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
12 February 2017
For the second time in one week, thousands marched out in two cities (Lagos and Abuja) on 9 February to protest the growing hardship under the Muhammadu Buhari/APC government. Thursday's protest rally was called by the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress. Originally the rally was tagged "2nd National day of action against corruption and for good governance" and was aimed to "reinvigorate public support" for government's anti-corruption war. However, so much is the anger in society at the failure of Buhari government that the trade union leaders’ pro-government agenda had to be hurriedly amended, especially after the masses exploded onto the streets Monday 6 February in a massive demonstration of anger at the failure of the Buhari government.
9 February 2017
But What Next?
On Monday February 6, 2017, thousands poured into the streets across some cities in the country to protest the unending hardship and failure of the Buhari/APC government. Over 3,000 marched in Lagos. The Democratic Socialist Movement's placards and a leaflet listing 18 key demands were enthusiastically taken up by the crowds. Many thousands marched in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Akure, Ibadan and Osogbo.
6 February 2017
We Need to Fight Against Anti-poor Economic Policies and for Socialist Change
Today, 6 February 2017, thousands will be marching in Lagos, Abuja and other cities to protest the growing economic hardship being faced by a majority of Nigerians. After nearly two years in power, the Buhari/APC government has failed woefully. Things are worse now than before. The rising cost of living is unbearable for the vast majority. High hope invested in Buhari by many Nigerians seeking genuine change is being shattered amidst growing disillusionment.
25 January 2017
FIGHTING LABOUR MOVEMENT URGENTLY REQUIRED
DSM CALLS FOR UNITED STRUGGLE AGAINST WORKING CLASS EXPLOITERS
Recently, a factional leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Joe Ajaero broke away from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with some industrial unions to form a new federation known as the United Labour Congress (ULC). Now that the Ajaero faction has declared a new labour centre, socialists and working class activists are discussing what should be the appropriate response to this development.
21 January 2017
1917revolution.org brings rich lessons of 100 years ago to wide audience
For Marxists, the October 1917 revolution in Russia was the greatest single event in human history, so far. Tsarist rule ended in February 1917, and capitalism and landlordism were overthrown by the mass of workers and peasants – led by Lenin, Trotsky and the Bolsheviks – in October. The October Revolution brought into existence the first workers'-led government to hold power for any length of time.
19 January 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declares solidarity for the United States (US) national students' walkout, otherwise known as lecture boycott by the students movement here in Nigeria, to protest US president-elect Donald Trump's racist, misogynist and vicious capitalist agenda for America. The walkout is taking place on Friday 20 January 2017 as a part of series of mass activities to inaugurate the resistance to Trump.
16 January 2017
5-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF SSANU, NASU AND NAAT: ANOTHER SIGN THAT BUHARI GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED PUBLIC EDUCATION
We Support the Strike and Call on Government to avoid further disruption of academic calendar by meeting all demands
The Education Rights Campaign fully supports the decision of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NASU) to embark on a 5-day warning strike from January 16 to compel the federal government to fully implement the tenets of the 2009 FGN/ Non Teaching Staff Union agreement.
30 December 2016
*An end to Jammeh's rule will offer relief not permanent respite
Workers and poor masses must be united in a struggle for a socialist Gambia!
The Gambia presidential election held on December 1, 2016, has ended up in a stalemate despite the opposition being the clear winner. Now the Gambia is currently at the risk of being plunged into a serious political crisis or a war over President Jammeh's plan to hang on to power despite losing the election.
23 December 2016
APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO CARRY ON OUR WORK
We write to appeal for generous donations towards the running of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and our intervention in workers, students and poor masses’ struggles over the next three months. This include running of the secretariat, visit to branches, payment of rents, allowances of full time and part time officers, production of the new edition of our paper, our contribution to the campaign for the registration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and our intervention in struggles of workers, youth and poor masses against the neo-liberal attacks of the Buhari/APC capitalist government.
23 December 2016
Rivers of Blood
Nearly two years after the 2015 general election, the Rivers state legislative rerun election finally took place on December 10, 2016 with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) winning two senatorial seats while the All Progressive Congress (APC) won one senatorial seat amidst the usual Nigeria election features such as killing, maiming, ballot snatching, shooting, electoral frauds. Essentially the election aptly captures the array of desperation of the ruling elites at the expense of the lives of the masses. Despite several postponements of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the realities and outcome of the election still remain unchanged as it left on its trail tears, sorrow and death for the poor masses.