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
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.
20 November 2016
CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITIES
FOR A JOINT ACTION OF EDUCATION WORKERS AND STUDENTS
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is holding a week long warning strike that started on Wednesday, November 16, over the failure of the federal government to honour its aspects of the FGN-ASUU 2009 agreement. This agreement contains a commitment of government to upwardly fund education sector and pay outstanding wages of the academic staff. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully supports the consistent struggle of ASUU for the implementation of this agreement. And we hold that the failure of Buhari government to uphold the terms of this agreement shows that there is no fundamental difference between Buhari and previous regimes that have reneged on this agreement and further eroded an already rotten education system.
2 November 2016
SACK OF 16 NLC AND NUT LEADERS IN OGUN STATE IS A DISPLAY OF EXECUTIVE RECKLESSNESS BY GOV. AMOSUN’S GOVERNMENT
DSM DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RECALL OF THE SACKED LEADERS AND MEETING OF WORKERS’ DEMANDS
The decision of the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led government of Ogun state to dismiss the chairman of the Ogun state Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Mr. Akeem Ambali, his Vice who also doubles as the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Mr. Dare Ilekoya and 14 others is anti-worker, despotic and a crass display of executive recklessness.
27 October 2016
UNPAID SALARIES AND NEW MINIMUM WAGE: For a 24-Hour Warning General Strike and Nationwide Protest Now
US: 'Lesser Evilism' No Solution Change Through Mass Struggle - A New Party Should Act as an Organiser and for Solidarity
25 October 2016
SPN Holds Protest to Demand Issuance of Certificate of RegistrationMembers of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held a protest march on Monday, October 24, 2016 to the Lagos office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the non-registration of the party despite having fulfilled all legal and constitutional requirements, including onerous ones like payment of one million naira and having members of National Executive Committee in 24 states and Abuja.
22 October 2016
Desperate regime responds with massive repression
More than 500 have been killed by Ethiopian state forces and thousands jailed. But this massive repression has not, however, stopped the growing mass revolt in Ethiopia. In early October, the regime declared a state of emergency and closed down the internet.
22 October 2016
August local elections – a decisive turning point
Socialist mass workers party needed
South Africa's recent local government elections have changed the country's political landscape almost beyond recognition. They represent a decisive political turning point for post-apartheid SA. Despite remaining overwhelmingly dominant, the 8% decline in its vote, and the loss of Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg hit the ANC like a defeat.
18 October 2016
TRADE UNION LEADERS HAVE TO DO MORE TO DEFEND WORKERS AGAINST PRECARIOUS WORK
Workers from different trade unions and members of pro-labour organisations marched in Lagos against precarious work on Friday October 7, 2016. This is an annual event to campaign against anti-workers' policies such as casualization, contract staffing, poor welfare etc. and picket factories where these anti-labour practices hold sway.
16 October 2016
Report of the DSM Students' wing meeting and socialist school
The first weekend of October saw a well attending meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) students' wing take place at the University of Ibadan (UI). The meeting saw 42 comrades from 10 branches discuss and debate some of the key issues currently facing both students and working people as the country is gripped by an ongoing crisis.
5 October 2016
For Immediate Payment of Workers' Salaries and Re-opening of the University
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR) condemns in its entirety the attack on Osun State indigenes working at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State; a University jointly owned by the governments of Oyo and Osun States.