Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN backs Planned General strike

Labour should mobilize for a 48-hour Warning General Strike and mass actions Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) backs the planned general strike being mobilized by labour to begin on Thursday October 17, 2019. We join the labour movement to demand full implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage to both public and private sector workers without retrenchment. We call on

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL OTHER POLITICALLY-DETAINED ACTIVISTS NOW

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strongest terms the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore by the DSS despite a court order and having fulfilled the bail conditions. We hereby demand the immediate and unconditional release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo (Mandate), who has been detained since August 5 RevolutionNow protest, Agba Jalingo who has been detained in Cross

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FUOYE: WE CONDEMN POLICE KILLING OF PROTESTING STUDENTS

* Blood of the two Murdered Students on the Governor’s Wife * For Democratic Public Probe into the cause of the Crisis and prosecution of Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Security Officials and Other accomplices for Murder * Immediate Stripping of Erelu Bisi Fayemi and all Governor’s Wives and the wife of the President of their unconstitutional status as ‘First Lady’ and

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Robert Mugabe (1924-2019)

Zimbabwe under Mugabe and the need for the Working Masses to struggle for economic and political emancipation By Chinedu Bosah When the independence struggle was raging in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly when neighbouring countries like Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) gained independence in 1963, it was a matter of time for Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to gain

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DSM Flags off Campaign on Minimum Wage Implementation

By Peluola Adewale Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on Thursday, September 5, began a campaign for implementation of the new minimum wage which has been passed into law since April. We started with a visit to Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, which houses civil service offices. On the following day comrades were at Apapa Industrial Estate in Lagos and

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GANI FAWEHINMI: DEFIANCE AS A CAUSE

GANI FAWEHINMI: DEFIANCE AS A CAUSE By Lanre Arogundade and Hassan Soweto Gani lived a life that was quintessentially defined by uncommon defiance of manifestations of abuse of power, especially corruption at the top levels of society and governance. He simply detested such and fought it with all he had in his nerves and veins. The echoes of the beneficial

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Gani Fawehinmi (1938 – 2009): A Foremost Working Peoples’ Leader

First posted on September 11, 2009 The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condoles with the family of Chief Gani Fawehinmi on the death of an outstanding working peoples’ leader and joins millions of working class people in Nigeria and internationally to celebrate his life and struggles. We reaffirm our dedication to the best of the

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SPN CONDEMNS XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

* Calls on the Buhari/APC Government to Provide Decent Jobs and Better Life in order to Curb Desperate Migration * Calls for the Unity of Nigerian and South African Working Masses to end Capitalism and Enthrone Socialism in both Countries and the African Continent The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby condemns the raging xenophobic attacks in South Africa which

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ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE IS INSENSITIVE; REVERSE IT NOW!

WE DEMAND RENATIONALISATION OF THE SECTOR UNDER DEMOCRATIC WORKERS CONTROL Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has increased electricity tariff from between 30% to 55% depending on the distribution company or the consumption class. The Buhari-led government is not only insensitive to the plight of Nigerians, it is also callous. The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE) condemns this senseless

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Sudan: Generals retreat but decisive action needed to secure revolution’s aims

By Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International Mid-August saw tens of thousands of Sudanese come onto the streets to welcome the launch of the “sovereign council” and a transitional government. This was in relief at what they felt was an important step in ending the nightmare of living, since 1989, under the brutal military dictatorship, headed by Omar Hassan

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL DETAINED ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demand immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. We also demand the release of all activists and journalists and a halt to all attacks on democratic rights. In the same vein, we demand an

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SPN Condemns Court Order to Detain Sowore for 45 Days

The Socialist Party Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the judicial contrivance of the federal government obtained through an order of the Federal High Court to detain Omoyele Sowore for another 45 days. We restate our demand for immediate and unconditional release of Omoyele Sowore as well as all detained activists and journalists. We call for an immediate meeting of civil society

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SPN Condemns Police Repression of August 5 Peaceful Protest

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the repression of peaceful protest held in Lagos, Osogbo, Abeokuta and a few other cities nationwide on Monday 5th August 2019 by armed police and other security operatives including the Joint Military Force popularly known as OP MESA. Tear gas and live ammunition were used to disperse the protests. We demand the immediate

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DSM DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF OMOYELE SOWORE

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demands the immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last General Elections and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore was arrested midnight on Saturday August 3 by the Department of State Service (DSS). The arrest is obviously connected to stopping Sowore’s call and coordination for

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SPN Demands Immediate and Unconditional Release of Sowore

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore, the leader of African Action Congress (AAC) and Publisher of Sahara Reporters by the Department of State Service (DSS) today Saturday August 3, 2019. We demand his immediate and unconditional release. We understand that the arrest of Sowore is not unconnected to a nationwide protest being

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SPN HOLDS BUHARI-LED REGIME RESPONSIBLE FOR BLOODY TURNOUT OF SHIITES’ PROTEST

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) holds the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the bloody turnout of the protest by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky. We hold the Buhari-led regime responsible based on the failure of the regime to obey all court orders ordering the

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PRESIDENT BUHARI IS PAYING LIP SERVICE TO N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE

LABOUR SHOULD MOBILISE WORKERS FOR A ONE-DAY WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST SPN DEMANDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS AND WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the federal government’s poor handling of the minimum wage implementation. President Buhari’s administration’s continuous delay in the implementation of the N30,

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Sacked ENL Dockworkers Return to Court on July 17

A Call for Solidarity By Davy Fidel After almost three years of deadlock in court, the matter of 584 dockworkers unjustly retrenched by ENL Consortium came up for a hearing on Thursday June 20, 2019 at the National Industrial Court. The workers in their hundreds were already in the court premises around 7:45am to display their banners and chant solidarity

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Police vs Labour and Socialist activist Abbey Trotsky, trial delayed

* DROP TRUMPED-UP CHARGES AGAINST ABBEY TROTSKY * END CASUALISATION OF WORKERS * FOR FIGHTING TRADE UNIONS On Thursday July 11 Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, aka Abbey Trotsky, was at Iyaganku magistrate court, Ibadan, Oyo state. This was in connection with the trumped-up charges levelled against him by the police authority in Oyo state and zone II (two) in connivance with

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OAU, Ile-Ife, 20th anniversary of campus murders

This year is the 20th anniversary of the killings of 5 students, including Secretary General of the Students Union and a member of the DSM, on July 10 1999 by campus cultists at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Activities were organised by students of the university this year to honour the memory of the victims. The article below was originally published