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,
Click to watch H T Soweto (Democratic Socialist Movement, Nigeria) and Weizmann Hamilton (Marxist Workers Party, South Africa) join members of the CWI’s International Secretariat to discuss the developing situation in and effects of Covid-19 on South Africa, Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa in general.
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
NLC, TUC, ULC AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS MUST SUPPORT THESE DEMANDS AS A STEP TOWARDS CONTAINING COVID-19 AND TO AVOID NEAR STATE OF ANARCHY IN OGUN STATE The Socialist Party of Nigeria Ogun state chapter calls on the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government to immediately make available adequate palliatives including the payment of N50,000 monthly allowance to the working and poor
Campaign for Democratic and Community Rights (CDCR), Ifo LGA, Ogun State * CDCR CALLS FOR FORMATION OF DEMOCRATICALY-CONTROLLED COMMUNITY DEFENSE WITH RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS WHERE NECESSARY * DON’T RELAX THE DAILY PATROLS AND BONFIRES! ALL STREET DEFENSE COMMITTEES TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND LINK UP TO FORM LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES AT LGA AND THE STATE LEVEL * FOR
SPN DEMANDS THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE PALLIATIVES TO ALL WORKING CLASS AND POOR PEOPLE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the extension of lockdown by President Buhari without tangible and adequate palliatives for working people and the poor. This has further confirmed that Buhari-led government is anti-poor, insensitive and callous considering the growing state of hunger, want and despondency.
1. Like a bolt from the blues, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease – Covid-19 – has thrown humanity across the world into a state of shock, disbelief and confusion. 2. Governments have pressed the alarm and panic buttons, and in a fundamental sense there is global lockdown. More or less like fighting the 3rd World War, not among national
COVID-19: LAGOS SPN ACCUSES APC LEADERS AND GOVT OFFICIALS OF UNDERMINING EFFORT TO CURB VIRUS SPREAD THROUGH ROWDY NATURE OF DISTRIBUTING INADEQUATE RELIEF MATERIALS The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) deems it fit to call the attention of the Lagos State government to the rowdy nature of distributing the limited and inadequate relief materials by
The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is dismayed that the Federal Government and the Lagos State government have continued to lock down the state without workable palliative being put in PLACE. For us, it is the height of insensitivity and callousness to restrict movement without a meaningful alternative survival plan in an economy where the
SPN call for action to all trade unions, pro-masses’ organisations and civil society Dissatisfied with the puny and inadequate relief provisions promised by the Federal Government, the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on all trade unions, pro-masses organisations and civil society to join us to demand the following set of alternative demands as the conditions which the Federal government
* LOCKDOWN WITHOUT PROVISION OF ADEQUATE RELIEF FOR WORKERS AND THE POOR MASSES WILL LEADTO A HUMAN TR * SPN CALLS ON THE NLC, TUC AND ULC TO TAKE THE LEAD IN ENCOURAGING DEMOCRATIC SELF-ORGANISATION TO ORGANIZE SUPPLIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION – INCLUDING ACTION AGAINST PROFITEERING AND BLACK MARKETS AGEDY (1) President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the Nation on the COVID-19
We call on Osun State government to provide adequate safety and sanitary kits and facilities for the citizens The government should be ready to make provision for basic needs like foodstuffs, energy/fuel, water supply and cash transfer, in view of the lockdown We call for provision of at least N100, 000 special allowance, life insurance and safety kits for health
FOR A FREE, ADEQUATELY-FUNDED AND DEMOCRATICALLY-MANAGED PUBLIC HEALTHCARE 1. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands the immediate payment of ₦100, 000 Special COVID-19 monthly allowance to all medical/health professionals and other workers at the frontline of the war against COVID-19 during this emergency period occasioned by the pandemic. 2. We also demand a declaration by the Federal and
Capitalism has failed to Defend Nigerians’ Health H.T Soweto Even though the figures are rising daily, it is not certain yet how disastrous the ravages of COVID-19 will be for Nigeria in terms of number of infections and deaths. Economically however, there is no doubt that Nigeria faces the possibility of another economic recession as a result of the virus