Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
20 July 2017
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level except it comes by putting into power a workers and poor people's government devoted to utilizing public resources to meet the needs of the mass majority. Otherwise if it is the same looters who are in power nationally and at the States that would run autonomous local governments, the result would be the same.
20 July 2017
By Rufus Olusesan, National Chairman,
Campaign For Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR)
"Every m an's life ends the same way. It's only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another"– Ernest Hemingway.
17 July 2017
26 June 2017
ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT'S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT
After a long trial, the Code of Conduct Tribunal delivered a ruling on the No-case submission of the Defence Counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki, which struck out all the charges filed against him. This has drawn the ire of layers of working masses and youth who are horrified with the ruling.
25 June 2017
• ERC Demands their Immediate Rescue
• Calls for policies to address the social roots of kidnapping and other crimes
About one month ago, six secondary school students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe, were kidnapped. Uptill now, there is no news of their release despite repeated assurances from the Lagos state government and the police.
The Education Rights Campaign vehemently condemns the kidnap of the six students. We sympathize with the families and relatives of the victims. Their sorrow at this trying period can only be imagined. We join them to demand an immediate rescue of the six kidnapped students.
10 June 2017
After Britain's election: Organise, strike, resist, to fight for Corbyn's policies
Theresa May’s failed election gamble is a nightmare for the British capitalist class. Seven weeks ago most of Britain's elite were hopeful that May would succeed in dramatically increasing the number of Tory MPs, thereby buttressing her government to be able to weather the storms of economic crisis, to carry out vicious austerity against the majority in society and to implement a Brexit in the interests of the 1%. Instead she is now a ‘dead prime minister walking’, only able to temporarily cling to power.
9 June 2017
Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary declaration is nothing but an open call for a pogrom.
8 June 2017
COMMUNITY RESOLVE TO CONTINUE THE CAMPAIGN UNTIL EKEDC ENDS OVERBILLING
REJECT OUTRAGEOUS BILLING AND DEMAND RENATIONALIZATION OF THE POWER INDUSTRY
The No Payment for Darkness, No Disconnection campaign initiated last April by the Ajegunle, Lagos, branch of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) under the aegis of Ajegunle Peoples’ Movement (APM) continued with a 250 strong street protest on Thursday 18 May, 2017.
8 June 2017
• Snail pace of the Judicial system helping to perpetuate INEC injustice against us
The long standing legal action of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) blocking its registration suffered another adjournment on Wednesday June 7. This was the 18th time since November 19 2014 when it first came up in court that the matter has been adjourned, and indeed the second adjournment in two days. It is more worrisome that during this period of well over 2 years, the court only sat 7 times while the actual matter of INEC using excuses to refuse the SPN's registration has been mentioned just 5 times.
7 June 2017
The closing gap between Labour and the Conservatives (Tories) in the opinion polls for the June 8 general election has confounded all wings of the British capitalist establishment. The right wing Blairites inside Labour are a key part of this capitalist coalition and they are just as terrified of the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being declared prime minister on 9 June.