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 October 2015
Independent Working Class Political Solution Urgently Needed
It was barely a year ago that a mass movement of working people and youths forced Blaise Compaore, the long-time dictatorial ruler of Burkina Faso, to abdicate power. Since then, there has not been any serious political event in the landlocked country that has attracted massive global attention as much as the recent failed reactionary military coup staged in the country. The transitional government was toppled on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, in a military coup d'état organized and carried out by the elite unit of 1,300 men of the Presidential Security Regiment (RSP) loyal to Compaore. But growing mass opposition meant that within two weeks they had to admit defeat and give up their attempt to take power.
4 October 2015
• Government should pay all outstanding salaries, deductions and pensions of workers
• Aregbesola should Stop Bullying the Press
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, bemoans the failure of the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government to accede to the genuine demands of the academic staff unions of four state-owned polytechnics and colleges of education in Osun State. This obstinate decision of the Aregbesola government to avoid addressing the welfare demands of lecturers in these four institutions has led to their closure for over three months.
4 October 2015
UNBANNING OF 113 OIL VESSELS ACCUSED OF STEALING CRUDE OIL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF BUHARI'S FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
SPN DEMANDS AN OPEN AND DEMOCRATICALLY CONSTITUTED PANEL TO PROBE THE OIL SECTOR AND BRING LOOTERS TO JUSTICE
22 September 2015
For an effective struggle against anti-poor education policies
On September 21 a National Student Retreat in Memory of Comrade Chima Ubani was organised on the 10th anniversary of his death by the Centre for Popular Education (CEPED) and Amilcar Cabral Ideological School (ACIS) at Bayero University Kano (BUK). We publish here the address by one of the speakers, Comrade Lanre Arogundade, who was NANS President, 1984 – 85, and is today a member of Democratic Socialist Movement’s NEC. Members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) were also present and distributed the leaflet that we also publish.
21 September 2015
NLC AND TUC MUST DEMAND AND STRUGGLE FOR A NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE CURRENT COST OF LIVING AND RATE OF INFLATION
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) urgently calls on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to now take seriously the need to fight for a new national minimum wage.
16 September 2015
On Thursday September 10, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) held nationwide anti-corruption rallies in Abuja and all the state capitals. The rallies were organized to give support to the official anti-corruption fight or efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari. The members of DSM participated at the rallies in Abuja, Ogun, Oyo and Lagos states with a special leaflet which called for mass mobilisation for the fight against corruption with bold slogans FOR MASS ACTION AGAINST CORRUPTION, JAIL THE LOOTERS! SEIZE THEIR ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH!!
11 September 2015
‘Bailout’Fund: Aregbesola Government Should Pay All Arrears of Salaries, Allowances, Pensions and Gratuities Now!
• Workers and retirees must reject half or incomplete salary and pension
• Labour Movement Should Call Immediate Congress of Workers and organize mass action if all salaries and pensions are not paid
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby calls on the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government to pay all outstanding salaries and allowances, and retirees pensions and gratuities of workers in the state. We also call for the immediate refund of all illegally withheld deductions from workers’ salaries, bank loans, cooperative loans and dues, union dues and contributory pension fund.
11 September 2015
*Oyo state leadership of the NLC and TUC must pull out of any discussion with state government to cut salaries of civil servants
The state monthly resources can pay salary of public workers and implement tangible project for the populace if political office holders collect salaries and allowances equivalent to that of civil servants
The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, disagrees with the Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Governor, that the bailout fund recently made available to his government is not enough to offset the salaries and pensions arrears of public workers and retirees in the state respectively.
9 September 2015
SEIZE THEIR ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH!!
JAIL THE LOOTERS!
Only Putting an End to the Unjust System of Capitalism can Permanently Defeat Corruption and Fully Meet the Interest of the Working Masses
Text of DSM leaflet distributed at September 10 Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) nationwide mass rallies against corruption.
9 September 2015
Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all
Defend the right to asylum
Millions upon millions displaced, forced to flee, living in appalling conditions, facing brutality from state forces and sectarian militias while putting their lives at risk as they seek safety; this is the reality of the wars that have followed years of foreign, imperialist intervention in the Middle East and defeats suffered by the revolutions that began in 2011.