Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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YRC holds Public Symposium on EndSARS Fallout and Growing Repression

About 35 participants attended a Public Symposium organised by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) held on Saturday 27 February 2021. This symposium, which held at NUD primary school, Arumoh, Ajegunle, Lagos State, was organised to discuss issues around the #EndSARS protest, Lekki killings, the escalating repression of the Buhari regime and what needs to

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SPN CONDEMNS ABDUCTION OF OVER 300 SCHOOL GIRLS AND DEMANDS EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO RESCUE THEM ALIVE

REPEATED ABDUCTIONS, VIOLENCE AND ETHNIC TENSION ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE CAPITALIST GOVERNMENTS OF APC AND PDP IN POWER AT ALL LEVELS HAVE FAILED FOR SOCIALIST CHANGE NOW! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the abduction of at least 317 girls who are students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe town in Zamfara state. This is one

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RELEASE ALL ARRESTED YOUTHS WHO PARTICIPATED IN MEMORIAL WALK IN HONOUR OF OCTOBER 20TH FALLEN HEROES!

DROP ALL CHARGES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the arrest on Saturday 20 February 2021 and continuous detention of youths who participated at the 120 days memorial procession of the Lekki toll plaza shooting for more than 48hours. It will be recalled that youths on Saturday 20th February 2021, organized a peaceful procession in Lagos to honour the fallen

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: New WTO Director General’s brutal neo-liberal legacy in Nigeria

For a continent often defined to the outside world by corrupt politicians, dictators and the notorious internet scammers, a success story in any legitimate endeavour elicits celebration. This explains the outpour of joy across Nigeria and Africa since the announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a development economist, as the Director-General designate of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). By H.T Soweto

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LEKKI TOLLGATE: YRC CONDEMN REPORTS OF BEATING AND BRUTALISATION OF ARRESTED PROTESTERS

WE DEMAND ARREST AND DILIGENT PROSECUTION OF ALL OFFICERS INVOLVED AND IMMEDIATE SACK OF THE LAGOS STATE CP, HAKEEM ODUMOSU, WHOSE CRIMINALISATION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BRUTAL CONDUCTS OF THE POLICE PERSONNEL WE CHALLENGE THE LABOUR MOVEMENT TO BREAK OUT OF ITS SILENCE IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE COUNTRY FROM SLIDING INTO DICTATORSHIP AND ANARCHY It

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REPRESSION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ESCALATES

Moshood Oshunfurewa, Arrested DSM Branch Organiser, Narrates Ordeal A peaceful protest called by activists over the weekend, Saturday 13 February 2021 to protest the decision to reopen Lekki tollgate to business was openly and brutally repressed. This new repression following widespread protest against police brutality last year has unmasked the Buhari government as a major enabler of police brutality and

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OYO STATE: SHASHA VIOLENCE IS UNFORTUNATE RESULT OF FAILURE OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENTS

SPN Condemns the killing; wanton destruction of property; calls for the reopening of the market and demands independent and democratic public probe including full compensation to all victims The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter, condemns the deadly violence, characterized with wanton killing, destruction of property and looting that broke out around Shasha, Moniya and Ojo area in

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LEKKI TOLLGATE: RELEASE MOSHOOD OSHUNFUREWA, SANYAOLU JUWON, MR. MACARONI AND OTHER ARRESTED PROTESTERS IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY

PEACEFUL PROTEST IS RIGHT NOT PRIVILEGE! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns violent clampdown on Lekki tollgate protesters today Saturday 13 February 2021 while assembling to peacefully protest the decision of the Lagos State Judicial panel to reopen the tollgate where scores of protesters were shot and killed on October 20 last year before investigation into the shooting had been

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THE ARREST OF COMRADE MOSHOOD OSHUNFUREWA, MR MC MACARONI AND OVER 11 OTHERS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

SPN demands their immediate and unconditional release!! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN condemns the harassment and arrest of Comrade Moshood Oshunfurewa, Mr MC Macaroni, a popular comedian, and 11 others protesters by the Nigeria police at the instance of both the Buhari-led federal government and Lagos state government, and demands their immediate and unconditional release. Comrade Moshood Oshunfurewa, Lagos

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CDWR BACKS ONDO DOCTORS’ INDEFINITE STRIKE AGAINST HALF SALARY REGIME AND POOR WORKING CONDITIONS

WE CALL ON THE ONDO GOVERNMENT TO MEET DOCTORS’ DEMANDS AND END HALF SALARY REGIME The Ondo State doctors are currently on an indefinite strike over half salary regime, unpaid 3 months’ salary and poor working conditions. The doctors are also demanding the appointment of more doctors to replace those that left, implementation of Group Life Insurance, an end to

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BIDEN’S PRESIDENCY: “NOTHING WILL CHANGE FUNDAMENTALLY IN THE LONG RUN”

DSM HOLDS VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM ON US ELECTIONS On Saturday 30 January 2021, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held a virtual symposium with the theme: ‘Biden Presidency: What prospects for the working masses in America, Africa and elsewhere?’ Lined up to speak at the event were: Ashley Rogers from the Independent Socialist Group (ISG) – supporters of the Committee for a

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RE-OPENING LEKKI TOLLGATE BEFORE CONCLUSION OF INVESTIGATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COVER UP THE OCTOBER 20 KILLING

BY ITS DECISION, THE PANEL IS GUILTY OF PLACING VALUE ON PROFIT OVER HUMAN LIVES WE RESTATE OUR DEMAND FOR AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF INQUIRY The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the decision of the Lagos state panel of inquiry on the Endsars protest to return possession of the Lekki toll gate to the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). For

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Uganda’s 2021 election and the rise of Bobi Wine

President Yoweri Museveni returned to power after claiming victory in Uganda’s 14 January presidential elections. The Uganda Electoral Commission awarded Museveni and his ruling-National Resistance Movement (NRM) 58.64% of the vote (5.8 million votes) and laughably rejected accusations of vote-rigging. Museveni retains the odious title of one of Africa’s top-five longest-serving rulers. By Shaun Arendse, Marxist Workers Party (CWI South

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HERDSMEN/FARMERS CONFLICT: CONSEQUENCE OF FAILURE OF SUCCESSIVE CAPITALIST GOVERNMENTS AND UNRESOLVED NATIONAL QUESTIONS

* DSM CALLS FOR SWIFT ACTION TO END ATTACKS AND RAPID CREATION OF MULTI-ETHNIC DEFENCE COMMITTEES UNDER COMMUNITY DEMOCRATIC CONTROL TO FIGHT CRIMINALITY * WE CALL ON THE NLC AND TUC TO INTERVENE WITH A VIEW TO ENSURE UNITY OF THE WORKING PEOPLE IN THE FACE OF VIRULENT PROMOTION OF ETHNIC DIVISION The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) considers the current

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OYO STATE: THE ULTIMATUM FOR FULANI HERDSMEN TO LEAVE THE STATE IS DIVISIVE AND ENDANGERING THE LIVE OF FULANI WHO ARE NOT CRIMINALS

SPN condemns the high spate of insecurity in Oyo, holds various anti-people policies of successive pro-capitalist governments responsible, rejects attempts to profile all Fulani herdsmen as criminals and calls for the formation of a multiethnic defense committee under a democratic control of the working people! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State, condemns the inability of the government at

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ERC Calls for Reversal of the Hiked Tuition Fee for the Newly Admitted LASUITES

We Demand Immediate Students Union Congress to Make Informed Decision Following the Expiration of the 14days Ultimatum Earlier Issued by the Students Union on the 8th of January, 2021 at the Union Press briefing. And to Clear Doubt about the integrity of the Students Union President and Speaker as to Whether or Not They Both Have Been Paid to Compromise

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SCHOOL REOPENING IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: HOW TRULY SAFE ARE OUR SCHOOLS?

CURRENT DEPLORABLE CONDITION OF LIVING AND STUDY ON CAMPUSES CAN MAKE PUBLIC TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS SUPER-SPREADER OF THE VIRUS UNLESS URGENT OVERHAUL IS CARRIED OUT *CALLS ON GOVT TO MEET DEMANDS OF SSANU, NASU, NAAT, ASUP, NUT, ASUU AND ALL UNIONS Education Rights Campaign (ERC) statement January 17, 2021 The latest pronouncement from the Minister of Education re-affirming January 18 2021

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WORKERS’ STRIKE AT IBADAN POLYTECHNIC EXPOSES THE DECEIT OF SEYI MAKINDE-LED/PDP GOVERNMENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE IN THE STATE

**SPN calls Oyo state leadership of NLC and TUC to lend support to the strike in order to compel the PDP-led State government to accede to the demands of the striking workers The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, expresses its support for the ongoing indefinite strike declared on Monday, 11th January, 2021 by workers (academic and non-academic

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CDWR CONDEMNS ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES AT SERVAIR NIG LTD AND REFUSAL BY MANAGEMENT TO NEGOTIATE WITH WORKERS

CDWR CALLS ON SERVAIR MANAGEMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF WORKERS Workers of ServAir have been in labour dispute with management since 2018 over anti-labour practices as highlighted below. Management has unilaterally reduced workers’ salaries and working conditions in 2015 without reaching an agreement with the union leadership or workers’ representatives in violation of the Labour Act. Similarly, the management

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US in crisis – need for a mass workers’ party and socialist programme

In unprecedented scenes, reminiscent of events in Latin America, Asia or Africa, US capitalism plunged into a deeper crisis yesterday as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Congress on Capitol Hill urged on by their leader Trump. By Tony Saunois, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Secretary The incredible images of hundreds, some armed, entering the Congress building and debating