The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the Nigerian working people, labour and youth organisations and activists to rise up to fight the recent decision by the so-called Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register only three new political parties out of the 24 political parties which applied...

The Nigerian electoral commission (INEC) has refused recognition to the National Conscience Party, the radical party led by Gani Fawehinmi. This is an attempt to prevent it taking place in the coming round elections for every position from the Local Governments up to the Presidency.

In a few weeks time, it will be three years since the military were forced out of power. Looking back, it has been a period of pains and pangs for most layers of the working masses. The period has been dominated mostly by infernal socio-religious strife and violent wars. Crime has assumed a more widespread and...

On the 31st of May, 2002, thirty-two countries will begin a competition to determine who wins the World Cup, a trophy to determine the best footballing nation in the world so to say. While Nigeria will be adequately represented there as one of the five qualifiers from the African continent, it is still searching for the...

The indefinite general strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress against the recent fuel price hike announced by the Obasanjo regime has been suspended after two days. The reason given by the NLC leadership was that this was because of the High Court ruling declaring the strike illegal (see below). This strike was...

Nigeria has been paralysed by a general strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC, the country’s main trade union federation).

The latest increase in the prices of petroleum products by the Obasanjo government has justifiably been received with opposition and condemnation by most working people across Nigeria.

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) observes with great concern the sharp increase in religious and ethnic sentiments and tension in Nigeria in the aftermath of the 11th September terrorist attacks in the US and the retaliatory military action by the US and Britain against Afghanistan.

The struggle against privatisation in SA has entered a qualitatively new stage. At the end of August Cosatu will be holding a two-day general strike to protest against the government’s plan to privatise the Electricity Supply Commission (ESKOM).

Gentlemen of the press, this press conference is organised by  the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to draw the attention of the general public and the working masses in particular to some recent dangerous and ominous developments in the country. We consider it absolutely important to address these issues not...

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