Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited: ALL THE ARRESTED CASUAL WORKERS RELEASED!

CDWR appreciates NLC, Lawyers and all well-meaning Nigerians for prompt interventions The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter, brings to the knowledge of the general public that all the arrested casual workers of Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria limited, Ibadan, have been released from the Oyo State Operation Burst detention. This was following the intervention of Barrister Ola

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EXTREME MANUFACTURING LIMITED: Protesting Casual workers attacked and arrested by Operation Burst again

CDWR condemns the arrest, demands immediate release and cautions against continued attacks on democratic rights The attention of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) has been drawn to the new attack and arrest of the casual workers of Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, who have been on protest since Saturday, 8th January, 2022 against poor pay and indecent

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January 2012 Uprising: When General Strike and Mass Protest against Fuel Subsidy Removal Nearly Swept a Capitalist Regime Out of Power

Ten years ago, instead of the festivities that often herald the New Year, Nigerian working people and youth started the year 2012 at the barricades. The immediate spark was the New Year Day announcement of fuel subsidy removal by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government. Immediately, petrol stations adjusted the pump price of fuel from N65 per liter to over N141

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SPN CONDEMNS BRUTAL STATE REPRESSION OF MASS PROTEST IN KAZAKHSTAN

WE DEMAND AN END TO ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression of the legitimate mass protest of the people who are tired of massive corruption and capitalist misrule by the former government and the current government. The SPN hails the heroic mass protest of the working masses that challenged hike in fuel

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ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL: PARTIES SHOULD DEMOCRATICALLY DETERMINE THEIR MODE OF PRIMARIES

SPN WELCOMES ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) notes that President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Electoral Act 2021 amendment bill sent to him by the National Assembly. The President rejected the bill purportedly because it removes the provision for indirect primaries, making direct primaries by all political parties mandatory. The bill also makes

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NIGERIA: Worsening Crises of Capitalism and Prospect for Class Struggle

A Balance Sheet and Prognosis for the Next Period Economy in Troubled Waters A Failing State National Question EndSARS and the Re-entry of the Youth into the Arena of Struggle The Labour Leadership and Prospect for Class Struggle 2022: A year of Turmoil and Struggle By DSM National Executive Committee (NEC) On Saturday 4 December 2021, 15 NEC members and

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NO TO FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: NLC DECISION TO STAGE RALLIES AND PROTEST SHOULD BE A PRECURSOR TO A 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE

N0 TO FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: DSM WELCOMES NLC NEC DECISION TO STAGE NATIONWIDE RALLIES ON JANUARY 27 2022 AND PROTEST ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2022 BUT DEMANDS THAT THESE SHOULD BE A PRECURSOR TO A 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE Calls on Labour Leadership Not to Take Workers and Nigerians for Granted by Again Suspending Action before It Has Achieved Victory Like

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Ikangba (Old Lagos-Benin Road) protest

CDWR calls on residents and communities to support and join December 20th protest and subsequent actions The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, welcomes the planned protest by the residents and communities living along old Lagos-Benin road, otherwise known as Ikangba road. The planned protest billed for 20th December, 2021, is against the sorry state of

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SPN SUPPORTS ASUU’S DEMANDS FOR REVATALISATION OF UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

We blame FG for the planned ASUU strike! The inability of the successive regimes to honour the 2009 Agreement reached with ASUU is an indictment on Capitalism and calls for a workers and poor government run on a socialist programme The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in totality the failure of the successive governments to honour the 2009 Agreement

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SPN REJECTS PLANNED HIKE IN FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF

CALLS ON LABOUR TO BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO DEFEAT NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) rejects the planned fuel price hike by the Buhari-led federal government. The planned fuel price hike is based on advice by the World Bank which in its latest Nigeria Development Update (NDU) titled “Time for Business Unusual” asked Nigeria to remove fuel subsidy.

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Lagos “Peace Walk”: LAUSITES SHOULD REJECT THE IRRESPONSIBLE PRO-GOVERNMENT STAND OF LASUSU LEADERSHIP

“Peace Walk” without Justice is an Insult to the Memories of the Victims of Lekki Massacre and others killed in Lagos and across the country during the #EndSARS Protest The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) branch of the Lagos State University (LASU) condemns the leadership of the Lagos State Students Union (LASUSU) for pledging to walk with the Lagos State Governor.

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LAGOS STATE WHITE PAPER ON #EndSARS PANEL IS AN ATTEMPT TO WHITEWASH THE TRUTH

We Demand Full Implementation of Panel Recommendation No to “Peace walk” Without Justice The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) hereby condemns the white paper issued by the Lagos State government on the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel Inquiry set up to look into allegations of shooting and killing of protesters at Lekki Tollgate on 20th October 2020 following the

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ERC supports the strike of Abuja Teachers

We Demand Improved Funding of Public Education and Better Working Condition for Teachers and All Education Workers The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commends the five-day warning strike of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Abuja that was declared over non-payment of their promotion arrears. We support this struggle and call on the striking teachers not to relent until victory is

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Fidel Castro Death 5th Anniversary:

For Workers’ Democracy and International Solidarity to Defend Cuban Revolution On Thursday November 25, it was the fifth anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro, the leader of the 1959 Cuba Revolution. He led the 26th of July Movement in a determined and relentless struggle against dictatorship and oligarchy. This culminated in a victory on January 1, 1959 over the

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FORMER MABISCO WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED AT PANTI, LAGOS, FOR NO REASON

Policemen criminally posed as Sahara Reporters journalists CDWR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF THESE WORKERS! Three former workers of Mabisco, Mayor Biscuit Company Ltd, a biscuit manufacturing company located in Agbara, Ogun state, were arrested on Thursday November 25 at Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos and currently detained at Panti Police Station in Yaba. They are Usman Yahaya (08063205712), Bisiriyi

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ERC CONDEMNS UNIMED’S FEE INCREMENT

We Demand Reversal of the Hiked Fee and Improved Funding of Public Education The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent increment in fees at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, which require non-indigenes and indigenes studying dentistry in the institution in the preclinical years to pay N2.245 million and N1.320 million respectively. We regard this increment by

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Sudan: Masses spurn internationally-brokered agreement with coup leader

No to deals with the generals or capitalists! For a revolutionary government of the workers and poor! Fearful of the continuing mass uprising across Sudan in opposition to the military coup of October 25th, Prime Minister Hamdok was formally restored to his position, on Sunday 21 November, following an internationally brokered agreement reached with coup leader General Al-Burham. By Nick

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Pensioners Hold Protest in Osun

About 300 Osun State retirees, mostly under the contributory pension scheme, converged at Government Secretariat, Abeere, Osogbo on Tuesday, November 23, to protest the non-payment of their pension since 2016, and 15-months’ arrears as of 2015. The pensioners were resolute to take the government on and press home their demands. Unfortunately, the leaderships of the pensioners’ union, NUP, and the

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LAGOS STATE #ENDSARS PANEL REPORT – A DAMNING INDICTMENT ON THE FEDERAL AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENTS WHO BOTH DENIED THE KILLINGS EVER HAPPENED

YOUTH RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC) Public Statement LAGOS STATE #ENDSARS PANEL REPORT IS A DAMNING INDICTMENT ON THE PRESIDENT BUHARI-LED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU LED LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT WHO HAD BOTH DENIED THE KILLINGS EVER HAPPENED YRC Demands Arrest and Prosecution of all those Responsible, Adequate Compensation for All Victims and immediate and unconditional release of protesters still in

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CDWR SUPPORTS THE PLANNED WARNING STRIKE OF RAILWAY WORKERS

WE DEMAND IMPROVEMENT IN WAGE AND WORKING CONDITIONS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the planned three-day warning strike to be embarked upon by the railway workers from November 18, 2021. The Nigerian Union of Railway Workers is embarking on strike action due to poor remuneration and poor working conditions. The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation