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Marxists in the Nigerian labour movement

Robert Melson

Marxists in the Nigerian labour movement

a case study in the failure of ideology.

by Robert Melson

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Thesis(Ph.D.)-Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Nigerian Marxism was the single most effective alternative worldview that informed not only the Nigerian labour movement but academia and the public at large, including voices in feminist historiography, political economy and even literature.

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Underdevelopment in Kenya, “Dialego”. Philosophy and Class Struggle, c. Mahmood Mamdani. The Nigerian Labour Party is only “labour” in name. It has no class content; not even the most minimalist social democratic ethos.

It has been run largely like a mercantilist sect, without. Which way forward for the Nigerian Labour movement. in the strike took the labour leadership completely by surprise and revealed a leftward tendency within the labour movement.

The ferocity of the government's response is explained by the fact the it knew it was fighting for its life. Marxists have always explained that the state is an. At Labour Party conference, LPM comrades were again handing out 1, copies of a daily edition of 'Red Pages', as well as our newspaper 'Labour Party Marxists'.

Click on the picture below to read all issues of 'Red Pages' fromand Recent articles. Democracy and the Labour Party Elections.

The terrible logic of appeasement. PROFILING NIGERIAN MARXISTS Introduction Nigerian leftists were not insulated from their counterparts along the West Coast of Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean.

As noble patriots, Nigerian leftists propagated their views through newspapers, intellectual debates, and political activism in youth organisations, the labour movement, and. Marxists and the labour movement A reply to Marxists in the Nigerian labour movement book Nichols.

By Bob Gould. Dick Nichols’s response, The ABCs of socialists and the Labor Party, in Green Left Weekly (J ), to my recent articles, starts in an irritated, imperial way by asserting that the DSP would not usually bother replying to Gould, but he replies anyway.

He mystifies my distribution methods, but the. Naija – local speak for Nigerian – Marxists may be forgotten in the West, but are not forgotten by feminists, labour organisers, and democratic human rights activists in the country.

When I first encountered the theoretical works that were written by Nigerian Marxists, I was immediately taken by their sophistication, wit, and complexity. Marxists need to explain how it happened and map out how our labour movement can take further steps forward.

Ten-point action programme. Even with a bad general election result there is good reason to believe that Corbyn would have seen o another leadership challenge. Obviously, with June 8, Corbyn’s position has become considerably stronger. Marxists and the labour movement by Bob Gould. which demonstrates the reckless and ignorant attitude to the broader labour movement currently dominant in DSP s then rewrites labour history in a way that deepens and Marxists in the Nigerian labour movement book the eccentric spin of the GLW editorial, which treated the history of the broad labour movement in.

“In Aprila student group called the Progressive Student Labor Movement took over the offices of the university’s president, demanding a living wage for Harvard janitors and food workers.

That spring, a daily diversion on the way to class was to see which national figure—Cornel West or Ted Kennedy one day, John Kerry or Robert Reich. It is with that in view that this book has introductory chapters on the literature, on Nigeria's history, on the Nigerian independence movement and especially Zikism, the labour movement and its international aspects, including African Marxism in general, before embarking on the detailed study of Nigerian Marxists' : the labour movement and its international aspects, including African Marxism in general, before embarking on the detailed study of Nigerian Marxists’ oeuvres.

Beyond their intrinsic intellectual value, the counterculture these works sustained had aFile Size: KB. Foundation. The Democratic Socialist Movement was founded in at a conference of labour and student socialist activists.

Due to the ongoing military dictatorship the organisation only operated in a semi-open manner and was identified mainly by the name of its newspaper, Labour Militant (–) and Militant (–). Following the death of junta leader Sani Headquarters: Lagos, Nigeria.

Ten years ago, even five years ago, Marxists wasted no opportunity to appeal to workers and youth to join the Labour Party and transform it from within.

But as the poll tax campaign progressed this demand was gradually abandoned. As Lenin pointed out on a number of occasions, truth is concrete. The Nigerian Nationalist Movement which by then was among the few pressure groups close to a labour movement was badly fragmented along political and ethnic lines and could barely put up a reasonable fight against the government and other colonial elements.

opportunities and are addressed in this volume. This book clearly contains incisive material on the Nigerian labour market and the global economy. It constitutes a significant contribution by Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) to industrial relations' scholarship and labour policy discourse in Size: 1MB.

IMPERIALISM AND THE BRITISH LABOUR MOVEMENT IN THE 's An examination of marxist theory it was to this book that he turned. Marxism reflected the division of opinion within the wider labour movement. While most Marxists opposed imperialism, a minority which included the redoubtable. The book brings together Nigeria’s pre-eminent radical thinkers, from Usman Tar and Edwin Madunagu, who are currently espousing a Marxian political economy and providing a class-based approach in the country’s mainstream media channels, to the international reach of key Nigerian Marxists, such as Mokwugo Okoye, Ikenna Nzimiro and Eskor Toyo.

A subreddit of news and discussion concerning the British Labour Party and its affiliates, the broader labour movement in the UK, and UK politics in general.

The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party led by Jeremy Corbyn, who was elected leader in   The mission of the Nigeria Labour Congress is to organise, unionise and educate all categories of Nigerian workers; defend and advance the political, economic, social and cultural rights of Nigerian workers; emancipate and unite Nigerian workers and people from all forms of exploitation and discrimination; achieve gender justice in the work place and in NLC.

labour platform as today represented by the Nigerian Labour Congress. Who can forget the dedication of all the teachers unions, the perseverance of the Association of Civil Servants, the picket lines of the National Union of Road Transport Workers or the resilience of the Textiles Workers Union and indeedFile Size: KB.

Hunsu said the challenges facing Nigerian workers required a strong labour movement to battle it, listing minimum wage, rising inflation and job losses as some of the issues requiring a virile and. For the Nigerian labour movement, “Returning to our founding principles” in this context means embracing the programme of “Nigeria not.

labour movement; that is, Nigerian workers must fight and dement the right at all times, Government should provide basic amenities such as water, electricity, improve agriculture and basic education to Nigerian, Improve salary structure and wages, Government in. Karl Marx – Wage Labour and Capital (PDF) Karl Marx and F.

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the Nigerian students. As a re-sponse, the government gave or-ders to the police to be in a state of alert; thus resulting in the ar-rest of a number of prominent labour leaderships.

The NLC and the Social Issues The NLC had also paid due attention to the social develop-ment in Nigeria. In this respect, the Congress had entered in con-File Size: 46KB.

Ferdinand Lassalle, leading spokesman for German socialism, a disciple of Karl Marx (from ), and one of the founders of the German labour movement. MARXISM AND THE NIGERIAN STATE K. Omoyibo, PhD Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria.

Abstracts: Marx theory has continued to be a source of hypothesis to many theorists in the world, and which has created a “theorizing puzzle” in the realm of social reality. that in view that this book has introductory chapters on the literature, on Nigeria’s history, on the Nigerian independence movement and especially Zikism, the labour movement and its international aspects, including African Marxism in general, before embarking on the detailed study of Nigerian Marxists’ oeuvres.

Zed or others in the West. It is with that in view that this book has introductory chapters on the lite atu e, o v Nige ias histo Ç, o v the Nigerian independence movement and especially Zikism, the labour movement and its international aspects, including African Marxism in general.

Libertarian Marxists (such as Anton Pannekoek, Otto Rühle, Herman Gorter and Rosa Luxemburg) generally claim that the state can not be directed towards the free association because it can only act within the frame of capitalist society itself, leading towards state capitalism (i.e.

capitalism in which private property is owned and managed by. Labour Act Chapter Laws of the Federation of Nigeria An Act to repeal and replace the Labour Code Act and consolidate the law relating to labour 1st August Part I General provisions as to protection of wages, contracts of employment and terms and conditions of employment Protection of wages 1.

(1) Subject to this section-File Size: KB. He led Nigerian workers to great victories, the most outstanding of which was the general strike; there the “solidarity of the labour rank and file” was first truly seen in the Nigerian labor movement.

Subsequent strikes arising from the nature of the colonial system strengthened the labor movement challenge to the economic and.

made by Robert Melson, in his Ph.D. thesis, 'Marxists in the Nigerian Labour Movement: a case study in the failure of ideology' (M.I.T., Boston, I), who argues that, despite the bewildering alignments and realignments, two distinguishable groups. Labour law is the law that stipulates how the relationship between the employer and the employee is supposed to be in a workplace.

The Nigerian labour law includes within it the relationship between the government and its workers, between publicly-owned corporations and their workers and even between private employers and their workers. Economic recession, trade unions and labour relations. Impact on the Nigerian economy many of which concentrate on some traditional concerns.

The labour movement played a decisive role in bringing workers together as a cohesive, decisive force. Marxism historically has consistently first sought to unify the working class in action – and particularly women workers with their male counterparts – at the point of production in the factories, the workplaces, in the localities and in.

contemporary Nigerian case study to illustrate this point and to show how the curtailment of labour rights and the weakening of labour movements have formed an important part of the economic strategy of many such governments. This anti-labour rights/movements strategy is an attempt by governments to deal with the.