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8 April 2015

Nigeria: Ruling party crumbles in historic election

Without doubt the 28 March presidential election was a major turning point for Nigeria. For the first time in the country's 55 year existence as an independent country, a ruling party was roundly defeated in an election

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A general strike against fuel price hikes in Nigeria

A general strike against fuel price hikes in Nigeria

19 November 2014

Unreported Nigeria: Class struggle and inequality

When Nigeria is mentioned in the British press it is usually to report the horrors of Boko Haramís latest terrorist attack or the - at least for now - successful battle against Ebola. However, there is another side to Nigeria - the magnificent history of struggle by the working class

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Health workers in Liberia have been on strike demanding better protection from Ebola virus and improved pay

Health workers in Liberia have been on strike demanding better protection from Ebola virus and improved pay

10 September 2014

Ebola virus: Victims of a failed capitalist system

Infectious bodies rotting in the streets... health care facilities overwhelmed... health workers dying in shocking numbers. These horrific scenes are spreading across West Africa

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14 May 2014

Capitalist politicians can't solve Boko Haram crisis

The abduction of over 200 girls from a school in Nigeria sparked global outrage

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5 March 2014

Nigeria's battle for a mass workers' party

Book review: Over the weekend of 1-2 March, 74 people were killed in a terror bombing by Boko Haram insurgents in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria

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27 November 2013

Nigeria: A political party of the working class is born

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) holds inaugural convention:

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8 May 2013

May Day - fighting capitalist oppression internationally

CWI members, often in difficult circumstances, organised and participated in May Day events around the world. Here are a few short reports..

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13 June 2012

Fast news

Turkey: Lift strike ban: Preparations for a strike by the Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) after the breakdown in collective bargaining talks at Turkish Airlines (THY), have been attacked by the AKP government through the inclusion of aviation services in a strike ban

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18 January 2012

Nigeria: Fuel strike suspended

Nigeria's trade union leaders called off the unions' week-long general strike after the government agreed to partially reinstate the cancelled fuel subsidy...

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Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Nigeria, sister party of the Socialist Party in the UK, , photo by DSM

Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Nigeria, sister party of the Socialist Party in the UK, , photo by DSM

11 January 2012

Nigeria shut down at start of indefinite general strike

Nigeria has been gripped by widespread anger and protest since the sudden New Year's Day announcement of a more than doubling in the price of fuel; something which hits not just transport of people and goods but also fuel for the generators people need for electricity and fuel for cooking...

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4 January 2012

Nigeria: Boko Haram's Christmas Day bombings

Among the more audacious previous attacks of Boko Haram were the bombings of the National Police headquarters and the United Nations office in the capital, Abuja, writes Segun Sango, General secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM - CWI, Nigeria).

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill spirals towards New Orleans, photo NASA Earth Observatory image

Gulf of Mexico oil spill spirals towards New Orleans, photo NASA Earth Observatory image

12 May 2010

Gulf of Mexico disaster: nationalise the oil giants

AFTER THE explosion which sank the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, causing eleven deaths and threatening an environmental catastrophe, many people must be wondering what is to be done with the oil companies - not least the relatives of the workers killed in the explosion, writes Pete Mason.

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8 April 2010

Nigeria: Ajegunle Police Killings Update 2: Police Arrest Dagga Tolar and two others today

Press statement from the Democratic Socialist Movement (the Nigerian sister party of the Socialist Party): Police today April 7, 2010 arrested Dagga Tolar, the Secretary of the Lagos state chapter of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) and a member of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Akpos Okoro, community activist and Aderemi Ismail, community activist and organizer, Ajegunle Branch of DSM...

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27 January 2010

Imperialism in Africa today

In a renewed 'scramble for Africa', the continent is again a competing arena for all the big powers globally - China, the US, the EU, Russia...

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15 December 2009

Video/Audio: International meeting of socialists from around world

London Socialist Party held an international meeting of socialists from around the world. Here are Video and audio files of their speeches...

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4 November 2008

If Obama wins - Looking beyond the hope bubble

US president Barack Obama supporter, photo Paul Mattsson

US president Barack Obama supporter, photo Paul Mattsson

Writing before Obama's sweeping victory, a Nigerian socialist give a perspective from Nigeria: BARACK OBAMA'S candidature and campaign for the US presidency has become a global phenomenon, not just in America and Europe but also in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, writes Taiwo Hassan Soweto, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in Nigeria).

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29 November 2007

In brief: Who safeguards safety?

THE COURTS disqualify company directors who risk cash hundreds of times more often than directors who risk people's health and safety, says the Health and Safety Executive...

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29 November 2007

Nigerian students detained

THE CAMPAIGN continues to defend the detained Nigerian student activists, Olatunde Dairo, Taiwo Hassan Soweto and Akinola Sakuri...

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14 November 2007

Release Nigerian students now!

Three Nigerian student activists from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, are still in jail on made up charges.

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8 November 2007

Free detained Nigerian students

Protest at the UK Nigerian embassy, photo Marc Vallee

Protest at the UK Nigerian embassy, photo Marc Vallee

THE INTERNATIONAL campaign to free the detained student leaders from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Education Rights Campaign (ERC) is growing.

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