Politics and Economy

2019 General Elections: No to the Bosses’ Parties!

Time to Build the Masses Alternative!! On 16 February and 2 March, Nigerians will head for the polls in what is turning out to be...

Why Do We Hate Structural Adjustment?

The post-war settlement in Europe, after the second world war, included the welfare state and state regulation of the economy.  A change of direction...

SWL Condemns Arrest of AAC supporters

The arrest of the Take it Back/African Action Congress members while pasting the party's campaign materials in Ikeja yesterday is a clear indication that...

Towards the 2019 Elections

We are now in an election year. Politics on all sides of the divide have the February 2019 general elections in view. The bosses’...

Herdsmen/Farmers Conflict: Significance and Way Out

The pastoralist herdsmen/farmers conflict across the country should fundamentally be seen as the inability of the capitalist ruling class to take society forward on...

Rising Unemployment; Fuelling Poverty

The ranks of unemployed working-class people in Nigeria continues to swell at an alarming rate. In January, the National Bureau of Statistics released figures...

Consolidating on Poverty

Reality of the 2018 Federal Budget The 2018 Federal Budget is described by the Government as a “Budget of Consolidation”. But, just as the 2017...

On Restructuring and the Developmental State

Restructuring has been one of the most used words in political discourse in the country, over the last six months. The trade union movement...

Restructuring Should Mean Substantial Increase in Minimum Wage

There has been much chatter in the media in recent months over restructuring.   This is just a squabble among the ruling elite over who...

Anti-Corruption: Neglecting a Socialist Alternative

Sola Olorunfemi, General Secretary of AUTOBATE reports the opinions of the national dialogue on the fight of the Buhari led government against corruption The...

Wealth of five richest Nigerians could remove poverty in Nigeria – Oxfam

In mid-May the international NGO Oxfam issued a report which brings together information on poverty and inequality in Nigeria.  The information is shocking, but...

Economic Recession – Implications for the Working Class

The current global economic crisis is the outcome of unjust exploitation by the capitalists and appropriation of the sweat of the working class and...

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#August5thProtest: “FREEDOM COMETH BY STRUGGLE”

Working people and youth desiring a better Nigeria will be at the barricades today for the #August5thProtest to denounce the current social, economic and...

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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...