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
7 December 2013
Heroically leading ANC to power but struggle tragically into dead end
Weizmann Hamilton and Thamsanqa Dumezweni, DSM (CWI South Africa)
The Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) offers condolences to the Mandela family and all those in South Africa and internationally who are mourning his passing. Mandela is a symbol of the struggles and sacrifices of millions over decades to end apartheid and win democracy. The hopes and aspirations of that heroic struggle – with the mighty black working class playing the decisive role – were invested in Mandela. We recognise him for his role in the defeat of one of the most odious systems of oppression and exploitation in history.
5 December 2013
Socialist Party of Nigeria
We Reject Fraudulent Hike in Tariffs by New Private Owners
We Call for Renationalization of Electricity Companies under Democratic Control of Workers, Communities and Consumers
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) deplores the worsening electricity situation in the country since the privatisation of the public electricity last month. We hold that this situation confirms vividly our position that privatization rather than improve the horrible state of electricity will worsen it.
3 December 2013
Socialist Party of Nigeria PRESS STATEMENT
FG MUST BEGIN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT WITH ASUU IN ORDER TO BRING THE STRIKE TO AN END
The Federal Government's planned sack of university lecturers and militarization of campuses is clearly aimed at intimidating the lecturers who have been on strike over deplorable working conditions and facilities in the Universities. The plan is not only undemocratic but also despotic. The Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government is clearly showing again that it cannot govern successfully except through force. The same military tactics was employed during the January 2012 mass protest by the government when it unleashed armed forces personnel against peaceful protesters who opposed the unjustified increment in fuel price. Nigeria is indeed speedily descending into a full scale Police State.
29 November 2013
NLC, TUC and ASUU Must Begin Immediate Mobilisations for Mass Protests and Demonstrations
Education Rights Campaign Press Statement
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) considers the threat by the Federal government to sack striking academic staff of public universities unless they resume duties on or before December 4 as the height of President Jonathan presidency's creeping dictatorship.
21 November 2013
A Political Party of the Working Class is Born
By Hassan Taiwo Soweto, National Youth Leader, SPN
"Today we are beginning a new chapter in the history of Nigeria; a chapter that will be dominated by the political struggle of the working masses to take power and begin to take control of the destiny of this Nation in the interest of the vast majority"
21 November 2013
FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST WORKERS' AND POOR PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT
Speech of Comrade Segun Sango, the Protem National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on the occasion of the founding convention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held on Saturday 16 November 2013 in Lagos
21 November 2013
The inaugural convention of the SPN was held on Saturday, 16 November 2013 at the Women Development Centre, Oba Ogunji Road, Pen Cinema, Agege, Lagos. The SPN was initiated by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) last year.
13 November 2013
A Tragic Loss to the Struggle for Revitalisation of the Public University System
Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Press Statement
It was with shock that the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) received the news of the death of Professor Festus Iyayi in a road accident yesterday involving the accident-prone convoy of the Kogi State Governor Idris Wada. Two other leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) were, according to reports, critically injured and receiving treatment at the hospital. Prof. Iyayi alongside others was on his way to attend a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of ASUU to discuss issues related to the on-going strike of the union.
5 November 2013
Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR)
MANAGEMENT THREATENS TO CLOSE FACTORY
By Chinedu Bosah Publicity Secretary, CDWR
Since October 11, the workers of Dura Pack, Lagos, have been on indefinite strike over their demands for unionisation and improved working conditions. The action actually started on October 7 when the protest of workers and pro-labour activists marking the International Decent Work Day picketed the factory to launch a trade union branch of the National Union of Chemical, Footwear and Non-Metallic Workers (NUCFRLANMPE), see: http://www.socialistnigeria.org/page.php?article=2273. The workers who had been working in slave-like conditions and on poor pay, felt liberated and emboldened to formally join the union which had been trying to organize the workers in 2009. In the presence of the Chinese management of the company and a mass contingent of workers and pro-labour activists led by Issa Aremu, the NLC National Vice President, the workers elected a 7-man executive.
3 November 2013
By Chinedu Bosah
On October 25, 2013, which was the 19th day since workers of Dura Pack Industries had begun the struggle to demand their rights to belong to a union of their choice, as freely exercised on October 7, 2013, and for better working condition, the Joint Action Front (JAF) held a solidarity rally in support of the workers and their demands. The rally also had in attendance the members of NUCFRLANMPE, the union the workers have joined, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR). It was also remarkable that the leadership of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education chapter came on solidarity visit though arrived after the rally had been rounded off.