Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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N25, 000 LEVY FOR COVID-19 AND MALARIA TEST FOR SCHOOLS PUPILS: SPN SUPPORTS PARENTS PROTEST

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST RESCIND THIS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AND BEAR THE COSTS OF THE TEST WE CALL ON THE NUT, NLC AND TUC TO DEMAND A STOP TO THIS RIP-OFF AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY OF CITIZENS BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State chapter, supports the protest of parents of graduating pupils in private schools, whom

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ERC POSITION ON FG’S ILL-THOUGHT DECISION TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 4, 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITHOUT AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BY TRADE UNIONS TO CONFIRM SCHOOLS’ COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN PUT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN DANGER * ERC REITERATE ITS EARLIER POSITION THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD ONLY BE REOPENED AFTER AN INDEPENDENT COVID-19 TASK FORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAS ASSESSED SCHOOLS’ READINESS Following several weeks of policy summersault and

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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE ENSUING ECONOMIC MEALSTROM: GOING BEYOND CAPITALISM

By Kola Ibrahim If there is any lesson to be learnt from the raging coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 6 million and killed about 380,000 people globally as of May 31, it is that the current socio-economic system, represented by global capitalism cannot take humanity forward. More than ever before, the need to supplant the capitalist system with a

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THE RISING CASES OF COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG iSON’S WORKERS

SPN blames Makinde-led government and the past pro-capitalist governments in Oyo State for the unfortunate spread of COVID-19 among iSON workers! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter expresses concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 among workers of the Ibadan-based multinational company known as iSON Xperiences and holds that it is the characteristic protection of profit of

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CDWR WELCOMES NMA SUSPENSION OF “SIT-AT-HOME” STRIKE ACTION AFTER WINNING CONCESSION

CDWR CALLS ON SECURITY AGENCIES TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS INCLUDING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND JOURNALISTS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the decision by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu’s to amend an initial order which was meant to clamp down on essential workers and re-issue another which clearly directed the police to

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LABOUR MUST INTERVENE IN THE PLIGHT OF INDIAN WORKERS AT DANGOTE REFINERY

CDWR DEMANDS DECENT WORK CONDITION FOR WORKERS IN DANGOTE GROUP AND OTHER COMPANIES Recently, a video went viral of protesting Indian expatriate workers of Dangote Refinery agitating against poor working conditions and lack of safety measures against coronavirus infection at work. The worker who spoke on behalf of tens of his colleagues claimed that they were employed by a contractor

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New era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval opens

Only a socialist alternative offers a way forward Statement by the International Secretariat of the Committee for a Workers’ International The corona crisis has entered a new phase, in health, the economy and geo-political relations. It has confirmed the main trends outlined in previous statements produced by the CWI. A new era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval now beckons,

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South Africa: Organising Working Class Communities Under Pandemic & Lockdown

Build and organise in the communities as a foundation for mass campaigning Marxist Workers Party (South Africa) statement Two mile queues for food parcels. Corruption and patronage in their distribution. Shops being looted. Schools vandalised and burned. Collapsing household income. Confusion over accessing social grants. Tens-of-thousands of arrests and fines. Harassment, beatings, and even killings at the hands of state

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Covid-19 and crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

The DSM is the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Lenin once said that with the 1917 Russian revolution, “Imperialism broke at its weakest link”. Today, the deadly combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rapid development of an almost unprecedented worldwide economic catastrophe is producing potentially explosive social, economic and political situations around the world.

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SPN SALUTES WORKERS ON MAY DAY

WE WARN THAT RELAXATION OF LOCKDOWN WITHOUT ADEQUATE PLAN FOR MASS TESTING AND REPOSITIONING OF THE HEALTH SECTOR COULD LEAD TO DISASTER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with Nigerian workers both in formal and informal sectors on the occasion of this year’s international workers day which has come at a period the world is facing one of the

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2020 MAY DAY: CDWR FELICITATES WITH WORKERS IN NIGERIA AND THE WORLD

CDWR CALLS ON WORKERS AND TRADE UNIONS TO RESIST NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS NO TO LOSS OF JOBS, UNPAID LEAVE AND PAYMENT OF FRACTIONAL SALARIES AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) felicitates with workers in Nigeria and the world in these trying times of global pandemic and economic crises. As we go forward, there

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COVID-19: CDWR OYO STATE CONTINUES ITS PUBLIC SENSITISATION ON DEMANDS TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19 SPREAD IN THE STATE

COVID-19: CDWR OYO STATE CONTINUES ITS PUBLIC SENSITISATION ON DEMANDS TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19 SPREAD IN THE STATE It was another successful intervention again on Saturday 25th, April 2020 within and around Mokola Roundabout, Ibadan. After a brief meeting with Eleven(11) comrades, including new members, in attendance the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Right (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter,

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COVID-19: COMPULSORY USE OF FACEMASKS IS NOT ENOUGH!

Mass testing, decent facilities for isolation including sanitizers are urgently needed in Oyo state now!! SPN charges the Oyo state leaderships of NLC, TUC and ULC to insist on mass testing of all the civil servants in the State as a condition for their resumption! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter, notes the decision of the Engr

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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