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For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Nigeria on a cliff edge - published February 2010
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Only a working people's government can save it - published November 2009
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Socialist Democracy

8 January 2012

Socialist Democracy Special Edition January 2012


Labour Must Adopt Strategy and Tactics That will Ensure Total Victory

The declaration of "indefinite strikes, mass rallies and street protests" by both NLC and TUC leaders, against the so-called fuel subsidy withdrawal by the government, which had instantly hiked the price of a litre of petrol from N65.00 to between N140.00 and N200.00, is fully welcome by members of the DSM.

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15 December 2011

Socialist Democracy December 2011 – January 2012

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8 March 2011

Socialist Democracy 2011 issues

Click here for issues of Socialist Democracy published in 2011

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24 June 2011

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 Salami Abubakar military detention in 1998, June 12 has become an important date in Nigeria's political history. The experience of that era is usually referred to as the June 12 struggle (which actually spanned over 5 years) which today still remains a watershed in political discourse 18 years after.

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10 November 2010

Socialist Democracy Special Edition 09 November 2010

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26 October 2010

Socialist Democracy Special edition October 2010

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1 September 2010

Socialist Democracy October 2010

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30 April 2010

Socialist Democracy May Day 2010

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31 March 2010

Socialist Democracy 2010

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31 March 2010

Socialist Democracy

April-May 2010 Edition - full contents

By Peluola Adewale

Tragically for Nigeria's workers and poor, it appears that the Labour leaders have opted for subterfuge as a strategy in the struggle against deregulation. While they have continued to put a façade feigning commitment to the struggle, their conduct has only pointed at inclination to dump the struggle. Unfortunately, this they believe they are doing in the interest of the masses. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), for instance, mandated the 7-man team it set up at the emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on March 4 to work with the federal government on deregulation to be guided by December 15 2009 NEC resolution which posed some conditions to the government. These included: complete repairs of the four existing refineries; building of additional refineries either solely-owned by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or through joint partnership with oil companies, or better still through private sector initiative; a proper strengthening of the regulatory agencies so they can sanction defaulters; a level of power supply must be attained to encourage manufacturing and boost industrial growth; roads must be fixed and the railway system reactivated. The NLC also demanded that a viable system of mass transit be put in place to ease free movement of people and goods across the nation.

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