Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 162, Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo Bus-stop, Agege, Lagos
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
19 January 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declares solidarity for the United States (US) national students' walkout, otherwise known as lecture boycott by the students movement here in Nigeria, to protest US president-elect Donald Trump's racist, misogynist and vicious capitalist agenda for America. The walkout is taking place on Friday 20 January 2017 as a part of series of mass activities to inaugurate the resistance to Trump.
16 January 2017
5-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF SSANU, NASU AND NAAT: ANOTHER SIGN THAT BUHARI GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED PUBLIC EDUCATION
We Support the Strike and Call on Government to avoid further disruption of academic calendar by meeting all demands
The Education Rights Campaign fully supports the decision of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NASU) to embark on a 5-day warning strike from January 16 to compel the federal government to fully implement the tenets of the 2009 FGN/ Non Teaching Staff Union agreement.
30 December 2016
*An end to Jammeh's rule will offer relief not permanent respite
Workers and poor masses must be united in a struggle for a socialist Gambia!
The Gambia presidential election held on December 1, 2016, has ended up in a stalemate despite the opposition being the clear winner. Now the Gambia is currently at the risk of being plunged into a serious political crisis or a war over President Jammeh's plan to hang on to power despite losing the election.
23 December 2016
APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO CARRY ON OUR WORK
We write to appeal for generous donations towards the running of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and our intervention in workers, students and poor masses’ struggles over the next three months. This include running of the secretariat, visit to branches, payment of rents, allowances of full time and part time officers, production of the new edition of our paper, our contribution to the campaign for the registration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and our intervention in struggles of workers, youth and poor masses against the neo-liberal attacks of the Buhari/APC capitalist government.
23 December 2016
Rivers of Blood
Nearly two years after the 2015 general election, the Rivers state legislative rerun election finally took place on December 10, 2016 with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) winning two senatorial seats while the All Progressive Congress (APC) won one senatorial seat amidst the usual Nigeria election features such as killing, maiming, ballot snatching, shooting, electoral frauds. Essentially the election aptly captures the array of desperation of the ruling elites at the expense of the lives of the masses. Despite several postponements of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the realities and outcome of the election still remain unchanged as it left on its trail tears, sorrow and death for the poor masses.
17 December 2016
DSM/ERC activities commemorating the death of Fidel Castro
Following the death of Fidel Castro at the age of 90 on November 25, 2016, there has been a renewed attempt to denigrate Fidel Castro and consequently the Cuban revolution and socialist ideas in general by pro-capitalist western media. There has been an attempt to cast Castro in the light of a dictator and tyrant, who oppressed his people, while little or no light is being shed on the enormous, in spite of the limitations, social gains of the Cuban Revolution.
14 December 2016
Aregbesola and Ajimobi are to be Blamed for the Crisis in LAUTECH
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns last Friday's (9th December 2016) violent attack unleashed by armed police on protesting students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
12 December 2016
SPN Ondo State
Manipulation, Violence and Mass Apathy
Amidst the economic recession viz-a-viz non-payment of 7-month salaries, Ondo State people went to poll to decide who would govern the state for the next 4 years. The gubernatorial election, beleaguered from inception by all kinds of crises and contradictions, came up on the November 26, 2016 and saw Rotimi Akeredolu (Aketi) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) emerge as the Governor of the state. He successfully beat Eyitayo Jegede, the preferred candidate of the outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the Peoples Democratic Party.
3 December 2016
Escalation of the struggle needed to overthrow repressive regime
The streets and public squares of Sudan’s major cities were left looking deserted from their usual traffic and pedestrian frenzy as the country was shaken by three days of “civil disobedience” from 27 to 29 November, an action organized and rallied for by activists and ordinary people via social media campaigning, and backed up by some opposition parties, in protest at new cuts in State subsidies.
30 November 2016
Castro's life and the Cuban Revolution
Millions of workers in Cuba and globally will mourn the passing of the leader, who along with Che Guevara, is most closely associated with the 1959 Cuban Revolution. At the same time, the forces of capitalist reaction and imperialism will see Fidel Castro's death as an opportunity to drive for full capitalist restoration on the island. These reactionary forces aim to destroy all the remaining gains of the revolution and planned economy, including the historic achievements in public health and education.