Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN CONDEMNS THE UNLAWFUL AND VIOLENT DISRUPTION OF OUR PEACEFUL PROTEST BY THE POLICE AND THE BUHAR-LED REGIME

WE CONDEMN INFILTRATION OF OUR PARTY MEETING BY THE DSS SPN COMMENDS THE MEDIA, LAWYERS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO INTERVENED TO SECURE PROTESTERS’ RELEASE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) led a protest on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Lagos, against the wicked increase in petrol price from N148 to N162 and the hike in electricity tariff by over 100%. SPN

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SPN Lagos demonstration broken up by police, 18 arrested

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unjust arrest of members and journalists for protesting against anti-poor policies by the Buhari Government * We demand for immediate release of all arrested protesters * We demand an end to violation of human rights under Buhari government *** UPDATE – All charges were dropped and all those arrested were released late

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ORGANISE, MOBILISE AND RESIST FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AS WELL AS ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES

* LABOUR MUST NOW CHANGE FROM ITS ERRONEOUS POLICY OF BARKING WITHOUT BITING * WE CHALLENGE THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A WELL-MOBILISED 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) join the labour movement and the working masses to condemn the fuel price hike from N145 per litre to N162 per

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CDWR – We support the strike action of resident doctors in Abuja

We condemn the refusal of the Government to meet the demands of the resident doctors for hazard allowances; it shows the irresponsibility of the Government Demands of the striking doctors must be met immediately! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights, CDWR, Abuja chapter, salutes the decision of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory Administration (ARD FCTA) to

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INCREASE IN PETROL PRICE: ONE INCREASE TOO MANY

SPN CHALLENGES NLC, TUC AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS NOT TO SIMPLY CONDEMN THIS ANTI-POOR ATTACK IN WORDS SUSTAINED PUBLIC MASS ACTIONS NEED TO BE DECLARED TO RESIST BUHARI-LED REGIME’S GROWING ATTACKS AND ANTI-POOR POLICIES The recent increase in Ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, from N138.62 per litre to N151.56 per litre is one increase too

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80th Anniversary of the Assassination of Leon Trotsky: The Lessons for Africa and Nigeria

By Kola Ibrahim On 20th August, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the co-leader with Vladimir Lenin of the Russian October 1917 Revolution, was murdered in Cocoayan, Mexico by Ramon Mercader, a Stalinist agent who disguised himself as a follower of Trotsky. This event marked a special mention in the working class movement globally, as Trotsky, after Lenin’s death, contributed majorly to the

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MALI CRISIS: SPN CALLS ON WORKING PEOPLE NOT TO HAVE ANY TRUST IN PRO-CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT FORMED OR MIDWIVED BY THE MILITARY

ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ON A SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN RESCUE THE COUNTRY AND ITS ECONOMY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) salutes the workers and ordinary people of Mali over their steadfast struggle against the corrupt, anti-poor government of Ibrahim Keita which was removed eventually via a military coup on August 18, 2020. However, experience in other

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80th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination: The revolutionary ideas of a Marxist giant

On 21 August 1940, the revolutionary socialist Leon Trotsky died after being attacked by a Stalinist agent the previous day. Along with Lenin, Trotsky was the foremost leader of the October 1917 socialist revolution in Russia. With the advent of the Stalin-led counterrevolution in the Soviet Union, which also wrecked the international communist movement – the Third International (Comintern) –

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DSM Ajegunle Holds Successful Public Meeting on “State of the Nation”

About 32 people turned up today, August 15, at a public symposium organized by the Ajegunle, Lagos, branch of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) at NUD Primary School, Arumoh, Ajegunle, Lagos. The theme of the symposium was “State of the Nation and COVID-19 crisis: Any hope for working masses and poor?” Three

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APPEAL COURT’S OVERTURN OF THE DEREGISTRATION OF SPN AND 21 OTHERS: INEC’S CLAIM OF TWO CONFLICTING JUDGEMENTS IS A RUSE

WE CALL ON INEC TO IMMEDIATELY LIST SPN AND 21 OTHER REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AUGUST 10, 2020 JUDGEMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL   The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the effect that it is faced with two conflicting judgements from the Court of Appeal

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SPN APPLAUDS APPEAL COURT JUDGEMENT NULLIFYING ITS DEREGISTRATION AND THAT OF 21 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES

VOWS TO CONTINUE ITS STRUGGLE TO DEFEAT RULING CLASS ATTEMPT TO LIMIT ELECTORAL CHOICES TO PARTIES OF THE RICH ALONE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) applauds the judgement delivered today, Monday 10 August 2020, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja which reversed the deregistration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and 21 other political parties by

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SPN Condemns the Brutal Repression of “Revolution Now” Protest and Demand the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Protesters in Detention

We Stand for a Socialist Revolution! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sternly condemns the attacks on the democratic rights of the “Revolution Now” protesters by the security operatives on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The protest was organised by activists under the aegis of Coalition for Revolution (CORE). In some of the places where the protest was held, it was

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N25, 000 LEVY FOR COVID-19 AND MALARIA TEST FOR SCHOOLS PUPILS: SPN SUPPORTS PARENTS PROTEST

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST RESCIND THIS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AND BEAR THE COSTS OF THE TEST WE CALL ON THE NUT, NLC AND TUC TO DEMAND A STOP TO THIS RIP-OFF AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY OF CITIZENS BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State chapter, supports the protest of parents of graduating pupils in private schools, whom

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WAW SOAP FACTORY: Student crushed to death!

Poor working conditions and lack of safety policy responsible for the death of UI Student crushed in the machine in the factory SPN demands adequate compensation for the family and calls on Labour to fight casualisation and poor working conditions in the state! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, decries the sudden death of one Mr Gbadebo

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ERC POSITION ON FG’S ILL-THOUGHT DECISION TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 4, 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITHOUT AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BY TRADE UNIONS TO CONFIRM SCHOOLS’ COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN PUT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN DANGER * ERC REITERATE ITS EARLIER POSITION THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD ONLY BE REOPENED AFTER AN INDEPENDENT COVID-19 TASK FORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAS ASSESSED SCHOOLS’ READINESS Following several weeks of policy summersault and

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THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OF LIVES DUE TO ABUJA FLOOD

WE CHARGE COMMUNITY PEOPLE TO MOBILIZE AND DEMAND PROPER DRAINAGE SYSTEM TO AVERT FUTURE TRAGEDY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Abuja chapter, condoles with the victims of the heavy rainfall that resulted into flooding at Giri quarters, Gwagwalada and Kuje areas of Abuja, in the early hours of Saturday, 25th of July 2020. According to reports, a family of five

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N100 BILLION BOND COMPOUNDS OYO STATE DEBT BURDEN

*SPN calls on workers to prevail on their union leadership not to accept any attempt to make working people victims of the consequences of accumulating debt burden of the State The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter faults the decision by Engr Seyi Makinde-led government to issue another fresh bond of N100 billion under the usual pretence of

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CDCR CHALLENGES OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT TO COMPLETE ABANDONDED IFO ROAD SCHEME

* OGUN STATE GOVERNOR, PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN’S ACCLAIMED ROAD PALLIATIVE WHICH ENTAILS FILLING AN UNTARRED ROAD WITH STONES AND SAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RAINING SEASON IS A SIGN OF GROSS INCOMPETENCE * NO MORE EMPTY PROMISES! * CDCR CHALLENGES THE OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT TO ANNOUNCE THE COMMENCEMENT DATE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ABANDONED 32 KILOMETRE SANGO/AKUTE/AJUWON/OJODU ABIODUN

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CDWR Demands Reversal of Extortionate fees in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC)

* We call for adequate funding of health sector and provision of free and quality health care at all levels Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State, hereby condemns in absolute terms the extortionate, exploitative and inhuman fees being charged poor patients at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) in Ile-Ife and its annex at Wesley

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DSM WELCOMES THE RECONCILIATION AND REUNIFICATION OF THE NLC

CALLS FOR THE REBUILDING OF A FIGHTING TRADE UNION MOVEMENT TO RESCUE NIGERIA The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the reconciliation and reunification of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). However, we call for sober reflection and the beginning of the conscious rebuilding of the labour movement so as to respond to the yearnings of not just the Nigerian workers but