Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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South Africa

South Africa ANC returned to power in landslide As class polarisation continues, black working class voters vest their hopes in Zuma …for now! Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) On 22 April, in a record turnout that reversed falls in voter registration and polling in the two previous elections, 17.9 million voters — the highest number since

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GLOBAL CAPITALIST CRISIS SPARKS PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD

GLOBAL CAPITALIST CRISIS SPARKS PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD Labour Flags Off Mass Protests in Nigeria By Peluola Adewale The rampaging global economic crisis has continued to hit hundreds of millions around the world as a wave of retrenchment, wage cuts and short-time working hits workers. In many countries workers are shocked and fearful of the future. Many have the hope

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FEDERAL TEACHERS SCHEME: STRUGGLE RECORDS PARTIAL VICTORY IN LAGOS

FEDERAL TEACHERS SCHEME: STRUGGLE RECORDS PARTIAL VICTORY IN LAGOS Others Appeal to Government for Employment The struggle embarked upon by teachers that participated in the Universal Basic Education (UBEC) initiated scheme in Lagos between October 2006 and October 2008 yielded partial victory as the Lagos State government employed 510 (46%) of the total 1,100 teachers on March 18, 2009. Before

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DSM JOINS LABOUR PARTY IN OSUN STATE

DSM JOINS LABOUR PARTY IN OSUN STATE By Kola Ibrahim Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Osun State were officially welcomed to the Labour Party in Osun State by the state leadership of the party at a meeting on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Labour Party secretariat in Osogbo. The DSM in the state had earlier informed

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Textile Workers and Others Protest Near Collapse of the Industrial Sector

Textile Workers and Others Protest Near Collapse of the Industrial Sector By Bosah Chinedu About 3,000 industrial workers from the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers (NUTGTWN) and National Union of Chemical, Foot, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Product Employee (NUCFRLANMPE) on April 23 embarked on a mass and long protest procession in Lagos as part of a nationwide

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EDO: Oshiomhole Policies and the Challenge for the Working Masses

EDO: Oshiomhole Policies and the Challenge for the Working Masses By Chinedu Bosah Edo State had for a long time been ruled by ruthless corrupt politicians and this is a big factor in its underdevelopment vis-Å•-vis the decay in the level of infrastructure. This explains why the people of Edo State overwhelmingly rejected Osariemeh Osunbor and his godfathers both in

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World Capitalism In Crisis

Committee for a Workers’ International May Day 2009 Statement World Capitalism In Crisis We will not pay for the failure of the profit system! Get organized – Resist! For fighting unions and mass workers’ parties! For international solidarity and socialism! The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends warm May Day greetings to workers, youth and the oppressed everywhere. Socialists,

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YAR’ADUA’S ELECTORAL REFORMS AND 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS

YAR’ADUA’S ELECTORAL REFORMS AND 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary The 2007 general elections were adjudged nationally and internationally, as the most farcical exercise ever conducted in the name of elections anywhere in the world. Thus faced with the crisis of legitimacy arising from what practically was no more than stolen mandate and, especially, the possibility of mass

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FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE

FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE DSM statement The demand of Labour for a minimum wage of N52,200 is more than just. In fact, when a real survey of the basic needs of an average working class/family, (with respect to feeding, housing, healthcare, transportation, children education, telecommunications, electricity, etc), are taken into consideration, this is nothing but a very modest demand.

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NO TO A CAPITALIST MEGA PARTY: FOR A TRULY WORKING CLASS LABOUR PARTY

NO TO A CAPITALIST MEGA PARTY: FOR A TRULY WORKING CLASS LABOUR PARTY According to a publication in the ThisDay of March 26, 2009, plans have now reached an advanced stage to form a mega political party by about 19 opposition political parties. In fact the paper reported that a formal launch of the newly mega party has been slated

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NUT Election: Stop Victimisation of Radical Teachers in Ajeromi Ifelodun

NUT Election: Stop Victimisation of Radical Teachers in Ajeromi Ifelodun The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the arbitrary redeployment of Segun Ajayi, the Third Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Ajeromi Ifelodun (Ajegunle) branch, and four other radical teachers out of their current local government by the Lagos state government in connivance the leadership of the

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Lagos Teachers angry over Strike Suspension

Lagos Teachers angry over Strike Suspension Call On the NUT Leaders to Take Further Actions The shameful calling-off of the strike action by the Lagos state leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) was greeted with anger from the rank and file teachers in the state. The 3-week strike was called off without securing any reasonable commitment from the state

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Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR)

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Free 24 Activists in Osun Now! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemn the unjust detention of twenty four (24) pro-democracy activists by the Osun State government in collusion with the judiciary and the police command, and demand their immediate release. On Monday March 23, 2009, Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode of the

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Osun Teachers’ Strike: DSM Commends Teachers

Osun Teachers’ Strike: DSM Commends Teachers For Immediate implementation of the TSS now! The Democratic Socialist Movement, Osun State Chapter commends teachers in Osun State, under the umbrella of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), for embarking on dogged struggle for the defence of their economic rights, vis-Å•-vis the implementation of the Teachers Salary Scale (TSS) which various state governments had

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OSBC Ojingolo wins

OSBC: Ojingolo wins DSM Member Secure Victory in a Workplace Victimization Case A member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Osun State, Tajudeen Oyeniyi popularly known as Ojingolo, has won a major victory in a case of official victimization at his workplace, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). After over four months of victimization through unwarranted demotion and dehumanization, he

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TSS: Teachers Need Mass Action to Win the Struggle

TSS: Teachers Need Mass Action to Win the Struggle Students in primary and secondary schools in most states in Nigeria have been at home for over three weeks. This is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) over the non-implementation of agreement on 27.5% pay rise also known as Teachers Salary

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THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE: HOW TO FIGHT AND WIN

THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE: HOW TO FIGHT AND WIN Apparently to underline its commitment to secure a new minimum wage for workers, the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on March 10, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government “to open discussion with it on the proposed N52,200 new minimum wage”. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement

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UNCONDITIONAL NO TO DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL SECTOR

LABOUR MUST SAY: UNCONDITIONAL NO TO DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL SECTOR For clearly over two decades now a combination of international capitalist forces (particularly oil corporations and cartels) and their Nigerian pro-imperialist, capitalist backers have been waging a protracted, and sometimes ferocious war, with the labour movement in order to put oil, the mainstay of the Nigeria’s economy,

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CDWR Calls for Significant Reduction in Prices of Petroleum Products

CDWR Calls for Significant Reduction in Prices of Petroleum Products By Rufus Olusesan, Chairman CDWR The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) considers the removal of N5 from the pump price of petrol, which hitherto was N70, as insulting tokenism. The poor working masses of Nigeria, whose appalling living conditions caused by the anti-poor, neo-liberal programme have been worsened

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ZIMBABWE: Selling out the Masses in the Name of Power Sharing

ZIMBABWE: Selling out the Masses in the Name of Power Sharing By Kola Ibrahim The majority MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe by the 84-year old Robert Mugabe, the despotic president of the country, while minority MDC faction leader Arthur Mutambara has also been appointed the Deputy