Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ERC Commences National Campaign against Anti-poor Education Policies and attacks on democratic rights in schools

First reports by IBK, Abbey Trotsky and Dimeji Macaulay INTRODUCTION In response to intensified crises of public education in Nigeria, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has launched a national campaign against education underfunding, fee hike, victimization of student activists and staff union leaders and activists well as sexual harassment on campuses. So far, about 1300 copies of ERC posters have

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Key issues facing education and the fight for democratic rights of students and campus workers

Text of a press conference convened by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to address salient developments in the education sector held on Tuesday 29 October 2019 in Lagos Great Nigerian workers! Great Nigerian students! (1) We welcome you all to this press conference. By now, we are sure that there is hardly anyone, except those who benefit from the corrupt

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AS THE STRUGGLE FOR N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE MOVES TO STATES: VITAL LESSON FOR THE LABOUR MOVEMENT

H.T Soweto With the signing of a deal between the Federal Government and the labour centres on Friday 18 October 2019 over the relativity or consequential adjustment for grade levels, the struggle for the implementation of the N30, 000 National Minimum Wage has without doubt entered a new stage. Unfortunately, any jubilation over this concession without sober contemplation of the

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N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE: LABOUR WOULD HAVE WON MORE INCREMENT FOR WORKERS IF IT HAD MOBILISED WORKERS FOR MASS STRUGGLE

LABOUR MUST EMBARK ON MASS ACTIONS AGAINST ALL ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER LIVING STANDARD OF WORKERS AND THE MASSES The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the fact that it took the federal government five months, after signing the minimum wage bill into law, to reach agreement with Labour on the consequential wage adjustment as a testament

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Abbey Trotsky vs Police and Sumal Foods Ibadan: A call for Solidarity Actions

Matter comes up Thursday October 24, 2019 at Magistrate Court Iyaganku, Ibadan By Peluola Adewale The trial of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) over trumped-up charges by the police at instance of Sumal Foods, Ibadan will come up

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FINANCIAL APPEAL FOR A CAMPAIGN ON MINIMUM WAGE, CASUALISATION AND AGAINST STATE HARRASMENT OF ABBEY TROTSKY

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) –a campaign platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to intervene in workers struggle – would like to request your donation to the financial appeal meant for a campaign we have initiated to argue and fight for the full implementation of the minimum wage at all levels and an end to

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CLOSURE OF BORDER IS NOT A SOLUTION

MASSIVE PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE AND BASIC COMMODITIES IS THE WAY-OUT The closure of border on August 19, 2019 has created more crises for the working masses than they already have considering the rapid rising cost of consumables most of which are imported through the Seme border via Republic of Benin. The closure has provoked increment of prices of some

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SPN backs Planned General strike

Labour should mobilize for a 48-hour Warning General Strike and mass actions Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) backs the planned general strike being mobilized by labour to begin on Thursday October 17, 2019. We join the labour movement to demand full implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage to both public and private sector workers without retrenchment. We call on

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL OTHER POLITICALLY-DETAINED ACTIVISTS NOW

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strongest terms the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore by the DSS despite a court order and having fulfilled the bail conditions. We hereby demand the immediate and unconditional release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo (Mandate), who has been detained since August 5 RevolutionNow protest, Agba Jalingo who has been detained in Cross

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FUOYE: WE CONDEMN POLICE KILLING OF PROTESTING STUDENTS

* Blood of the two Murdered Students on the Governor’s Wife * For Democratic Public Probe into the cause of the Crisis and prosecution of Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Security Officials and Other accomplices for Murder * Immediate Stripping of Erelu Bisi Fayemi and all Governor’s Wives and the wife of the President of their unconstitutional status as ‘First Lady’ and

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Robert Mugabe (1924-2019)

Zimbabwe under Mugabe and the need for the Working Masses to struggle for economic and political emancipation By Chinedu Bosah When the independence struggle was raging in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly when neighbouring countries like Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) gained independence in 1963, it was a matter of time for Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to gain

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DSM Flags off Campaign on Minimum Wage Implementation

By Peluola Adewale Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on Thursday, September 5, began a campaign for implementation of the new minimum wage which has been passed into law since April. We started with a visit to Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, which houses civil service offices. On the following day comrades were at Apapa Industrial Estate in Lagos and

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GANI FAWEHINMI: DEFIANCE AS A CAUSE

GANI FAWEHINMI: DEFIANCE AS A CAUSE By Lanre Arogundade and Hassan Soweto Gani lived a life that was quintessentially defined by uncommon defiance of manifestations of abuse of power, especially corruption at the top levels of society and governance. He simply detested such and fought it with all he had in his nerves and veins. The echoes of the beneficial

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Gani Fawehinmi (1938 – 2009): A Foremost Working Peoples’ Leader

First posted on September 11, 2009 The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condoles with the family of Chief Gani Fawehinmi on the death of an outstanding working peoples’ leader and joins millions of working class people in Nigeria and internationally to celebrate his life and struggles. We reaffirm our dedication to the best of the

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SPN CONDEMNS XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

* Calls on the Buhari/APC Government to Provide Decent Jobs and Better Life in order to Curb Desperate Migration * Calls for the Unity of Nigerian and South African Working Masses to end Capitalism and Enthrone Socialism in both Countries and the African Continent The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby condemns the raging xenophobic attacks in South Africa which

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ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE IS INSENSITIVE; REVERSE IT NOW!

WE DEMAND RENATIONALISATION OF THE SECTOR UNDER DEMOCRATIC WORKERS CONTROL Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has increased electricity tariff from between 30% to 55% depending on the distribution company or the consumption class. The Buhari-led government is not only insensitive to the plight of Nigerians, it is also callous. The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE) condemns this senseless

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Sudan: Generals retreat but decisive action needed to secure revolution’s aims

By Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International Mid-August saw tens of thousands of Sudanese come onto the streets to welcome the launch of the “sovereign council” and a transitional government. This was in relief at what they felt was an important step in ending the nightmare of living, since 1989, under the brutal military dictatorship, headed by Omar Hassan

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL DETAINED ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demand immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. We also demand the release of all activists and journalists and a halt to all attacks on democratic rights. In the same vein, we demand an

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SPN Condemns Court Order to Detain Sowore for 45 Days

The Socialist Party Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the judicial contrivance of the federal government obtained through an order of the Federal High Court to detain Omoyele Sowore for another 45 days. We restate our demand for immediate and unconditional release of Omoyele Sowore as well as all detained activists and journalists. We call for an immediate meeting of civil society

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SPN Condemns Police Repression of August 5 Peaceful Protest

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the repression of peaceful protest held in Lagos, Osogbo, Abeokuta and a few other cities nationwide on Monday 5th August 2019 by armed police and other security operatives including the Joint Military Force popularly known as OP MESA. Tear gas and live ammunition were used to disperse the protests. We demand the immediate