Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SCHOOL REOPENING – ERC CALLS FOR INFRASTRUCTURES TO BE COVID-19 COMPLIANT BEFORE REOPENING

ERC CALLS FOR EXTENSIVE OVERHAULING OF SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES TO MAKE THEM COVID-19 SAFETY COMPLIANT AS A CONDITION FOR REOPENING * FOR A COVID-19 EDUCATION CHARTER AND SAFETY TASKFORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, PUPILS AND PARENTS IN EVERY SCHOOL, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, TO MONITOR AND ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY RULES The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education’s permanent secretary had on

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NLC AND ULC RECONCILIATION

SPN welcomes the development and calls for a fighting leadership The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the reconciliation of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) announced on Thursday, 16th July, 2020. This is after, over four years ago, a group of trade unions which later metamorphosed into the ULC broke away from the NLC

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FOR OBTAINING COURT ORDER AGAINST WORKERS’ PLANNED STRIKE OVER LEGITIMATE WELFARE ISSUES

NHRC SHOULD MEET WORKERS’ DEMANDS WITHOUT DELAY The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) led by Anthony O. Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary, has procured an ex parte order from the National Industrial Court (NIC) stopping its workers and the Nigeria Civil Service Union from embarking on a strike action scheduled to begin on July 16, 2020. The planned strike action and

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OSUN STATE UNDER OYETOLA/APC RULE: HOW WORKING PEOPLE AND POOR ARE BEING SHORTCHANGED AND EXPLOITED

By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator, DSM Osun State By 27th November 2020, Governor Gboyega Oyetola/APC led Government in Osun State will be two years in office. No one needs a soothsayer to know that there is nothing significant to show for it in terms of human and physical development of the state, yet the government is eager to score itself high in

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“All changed, changed utterly ” – A new era of class struggle and capitalist crisis

Statement by the International Secretariat, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) The words of W.B Yeats, from his poem ‘Easter 1916’, sum up the current world situation: “All changed, changed utterly.” 2020 is the opening of a new era, as we have explained in the previous CWI analysis. Fundamental changes are taking place in the world economy, geo-political relations, and

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LAGOS STATE SPN KNOCKS SANWO-OLU OVER LAGOS DOCTORS’ STRIKE UNDER RISING COVID-19 CASES

CALLS GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STRIKING DOCTORS Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has knocked the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government over the planned doctors’ strike, which is set to commence on Monday, 13th of July, 2020. The party expresses solidarity with the Medical Guild, the affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),

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AS HEALTHCARE WORKERS TAKE THE ROAD OF STRUGGLE

DSM DEMANDS IMPROVED PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS * FOR FREE, PUBLIC-FUNDED AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE UNDER DEMOCRATIC WORKERS CONTROL H.T Soweto A strike wave is blowing through the health sector. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, laboratory staff and other categories of healthcare workers are downing tools and grabbing placards. The very fact that this is taking place during

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THE LIE AND LIES OF CAPITALIST ELECTIONS: EDO STATE EXAMPLE!

Neither Obaseki nor Ize-Iyamu can make Edo State work for the workers and poor masses ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ARMED WITH SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN GUARANTEE BETTER WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ALL By Eko John Nicholas, DSM National Committee member In an almost breath-taking public display of cynical opportunism the main protagonists in the Edo state governorship election

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THE FAILURE OF THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT AND HOW TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER NIGERIA

DSM AJEROMI-IFELODUN, LAGOS, HOLDS A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM By Moshood Oshunfurewa, DSM Ajegunle Branch In spite of the heavy economic and societal burden placed on the Nigerian masses and the working people by the failure of the corrupt capitalist government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-four (24) Ajegunle residents, including comrades of the DSM, participated in a public

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SPN CALLS FOR A TOTAL CANCELLATION OF ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND REJECTS HIKE IN THE PRICE OF FUEL AND OTHER UTILITIES

NLC, TUC and ULC should unite to declare a 24-hour Nationwide Strike and street protests to resist the hike in Electricity Tariff and Petrol Price The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) demands a total cancellation of the suspended hike in the electricity tariff and rejects the hike in the price of petrol while demands an immediate reversal. The implementation of

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‘A new era of global capitalist crisis – revolution and counter revolution’

July 3, 2020 Report of CWI international meeting by Philip Stott (Socialist Party Scotland) CWI Leading representatives of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) met online over the weekend, 27/28 June. The International Executive Committee (IEC) meeting was attended by 70 comrades, from CWI sections from across the world. Those participating included IEC members and visitors from Sri Lanka,

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Akele: Tribute to a courageous working class fighter

By Lanre Arogundade With Ayodele Akele’s remains committed to mother earth today in his hometown of Akungba, Ondo State, it is worth reiterating that he has earned his place in the hall of fame of genuine working class fighters. Comrades who worked with him at different periods of his leadership of the National Union of Public Corporation Employees in Lagos

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Rising Covid-19 Cases in Osun State:

Oyetola-led Government should provide free face masks, hand-washing facilities and other health safety kits, before criminalizing non-usage of face masks * We demand expansion of testing facilities across all local governments * We call for adequate funding of the health sector and revamping of all health institutions The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State has been drawn

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GX FOOD LIMITED: Workers remain resolute and steadfast amidst intimidation by management

Appeal for more international and national solidarity By Abbey Trotsky GX Foods workers approached the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) branch in Oyo State to intervene in the attacks on their working conditions in April 2020. Since then, CDWR comrades in solidarity have played major roles in the struggle. GX Foods Limited, Ibadan, is allegedly owned by Senator

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Lagos Street Sweepers Protest unpaid Salary

CDWR demands regular payment of salary, secured and better paid employment for Lagos Street Sweepers Many Lagos street sweepers have protested unpaid monthly salaries and poor working conditions recently. The street sweepers are employed by sub-contractors to Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and are paid a meager N25,000 under poor working conditions. The contract system is the same as

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Lagos SPN Condemns the Spending of N80 Million on Lagos Lawmakers Wives’ Dubai ‘Training’ Trip

The recent revelation that the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa spent N80 million on a Dubai ‘training’ trip for 20 wives of Lagos lawmakers is highly condemnable. This is just one amongst the many profligate public expenditures by the Lagos State House of Assembly. Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees this

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FACTION LEAVES DSM OVER POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

DSM REMAINS COMMITTED TO FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF MARXISM A previously undeclared minority faction, operating clandestinely, has broken away from the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) over fundamental political questions, arising from irreconcilable differences on what should be the correct ideological orientation of a working class-oriented socialist organisation. They have now gone ahead to form a new organisation called the Movement for

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UNFAVOURABLE COURT JUDGEMENT VALIDATING DEREGISTRATION OF SPN ALONG WITH 31 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES SHALL NOT DETER US

THE SPN SHALL APPEAL THIS JUDGMENT AND EMBARK ON POLITICAL STRUGGLE TO DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE AS A POLITICAL PARTY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) shall not be deterred in our quest to stand for the working class and downtrodden by the recent unfavourable judgement by Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court (FHC) delivered on Thursday

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CDWR SUPPORTS RESIDENT DOCTORS NATIONWIDE STRIKE

CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MEET DOCTORS’ DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WE CALL ON NARD TO ORGANISE PUBLIC ACTIVITIES LIKE SOCIALLY-DISTANCE RALLIES AND PROTESTS TO SENSITIZE THE PUBLIC FOR A FREE, PUBLIC-FUNDED AND DEMOCRATICALLY MANAGED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) gives its full support and solidarity to the nationwide strike of doctors under the aegis

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JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF RAPE AND POLICE BRUTALITY

* There can be no capitalism without racism, women’s oppression and police/army brutality *Build a movement to fight for system change and a Socialist Nigeria Democratic Socialist Movement, Abuja Chapter, leaflet Recently, Nigeria has seen an increase in the cases of rape. In a way, alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a rape epidemic. For instance, on May 27, 2020,