Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Cuban protests – what do they represent?

Cuban protests – what do they represent? On 11 July, Cuba was rocked by the largest protests to have taken place since the “Maleconazo” protests that erupted in 1994. The 1994 protests followed the collapse of the former USSR and the abrupt cutting off of aid to Cuba. It resulted in a staggering 30% decline in Cuban GDP and the

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ERC CONDEMNS PLANNED HIKE OF BOARDING SCHOOL FEEDING FEES AT THE LAGOS STATE MODEL COLLEGES TO N75, 000 PER TERM AS WELL AS PLANNED INTRODUCTION OF N25, 000 TUITION PER TERM FOR DAY STUDENTS

Calls for peaceful mass protests by parents, teachers and pupils It has come to the attention of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Lagos State chapter, that the Lagos State government is planning to hike boarding school feeding fees at the 15 model colleges from N25, 000 to N75, 000 per term for boarding students. This planned increase will affect all

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South Africa – Riots and Looting a Dead End!

Build Working Class Unity to Win Jobs and Services for ALL. Set the Launch Date for a Socialist Mass Workers Party. Marxist Workers Party statement (The MWP is the South African affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International, the international socialist organisation which the Democratic Socialist Movement is also part of) Since the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma, South

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LASPOTECH – NON-RELEASE OF WHITE PAPER SIGN OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT’S GROSS INEPTITUDE AND LACK OF CONCERN

NON-RELEASE OF WHITE PAPER ON THE SEVEN-MONTH CRISIS BETWEEN STAFF AND MANAGEMENT OF LASPOTECH AFTER OVER ONE YEAR SINCE THE VISITATION PANEL SUBMITTED ITS REPORT IS A SIGN OF GROSS INEPTITUDE AND LACK OF CONCERN FOR THE INTEREST OF WORKERS ON THE PART OF THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ERC calls on the Governor Sanwo-olu-led Lagos State Government to release the

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FOOD UNION IN THE STOMACH OF ITS RIGHTWING LEADERS

TRADE UNIONS MUST BE RESCUED FROM RIGHT-WING TRADE UNION LEADERS Looking at the activities and the manner the National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) is run, it is clear the Lateef Oyelekan-led leadership is running a union of pro-management and pro-state as workers’ interests are sacrificed on the altar of profit and self-serving interest. The interest of

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OAU Students Hold July 10 Remembrance Symposium

DSM Members Participate, Win Contacts for Rebuilding of the Branch Five members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) took part in the 22nd commemoration of the July 10, 1999, murder of five OAU students by sponsored cultists. We circulated hundreds of leaflets and run a paper stall at the event. Our paper got the attention of many, we sold 10

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ERC Establishes LASPOTECH branch

On July 2 a new branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) was established at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Lagos. This was part of the ongoing ERC national campaign against education underfunding, fee hikes, and attacks on students and workers’ rights. Given the scale of attacks on public education today and the weakness of many students unions, establishing

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JULY 10, 1999 CULT KILLINGS IN OAU: AS WE REMEMBER AFRIKA AND 4 OTHERS!

ORGANISE AND FIGHT AGAINST CULTISM AND ANTI-STUDENTS POLICIES BY BUILDING AN INDEPENDENT, DEMOCRATIC, AND MASS BASED STUDENTS UNION JOIN THE EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN! Education Rights Campaign (ERC), OAU Branch Today makes it 22 years after the bloody cult attack which took the lives of five students of this institution. The slain students included a 21-year-old 400-Level law student and the

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CONTINUING CASE OF OYO COMMISSIONER OF POLICE VS ABBEY TROTSKY OVER SUPPORT GIVEN TO STRIKING SUMAL FOOD WORKERS IN IBADAN

The case of trumped-up criminal charges which was instituted against Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, (Abbey Trotsky) by the Zone 11 of Nigerian Police Oshogbo under the former leadership of retired DIG Leye Oyebade at the behest of SUMAL FOOD LIMITED, Ibadan came up again on Wednesday 7th July, 2021 at Magistrate Court 6, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State. The matter is in

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The invasion of Sunday Igboho’s house was draconian and condemnable

SPN calls for a sovereign national conference that will be dominated by elected representatives of the working people and youth to determine the way forward for Nigeria We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hold that the invasion of Mr Sunday Igboho’s house in the dead of the night by men of DSS was draconian and condemnable regardless of

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CDWR CALLS ON GOVERNOR ABIODUN OF OGUN TO SETTLE FOUR MONTHS OF UNPAID SALARIES TO MAPOLY LECTURERS

NLC AND TUC SHOULD SUPPORT THE DEMANDS OF WORKERS OF MAPOLY AND OTHER STATE INSTITUTIONS The Campaign for Workers’ and Democratic Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter, strongly condemns the deliberate withholding of four (4) months salaries of the lecturers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ogere in Abeokuta, by the state government. The CDWR views this as not only callous

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Centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party

July 2021 marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Within a few short years, the party attracted widespread support. Although defeated the Chinese Revolution of 1925-27 – led by the workers of Shanghai and Guangzhou (Canton) – represents, despite its tragic outcome, one of the most magnificent movements in the history of the international working

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ERC CONDEMNS THE SHOOTING/KILLING OF PROTESTING STUDENTS OF KADUNA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

WE DEMAND JUSTICE AND HOLD THE EL-RUFAI-LED GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ATTACK AND DEATH WE DEMAND REVERSAL OF INCREMENT IN FEES AT THE KADUNA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND THE KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR A UNITED STRUGGLE OF STUDENTS AND THE WORKING PEOPLE IN KADUNA BACKED UP WITH A LABOUR-LED NATIONAL STRIKE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the

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SPN SUPPORTS NLC’S JUNE 22 PLEDGE TO MOBILISE FOR A NATIONWIDE STRIKE OVER WORKERS SACK IN KADUNA STATE

SERIOUS MOBILIZATION OF WORKERS AND DEEPENING OF THE STRUGGLE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESIST THESE ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the resolution of the National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to return to mass struggle in response to the sustained attacks on workers in Kaduna. We believe that this is the only way

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YRC COMMENDS JUNE 12 PROTESTERS FOR THEIR COURAGE AND CONDEMNS HEAVY REPRESSION BY THE POLICE

CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A 48-HR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST AGAINST VICIOUS ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS, INSECURITY, HIGH COST OF LIVING, MASS POVERTY AND JOBLESSNESS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) commends the youth and poor masses who came out on Saturday 12 June 2021 to protest against the rising insecurity, poverty, joblessness and other anti-poor policies

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Nationwide Protest Held on June 12 ‘Democracy Day’ against Insecurity and Bad Economy

On Saturday June 12 a nationwide protest was held over insecurity economic hardship and anti-poor policies of Muhammadu Buhari government. President Buhari had in 2018 changed the so-called ‘Democracy Day’ from May 29 to June 12 ostensibly in honour of late MKO Abiola who won the presidential election in 1993, which was then annulled by the military, and the struggle

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S ORDER TO THE POLICE TO SHOOT PERSONS WITH AK-47 GUNS IS EXTRA-JUDICIAL AND ILLEGAL

SPN prefers the arrest, investigation and prosecution of criminals with illegal possession of arms The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns President Buhari’s order to the Police to shoot persons found illegally with AK-47 and any other assault weapons. This order is illegal, crude and barbaric. President Buhari should stop treating Nigeria like a conquered territory and citizens as slaves.

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE BAN ON TWITTER BY THE BUHARI-LED REGIME FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS MUST BE RESPECTED

CALL A 24 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE TO KICK START CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND LIVING STANDARDS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns in strong terms the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by Muhammadu Buhari-led regime. We also condemn the government’s order to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter after the ban. The action undermines free

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#TWITTERBAN: YRC CONDEMNS THE SUSPENSION OF TWITTER; IT IS AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS.

FOR IMMEDIATE PROTESTS TO DEMAND REVERSAL OF THE SUSPENSION, RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES, REJECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA BILL AND OTHER MEASURES AIMED AT CURTAILING CIVIL LIBERTIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the recent suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. This declaration of suspension is dictatorial and a direct attack on the democratic rights of Nigerians to freely express

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SPN CONDEMNS PRESIDENT BUHARI’S CIVIL WAR STATEMENT

We call for a democratically-convened Sovereign National Conference of the working people, ethnic nationalities, etc. to address Nigeria’s socio-economic, political, security and nationality crises. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in absolute terms the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari where he threatened Nigerians, and especially the south-easterners, with the state violence reminiscent of the Nigerian civil war era. The