Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Arise Working Masses and the Youth!

Organize and Resist Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff For Mass Protest and a 48 Hour General Strike If we fight we can win a leaflet produced by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on September 15, 2020 The price of fuel has been hiked for the third time in the last two months. We have to resist this increase

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Protests Begin against Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

A storm is gathering over the intensification of capitalist attacks unleashed on the working masses and the poor by the Buhari government. The masses are poised to fight back if provided a platform. This is what has been revealed by a few pockets of struggles and activities that have already been held against fuel price hike and electricity tariff, some

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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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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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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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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,

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Demolition of communities in Ogba by Lagos Government is sheer wickedness, reckless and inhuman

SPN Demands adequate compensation for the victims The Lagos State government ruthlessly began the demolition of buildings from Yaya Abatan to Obawole in Ogba area of Lagos State this week. According to the usual blackmailing public stunt, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello in his response, said the demolished structures were illegally built. Lagos State Chapter

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CWI: An emergency programme to fight Covid-19 and protect working people

In this unprecedented time of the Covid-19 pandemic and rapid economic collapse, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), which the Democratic Socialist Movement is affiliated to, believes that capitalism and the ruling classes cannot be trusted to defend and provide for the vast majority on the planet. Whatever measures capitalist governments take now their ultimate aim will be to

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Urgent Financial Appeal

The year is coming to an end but the need to continue to struggle to defend the interest of the working masses and promote our alternative socialist ideas and programme has kept intensifying. While the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) – appreciates the increasing financial responsibility that comes with

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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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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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#EndSARS: MORE MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS NEEDED UNTIL THE DEMANDS ARE WON

#EndSARS: MORE MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS NEEDED UNTIL THE DEMANDS ARE WON WE CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE HALT TO UNDIGNIFIED TREATMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND NIGERIANS IN GENERAL FOR A DEMOCRATIC REFORM OF THE POLICE AND SECURITY APPARATUS TO TRULY SERVE THE PEOPLE’S INTEREST FOR A POLICE UNION AND THE RIGHT OF THE ARMY AND OTHER SECURITY OPERATIVES TO UNIONISE

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RESIDENTS OF AJAO ESTATE SAYS ISSUE PREPAID METER OR NO DISCONNECTION

RESIDENTS OF AJAO ESTATE SAYS ISSUE PREPAID METER OR NO DISCONNECTION By Fidel Davynovich People of Ajao Estate, Lagos, on Sunday 18 June, 2017 held a Town Hall meeting to deliberate the crazy billing issued to them by Ikeja Distribution Company, and for them to agitate for no disconnection in the Estate. Groups and organizations which have helped organize people

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ELECTRICITY CRISIS: AJEGUNLE RESIDENTS HOLD PROTEST

ELECTRICITY CRISIS: AJEGUNLE RESIDENTS HOLD PROTEST REJECT OUTRAGEOUS BILLING AND DEMAND RENATIONALIZATION OF THE POWER INDUSTRY COMMUNITY RESOLVE TO CONTINUE THE CAMPAIGN UNTIL EKEDC ENDS OVERBILLING No Light, No Payment – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Fidel Davynovich, DSM Ajegunle Branch The No Payment for Darkness, No Disconnection campaign initiated last April by the Ajegunle, Lagos, branch of the

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Mass struggle Underway in Awodi-Ora Community of Ajegunle, Lagos, against Crazy Bills and exp

Mass struggle underway in Awodi-Ora Community of Ajegunle, Lagos, against Crazy Bills and exploitation by EKEDC By Fidel Davynovich – DSM Ajegunle Electricity Struggle Mass Meeting in Ajegunle – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The ongoing campaign against electricity exploitation and extortion by the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) initiated by Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Ajegunle, on 5 April, 2017

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NO TO OVER-ESTIMATED, EXPLOITATIVE BILLING! NO PAYMENT FOR DARKNESS!! NO TO DISCONNECTION!!!

NO TO OVER-ESTIMATED, EXPLOITATIVE BILLING! NO PAYMENT FOR DARKNESS!! NO TO DISCONNECTION!!! FOR REGULAR AND AFFORDABLE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY JOIN THE CAMPAIGN, ORGANISE IN YOUR COMMUNITY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) is calling on the entire Ajegunle People, residents, workers, market men and women, artisan, students, youth and unemployed to stand on their feet and defend the historic July 13, 2016

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February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government

February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government But What Next? H.T Soweto, February 6 march in Lagos – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) On Monday February 6, 2017, thousands poured into the streets across some cities in the country to protest the unending hardship and failure of the Buhari/APC government. Over 3,000 marched in Lagos. The