Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Algeria: war of independence 1954-1962

Algeria: war of independence 1954-1962 Colonialism, national liberation and revolutionary struggle Cédric Gérôme, Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI Fifty years ago, in 1962, the ‘Algerian war’, one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial conflicts, ended with the victory of the Algerian fighters against French imperialism. Algeria had been under French colonial rule for 132 years. It was the ‘flagship’

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Marikana massacre ignites mass movement

South Africa Marikana massacre ignites mass movement ANC leadership has shown since the massacre that the gulf between it and the masses is now unbridgeable By Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) The six-week Marikana strike ended on 18 September. The miners accepted a 22% pay rise and a 2,000 rand payment for loss of earnings during

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South Africa

South Africa Video: Paul Murphy, CWI MEP speaks on miners’ struggle Massacre of South African miners and Betrayal of the ANC Click here to see a video of Paul Murphy, Member of the European parliament for the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) giving an intervention in the European parliament yesterday on the struggle of the South African miners, on the

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South Africa: Miners’ struggle spreads and intensifies

South Africa: Miners’ struggle spreads and intensifies Press reports on impact of Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) socialistworld.net The intentions of the bosses and state to drown the South African miners’ militancy in blood – with the Marikana massacre of 16 August – and discourage further workers’ actions have spectacularly failed. On the contrary, their struggle has spread

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South Africa: Miners’ struggle spreads and intensifies

South Africa: Miners’ struggle spreads and intensifies Press reports on impact of Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) socialistworld.net The intentions of the bosses and state to drown the South African miners’ militancy in blood – with the Marikana massacre of 16 August – and discourage further workers’ actions have spectacularly failed. On the contrary, their struggle has spread

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Marikana Massacre: DSM Stage Protest at South African Embassy in Nigeria

Marikana Massacre: DSM Stage Protest at South African Embassy in Nigeria By Peluola Adewale Members of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), armed with placards with various inscriptions and protest letter, were at the South Africa High Commission in Lagos on Thursday September 6, 2012, in protest against the Marikana massacre, which is reminiscent of apartheid era, and in solidarity with Lonmin

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South Africa

South Africa The Marikana Massacre Murder and attempted murder charges against miners detonates a volcano of rage Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) In the face of widespread anger, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been forced to drop the murder charges against the 270 miners arrested after the 16 August Marikana massacre and to release them.

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South Africa Mine Massacre: Workers Remain Resolute

South Africa Mine Massacre: Workers Remain Resolute For International Solidarity with the Miners By Peluola Adewale On the very day, August 20, 2012, the one week of national mourning declared by President Jacob Zuma for the massacred 34 miners was to begin, Lonmim ordered the surviving miners to return to work or face dismissal. The workers rightly called the bluff

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South Africa: Marikana massacre, the struggle continues

South Africa: Marikana massacre, the struggle continues “This is not our government” Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) As we publish these reports from Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM – CWI in South Africa, a sister organisation to the DSM in Nigeria) activists on the ground, reports are coming in of a spreading of the miners’ struggle, with

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South Africa

South Africa SOLIDARITY WE CONDEMN BRUTAL MASSACRE OF STRIKING LONMIN WORKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA For a United Struggle of all Mine Workers to Win improved Pay and conditions! Friday 17 August 2012 The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria – condemns in strong terms the brutal massacre of striking Lonmin miners. The DSM is the Nigerian sister organization of

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South Africa

South Africa Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana – call for protest action DSM (CWI in South Africa) [See also statement of the DSM South Africa: For a general strike to end the Marikana massacre at] At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on August 16 as a massive police assault was

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Capitalism, globalisation and migration

Review Capitalism, globalisation and migration What role has migration played in the development of capitalist society? What impact does it have in this time of savage austerity? How can socialists take up these questions in the face of tough-talking politicians and the far-right who aim to divide working-class people? Reviewing a new book, Exceptional People, HANNAH SELL, Socialist Party (CWI

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Syria Is there an alternative to the developing civil war?

Syria Is there an alternative to the developing civil war? Niall Mulholland From the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI, www.socialistworld.net Syria’s agony continues unabated. Across the country there are indiscriminate attacks by the Assad regime forces and their militias, bloody sectarian reprisals by the armed opposition, refugee floods and humanitarian disasters. The second city, Aleppo, is

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COP17 confirms: no end to global warming under capitalism

COP17 confirms: no end to global warming under capitalism By Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) South Africa, (CWI South Africa) On November 27, as 25 000 delegates flew into Durban to begin the COP17 climate summit, eight people were killed in the city’s townships and shack settlements as their homes were flooded or crushed by torrential rains and landslides.

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Egypt: 50,000 protest ruling military junta’s new sweeping powers

Egypt: 50,000 protest ruling military junta’s new sweeping powers Escalation in struggle for power between old regime and Muslim Brotherhood Niall Mulholland and David Johnson, edited article from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/main/Home Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stated the revolution is facing ‘a life and death moment’ after it claimed victory in presidential

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France: Weekend that shocked Europe

France: Weekend that shocked Europe Austerity rejected in Eurozone’s second biggest economy Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Sarkozy’s downfall, alongside the crushing defeat of the pro-austerity parties in Greece, is a real turning point. Not only did he head the eighth European government to be defeated in the last year, the French and Greek elections were the

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May Day 2012

May Day 2012 Celebrate working class history and fight for new victories! International Workers’ Day and the socialist alternative to austerity and barbarism Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI, www.socialistworld.net ) May Day (International Workers’ Day) is an opportunity for celebrating the militant internationalist traditions of the working class movement, converging with the explosive struggles of today. 1st May this

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Stop violence of Boko Haram

Stop violence of Boko Haram Unify the working class and poor in a struggle against the corrupt elite and the big business Paul Murphy, Member of the European Parliament, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) Paul Murphy, explanation of vote, 15 March 2012, European Parliament: “Mr President, together with my sister party in Nigeria, the Democratic Socialist Movement, I condemn the violence

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SENEGAL ELECTIONS: NO HOPE IN PRO-CAPITALIST SALL

SENEGAL ELECTIONS: NO HOPE IN PRO-CAPITALIST SALL By Kola Ibrahim The mass enthusiasm and celebration that accompanied the recent run-off elections in Senegal, in which the incumbent, now outgoing, president, Abdoulaye Wade, was roundly defeated by his former protégé, Macky Sall, has again brought to the fore the increasing but unquenchable quest for change by the working and oppressed people

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The “Kony 2012” phenomena How to end a nightmare?

The “Kony 2012” phenomena: How to end a nightmare? Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International Seldom before has an idea spread so quickly across the world. Within days tens of millions watched Invisible Children’s “KONY 2012” video as it went viral across the internet and social media. Shocked at the story of killing, rape and child soldiers, demands multiplied