The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the
Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls on the Nigerian
working people and youth to oppose the planned military action by the US
and its allies aimed at overthrowing the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.
The last day of the Earth Summit completed the humiliation of the ANC
government in what it had hoped would be its finest hour. ‘Civil
society’ delegates walked out in disgust, Colin Powell was shouted down
(when he attacked Zimbabwean president Mugabe), and despite the arrests
of activists for...
ANC government harassment and sabotage cannot stop 30,000 marching. On
Saturday 31 August, anti-globalisation activists were joined by
thousands of workers, the unemployed and landless, who marched from the
poor township of Alexandra outside Johannesburg to the Earth Summit
being held in the exclusive, rich suburb of...
A new, positive development in the struggle for a genuine multi-party
democracy in the country took place on Friday, 26th July, 2002, when the
Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, declared as unconstitutional,
illegal, null and void the guidelines used by the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last...
Farewell OAU. Welcome the AU! With enormous fanfair, pomp and pageantry,
the African Union (AU), the new continental body being established by
African states, was launched in Durban, South Africa, on 15th July,
2002. The AU is replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the
regional group formed by the...
Cosatu’s announcement yesterday that it has lifted the suspension on the
anti-privatisation programme and will be calling a two-day general
strike on the 1st and 2nd October, is a direct
result of the impact of the Samwu strike. In effect Samwu has smashed
its fist through the paper...
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...