The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the arrest and
detention of six human rights and labour activists and the dispersal of
a United Action for Democracy (UAD) rally by the Nigerian Police today
Wednesday, 3rd December, 2003 at Yaba, Lagos.
The Democratic Socialist Movement calls for the immediate and
unconditional release of the six labour leaders who were refused bail
and sent to prison custody by an Abuja magistrate court on Tuesday, 14th
The economic situation around here is disasterous. Official figures for
inflation are 340% but economic analysts say that the actual figure is
over 400%. The government tampers with figures in order to hide the
seriousness of the situation. Prices of basic commodities keep going up.
Every new stock of goods has a new...
After eight days of grim heroic struggles, the Obasanjo government was
forced to reduce the recent increment in fuel prices by 15%. Now petrol
officially is to sell at N34 per litre instead of N40, while diesel and
kerosene respectively will sell at N32 instead of N38.
BUSH’S VISIT to Africa, no doubt to pave the way for more privatisation
contracts for US multinationals, has seen a lot of media interest in the
continent that will be dropped as soon as Bush returns to the US.
In 1996, hardly 2 years after the ANC was elected, the leadership,
having long since buried the Freedom Charter, abandoned the
Reconstruction and Development Programme, replacing it with the
neo-liberal capitalist Growth, Employment and Redistribution Programme.
Adopted with extravagant promises of high economic growth...