Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN Condemns the Brutal Repression of “Revolution Now” Protest and Demand the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Protesters in Detention

We Stand for a Socialist Revolution! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sternly condemns the attacks on the democratic rights of the “Revolution Now” protesters by the security operatives on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The protest was organised by activists under the aegis of Coalition for Revolution (CORE). In some of the places where the protest was held, it was

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N25, 000 LEVY FOR COVID-19 AND MALARIA TEST FOR SCHOOLS PUPILS: SPN SUPPORTS PARENTS PROTEST

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST RESCIND THIS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AND BEAR THE COSTS OF THE TEST WE CALL ON THE NUT, NLC AND TUC TO DEMAND A STOP TO THIS RIP-OFF AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY OF CITIZENS BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State chapter, supports the protest of parents of graduating pupils in private schools, whom

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WAW SOAP FACTORY: Student crushed to death!

Poor working conditions and lack of safety policy responsible for the death of UI Student crushed in the machine in the factory SPN demands adequate compensation for the family and calls on Labour to fight casualisation and poor working conditions in the state! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, decries the sudden death of one Mr Gbadebo

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ERC POSITION ON FG’S ILL-THOUGHT DECISION TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 4, 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITHOUT AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BY TRADE UNIONS TO CONFIRM SCHOOLS’ COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN PUT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN DANGER * ERC REITERATE ITS EARLIER POSITION THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD ONLY BE REOPENED AFTER AN INDEPENDENT COVID-19 TASK FORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAS ASSESSED SCHOOLS’ READINESS Following several weeks of policy summersault and

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THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OF LIVES DUE TO ABUJA FLOOD

WE CHARGE COMMUNITY PEOPLE TO MOBILIZE AND DEMAND PROPER DRAINAGE SYSTEM TO AVERT FUTURE TRAGEDY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Abuja chapter, condoles with the victims of the heavy rainfall that resulted into flooding at Giri quarters, Gwagwalada and Kuje areas of Abuja, in the early hours of Saturday, 25th of July 2020. According to reports, a family of five

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N100 BILLION BOND COMPOUNDS OYO STATE DEBT BURDEN

*SPN calls on workers to prevail on their union leadership not to accept any attempt to make working people victims of the consequences of accumulating debt burden of the State The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter faults the decision by Engr Seyi Makinde-led government to issue another fresh bond of N100 billion under the usual pretence of

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CDCR CHALLENGES OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT TO COMPLETE ABANDONDED IFO ROAD SCHEME

* OGUN STATE GOVERNOR, PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN’S ACCLAIMED ROAD PALLIATIVE WHICH ENTAILS FILLING AN UNTARRED ROAD WITH STONES AND SAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RAINING SEASON IS A SIGN OF GROSS INCOMPETENCE * NO MORE EMPTY PROMISES! * CDCR CHALLENGES THE OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT TO ANNOUNCE THE COMMENCEMENT DATE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ABANDONED 32 KILOMETRE SANGO/AKUTE/AJUWON/OJODU ABIODUN

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CDWR Demands Reversal of Extortionate fees in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC)

* We call for adequate funding of health sector and provision of free and quality health care at all levels Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State, hereby condemns in absolute terms the extortionate, exploitative and inhuman fees being charged poor patients at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) in Ile-Ife and its annex at Wesley

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DSM WELCOMES THE RECONCILIATION AND REUNIFICATION OF THE NLC

CALLS FOR THE REBUILDING OF A FIGHTING TRADE UNION MOVEMENT TO RESCUE NIGERIA The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the reconciliation and reunification of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). However, we call for sober reflection and the beginning of the conscious rebuilding of the labour movement so as to respond to the yearnings of not just the Nigerian workers but

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SCHOOL REOPENING – ERC CALLS FOR INFRASTRUCTURES TO BE COVID-19 COMPLIANT BEFORE REOPENING

ERC CALLS FOR EXTENSIVE OVERHAULING OF SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES TO MAKE THEM COVID-19 SAFETY COMPLIANT AS A CONDITION FOR REOPENING * FOR A COVID-19 EDUCATION CHARTER AND SAFETY TASKFORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, PUPILS AND PARENTS IN EVERY SCHOOL, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, TO MONITOR AND ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY RULES The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education’s permanent secretary had on

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NLC AND ULC RECONCILIATION

SPN welcomes the development and calls for a fighting leadership The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the reconciliation of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) announced on Thursday, 16th July, 2020. This is after, over four years ago, a group of trade unions which later metamorphosed into the ULC broke away from the NLC

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FOR OBTAINING COURT ORDER AGAINST WORKERS’ PLANNED STRIKE OVER LEGITIMATE WELFARE ISSUES

NHRC SHOULD MEET WORKERS’ DEMANDS WITHOUT DELAY The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) led by Anthony O. Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary, has procured an ex parte order from the National Industrial Court (NIC) stopping its workers and the Nigeria Civil Service Union from embarking on a strike action scheduled to begin on July 16, 2020. The planned strike action and

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OSUN STATE UNDER OYETOLA/APC RULE: HOW WORKING PEOPLE AND POOR ARE BEING SHORTCHANGED AND EXPLOITED

By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator, DSM Osun State By 27th November 2020, Governor Gboyega Oyetola/APC led Government in Osun State will be two years in office. No one needs a soothsayer to know that there is nothing significant to show for it in terms of human and physical development of the state, yet the government is eager to score itself high in

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“All changed, changed utterly ” – A new era of class struggle and capitalist crisis

Statement by the International Secretariat, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) The words of W.B Yeats, from his poem ‘Easter 1916’, sum up the current world situation: “All changed, changed utterly.” 2020 is the opening of a new era, as we have explained in the previous CWI analysis. Fundamental changes are taking place in the world economy, geo-political relations, and

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LAGOS STATE SPN KNOCKS SANWO-OLU OVER LAGOS DOCTORS’ STRIKE UNDER RISING COVID-19 CASES

CALLS GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STRIKING DOCTORS Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has knocked the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government over the planned doctors’ strike, which is set to commence on Monday, 13th of July, 2020. The party expresses solidarity with the Medical Guild, the affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),

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AS HEALTHCARE WORKERS TAKE THE ROAD OF STRUGGLE

DSM DEMANDS IMPROVED PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS * FOR FREE, PUBLIC-FUNDED AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE UNDER DEMOCRATIC WORKERS CONTROL H.T Soweto A strike wave is blowing through the health sector. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, laboratory staff and other categories of healthcare workers are downing tools and grabbing placards. The very fact that this is taking place during

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THE LIE AND LIES OF CAPITALIST ELECTIONS: EDO STATE EXAMPLE!

Neither Obaseki nor Ize-Iyamu can make Edo State work for the workers and poor masses ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ARMED WITH SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN GUARANTEE BETTER WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ALL By Eko John Nicholas, DSM National Committee member In an almost breath-taking public display of cynical opportunism the main protagonists in the Edo state governorship election

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THE FAILURE OF THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT AND HOW TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER NIGERIA

DSM AJEROMI-IFELODUN, LAGOS, HOLDS A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM By Moshood Oshunfurewa, DSM Ajegunle Branch In spite of the heavy economic and societal burden placed on the Nigerian masses and the working people by the failure of the corrupt capitalist government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-four (24) Ajegunle residents, including comrades of the DSM, participated in a public

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SPN CALLS FOR A TOTAL CANCELLATION OF ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND REJECTS HIKE IN THE PRICE OF FUEL AND OTHER UTILITIES

NLC, TUC and ULC should unite to declare a 24-hour Nationwide Strike and street protests to resist the hike in Electricity Tariff and Petrol Price The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) demands a total cancellation of the suspended hike in the electricity tariff and rejects the hike in the price of petrol while demands an immediate reversal. The implementation of

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‘A new era of global capitalist crisis – revolution and counter revolution’

July 3, 2020 Report of CWI international meeting by Philip Stott (Socialist Party Scotland) CWI Leading representatives of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) met online over the weekend, 27/28 June. The International Executive Committee (IEC) meeting was attended by 70 comrades, from CWI sections from across the world. Those participating included IEC members and visitors from Sri Lanka,