Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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BRUTAL MURDER OF BAMISE AYANWOLA: YRC CALLS FOR JUSTICE

The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) commiserates with the family and friends of Bamise Ayanwola, the 22-year old young woman who went missing on February 26, 2020 after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Bus from Ajah only to be found dead days later. From available facts and evidence, it is highly probable that Bamise fell victim to ritual killers or

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Oyetola, Aregbesola and Osun Underdevelopment

Setting the Record Straight The recent dirty fight between the supporters of the current Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, and his predecessor cum former boss, Rauf Aregbesola has again brought to the fore, the rotten politics being played by bourgeois politicians. It has shown that Nigerian bourgeois politicians have little or no honour to their name in their quest for

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Oyo State: Campaign for Affordable and Regular Electricity Gains Momentum

The campaign for a mass based and unified community movement for affordable and regular supply of electricity launched in Oyo State through the formation of the Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity, CARE, has begun to gain momentum as many community groups and organizations have joined CARE and its activities with new ones soliciting to join. CARE was launched in

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CARE Solidarises With Isolo Community; Demands an end to Loadshedding and Overbilling

Residents of Isolo axis of Lagos, comprising Metropolitan College Road, Onawale Street, Ayanlu Street and its environs has been subjected to 2 days on and 1 day off  electricity supply arrangement in the past 8 years. Due to this load-shedding policy, electricity supply to the community is abysmally poor as residents do not get up to 5 hours electricity daily.

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BAD STATE OF SANGO-OTA ROAD: CDWR Supports Mass Protests of Workers, Youths and Community People

We Demand the Use of Public Works Department under Democratic Control of Workers and Community People for Public Projects The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter commend workers, youth and community people as well as Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over different protests against the sorry state of Sango-Ota roads. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator CDWR Ogun

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House Demolitions and Empty Estates in Abuja

For a Mass Campaign for Low- Cost Decent Housing for Working People and the Poor Recently there have been repeated demolitions of houses in Abuja in their hundreds, and sometimes in thousands. Mr Ikharo Attah, the chairman FCTA Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation said “We carried out all the clean-up or demolition, as you call it, with strong empathy

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Ajegunle People Must Resist Multiple Taxations and Agitate for Basic Amenities

Residents, traders, and workers in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Lagos State, and elsewhere continue to face unrelenting government attacks on their small businesses and living conditions from local, state, and federal governments, as well as parasitic multinational business organisations like EKO DISCO. By Moshood Osunfunrewa, DSM Ajegunle The community people have come under sustained attacks through the imposition of multiple taxes and levies

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NLC Ogun State Organises Protest over Bad Road in Sango-Ota

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ogun state on Wednesday, October 27, organised a protest over the deplorable condition of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Sango-Ota. The NLC Lagos was also there in solidarity. Seven comrades of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Right (CDWR) participated in the protest. The highlight of the protest was the enthusiastic

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Bad State of Sango-Ota Road: CDWR Supports Mass Protest of Workers, Youths and Community People

We Demand the Use of Public Works Department under Democratic Control of Workers and Communities for Public Projects The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter commends workers, youth and community people as well as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over different protests against the sorry state of Sango-Ota roads. The 64 km Sango-Ota-Idiroko Road has been

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Build a campaigning youth movement – the Youth Rights Campaign

Appeal to become active and to give donations Communique of YRC Symposium held on the 23rd of October The symposium of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC), the youth platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), started by 11:20 on Friday, 23rd of October with initially 34 participants, which later grew to over 90 at its peak. It lasted for about

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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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COMMUNITY POLICING ADVISORY COMMITTEE CANNOT EFFECTIVELY FIGHT CRIME IN THE ABSENCE OF MASS PARTICIPATION OF THE COMMUNITY PEOPLE AND MASSIVE JOBS CREATION

Only a Socialist Society Can Eradicate Poverty, Crime and Police Brutality On Thursday, June 25, 2020 the Community Policing Advisory Committee of the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area was inaugurated .The mandate of the inaugurated committee is to assist the police and the local government authorities in fighting crime by identifying security threats in the community amongst others. While we welcome

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NO TO ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND CRAZY BILLS: For Metering of all Consumers

For the Renationalization of the Power Sector Under Democratic Workers’ Control Hike in electricity tariff in Nigeria has become persistent. If there is any new tariff increment this year, it will be the third hike in five years. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had earlier directed the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to increase their tariff beginning from April 1st,