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Socialist Democracy 2010


21 December 2009

Building Labour Party as a Fighting Working Class Political Alternative

Report of the Labour Party Third National Convention

By Kola Ibrahim

The Labour Party's National Convention was held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the National Secretariat of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja. This Convention took place at a time when the capitalist leadership of the country is in disarray while all neo-liberal arsenals are being directed at working and poor people. Unfortunately, the leadership of the Party ensured there was no debate on the action plans for combat necessary for the looming battle between the bankrupt ruling class and the working masses. Currently, the proposed 2010 budget currently before the National Assembly is a monumental attack on the economic survival of the working masses. Aside the fact that it does not reflect any salary increase as against the demand of the Labour movement for a N52, 200 minimum wage, there is a continued attack on education (that affect over 60 percent of Nigerian youth), health care, etc., while more money (over N500 billion – about 12.5 percent of the total budget and more than combined budget for education and infrastructure) is to be handed over to local and international financial institutions.

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11 March 2010

EDO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY CRISIS

FOR LABOUR PARTY TO BE BUILT AS A FIGHTING WORKING CLASS POLITICAL PARTY

By Chinedu Bosah

In what looked like the usual tussle for leadership at the motor parks, the Action Congress (AC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the Edo State House of Assembly have engaged in a desperate and dangerous fight to acquire or retain the leadership of the house. Canisters of teargas, battle axe, gavel, and gun were amongst weapons freely used in the battle of leadership.

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29 March 2010

JOS CARNAGE:

Frequent Ethno-religious Killings Will Only End When a Truly Working Peoples'

Government Comes To Power o Reconstruct Nigeria's Warped Polity and Unjust Economy

By Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement

In the early hours of March 7, 2010, between 3.am and 6.am, armed elements invaded three villages namely: Dogon Nahawa, Ransat and Jeji in the Jos South Local Government in Jos city, the capital of Plateau State, to attack the sleeping residents of these communities. By the time these armed assailants left their scenes of crimes, hundreds of innocent and defenseless persons had been killed. There are conflicting reports as regards the actual number of persons killed in this gory incident. The police gave the number of those killed as 109 while the Plateau State Government and some NGO's claimed that over 500 people were killed in this horrendous attack.

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31 March 2010

CABINDA: No to terrorism! Yes to working peoples' struggle and unity

By Dagga Tolar

Not a lot of people both on the African continent and outside have heard of Cabinda, until the attack claimed by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) on the Togolese national football team in Angola. The attack on the Togolese, who were on their way to take part in the recently concluded 2010 African Cup of Nation, resulted in the death of three people, leaving the rest members of the team in a state of shock such that they had to subsequently pull out of the tournament.

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31 March 2010

2010 BUDGET: Another round of anti-poor attacks on education

Nigerian Students Should Reject the Budget

By H.T. Soweto

In line with the neo-liberal and anti-poor tendency of the Yar' Adua capitalist government, the 2010 budget has been presented to the National Assembly since late 2009 for passage. In this budget, a mere 6% was allocated to education despite the crying needs of the sector.

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31 March 2010

NEW WAVE OF FEE HIKES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

For A One-day Nationwide Warning Lecture Boycott And Mass Protest

By H.T Soweto

In public institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, there is a rising wave of astronomical fee increments. This phenomenon of education commercialization is being implemented with gusto at both federal and state-owned institutions irrespective of the political party forming the government.

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31 March 2010

NEW WAVE OF FEE HIKES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

This Struggle Must Be Actively Supported By Trade Unions And Parents

By H.T Soweto

For A One-day Nationwide Warning Lecture Boycott And Mass Protest

In public institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, there is a rising wave of astronomical fee increments. This phenomenon of education commercialization is being implemented with gusto at both federal and state-owned institutions irrespective of the political party forming the government.

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31 March 2010

UNILORIN 49: Victory at last

Struggle must commence against attacks on democratic rights of workers and students

By Lanre Akinola

The struggle for the reinstatement of the 49 sacked lecturers of the University of Ilorin came to a joyful end in December 2009, when the Supreme Court ordered the immediate reinstatement of the remaining 44 sacked lecturers and payment of their salaries and allowances right from the date of their sack. The court also ordered that the three lecturers who died during the protracted litigation should be considered to have passed on while in active service and their salaries and benefits till the time they died should be paid to their respective families. The same court had in June 2009 ordered the reinstatement of the 5 out of 49 sacked lecturers and payment of their salary and benefits.

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31 March 2010

OAU: Reign of victimization of students and staff activists

The union must call a 1-day lecture boycott and mass protest

By H.T. Soweto

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), one of the few campuses where the culture of resistance and radicalism still exist, may soon turn into a slave camp like University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and University of Ibadan (U.I) if the Prof. Faborode-led University administration is not stopped in its stride to banish freedom of expression and association from the University.

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31 March 2010

CABINDA: No to terrorism! Yes to working peoples' struggle and unity

By Dagga Tolar

Not a lot of people both on the African continent and outside have heard of Cabinda, until the attack claimed by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) on the Togolese national football team in Angola. The attack on the Togolese, who were on their way to take part in the recently concluded 2010 African Cup of Nation, resulted in the death of three people, leaving the rest members of the team in a state of shock such that they had to subsequently pull out of the tournament.

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