Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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GOODLUCK JONATHAN FULL TERM PRESIDENCY:

GOODLUCK JONATHAN FULL TERM PRESIDENCY: Can the Economy and Policy Get Better? To his bourgeois promoters plus also the few elements who wrongfully have hope in him, Goodluck Jonathan is a God-sent president to effect Nigeria’s socio-economic “transformation”. He is the only politician, who became a governor and then later president within a period of 5 years, without ever having

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ROBBERY UNDER THE GUISE OF PRIVATISATION

ROBBERY UNDER THE GUISE OF PRIVATISATION Labour Should Immediately Pull Out of Privatisation Council Now and Champion a Clear Pro-Working People Alternative By Peluola Adewale Just as obtained in the power probe by the House of Representatives in 2008, Nigerians have been treated to a reality show of monumental frauds and daylight robbery perpetrated in the name of privatization exercise.

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THE STRUGGLE FOR N18,000 MINIMUM WAGE

THE STRUGGLE FOR N18,000 MINIMUM WAGE For A Two-Day General Strike Now! No To Retrenchment of Workers By H.T. Soweto The current administration had hardly been inaugurated when workers were set on a warpath with the Federal and state governments over the implementation of the N18,000 new National Minimum Wage. Especially in the public sector, strike activities involving tens of

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FLOODS: Consequences of Lack of Planning

FLOODS: Consequences of Lack of Planning By Bosah Chinedu The downpour across the country and its attendant flood has continued to leave behind loss of billions of naira worth of properties, deaths and homelessness. Floods are the Nigeria’s tsunami or hurricane, even though it could have been avoided if society was well planned. The states which are the worst affected

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DANGOTE PASTA SACKS 250 WORKERS FOR JOINING UNION

DANGOTE PASTA SACKS 250 WORKERS FOR JOINING UNION CDWR Demands Unconditional Reinstatement of All Workers and the Respect of Their Rights to Unionise By Victor Osakwe, Secretary, CDWR For over one year now the inalienable rights of workers to freely associate has been brutally attacked by the management of Dangote Pasta Plant Ikorodu, a company owned by Aliko Dangote, the

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ZARTECH Workers Agitate For Improved Welfare Conditions As They Seek To Change Their Union Affiliati

ZARTECH Workers Agitate For Improved Welfare Conditions As They Seek To Change Their Union Affiliation By Abbey Trotsky The determination to keep the fight for improved living and working condition alive has been demonstrated by workers in ZARTECH Nigeria limited, Oluyole, Ibadan with their ongoing agitation to change their union affiliation from the Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria

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LYBYA: After Gaddafi – Stop the Revolution’s Derailment – Independent Workers’ Action Needed!

LYBYA: After Gaddafi – Stop the Revolution’s Derailment – Independent Workers’ Action Needed! By Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Almost every day there are warning signs of the dark shadows that NATO’s intervention has thrown over the Libyan revolution. In a country with hardly any tradition, so far, of a workers’ movement, the distorting effects and dangers

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TUNISIA: After Ben Ali’s Ouster: Big Mood for a Second Revolution

TUNISIA: After Ben Ali’s Ouster: Big Mood for a Second Revolution At the recent Summer School of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) held in Belgium H.T Soweto (DSM, CWI) spoke with three comrades of CWI in Tunisia on the current situation of the revolution in the country which set alight the entire Arab world and now Israel with

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THE GREEK CRISIS

THE GREEK CRISIS By Victor Osakwe While the bulk of the world’s capitalist economies are in crisis, the Greek economy is in one of the most severe situations of all. Greece, with a population of 12 million, is facing an economic crisis that makes the government unable to pay a debt owed to big banks and other creditors. It borrowed

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Osun State Workers’ Strike: Government must implement the N18, 000.00 minimum wage

Osun State Socialist Democracy (SD) August 2011 Edition Osun State Workers’ Strike: Government must implement the N18, 000.00 minimum wage The decision of workers in Osun State to embark on strike to demand their legitimate right to a modest minimum wage of N18, 000, is commendable after the Osun State government had stubbornly and arrogantly refused to accede to this

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OYES: Aregbesola Should Implement His Campaign Promises

OYES: Aregbesola Should Implement His Campaign Promises By Kola Ibrahim When Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was campaigning in 2007, he promised in his Manifesto, titled ‘My Pact with Osun People’ to “… create immediate employment for 20, 000 people within (our) 100 days in office.” He stated further, “… 5000 of these places shall be reserved for those who were retrenched

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O’CLEAN, STOP THE RESTRICTION

O’CLEAN, STOP THE RESTRICTION By Alfred Adegoke On 25th June, 2011 the Osun State Government commenced a compulsory environmental sanitation exercise which unlike what obtains in some other States e. g. Lagos State as a monthly exercise, the Aregbesola’s Government imposed a 90 (ninety) days exercise during which the Markets are closed 7.00am- to 9.00am, ditto for Schools/ Offices on

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DSM Minimum Wage symposium in Osogbo

DSM Minimum Wage symposium in Osogbo By Ayo Ademiluyi The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State held a symposium on the raging issue of N18, 000 minimum wage the Osun State workers are currently engaged in. The symposium with the theme: N18, 000 Minimum Wage; the Way Forward, was held at the NUT Secretariat Auditorium, along Iwo Road in Osogbo

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18 years After June 12: What lessons for the working masses today

18 years After June 12: What lessons for the working masses today By Alfred Adegoke, from the June 2011 Osun state Special edition of Socialist Democracy No thanks to the Babangida/Abacha military juntas which some 18 years ago annulled the June 12 1993 presidential elections results won by the business mogul, Chief M.K.O Abiola who later died in the Abdul

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IVORY COAST: Not Yet Hurray

IVORY COAST: Not Yet Hurray Peluola Adewale No doubt, the capture of Laurent Gbagbo on April 11 2011 by the Alassane Ouattara forces with the huge help from the French army, has brought a huge relief for the vast majority of the Ivorians who have been subjected to harrowing experience of renewed civil war after the November 2010 run-off election.

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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: Revolutions In Danger

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: Revolutions In Danger Decisive Workers’ Action Necessary By Robert Bechert, CWI April’s dramatic events have again shown that, despite the masses’ yearning for real change and freedom and the heroic events of the past months, none of the revolutions in North Africa has so far secured a certain victory. In Egypt and Tunisia, the countries

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OAU RESUMES AFTER 2-MONTH CLOSURE: The Struggle against Fee Hike Must Continue

OAU RESUMES AFTER 2-MONTH CLOSURE: The Struggle against Fee Hike Must Continue Fight For the Immediate and Unconditional Restoration of the Union By Stephen Adewale, DSM Member, OAU The Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife have opened the University after a 2-month closure in response to students’ peaceful protests against the imposition of N20, 000 acceptance fees and

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LAUTECH CRISIS: Students Must Fight For Restoration of Banned Union

LAUTECH CRISIS: Students Must Fight For Restoration of Banned Union By H.T Soweto, National Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) That Lautech is enmeshed in crisis is perhaps an understatement. For some years now, the University has entered a deadlock over the crisis of ownership between Osun and Oyo States. On top of this, students of the University are facing serious

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MAY DAY: A Day Of Jamboree Or Agitation?

MAY DAY: A Day Of Jamboree Or Agitation? By Olatunji Olamide The 1st of May has been set aside worldwide as International Workers’ Day; the day is usually marked with rallies and political demonstration. In Nigeria, May Day has become a day when labour leaders rub shoulders with anti-poor political office holders. Both the government and private employers of labour