Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ORGANISE AND MOBILISE TO RESIST THE BAN OF OKADA AND TRICYCLES BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

Only a Modern, Integrated and Democratically-Managed Mass Public Transit System and Gainful Employment Can Address the Twin Crises of Transportation and Insecurity in Lagos State Once again, the anti-poor All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Lagos State government has re-enforced its attacks and restriction of Okada and tricycles on Lagos roads in 6 Local Government Areas and 9 Local Council Development Area

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DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL OTHER POLITICALLY VICTIMISED ACTIVISTS NOW

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strongest terms the continued victimisation of Omoyele Sowore by the Nigerian state for calling for the “RevolutionNow” protest. We hereby demand the immediate dropping of all charges against Sowore and Olawale Adebayo, who were detained on August 5, 2019 and were released on December 24, 2019. SPN also demands the immediate release

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DEREGISTRATION OF THE SPN AND 73 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IS AN ASSAULT ON THE RIGHT FOR POLITICAL REPRESENTATION AND MUST BE RESISTED

SPN calls on the labour movement, pro-masses organizations and activists to condemn the action and welcomes every genuine campaign to resist it! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, vehemently condemns and rejects the action and decision of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, to deregister the SPN and other 73 political parties allegedly for failing to win elective posts or

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Amotekun

SPN Calls for democratic controlled armed multi-ethnic and multi-religious defence committees in communities NLC, TUC and ULC must launch a national campaign on high spate of insecurity and social issues like education, health and jobs The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) acknowledges the failure of Buhari government through the police, military and other security agencies to tackle the high spate

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LASU MANAGEMENT POSTPONE STUDENT ACTIVIST’S DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE MEETING TILL FURTHER NOTICE

By Yusuf Nurudeen OmOmeewa I was to appear before the Students Disciplinary Committee Meeting slated for Wednesday 22 January, 2020 at 10:00 am before I received the news of the sudden postponement of this meeting till further notice at around 11:00 am. I had prepared to appear before the meeting in company of my Lawyer comrade Ayo Ademiluyi. Friends and

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ABBEY TROTSKY VS SUMAL FOODS LIMITED – A Call for Solidarity

Abbey faces four cases in Court over intervention in the plight of Casual Workers in Sumal A Call for Solidarity Actions and Financial Support Drop Trumped-up Charges against Abbey Trotsky We of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) solicit solidarity actions including financial supports from trade unions, civil society originations, activists and people of good conscience for the

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SPN Demands Immediate Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage in Osun State without retrenchment; and Payment of over Thirty-month Arrears of Half-salaries and Half-pensions

* The Governor should stop paying lip service on the matter but pay the new minimum wage * We call on labour leaders to call Workers’ Congress to discuss and take actions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter hereby calls on the government of Gboyega Oyetola in Osun State to, as a matter of urgency, start the

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13TH MONTH BONUS AND PROMPT PAYMENT OF SALARIES ARE GOOD DEVELOPMENTS BUT MORE DESIRABLE IS THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT!

*Labour must ensure that the implementation of the new minimum wage is in full compliance with minimum wage act and the FG/labour agreement should be the bench mark!! The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter has been drawn to a media report that civil servants in the state were paid “13th month bonus” in addition

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OGUN MINIMUM WAGE: GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT TO NEGOTIATE NOT SYNONYMOUS TO CONCESSIONS

LABOUR LEADERS AND WORKERS MUST PREPARE TO STRUGGLE TO WIN FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT OR ILLEGAL DEDUCTIONS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter, receives with a mixed filling the last-minute suspension of the planned 48 hour warning strike by the state chapters of NLC and TUC. The strike was meant to protest

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NIGERIA: MASS STRUGGLE LOOMS

Perspective for the year 2020 The rising spate of repression under the Buhari/APC administration reflects the mortar fear of the capitalist class of impending class battles and/or the sort of mass movements seen in recent months in countries like Sudan, Algeria, Hong Kong, Chile and France – the glaring signs of which were clear in the low turnout in the

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Buhari Supporters attack protesters demanding the immediate release of Sowore and respect of democratic rights in Abuja.

A call for donations to replace comrade’s phone snatched in the protest On Monday December 23, 2019, a coalition of civil society organizations organized demonstration to the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja and Lagos to protest the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore and other activists by Buhari government in violation of court order. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement

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A world of explosive social upheavals and inter-imperialist turmoil

The following statement was agreed at a November meeting of European CWI sections and supporters, along with visitors from the USA and Nigeria, held in London. The world situation is marked by explosive social upheavals and turmoil. Even since the re-founding meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), last July, there have been dramatic changes in the situation

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OGUN MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE: LABOUR MUST MATCH WORDS WITH ACTIONS

NLC AND TUC MUST COMMENCE IMMEDIATE MOBILISATION OF WORKERS, AND ALSO CALL A MEETING OF SOCIALISTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter, warmly welcomes the decision of the NLC and TUC Ogun state chapters to embark on a 48-hour warning strike action to protest the continued indifference and nonchalant attitude of

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WE SOLIDARISE WITH THE 2-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF OGUN STATE WORKERS OVER MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State, express solidarity with the organised labour in Ogun State on the decision to embark on a two-day warning strike from 19th to 20th December, 2019 if its demand for a negotiation committee on the minimum wage was not met by the state government. We call on the Ogun State Chapter

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SPN CALLS ON FG TO MEET ALL ELECTRICITY WORKERS DEMANDS

* Privatisation has failed! Nationalisation of the electricity sector under workers and consumers’ democratic control and management is the only way out! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) calls on the Federal Government to avoid another strike in the power sector by ensuring all grievances of electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employee (NUEE) are

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UPDATE ON LASPOTECH WORKERS STRUGGLE AND COURT CASE: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

On Monday 9 December 2019, LASPOTECH (Lagos State Polytechnic) workers were at the Magistrate Court, Ogba, Lagos where 10 leaders of the staff unions are standing trial on trumped-up charges including allegations of attempted murder. In reality, the workers leaders are being hounded and persecuted for defending their strike against an attempt orchestrated by the authorities to break it using

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THE RE-ARREST OF OMOYELE SOWORE AND OTHER CASES OF FLAGRANT SUPPRESSION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ARE CLEAR SIGNS THAT THE BUHARI/APC REGIME IS TRANSFORMING INTO A CIVILIAN DICTATORSHIP

* The silence and inaction of the leadership of the NLC, TUC and ULC is intolerable. The Labour movement cannot continue to fold it arms while the Buhari Government continue to suppress basic democratic rights. * SPN calls for an urgent meeting of the NLC, TUC and ULC with civil society, professional groups and pro-working class organizations to discuss the

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Communique of SPN/DSM Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government in Osun State

On 30th November, 2019, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, in conjunction with Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), held a public symposium to review the Oyetola government’s one year in office. The symposium, which was attended by workers, youth, students, activists, labour leaders, professionals, and civil society groups discussed extensively on the character of the Oyetola government. The symposium

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Osun SPN/DSM Hold Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government

The DSM and SPN held a joint symposium on the one year of Gboyega Oyetola/APC government in Osun State on Saturday, 30th November, 2019 at the state secretariat in Osogbo. The symposium which was attended by 20 persons including workers, trade union leaders (from ASUP Iree, NASU Uniosun and NUEE CEC), civil society groups like CDHR, TIB/AAC and FIWON, lecturers

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Urgent Financial Appeal

The year is coming to an end but the need to continue to struggle to defend the interest of the working masses and promote our alternative socialist ideas and programme has kept intensifying. While the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) – appreciates the increasing financial responsibility that comes with