. Transport costs are rising. Where fuel is available, it goes for as much as N150 per litre and

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BOKO HARAM: Can Moving Military Command Center to Maiduguri End the Insurgency?

BOKO HARAM: Can Moving Military Command Center to Maiduguri End the Insurgency? By H.T. Soweto At his inauguration on May 29, President Buhari declared to an expectant Nation that he would move the military command to Maiduguri and it shall remain there until Boko Haram is “completely subdued”. This is because “victory cannot be achieved by basing the command and

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BUHARI’S INAUGURATION: THE TASKS AHEAD FOR WORKERS AND YOUTH

BUHARI’S INAUGURATION: THE TASKS AHEAD FOR WORKERS AND YOUTH By Ayo Ademiluyi Muhammadu Buhari, former Military Head of State was formally sworn in as a democratically-elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015. This was after an election that has been regarded as “historic” due to the defeat of the incumbent for the first time in