Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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LAWAL EDUCATION AND ISLAMIC FOUNDATION: A PRESENT DAY SLAVEHOLDING

OPEN CALL ON THE NUT, CDWR AND PRO-WORKERS ORGANISATIONS TO INTERVENE By Gideon Adeyeni (a sacked teacher) Like many other Nigerian workers, the story of the workers at Lawal Education and Islamic Foundation, Ile-Ife, Osun State, as regards their experiences at work is generally that of gross exploitation and serious abuse. What makes Ibikunle Lawal, the owner of the establishment,

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Unpaid Pensions and Gratuities in Osun State: Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Supports Protesting Pensioners

* We Condemn the continuous denial of pensioners’ entitlements by the Oyetola-led Osun State government * We call on labour movement to mobilise workers in support of the pensioners. The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State condemns the continuous failure of the Osun State government under Governor Gboyega Oyetola to pay the outstanding pension and gratuity of retirees of the

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Anambra Gubernatorial Election

“Historic Low” Voter Turnout Partly Reflects Growing Lack of Confidence in the Electoral System The much-awaited November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra state has come and gone with a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner. He secured 112, 229 votes

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2023 Elections: An Urgent Necessity for Pro-Working People Political Alternative

Only alternative based on a socialist progamme can rescue Nigeria and reconstruct its economy in the interest of workers and the masses The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has recently announced February 18, 2023 as the tentative date the next general election is scheduled to hold across the country. If held, it will be the seventh since the country returned

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GROSS FAILURE OF BUHARI GOVERNMENT ON SECURITY

Only United Mass Actions of Workers and Oppressed can End Insecurity The security situation in the country has not just underscored the inherently inept nature of the Buhari/APC government and all state governments ruling through the major capitalist parties, but has also shown the inability of neo-colonial capitalism to resolve the national question and even the socio-economic issue facing Nigeria,

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JUSTICE FOR OCTOBER 2020 ENDSARS PROTESTERS AND ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND STATE REPRESSION

Release all #EndSARS Protesters still in Detention as well as all Political Detainees Fight State Repression! End Capitalism!! For a Democratic and Socialist Nigeria!!! October 2020 will go down in history as a month of revolt. It was the month Nigerian youth took the wheel of history, rolling it with the aim of opening a new page. While a new

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Oyetola, Aregbesola and Osun Underdevelopment

Setting the Record Straight The recent dirty fight between the supporters of the current Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, and his predecessor cum former boss, Rauf Aregbesola has again brought to the fore, the rotten politics being played by bourgeois politicians. It has shown that Nigerian bourgeois politicians have little or no honour to their name in their quest for

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A Call for a Campaign for a Fighting and Democratic Trade Union Movement

CDWR proposes the formation of network of workers, trade unions activists and socialists Workers have come under sustained attacks not only in Nigeria but globally as workers have been made to pay for the crisis of capitalism worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Nigeria, the crisis has been worsened by the weakness of trade unions occasioned by the class collaborationist

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Mouka Workers Wage a Struggle against Poor Working Conditions

But Betrayed by the National Leaders of NUFCLAMPE Mouka workers in Lagos embarked on strike action on August 11, 2021 in response to poor working conditions and highhandedness of the Mouka management. Workers’ salary was stagnated for 11 years; workers do not get adequate compensation when injured and not protected from the hazardous working environment largely polluted by chemicals. Also,

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Poor Working Condition and Indecent Labour Practices in Ibadan-Based Factories!

CDWR calls on the state and national leadership of NLC and TUC for immediate intervention The precarious working condition and indecent labour practices which include violation of right of workers to form and belong to a trade union,, poor-pay, imposition of exploitative policies like casualisation and contract employment among others have not only continued but obviously worsened across workplaces especially