Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE ENSUING ECONOMIC MEALSTROM: GOING BEYOND CAPITALISM

By Kola Ibrahim If there is any lesson to be learnt from the raging coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 6 million and killed about 380,000 people globally as of May 31, it is that the current socio-economic system, represented by global capitalism cannot take humanity forward. More than ever before, the need to supplant the capitalist system with a

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USA: Anti-racist movement reignited by the death of George Floyd at police hands

By Jai Chavis and Nicholas Wurst, Independent Socialist Group (US) On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the New York police Department (NYPD) killing of Eric Garner in 2014. A released video recorded by bystanders shows Floyd repeatedly pleading, “I can’t breathe”, as officer Derek

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CDWR SUPPORTS 7-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF HEALTH WORKERS IN KADUNA STATE

CONDEMNS THE THREAT TO HEALTH WORKERS BY MALLAM EL-RUFAI-LED KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the joint warning strike of health workers unions and associations in Kaduna state to demand improved working conditions. We commend this united strike and urge that the unions and associations involved not to relent until all demands are met. Should

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THE RISING CASES OF COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG iSON’S WORKERS

SPN blames Makinde-led government and the past pro-capitalist governments in Oyo State for the unfortunate spread of COVID-19 among iSON workers! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter expresses concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 among workers of the Ibadan-based multinational company known as iSON Xperiences and holds that it is the characteristic protection of profit of

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CDWR WELCOMES NMA SUSPENSION OF “SIT-AT-HOME” STRIKE ACTION AFTER WINNING CONCESSION

CDWR CALLS ON SECURITY AGENCIES TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS INCLUDING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND JOURNALISTS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the decision by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu’s to amend an initial order which was meant to clamp down on essential workers and re-issue another which clearly directed the police to

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LABOUR MUST INTERVENE IN THE PLIGHT OF INDIAN WORKERS AT DANGOTE REFINERY

CDWR DEMANDS DECENT WORK CONDITION FOR WORKERS IN DANGOTE GROUP AND OTHER COMPANIES Recently, a video went viral of protesting Indian expatriate workers of Dangote Refinery agitating against poor working conditions and lack of safety measures against coronavirus infection at work. The worker who spoke on behalf of tens of his colleagues claimed that they were employed by a contractor

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New era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval opens

Only a socialist alternative offers a way forward Statement by the International Secretariat of the Committee for a Workers’ International The corona crisis has entered a new phase, in health, the economy and geo-political relations. It has confirmed the main trends outlined in previous statements produced by the CWI. A new era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval now beckons,

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SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF ALMAJIRAI

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns the gale of deportation of Almajirai across different states in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. However, the Party believes that the system of Almajiri in its current form requires a, genuine, comprehensive and more humane reform. The Almajirai phenomenon, just like the growing population of out of school

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South Africa: Organising Working Class Communities Under Pandemic & Lockdown

Build and organise in the communities as a foundation for mass campaigning Marxist Workers Party (South Africa) statement Two mile queues for food parcels. Corruption and patronage in their distribution. Shops being looted. Schools vandalised and burned. Collapsing household income. Confusion over accessing social grants. Tens-of-thousands of arrests and fines. Harassment, beatings, and even killings at the hands of state

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Covid-19 and crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

The DSM is the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Lenin once said that with the 1917 Russian revolution, “Imperialism broke at its weakest link”. Today, the deadly combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rapid development of an almost unprecedented worldwide economic catastrophe is producing potentially explosive social, economic and political situations around the world.

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SPN SALUTES WORKERS ON MAY DAY

WE WARN THAT RELAXATION OF LOCKDOWN WITHOUT ADEQUATE PLAN FOR MASS TESTING AND REPOSITIONING OF THE HEALTH SECTOR COULD LEAD TO DISASTER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with Nigerian workers both in formal and informal sectors on the occasion of this year’s international workers day which has come at a period the world is facing one of the

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2020 MAY DAY: CDWR FELICITATES WITH WORKERS IN NIGERIA AND THE WORLD

CDWR CALLS ON WORKERS AND TRADE UNIONS TO RESIST NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS NO TO LOSS OF JOBS, UNPAID LEAVE AND PAYMENT OF FRACTIONAL SALARIES AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) felicitates with workers in Nigeria and the world in these trying times of global pandemic and economic crises. As we go forward, there

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COVID-19: CDWR OYO STATE CONTINUES ITS PUBLIC SENSITISATION ON DEMANDS TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19 SPREAD IN THE STATE

COVID-19: CDWR OYO STATE CONTINUES ITS PUBLIC SENSITISATION ON DEMANDS TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19 SPREAD IN THE STATE It was another successful intervention again on Saturday 25th, April 2020 within and around Mokola Roundabout, Ibadan. After a brief meeting with Eleven(11) comrades, including new members, in attendance the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Right (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter,

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Demolition of communities in Ogba by Lagos Government is sheer wickedness, reckless and inhuman

SPN Demands adequate compensation for the victims The Lagos State government ruthlessly began the demolition of buildings from Yaya Abatan to Obawole in Ogba area of Lagos State this week. According to the usual blackmailing public stunt, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello in his response, said the demolished structures were illegally built. Lagos State Chapter

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COVID-19: COMPULSORY USE OF FACEMASKS IS NOT ENOUGH!

Mass testing, decent facilities for isolation including sanitizers are urgently needed in Oyo state now!! SPN charges the Oyo state leaderships of NLC, TUC and ULC to insist on mass testing of all the civil servants in the State as a condition for their resumption! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter, notes the decision of the Engr

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CWI: An emergency programme to fight Covid-19 and protect working people

In this unprecedented time of the Covid-19 pandemic and rapid economic collapse, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), which the Democratic Socialist Movement is affiliated to, believes that capitalism and the ruling classes cannot be trusted to defend and provide for the vast majority on the planet. Whatever measures capitalist governments take now their ultimate aim will be to

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COVID-19 TOTAL LOCKDOWN: OGUN STATE GOVT. MUST MAKE ADEQUATE PALLIATIVES AVAILABLE FOR WORKERS AND POOR MASSES INCLUDING PAYMENT OF N50,000 MONTHLY TO HOUSEHOLDS

NLC, TUC, ULC AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS MUST SUPPORT THESE DEMANDS AS A STEP TOWARDS CONTAINING COVID-19 AND TO AVOID NEAR STATE OF ANARCHY IN OGUN STATE The Socialist Party of Nigeria Ogun state chapter calls on the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government to immediately make available adequate palliatives including the payment of N50,000 monthly allowance to the working and poor

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DEFENCE AGAINST RISING CASES OF ROBBERY AND BANDITRY BY AWAWA AND ONE MILLION BOYS

Campaign for Democratic and Community Rights (CDCR), Ifo LGA, Ogun State * CDCR CALLS FOR FORMATION OF DEMOCRATICALY-CONTROLLED COMMUNITY DEFENSE WITH RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS WHERE NECESSARY * DON’T RELAX THE DAILY PATROLS AND BONFIRES! ALL STREET DEFENSE COMMITTEES TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND LINK UP TO FORM LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES AT LGA AND THE STATE LEVEL * FOR

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EXTENSION OF THE LOCKDOWN BY PRESIDENT BUHARI WITHOUT TANGIBLE PALLIATIVES IS INSENSITIVE

SPN DEMANDS THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE PALLIATIVES TO ALL WORKING CLASS AND POOR PEOPLE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the extension of lockdown by President Buhari without tangible and adequate palliatives for working people and the poor. This has further confirmed that Buhari-led government is anti-poor, insensitive and callous considering the growing state of hunger, want and despondency.