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Posted on 21 May 2019 at 10:29 GMT
Abiodun has been released! Thanks for all protest messages sent. Charges might still be brought against him, so further campaigning might be necessary.
Nigeria: Action needed to free Abiodun Bamigboye!
Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye is a leading member of Democratic Socialist Movement and acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN).
He was also the Oyo state governorship candidate of the SPN during the last general elections. He was arrested by the police operatives the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) at the party office in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, and currently (21.5.19) is at Iyakangu police station Ibadan for interrogation and possible detention.
We call for solidarity actions to demand his immediate and unconditional release. Please help by calling and sending messages to the phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the CWI website - click here - to demand the immediate release of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky).
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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