Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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JAF Commences Mass Mobilization against Hikes in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

DSM Calls for Meeting of Labour, JAF and pro-masses’ organizations to plan for a General Strike and Mass Protests On September 16, the Joint Action Front (JAF) commenced the mass mobilisation of the working masses for mass action against the latest fuel price hike, electricity tariff increase and other anti-poor policies of the Buhari government. With placards and leaflets arming

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Ogun NLC Pickets Golden Diamond, Ogun

CDWR helps workers campaign for their rights On Friday, 18 September 2020, three comrades (Eko John Nicholas, Agboola and Soweto) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) joined members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State council, and industrial unions to picket the Golden Diamond factory. This Chinese-owned factory – located at

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SPN CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO HARMONIZE THEIR MOBILIZATION AND STRIKES OVER THE STRUGGLE TO REVERSE PETROL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

SPN ADVOCATES SUSTAINED WARNING GENERAL STRIKES AND MASS PROTESTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) reiterates its condemnation of the recent hikes in petrol price and electricity tariff; the increase in petrol has seen the price move up from N148 per litre to N162 per litre while electricity tariff has been increased by over 100%. The Central Working Committee (CWC)

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Arise Working Masses and the Youth!

Organize and Resist Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff For Mass Protest and a 48 Hour General Strike If we fight we can win a leaflet produced by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on September 15, 2020 The price of fuel has been hiked for the third time in the last two months. We have to resist this increase

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Protests Begin against Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

A storm is gathering over the intensification of capitalist attacks unleashed on the working masses and the poor by the Buhari government. The masses are poised to fight back if provided a platform. This is what has been revealed by a few pockets of struggles and activities that have already been held against fuel price hike and electricity tariff, some

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SPN WARNS OGUN POLICE TO STOP INTIMIDATING NIGERIAN STUDENTS

PROTEST IS AN INALIENABLE DEMOCRATIC AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, and the Ogun State Force Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, to stop intimidating and harassing Nigerian students who wish to protest the wicked and anti-people increase in petrol price from N145 to N162 and also the

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SPN CONDEMNS THE UNLAWFUL AND VIOLENT DISRUPTION OF OUR PEACEFUL PROTEST BY THE POLICE AND THE BUHAR-LED REGIME

WE CONDEMN INFILTRATION OF OUR PARTY MEETING BY THE DSS SPN COMMENDS THE MEDIA, LAWYERS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO INTERVENED TO SECURE PROTESTERS’ RELEASE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) led a protest on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Lagos, against the wicked increase in petrol price from N148 to N162 and the hike in electricity tariff by over 100%. SPN

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SPN Lagos demonstration broken up by police, 18 arrested

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unjust arrest of members and journalists for protesting against anti-poor policies by the Buhari Government * We demand for immediate release of all arrested protesters * We demand an end to violation of human rights under Buhari government *** UPDATE – All charges were dropped and all those arrested were released late

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ORGANISE, MOBILISE AND RESIST FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AS WELL AS ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES

* LABOUR MUST NOW CHANGE FROM ITS ERRONEOUS POLICY OF BARKING WITHOUT BITING * WE CHALLENGE THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A WELL-MOBILISED 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) join the labour movement and the working masses to condemn the fuel price hike from N145 per litre to N162 per

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CDWR – We support the strike action of resident doctors in Abuja

We condemn the refusal of the Government to meet the demands of the resident doctors for hazard allowances; it shows the irresponsibility of the Government Demands of the striking doctors must be met immediately! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights, CDWR, Abuja chapter, salutes the decision of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory Administration (ARD FCTA) to

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INCREASE IN PETROL PRICE: ONE INCREASE TOO MANY

SPN CHALLENGES NLC, TUC AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS NOT TO SIMPLY CONDEMN THIS ANTI-POOR ATTACK IN WORDS SUSTAINED PUBLIC MASS ACTIONS NEED TO BE DECLARED TO RESIST BUHARI-LED REGIME’S GROWING ATTACKS AND ANTI-POOR POLICIES The recent increase in Ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, from N138.62 per litre to N151.56 per litre is one increase too

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80th Anniversary of the Assassination of Leon Trotsky: The Lessons for Africa and Nigeria

By Kola Ibrahim On 20th August, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the co-leader with Vladimir Lenin of the Russian October 1917 Revolution, was murdered in Cocoayan, Mexico by Ramon Mercader, a Stalinist agent who disguised himself as a follower of Trotsky. This event marked a special mention in the working class movement globally, as Trotsky, after Lenin’s death, contributed majorly to the

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MALI CRISIS: SPN CALLS ON WORKING PEOPLE NOT TO HAVE ANY TRUST IN PRO-CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT FORMED OR MIDWIVED BY THE MILITARY

ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ON A SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN RESCUE THE COUNTRY AND ITS ECONOMY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) salutes the workers and ordinary people of Mali over their steadfast struggle against the corrupt, anti-poor government of Ibrahim Keita which was removed eventually via a military coup on August 18, 2020. However, experience in other

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80th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination: The revolutionary ideas of a Marxist giant

On 21 August 1940, the revolutionary socialist Leon Trotsky died after being attacked by a Stalinist agent the previous day. Along with Lenin, Trotsky was the foremost leader of the October 1917 socialist revolution in Russia. With the advent of the Stalin-led counterrevolution in the Soviet Union, which also wrecked the international communist movement – the Third International (Comintern) –

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DSM Ajegunle Holds Successful Public Meeting on “State of the Nation”

About 32 people turned up today, August 15, at a public symposium organized by the Ajegunle, Lagos, branch of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) at NUD Primary School, Arumoh, Ajegunle, Lagos. The theme of the symposium was “State of the Nation and COVID-19 crisis: Any hope for working masses and poor?” Three

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APPEAL COURT’S OVERTURN OF THE DEREGISTRATION OF SPN AND 21 OTHERS: INEC’S CLAIM OF TWO CONFLICTING JUDGEMENTS IS A RUSE

WE CALL ON INEC TO IMMEDIATELY LIST SPN AND 21 OTHER REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AUGUST 10, 2020 JUDGEMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL   The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the effect that it is faced with two conflicting judgements from the Court of Appeal

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SPN APPLAUDS APPEAL COURT JUDGEMENT NULLIFYING ITS DEREGISTRATION AND THAT OF 21 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES

VOWS TO CONTINUE ITS STRUGGLE TO DEFEAT RULING CLASS ATTEMPT TO LIMIT ELECTORAL CHOICES TO PARTIES OF THE RICH ALONE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) applauds the judgement delivered today, Monday 10 August 2020, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja which reversed the deregistration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and 21 other political parties by

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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