Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Huge crowds in Tahrir Square mark revolution anniversary

Egypt Huge crowds in Tahrir Square mark revolution anniversary Masses in Cairo and other cities demand end to military rule An Eyewitness Report Yesterday, 25th January, marked the first anniversary of start of the revolutionary movement of the masses in Egypt, which eventually led to the fall of the dictator Hosni Mubarak. Yesterday, millions of Egyptians again took to the

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Nigeria solidarity: Hundreds protest at London embassy

Nigeria solidarity: Hundreds protest at London embassy Diaspora fuel subsidy protests Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) reporters Hundreds of Nigerians gathered outside the Nigeria House Embassy in central London on Friday 6 January. They did so to join with their brothers and sisters who, in their country of origin, have moved into struggle against the removal of the

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Brazilian socialists remember Socrates

Brazilian socialists remember Socrates The last day of the PSoL left party’s congress in Săo Paulo was dedicated to the memory of the great Brazilian footballer Socrates, who died from liver disease on the same day. The PSoL congress displayed a rare moment of unity as delegates and visitors remembered Socrates’ life, not just as a brilliant football player but

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Libya: More struggles lay ahead

Libya: More struggles lay ahead By Lanre Arogundade In the aftermath of the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the European and American imperialists are quickly putting their money where their heart really laid – Libya’s vast but strategic natural oil and gas resources. They had hardly been able to conceal the excitement. It was barely 24 hours after Gaddafi’s death in

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Gaza Flotilla: Paul Murphy speaks out after detention in Israel

Gaza Flotilla: Paul Murphy MEP speaks out after detention in Israel Lie after lie from the Israeli regime Paul Murphy MEP, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) On November 11, after seven days illegal detention by the Israeli state, the activists seized the on the open sea as they sailed towards Gaza were released. (See earlier report “Protest in Lagos against

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Gaddafi Dead – What now?

Libya Gaddafi Dead – What now? Independent action by Libyan workers, youth and poor vital to prevent revolution’s derailment Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) While the defeat of the last major forces defending Gaddafi’s dictatorial and increasingly megalomaniac regime was widely welcomed, the way in which it fell means that clouds now hang over the future of

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Lives of millions hanging by a thread

Horn of Africa Lives of millions hanging by a thread Famine – another weapon of mass destruction Cedric Gerome, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Famine in Africa – another weapon of mass destruction Once again, famine is sweeping the African Continent. Once again, horrendous pictures of starving children, dying in their hundreds every day in the Horn of Africa,

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Over 700 arrested on “Occupy Wall Street” march

New York City Over 700 arrested on “Occupy Wall Street” march Struggle continues despite police repression By Pete Ikeler, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters USA) Wall street protests: police trap protestors with orange nets Last Saturday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested over 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ started its third week of action. This

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“Occupy Wall Street”

USA “Occupy Wall Street” Below is the text of the leaflet that the New York City branch of Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters, USA) has been distributing at the Occupy Wall Street protests End the Dictatorship of Wall Street! All around the world attention has been drawn to the occupation of Wall Street. The protest has captured the imagination of thousands

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As inner cities erupt – a mass workers’ movement is needed to defeat the government

As inner cities erupt – a mass workers’ movement is needed to defeat the government Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, CWI, England and Wales “The scenes of despair and explosions of anger like those of 1981 will be back on our streets. “Deprived areas of major cities – if not the central areas, then the ‘banlieus’ or outskirts

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Osama Bin Laden – killed by US forces

US / Pakistan Osama Bin Laden – killed by US forces www.socialistworld.net, 02/05/2011 website of the committee for a workers’ international, CWI The US government has announced a successful military assault on a large mansion in Abbottabad, near Islamabad, which has resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Tony Saunois, CWI Significantly, the complex where the killings took place

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Paris commune 1871: When workers \”stormed heaven\”

Paris commune 1871: When workers “stormed heaven” Niall Mulholland, CWI, www.socialistworld.net, 09/05/2011, website of the committee for a workers’ international, CWI 140th anniversary – Heroic few weeks when working class took power The mass struggles against dictatorships and poverty sweeping North Africa and the Middle East encourage workers and young people in the region and internationally to seek to learn

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May Day 2011 Revolution in the Middle East and Mahgreb – workers’ struggle around the globe

May Day 2011 Revolution in the Middle East and Mahgreb – workers’ struggle around the globe www.socialistworld.net, 30/04/2011 website of the committee for a workers’ international, CWI Fighting to end capitalism and its crisis, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends warm May Day greetings to workers, youth and the oppressed around the globe. CWI statement May Day, the

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Libya \”no fly zone\”: No foreign intervention

Libya “no fly zone”: No foreign intervention Build an independent movement of workers, the poor and youth Victory to the Libyan revolution Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International The UN Security Council’s majority decision to impose a “no fly vote”, while greeted with joy on the streets of Benghazi and Tobruk, is in no way intended to defend the

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Region-wide revolution of the Arab people

North Africa/Middle East Region-wide revolution of the Arab people From www.socialistworld.net, 21/02/2011, website of the committee for a workers’ international, CWI To fully succeed, revolutions need to go beyond framework of capitalism Peter Taaffe, from The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) “Ten days that shook the world” (Guardian). From Tunisia, to Egypt, to Bahrain, to

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Tunisia: ‘Caravans’ of the revolution converge on Tunis

Tunisia: ‘Caravans’ of the revolution converge on Tunis Army ordered to block roads as police join the movement Eyewitness account from CWI reporter in Tunis As we prepared to post this new account of developments in the Tunisian revolution, scenes of increasing defiance of the ‘interim’ government were being transmitted from the streets of Tunis. The army was ordered to

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Egypt: Revolutionary masses move to overthrow Mubarak dictatorship

Egypt: Revolutionary masses move to overthrow Mubarak dictatorship Regime deploys army on streets to try to crush mass movement Niall Mulholland, CWI Mass protests spread across Egypt following today’s Friday prayers, demanding an end to Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year presidency. Demonstrations took place in Alexandria, Suez, Mansoura, Sharqiya and Cairo. In many cases, clashes occured between protesters and police. Police deployed

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Tunisia Regime in turmoil

Tunisia: Regime in turmoil Mass popular uprising forced Ben Ali to flee the country Chahid Gashir, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Tunisia is a different country to the one it was a month ago. The powerful movement of revolt of the Tunisian masses has swept away the dictator President Ben Ali with lightning speed, testimony to the rage that

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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Presidential Election brings the country on the brink of full scale war and worsens the crisis of capitalism By Peluola Adewale That the November 28 run-off election in Ivory Coast has produced two presidents – Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo – is not a surprise, though the working people had expected the election to usher a return of