Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ERC condemns court order mandating ASUU to suspend its strike; it is injustice!

*NLC/TUC must declare a 48 hours general strike in support of ASUU* *Mass actions needed to force the government to a retreat!* The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the order delivered on Wednesday September 21 by the National Industrial Court mandating ASUU to suspend its strike. This order is not only unfair and unjust, it is also an attempt

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Police Terrorizes Agege, Lagos, community for protesting mass disconnection on the orders of Ikeja Electric management

*Release Alfa Saheed Fatai, and Odewale Jamiu Now! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the arrest of Alfa Saheed, the Imam of Ladoje Mosque, Agege and Odewale Jamiu early this morning, Wednesday 21st September 2022, by police officers from the Abattoir Divisional Headquarters, Oko Oba Agege, Lagos, at the behest of Ikeja Electric, Emmanuel Undertaking office. The

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ERC Joins NANS #EndASUUStrike Protest

Buhari government must meet ASUU demanDS On Tuesday September 19, members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joined other Nigerian students at a protest organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Lagos as part of the campaign to place demand on the government to #EndASUUStrike. The protest took place at the

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS NOW WE WELCOME STUDENTS PROTEST FOR IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to the extension of the strike into a

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NLC’s CALL FOR VOTES FOR PETER OBI

*No pro-capitalist politicians can be trusted to defend and protect the interest of workers, youths and the poor *Only a government formed by workers and the poor run on the basis of socialist programmes can rescue Nigeria state and the economy The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has been drawn to an open call on the Nigeria

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S FRIVOLOUS SUIT AGAINST ASUU AT THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT

CDWR DEMANDS THAT THE FG ADEQUATELY FUNDS EDUCATION AND MEET ASUU’S DEMANDS CDWR CALLS ON NLC AND TUC LEADERS TO URGENTLY CALL A 48 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE BACKED WITH MASS ACTIONS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the Buhari-led government’s lawsuit at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This latest

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ERC CONDEMNS FG’S PLAN TO DRAG ASUU TO INDUSTRIAL COURT

*FG MUST DROP THE CHARGES AND MEET ALL DEMANDS OF ASUU* We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemn the decision of Buhari government to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the National Industrial Court on Monday, September 12. This was reported by ThisDay newspaper in its edition of Saturday, September 10, 2022. We hold that the

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THE CRISIS IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND ASUU’S INDEFINITE STRIKE ACTION

H.T. Soweto’s speech at the 13th Memorial Lecture for Gani Fawehinmi held in Lagos The 13th annual memorial lecture in the honour of Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s foremost human rights and pro-democracy activist and the founder of the National Conscience Party (NCP), was held in Lagos on Monday September 5, 2022. It is a yearly event organised by the Gani Fawehinmi

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INAUGURATION OF NELMCO BOARD IS A MOVE FOR ANOTHER BAILOUT AND A POSSIBLE TRANSFER OF DISCOs TO ANOTHER SET OF “PRIVATE INVESTORS”

# CARE insists that privatisation is a failure and reiterates its call for a renationalisation of POWER SECTOR under a democratic control of electricity workers and consumers # We also call for the implementation of the TCN workers’ demands The attention of the Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity, CARE, has been drawn to the news of a recent inauguration

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BLAME THE ANTI-POOR, INEFFICIENT AND IRRESPONSIBLE OGUN STATE APC GOVERNMENT LED BY PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN FOR THE PETROL TANKER EXPLOSION AT OLAMBE-MATOGUN IFO LGA

WE DEMAND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR ALL VICTIMS AND IMMEDIATE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM TO FIX ALL ROADS AND PROVIDE OTHER BASIC AMENITIES IN OUR COMMUNITIES The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Ifo LGA chapter puts the blame for the petrol tanker explosion that occurred at the Olambe-Matogun road in Ifo LGA on the anti-poor, inefficient, and irresponsible All Progressive Congress (APC)

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OGUN STATE GOV. ABIODUN’S PLEDGE TO FIX JUST ONE SIDE OF LONG-ABANDONED 32km IFO ROAD IS LAUGHABLE AND AN ADMISSION OF FAILURE

*SPN DEMANDS THE COMPLETION OF ALL SECTIONS OF THE DUALISED 32-KILOMETRE ROAD The decision of the Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, as reported in the Punch newspaper of 31st August 2022, to “fix one side of the 32km Sango-Ota/Ijoko/Olambe/Akute/Alagbole road” in Ifo local government is laughable, an insult to the intelligence of the people of Ifo LGA and an admission

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET ALL ASUU DEMANDS NOW WE REJECT THE “NO-WORK NO-PAY POLICY” AND THREAT TO PROSCRIBE ASUU NANS’ PRO-GOVERNMENT STANCE IS A DISSERVICE TO NIGERIAN STUDENTS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to

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One Year After: LASU students Remember Omomeewa and Cry for Justice

On Thursday 18th of August 2022, the Education Students Association of Nigeria (ESAN-LASU) in conjunction with Education Rights Campaign LASU branch organized a memorial walk around the Faculty of Education, Lagos State University (LASU), to mark the one year remembrance of our late Comrade Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle (Omomeewa) who was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified assassins close to

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HIGH TIME NLC AND TUC MOBILISES FOR A 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING UNIVERSITY WORKERS AND OVER COST OF LIVING CRISIS

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the continued unserious response of the Buhari-led government towards the demands of the striking university workers and adequate funding of public education. Public universities have been shut down since February 14, 2022, due to the strike action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and subsequently by the Non-Academic

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Electricity Workers Hold Industrial Action

DSM Intervenes in Ijora Olopa, Lagos Report by Moshood Oshunfurewa. Electricity workers under the joint umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEC) organised picketing of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) headquarters and stations on August 16 and 17, when TCN workers began strike action. On the second

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ONE YEAR AFTER BRUTAL MURDER, WE ASK: WHO KILLED OMOMEEWA?

A CRY FOR JUSTICE Statement by the EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC). Thursday 18 August 2022 makes it exactly one year that Comrade Nurudeen Alowonle, a.k.a Omomeewa, was brutally murdered. Until his unfortunate death, comrade Omomeewa was a leading student activist at the Lagos State University (LASU) and the Lagos State coordinator of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a platform

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MARIKANA 10 YEARS ON | The Historical Significance of the South African Mineworkers Uprising

10 years ago 34 striking mineworkers were slaughtered by the ANC-led South African state in Marikana by Weizmann Hamilton, Marxist Workers Party (CWI in South Africa) There can be no tribute more fitting to the martyrs of Marikana than the South African Federation of Trade Unions’ planned National Shut Down on 24 August 2022 which is attracting support across the

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FG’S PLAN TO BAN MOTORCYCLES WITHOUT PRIOR MASSIVE CREATION OF GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WILL HEIGHTEN INSECURITY AND SOCIAL CRISIS RAVAGING THE COUNTRY

SPN Condemns the plan ban, calls on the leadership of NLC and TUC to organise a resistance against it and demand massive creation of gainful employment opportunities The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, condemns the plan of the Federal Government, FG to ban motorcycles as a means to curb activities of terrorists and other sources of insecurity ravaging the country

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AFTER NLC PROTEST: WHAT NEXT?

SUCCESSFUL PROTEST IS IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT THE SITUATION IS RIPE FOR A GENERAL STRIKE SEIZE THE INITIATIVE – FOR IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR A GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), affiliates, striking university unions, civil society organizations, students and youth groups, left and socialist coalitions and organizations for the successful

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Osun Governorship Election: A Socialist Review

* For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme By Kola Ibrahim The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has taken cognisance of the governorship election in Osun State, which was held on Saturday, 16th July, 2022. The election saw the defeat of the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the bourgeois