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We Are Hungry – They Are Greedy!

United Protests and Strikes Can win! Socialist Labour congratulates the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for planning protests across the country for Tuesday and Wednesday this week, for an indefinite general strike from 2nd March and for calling for wider support from civil society.  These strikes and protests can end our hunger if they are united...

GLOBALIZATION, IMPERIALISM AND FATE OF THE NIGERIAN WORKING CLASS

BYDR. SALEH MARI MAINABeing a paper presented at the Lenin Centenary International Conference, January 22-23, 2024, Abuja Since its emergence into sovereign nationhood, the contemporary Nigerian state has been characterized by policies and programmers pursued by successive administrations aimed at subjugating the Nigerian working class to the dictates of capitalism and imperialism. This...

Banning of Trade Union Organisation in Certain Government Departments and Services

There are a number of public sector organisations where the workers are denied the fundamental human right to join and organise in trade unions.  These include the security services including the armed services, police, DSS, EFCC, IPCC, Federal Road Safety etc, but also other organisations that previously had this right including the Customs and Excise Department, the...

TRADE UNIONS, CONSTITUTIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY:-

RULE OF LAW AND INTERNAL DEMOCRACY IN OUR  UNIONS BEING AN INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH SOME CADRES IN MAIDUGRI IN 2017 PRESENTED BY:  ABDULKADIR I. ISA of de-registered Customs, Excise and Immigration Staff Union (CEIMSU) Seven years later, the importance of trade union democracy remains as...

The Economic Crisis is Due to Looting

The Accountant General of the Federation recently managed to claim that the “limited nature of government revenue and contending issues requiring attention” prevented the payment of the monthly N35,000 promised to Federal workers. In reality, there is plenty of government revenue, it is just being looted. The state and Federal governments have more money...

Niger Republic Junta Threw Out the French Army and Survived

M Tahrir and Izielen Agbon Some people on the left like to claim that the imperialists are all powerful. They say that the local ruling classes and their governments are just puppets. But the military Junta in the Niger Republic forced the French military to leave and to close the French embassy in Niamey....

Lenin Supported Strikes as the Seeds of Working Class Self-Emancipation

Drew Povey, Socialist Labour The emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself. (Lenin, 1995) Following on from Marx and Engels, Lenin supported strikes and other forms of working class collective action. He saw these as the seeds of socialism. The confidence that strikes provided...

Socialist Bulletin, January 2024

The Plateau Massacre - A Dismal Sign Of Our Times The sickening death of around 200 people in the villages of Plateau State is an awful sign of our times. Desperation stalks the land, the people are frantic for any way out of the terrible lives they live, mired in poverty, inequality and corruption....

IMOUDU AND KOKORI: THE TAIL OF TWO HEROES

 By Biodun Olamosu Written during the Easter period, April 1996, in Kaduna while on the run away from Kano where four people associated with the author were arrested and detained as they were told to produce him. The article was later published as a chapter of a book titled: Politics, Governance and Fighters for...

SOCIALIST BULLETIN DECEMBER 2023

The socialist Bulletin from Socialist Labour is available for the month of December 2023. Download, read and share widely. Socialist-Bulllletin-Dec-2023-Download https://socialistlabour.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Socialist-Bulletin-Dec-2023-.pdf

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