Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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NUT MUST LEAD TEACHERS IN ACTION TO SAVE EDUCATION NOW

NUT MUST LEAD TEACHERS IN ACTION TO SAVE EDUCATION NOW Comrade Aj. Dagga Tolar (in personal capacity) in a chat with Socialist Democracy SD: HOW HAS EDUCATION FARED UNDER BUHARI? Dagga: Education is in a terrible state, the facts on the ground indicate nothing else but a disaster, with a population of 200 million, and we have the highest number

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2019 May Day: DSM and SPN Put Working People Issues on the Front Burners at Rallies

2019 May Day: DSM and SPN Put Working People Issues on the Front Burners at Rallies By Peluola Adewale, DSM NEC SPN members at Lagos May Day – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) This year’s May Day came a few weeks after the new minimum wage of N30, 000 had been signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. So it

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CWI May Day greetings to workers and the oppressed fighting against capitalism worldwide

CWI May Day greetings to workers and the oppressed fighting against capitalism worldwide The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends revolutionary May Day greetings to all workers and oppressed people fighting against capitalism worldwide. We commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of past generations of fighters and martyrs in the struggles against bosses and dictators and for a socialist world.

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Sudan: No to rule of the generals!

Sudan: No to rule of the generals! CWI Reporter, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) After 30 years of dictatorship in Sudan, historic mass protests have achieved the fall of President Omar Al-Bashir in a forced ‘palace coup’ by the generals. Following this, a ‘transitional military council’ was established, with defence minister Amhed Awad

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Algeria: Bouteflika quits – No trust in the old elite and the generals! Power to the revolutionary w

Algeria: Bouteflika quits – No trust in the old elite and the generals! Power to the revolutionary workers and youth! Serge Jordan, CWI Bowing to weeks of mass protests and a deluge of workers’ strikes, Algeria’s senile and octogenarian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, resigned on Tuesday 2 April. This news has been received with huge enthusiasm and scenes of celebration on

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Algeria: Bouteflika is finished but not yet the Algerian revolution!

Algeria: Bouteflika is finished but not yet the Algerian revolution! Amar Benhamouche, Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI France) Bouteflika, the hated president of Algeria, is gone! But the Algerian people are by no means giving up their struggle. This is despite the way the regime is constantly taunting the demonstrators, trying to frighten them and spread false information to tarnish the image

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OGUN PROTEST: DETERMINED WORKERS WIN CONCESSION

OGUN PROTEST: DETERMINED WORKERS WIN CONCESSION By a DSM correspondent The national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made good the resolution of the 12th national delegates’ conference, held last February in Abuja, and embarked on a day’s protest on 5th March in Abeokuta to press home the demands of the Ogun state workers. This was in spite of

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LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION: MANAGEMENT’S ACTIONS THREATEN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STUDENTS UNION

LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION: MANAGEMENT’S ACTIONS THREATEN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STUDENTS UNION The national leadership of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) is concerned about the unfortunate turn of events at the Lagos State University (LASU) over the conduct of the students’ union elections. The actions of the LASU management via the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) during and particularly

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DEREGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES WHICH DID NOT WIN ANY ELECTIVE POST IS UNDEMOCRATIC

DEREGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES WHICH DID NOT WIN ANY ELECTIVE POST IS UNDEMOCRATIC SPN WILL RESIST UNDEMOCRATIC DEREGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is categorically opposed to the agenda of deregistration of political parties that did not win elective seats. This policy is undemocratic and negates the principle of multi-party ‘democracy’. We call on parties, the

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PLANNED INCREASE IN VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) IS AN ATTACK ON WORKING PEOPLE AND THE POOR

PLANNED INCREASE IN VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) IS AN ATTACK ON WORKING PEOPLE AND THE POOR We call on the labour movement to reject the planned increase in VAT, and demand full implementation of N30,000 minimum wage across the board without any odious conditions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the reported planned increase in Value Added Tax

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LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN ST

LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION By ERC Reporter The Students’ Union of Lagos State University held elections into elective positions in the students’ union on 27th February, 2019. The electronic voting system adopted for the conduct of the election malfunctioned particularly in certain faculties during the process

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SPN APPRECIATES ALL SUPPORTS FOR ITS 2019 ELECTORAL CAMPAIGNS

SPN APPRECIATES ALL SUPPORTS FOR ITS 2019 ELECTORAL CAMPAIGNS CALLS ON WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE MASSES TO JOIN THE PARTY REITERATES ITS CALL FOR THE FORMATION OF A MASS WORKING PEOPLES’S POLITICAL PARTY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) appreciates the support, donations and contributions by different groups and individuals to the election campaigns we ran in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun,

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SPN OYO AND 2019 ELECTIONS: WE ARE PROUD OF OUR BRAVE INTERVENTION!

SPN OYO AND 2019 ELECTIONS: WE ARE PROUD OF OUR BRAVE INTERVENTION! We thank all supporters and remain committed to the defence of the working people and our socialist programme The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State is proud of its brave intervention in the governorship and state house of assembly election held in the state on the 9th

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SPN IFO AND 2019 ELECTION: WE HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT

SPN IFO AND 2019 ELECTION: WE HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT Undaunted and unrelenting, we must take the struggle forward! Statement by the SPN candidate for Ogun State House of Assembly, Ifo constituency II, Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto Comrades and friends, As the candidate I want to start by thanking all members and supporters of the Socialist Party of Nigeria

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International Women’s Day 2019: End oppression with fight for socialism

International Women’s Day 2019: End oppression with fight for socialism Clare Doyle for Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) International Secretariat On Friday, 8th March, women across the globe are striking, marching, protesting and celebrating International Women’s Day in unprecedented numbers. In a welcome development, they will be accompanied by more men than in the past who see the need

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President Buhari Re-elected amidst Voters’ Apathy

President Buhari Re-elected amidst Voters’ Apathy By Peluola Adewale President Muhammadu Buhari is the winner of the 2019 presidential election, held on February 23, having officially had 15 miliion as against 11 million votes garnered by his capitalist main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the PDP. Actually, there were 71 presidential candidates. But, electorally, the other candidates were hardly in contest

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March 9 Elections: Support SPN Politically and Financially

March 9 Elections: Support SPN Politically and Financially SPN Account: Socialist Party of Nigeria, 1015587065, Zenith Bank As we all know, the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections come up this Saturday March 9. Local government elections will also take place in FCT Abuja. We in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) are fielding candidates for the positions of

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SPN CONDEMNS SHAMBOLIC PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

SPN CONDEMNS SHAMBOLIC PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS Any government formed from this fraudulent exercise will be illegitimate and anti-people The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the Saturday February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections as a shambolic exercise that can only produce an illegitimate and anti-poor government. We sympathize with the working people, the youth and the

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2019 ELECTION POSTPONEMENT IS CONDEMNABLE, UNJUSTIFIABLE AND RAISES QUESTIONS ON THE CAPACITY OF INE

2019 ELECTION POSTPONEMENT IS CONDEMNABLE, UNJUSTIFIABLE AND RAISES QUESTIONS ON THE CAPACITY OF INEC TO CONDUCT A FREE, FAIR AND CREDIBLE ELECTION! “The logistic problem for the postponement is a manifestation of the failure of successive capitalist governments” SPN calls on NLC, TUC and ULC to join its effort to build a mass workers’ political party on socialist programme The

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NO WAY FORWARD FOR NIGERIA WITH BUHARI OR ATIKU

2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: NO WAY FORWARD FOR NIGERIA WITH BUHARI OR ATIKU FOR THE FORMATION OF UNITED PLATFORM OF WORKING MASSES, YOUTH AND THE POOR TO END SUFFERING AND UNDERVELOPMENT BY CAPITALISM By Aj. Dagga Tolar As Nigerians head to 2019 general polls beginning with presidential and national assembly election on February 16, what is certain is that whoever wins