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Against impunity in Kaduna

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The Kaduna state government is gaining a reputation for impunity and anti-worker policies, under the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. When the Nigeria Labour Congress summoned workers to a national demonstration in Kaduna in the second week of January, Mr El-Rufai
6th

Nov

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Socialist Worker, Nov-Dec. 2017

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Cover Nigeria at 57: Workers Are ANGRY! News & Comment: When Workers’ Power Shook the World; On Restructuring and the Developmental State; Restructuring Should Mean Substantial Increase in Minimum Wage. Workplace & Union: Minimum Wage: time for Action; Air Workers
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Nigeria at 57: Workers Are ANGRY!

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In his speech to mark Nigeria’s Independence on October 1, 1960, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa cheerfully said the new nation-state “now stands well-built upon firm foundations”. This might be true then and now for the rich bosses in and out of government. But that has never
25th

Oct

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On Restructuring and the Developmental State

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Restructuring has been one of the most used words in political discourse in the country, over the last six months. The trade union movement has entered the arena of this debate. NLC organised a conference on the subject in August. It was also at the heart of its October 2 sy
25th

Oct

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When Workers’ Power Shook the World

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The October Revolution, a 100 years ago, in Russia was a turning point in history. Workers rose, seized power and tried to build socialism; a new society based on solidarity, democracy from below and the all-round development of all women and men. Today, we live in a world t
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Oct

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Revolutionary Pressures in Togo

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Tens of thousands of working-class people and youth took over the streets in Togo, over the last few months, demanding the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé. He has been head of state since the death of his father, Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma, in 2005. Eyadéma ha
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Oct

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Cameroon soldiers shoot independence activists dead

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In Cameroon, as in the south east of Nigeria, government troops have killed protestors agitating for independence for their region. Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday, 1st October – on the
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Oct

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German elections – again growth of the radical right and for socialists

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The German general election last month saw fascists entering the German Parliament for the first time since the end of the Second World War.  But there was also an increased vote for Die Linke, including the re-election of International Socialists into parliament from the L