Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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A HIGHLY MILITARIZED MAY DAY

A HIGHLY MILITARIZED MAY DAY This year’s May Day witnessed the first-ever joint rallies by the two trade union federations in the country, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), as the first practical step towards a resolved working relationship between the labour centres. However, what should have been the most significant feature of this May

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FREE ARRESTED ACTIVISTS NOW

FREE ARRESTED ACTIVISTS NOW Update Late Wednesday (May 2nd) all the DSM comrades and other activists who had been detained by the State Security Service (SSS) were released. None of those who had been held were charged with any criminal offence, while they were held in detention the SSS simply carried out the “usual” political questioning of asking them “who

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The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY MAY DAY SPECIAL EDITION The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections The two trade union federations in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have recently elected new leaderships. However, a more significant development is the resolve of the new leaderships of the two labour centers to establish a

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Working Class Should Lead A Fight Back

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY MAY DAY SPECIAL EDITION 2007 Elections Farce: Working Class Should Lead A Fight Back The farce called 2007 general elections climaxed with what was supposed to be Presidential and National Assembly elections of Saturday April 21, 2007. According to official results, Umar Musa Yar’Adua, the ruling PDP’s presidential candidate scored 70% of the total votes. To millions of

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Joint May Day: NLC and TUC Must Flag off Mass Action against Electoral Fraud

Joint May Day: NLC and TUC Must Flag off Mass Action against Electoral Fraud The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) heartily welcomes the decision of the two trade union federations in the country, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to hold a joint May Day rally for the very first time this year. This, we expect, will herald

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2007 Elections: A Very Farcical Exercise

DSM Statement 2007 Elections: A Very Farcical Exercise Decisive Action By Labour Needed Now! On April 14, 2007, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a federal government agency, conducted Governorship and State Assembly elections across Nigeria. The conduct of the said elections in most states of the federation totally failed to meet the basic requirement of an election, not even

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OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY CRISIS

DSM OAU branch statement OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY CRISIS After Banning of the Students Union, Authorities Set to Victimize Student Leaders Appeal For Solidarity Protest Letters Authorities at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife have issued query letters to three (3) Union leaders for leading students’ protests against attempts by the University Management to impose examinations on the students without giving

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No to Phantom Results; Declare the True Winner – Adams Oshiomhole

DSM Statement EDO Guber Election: No to Phantom Results; Declare the True Winner – Adams Oshiomhole Worker, Youths and Poor Masses Must Protest the Rigging The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls for the immediate cancellation of the phantom results of Edo State gubernatorial election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic

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Economic meltdown pushes masses to the edge

Zimbabwe Economic meltdown pushes masses to the edge State thugs crackdown on protests Weizmann Hamilton, Johannesburg, Democratic Socialist Movement (South African section of the Committee for a Workers’ International) March 11 saw hundreds of activists attend a prayer meeting in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, called by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign, a coalition of civic, church and youth organisations to protest

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THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

DSM Statement THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES A scientific evaluation of all the factors and forces involved in the forthcoming general elections has clearly shown that the working masses cannot expect a fundamental improvement in their living conditions in the aftermath of the general elections. To start with, virtually all the main contestants from the ruling and opposition

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LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS

DSM statement LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS The DSM fully supports the decision of the Lagos State NCP to pull out of participation in the forthcoming general elections. This decision, no doubt, has further reduced the options, which the masses will truly have in the forthcoming elections. In fact, apart from Edo State, where Adams Oshiomhole, the

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THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

DSM Statement THE 2007 ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES A scientific evaluation of all the factors and forces involved in the forthcoming general elections clearly shows that the working masses cannot expect a fundamental improvement in their living conditions in the aftermath of the general elections. To start with, virtually all the main contestants from the ruling and opposition parties

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LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS

DSM statement LAGOS NCP BOYCOTT OF THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS The DSM fully supports the decision of the Lagos State NCP to pull out of participation in the forthcoming general elections. This decision, no doubt, has further reduced the options which the masses will truly have in the forthcoming elections. In fact, apart from Edo State where Adams Oshiomhole, the

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THE NCP’S FORMATION WAS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA TODAY

Lagos State NCP THE NCP’S FORMATION WAS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA TODAY LAGOS NCP WITHDRAWS ELECTION CANDIDATES Statement delivered by Segun Sango, the Lagos State Chairman of the National Conscience Party at a press conference held on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Gani Fawehinmi Chambers, 35, Adeniran Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos. The National Conscience Party

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No choice Presidential elections

No choice Presidential elections Robert Bechert, London A commentary by the Committee for a Workers’ International, the international socialist body that the DSM is affiliated to. Different weekends in April are scheduled to see Nigeria go to the polls for a new president to replace Obasanjo, a new Senate, House of Representatives, 36 State Governors and 36 State assemblies. The

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Lagos NCP Rejects Imposition of Gubernatorial Candidate by the Right Wing National Leadership with t

Lagos NCP Rejects Imposition of Gubernatorial Candidate by the Right Wing National Leadership with the INEC The attention of the Lagos State National Conscience Party (NCP) has been drawn to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published list of political parties nominated candidates for 2007 Governorship election. In this list, one Christopher Obafunwa was published as Lagos State NCP candidate

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STOP THE ATTACK ON OAU STUDENTS

Democratic Socialist Movement, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Chapter PRESS STATEMENT: STOP THE ATTACK ON OAU STUDENTS The crisis in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife which has led to the closure of the school, banning of the students’ union, invasion of the campus by mobile policemen and possible victimisation of activists calls for a sober reflection. We of the Democratic Socialist Movement

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Nigeria – Women’s burdens demand socialist action

Nigeria – Women’s burdens demand socialist action The United Nations Human Development Report of 2006 places Nigeria at 151 out of 177 nation-states rated basically in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment, income, seats in parliament held by women, female professional and technical workers, ratio of estimated female to male earned income, female economic activities rate, population without sustainable access

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NLC Elects New Leadership

NLC Elects New Leadership By Segun Sango The 9th Delegate Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held Saturday February 15 and 16, 2007 at Abuja, Nigeria’s political capital. For the two days while the conference lasted, the Abuja International Conference Center which usually hosts meetings/conferences of high dignitaries celebrities and head of states, was for once besieged by labour