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Socialist Democracy April May 2017


30 March 2017

Buhari/APC Government has Failed Working and Toiling People

Real Change is Impossible without Socialist Change

IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE UNDER CAPITALISM

By HT Soweto

Except for those who either are still under illusion or benefit from the status quo, growing number of people are drawing conclusions that the Muhammadu Buhari/APC capitalist government has failed woefully in transforming the lives of working and poor people. Data after data demonstrates that conditions of workers and ordinary Nigerians are far worse than before. Inflation, higher food prices, drugs, transportation and energy prices, job losses and fall in the value of workers monthly take home pay have decimated living standards. As a result, many poor families are unable to afford three square meals. Nearly two years into a government that promised change, many are hungry - and justifiably angry.

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30 March 2017

NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Guarantee Victory

By Kola Ibrahim

More than any other times in Nigeria's history, working people have been further pushed into the cesspit of penury since 2015, thanks to the capitalist economic malaise. While the federal government on two occasions has given states special funds under various guises such as special bailout and Paris club over-deduction repayment, this has not stopped state governments from owing workers and pensioners.

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30 March 2017

FORMATION OF UNITED LABOUR CONGRESS (ULC) AS CRISIS IN TRADE UNION MOVEMENT DEEPENS

FIGHTING LABOUR MOVEMENT URGENTLY REQUIRED

DSM CALLS FOR UNITED STRUGGLE AGAINST WORKING CLASS EXPLOITERS

Recently, a factional leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Joe Ajaero broke away from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with some industrial unions to form a new federation known as the United Labour Congress (ULC). Now that the Ajaero faction has declared a new labour centre, socialists and working class activists are discussing what should be the appropriate response to this development.

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30 March 2017

BUHARI'S 2017 BUDGET OF RECOVERY AND GROWTH: No Guarantee for a Better Life for the Working Masses

Labour Movement Must Fight for Improvement and Working Peoples' Political Alternative

By Peluola Adewale

For the first time since 1991, Nigeria's economy has contracted for four consecutive quarters, in other words, for an entire year in 2016 according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The GDP shrank by 1.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 1.5% for the entire year. This is the trend the 2017 budget, termed the Budget of Recovery and Growth, is apparently meant to reverse.

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30 March 2017

BUHARI'S SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMME: A Tiny Drop in the Ocean of Misery

By Abbey Trotsky

President Muhammadu Buhari promised during his campaign in 2015 that his government would implement a broad range of Social Investment Programme (SIP) to cushion the effects of excruciating poverty on the poorest section of the Nigeria population. This programme includes a monthly Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of N5, 000 each to one million vulnerable Nigerians and a job creation scheme called N-Power Volunteers Corps which is sub-divided into N-Power Teacher Corps, N-Power Knowledge and N-Power Build.

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30 March 2017

SOUTHERN KADUNA CLASH IS A PRODUCT OF THE FAILURE OF THE CAPITALIST STATE

United Action by Working and Poor People Urgently Needed

By Lanre Akinola

The recent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Southern Kaduna and the attendant loss of lives and destruction of properties, coupled with the demonstrated inability of government at all levels to arrest this violent crisis, has brought to the fore the need for the working and poor people themselves across the country to unite to take necessary and urgent steps to stop recurring clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country. It was reported that more than 200 lives, along with thousands displaced and properties worth millions of Naira, were lost to the recent crises in Southern Kaduna. The crises in the Southern Kaduna degenerated to the extent that the Governor of Kaduna State; Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was attacked when he paid visit to the affected communities.

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30 March 2017

DSM CONDEMNS THE COMMUNAL VIOLENCE IN ILE-IFE

We call for a democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, condemns the wave of communal violence that has swept through Ile-Ife, in the last 48 hours. We condemn the wanton killing, destruction of properties and looting that occurred in the town. We call on working and poor people of Ile-Ife, both indigenes and non-indigenes, to act to stop the orgy of violence.

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30 March 2017

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION CENTENARY: Defending the Legacy in a New Era

THE MASSES ENTER HISTORY'S STAGE

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history so far though its significance has undoubtedly been tarnished and obscured by the grotesque degeneration of the Soviet Union and the remorseless denigration by capitalist apologists.

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30 March 2017

LATEST XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the wave of xenophobic attacks that has occurred in some parts of South Africa. This attack by a very desperate tiny minority of the South African population reflects the growing, yet unmitigated suffering by the working and young people of South Africa. This shows that there has been little progress in terms of improvement in the living conditions of young people and working class in South Africa since the end of Apartheid over 20 years ago

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30 March 2017

US: A Socialist Strategy to Defeat Trump

By Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilwoman & member of Socialist Alternative

Donald Trump and his bigoted, billionaires-club administration have ignited a social explosion unlike any that has ever greeted an incoming US president.The White House's series of reactionary diktats have been met by weeks of energetic and sometimes massive resistance.

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