Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
8 January 2012
CURRENT FUEL PRICE HIKE:
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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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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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.