Democratic Socialist Movement

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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

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Arguing for a Real Workers’ Party

Arguing for a Real Workers’ Party By Victor Osakwe The Labour Party (LP) is supposed to be a party for workers, market women and men, students, the poor and other oppressed strata of the Nigerian society. What is presently being witnessed, however, is a party that is devoid of any working class orientation. The Labour Party (LP) led by its

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Ghana at 50: A Socialist Appraisal of Nkrumahism

Ghana at 50: A Socialist Appraisal of Nkrumahism By Peluola Adewale The independence of Ghana on March 6, 1957 was a watershed in the history of Africa, being the first in black Africa. It was a catalyst to the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the continent. For the African masses one man’s role stood out in achieving the

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Guinea General Strike

Guinea General Strike A Revolutionary Working People Party is Imperative By Dagga Tolar The working masses of Guinea (Conakry) have gone back to the street after suspending the last general and mass protest that lasted 18 days, and the third one in a year. They are demanding the resignation of President Lansana Conte and rejecting his appointed prime minister, Eugene

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DARFUR CONFLICT KILLS 100,000: IMPERIALISM MEDDLES AS CONFLICT WIDENS

DARFUR CONFLICT KILLS 100,000: IMPERIALISM MEDDLES AS CONFLICT WIDENS By Niall Mulholland, CWI Over the last three years, between 200,000 and 400,000 people died in the Darfur conflict, in western Sudan. More than 2 million civilians fled their homes and more than 3 million people rely on aid for survival. The Sudanese government’s troops and its ‘Janjaweed’ militia allies attack

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SITUATION IN BRAZIL AND VENEZUELA: INTERVIEWS WITH CWI MEMBERS

SITUATION IN BRAZIL AND VENEZUELA: INTERVIEWS WITH CWI MEMBERS At the 9th World Congress of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) in Belgium in January 2007, Socialist Democracy conducted interviews with Mariana Campos, member of Womens Commission in PSOL and of SR, the Brazilian section of the CWI, and Johan Rivas, a CWI from Venezuela. BRAZIL Socialist Democracy (SD):

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China: A New Partner for Africa’s Development?

China: A New Partner for Africa’s Development? Peluola Adewale “The need for a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, and establish connections everywhere.” With these words, Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifesto capture the basis for the expansionist instinct of capitalism. Perhaps, so far