Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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End Killing of Youth! End Police and Military Brutality!

WE CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE END TO KILLING OF YOUTH AND POLICE AND MILITARY BRUTALITY, AND FOR BRINGING TO BOOK THE PERPETRATORS OF THE LEKKI MASSACRE. WE ALSO CALL ON ALL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS TO EQUALLY CONDEMN AND JOIN YRC IN THE DEMAND FOR JUSTICE AND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE VICTIMS OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE LEKKI

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OMOMEEWA: WE SAY NO TO COVER UP!

WE CONDEMN THE THREAT ON THE LIFE OF COMRADE HASSAN SOWETO MADE BY DR. TAJUDEEN ABAYOMI OLUMOKO (THE ACTING DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, LASU) AND HIS ACCOMPLICE (A CERTAIN ‘OMO ALHAJA’) DURING THE CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION FOR OMOMEEWA. WE REITERATE OUR DEMAND FOR A DEMOCRATIC AND INDEPENDENT PROBE COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY STUDENTS, STAFF UNIONS, NBA, NBA, SOCIALISTS, ERC ETC. WE URGE

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Parents of students of Lagos State Model Colleges protest increment of fee

Members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) participated in a protest of parents of students of the Lagos State Model Colleges on Tuesday, 2nd of September 2021. Onabule Mayowa The protest was organized by the Lagos State Unified Model College Parent’s Forum to express dissatisfaction over the attempt of the Lagos State government to hike the boarding feeding fee from N25,000

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BRUTAL MURDER OF COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE YUSUF A.K.A OMOMEEWA: THE LASU MANAGEMENT HAS A CASE TO ANSWER

WE DEMAND JUSTICE Forestall a repeat of this unfortunate attack and murder. We call for the setting up of a democratically-constituted security committee comprising elected representatives of LASUSU, staff unions, SEIU, the Nigerian Police and communities to work out a common strategy to keep the campus and its vicinity safe for students and staff. Being the text of a press

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COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE A.K.A OMOMEEWA: AN INDEFATIGABLE STUDENT ACTIVIST, PRO-WORKER ADVOCATE AND SOCIALIST HOUNDED TO DEATH BY THE LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (LASU) MANAGEMENT IN RETRIBUTION FOR HIS ROLE IN STUDENTS AND WORKERS STRUGGLES IN THE INSTITUTION

We demand immediate arrest and prosecution of his killers For a probe panel democratically constituted by elected representatives of the students union, staff unions, trade unions and civil society to unravel the circumstances surrounding his sudden and unfortunate death including possible complicity of the University administration. An end to victimization and tyranny on LASU campus The Education Rights Campaign (ERC)

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Nigeria facing ongoing crises – Socialists analyse and make plans

DSM holds National Committee meeting Preparing members for struggles on immediate issues and for socialism By IBK and Michael Lenin The National Committee (NC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) met over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 August 2021. The NC is the second highest decision-making organ of the DSM and it meets at least twice

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OGUN Workers: CDWR Demands Immediate Payments of All Outstanding Salaries and Deductions to Workers and Reinstatement of all Victimized Workers

We Call on NLC and TUC to declare a 48-Hour Warning Strike in support of workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, calls on the state leaderships of both the NLC and TUC to end their criminal silence in the face of increasing attacks on the democratic rights and living conditions of workers and the

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Kabul falls: A devastating blow to the US and Western imperialism – Afghans’ suffering continues under Taliban

On Sunday 15 August, the Taliban reached the capital of Kabul, forcing the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani from power. Thousands of residents tried desperately to board planes to flee the hard-line Islamic force. After Ghani fled the country, Taliban fighters took control of the empty presidential palace and abandoned police posts in Kabul. The Taliban released thousands of inmates

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MOUKA UPDATE: ALL ARRESTED STRIKERS FREED FROM POLICE CUSTODY

The detained Mouka workers who were freed from police custody late yesterday reported to the Lagos Area F Police Command, Ikeja, this morning, Monday August 16. The workers were led by Comrade Funmi Sessi (Lagos NLC Chairperson) and Comrade Rufus Olusesan (CDWR National Chairperson) to meet with the Area Commander, Zongo Ali, and were finally released on bail. The Campaign

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MOUKA UPDATE – 12 strikers remain in Lagos police custody

CDWR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL MOUKA WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE LAGOS POLICE ALL SACKED MOUKA WORKERS MUST BE REINSTATED AND CASUAL AND CONTRACT WORKERS GIVEN REGULAR CONTRACTS Comrade Chinedu Bosah (CDWR National Publicity Secretary), Barrister Adeola and some family members (Mrs Balogun Oduola, Mrs Confidence Wogu, Mr Timothy Dasaba and Mr Cosmos) of the brutalized and detained

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UPDATED URGENT APPEAL – Arrest of Striking Mouka Workers, Lagos

UPDATED STATEMENT CDWR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF 11 MOUKA WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE NIGERIAN POLICE ON THE ORDERS OF MOUKA MANAGEMENT CDWR DEMANDS AN END TO MOUKA MANAGEMENT’S ATTACKS ON WORKERS AND THEIR LEADERS WE DEMAND AN END TO CASUALISATION AND CONTRACT STAFFING IN MOUKA LIMITED AND IMPROVEMENT IN WORKING CONDITIONS This morning (August 13, 2021) in Lagos

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Mouka foam workers on strike over victimization and poor conditions

CDWR calls for Solidarity Actions by national leadership of NUCFRLANMPE and NLC The Lagos workers of Mouka, a foam, mattress and pillow manufacturer,  have embarked on a strike action since Wednesday August 11, 2021, to protest against the attempt by the management to behead the workers’ union in the company – National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic

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CDWR SUPPORTS RESIDENT MEDICAL DOCTORS’ STRIKE

CDWR DEMANDS ADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING OF HEALTH SECTOR The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) supports the strike action of the Resident Doctors. The Resident Doctors are agitating for the payment of COVID-19 Inducement Hazard Allowance owed to them. The Resident Doctors are also demanding the placement of Resident Doctors on CONMESS 2019 adjusted salary wage scale and for

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Cuban protests – what do they represent?

Cuban protests – what do they represent? On 11 July, Cuba was rocked by the largest protests to have taken place since the “Maleconazo” protests that erupted in 1994. The 1994 protests followed the collapse of the former USSR and the abrupt cutting off of aid to Cuba. It resulted in a staggering 30% decline in Cuban GDP and the

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ERC CONDEMNS PLANNED HIKE OF BOARDING SCHOOL FEEDING FEES AT THE LAGOS STATE MODEL COLLEGES TO N75, 000 PER TERM AS WELL AS PLANNED INTRODUCTION OF N25, 000 TUITION PER TERM FOR DAY STUDENTS

Calls for peaceful mass protests by parents, teachers and pupils It has come to the attention of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Lagos State chapter, that the Lagos State government is planning to hike boarding school feeding fees at the 15 model colleges from N25, 000 to N75, 000 per term for boarding students. This planned increase will affect all

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South Africa – Riots and Looting a Dead End!

Build Working Class Unity to Win Jobs and Services for ALL. Set the Launch Date for a Socialist Mass Workers Party. Marxist Workers Party statement (The MWP is the South African affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International, the international socialist organisation which the Democratic Socialist Movement is also part of) Since the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma, South

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LASPOTECH – NON-RELEASE OF WHITE PAPER SIGN OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT’S GROSS INEPTITUDE AND LACK OF CONCERN

NON-RELEASE OF WHITE PAPER ON THE SEVEN-MONTH CRISIS BETWEEN STAFF AND MANAGEMENT OF LASPOTECH AFTER OVER ONE YEAR SINCE THE VISITATION PANEL SUBMITTED ITS REPORT IS A SIGN OF GROSS INEPTITUDE AND LACK OF CONCERN FOR THE INTEREST OF WORKERS ON THE PART OF THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ERC calls on the Governor Sanwo-olu-led Lagos State Government to release the

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FOOD UNION IN THE STOMACH OF ITS RIGHTWING LEADERS

TRADE UNIONS MUST BE RESCUED FROM RIGHT-WING TRADE UNION LEADERS Looking at the activities and the manner the National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) is run, it is clear the Lateef Oyelekan-led leadership is running a union of pro-management and pro-state as workers’ interests are sacrificed on the altar of profit and self-serving interest. The interest of

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OAU Students Hold July 10 Remembrance Symposium

DSM Members Participate, Win Contacts for Rebuilding of the Branch Five members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) took part in the 22nd commemoration of the July 10, 1999, murder of five OAU students by sponsored cultists. We circulated hundreds of leaflets and run a paper stall at the event. Our paper got the attention of many, we sold 10

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ERC Establishes LASPOTECH branch

On July 2 a new branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) was established at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Lagos. This was part of the ongoing ERC national campaign against education underfunding, fee hikes, and attacks on students and workers’ rights. Given the scale of attacks on public education today and the weakness of many students unions, establishing