Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Communique of SPN/DSM Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government in Osun State

On 30th November, 2019, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, in conjunction with Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), held a public symposium to review the Oyetola government’s one year in office. The symposium, which was attended by workers, youth, students, activists, labour leaders, professionals, and civil society groups discussed extensively on the character of the Oyetola government. The symposium

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Osun SPN/DSM Hold Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government

The DSM and SPN held a joint symposium on the one year of Gboyega Oyetola/APC government in Osun State on Saturday, 30th November, 2019 at the state secretariat in Osogbo. The symposium which was attended by 20 persons including workers, trade union leaders (from ASUP Iree, NASU Uniosun and NUEE CEC), civil society groups like CDHR, TIB/AAC and FIWON, lecturers

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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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Report of police interview of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky) today

Report of Visit to AIG Zone 2 Headquarters, Osogbo today 28 May 2019 Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), acting national chairperson of SPN, and comrade Azeez Arowosegbe (one of the sacked workers), alongside comrades of DSM and SPN from Osun and Oyo Statse, honoured the invitation of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 2 (Osun,

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Action needed to free Abiodun Bamigboye!

UPDATE 9:23pm 23 May 2019 The arrested comrades, Abbey and Arowosegbe are at Zone 2 police command in Osogbo, Osun state. We had comrades and lawyers waiting for them, and eventually they will be released on bail into the care of Alfred Adegoke, a DSM comrade and lawyer living in Osogbo who was the SPN’s candidate in last September’s Osun

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NUT MUST LEAD TEACHERS IN ACTION TO SAVE EDUCATION NOW

NUT MUST LEAD TEACHERS IN ACTION TO SAVE EDUCATION NOW Comrade Aj. Dagga Tolar (in personal capacity) in a chat with Socialist Democracy SD: HOW HAS EDUCATION FARED UNDER BUHARI? Dagga: Education is in a terrible state, the facts on the ground indicate nothing else but a disaster, with a population of 200 million, and we have the highest number

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DSM Holds National Meeting to Prepare for 2019 Elections and Struggles Ahead

DSM Holds National Meeting to Prepare for 2019 Elections and Struggles Ahead By Wole Olubanji and Daniel Akande The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its National Committee (NC) meeting on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the International Press Centre, Ogba Lagos. The two-day deliberation came at a time when the DSM is intervening in the forthcoming 2019

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A Pact with Osun People

A Pact with Osun People Alfred Adegoke   (Click to enlarge) Being the SPN Manifesto of Barrister Alfred Adegoke for Governor of Osun State The masses in Osun State are suffering from serious economic and social crises, more than ever before. The reasons for this are well known: More than 30 months’ arrears of half-salaries and half-pensions are owed; Fractional salaries

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SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA

SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF PREMIUM TIMES JOURNALIST, SAMUEL OGUNDIPE The harassment, arrest and illegal detention of Premium Times journalists and editors by men of the Nigerian police over a report they did concerning the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS constitutes an assault on free press

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2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW

2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW SPN DEMANDS HUGE INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER A DEMOCRATIC CONTROL The 2018 Budget is not fundamentally different from previous ones. The only constant thing about budgets in the last five years is the steady increment in the volume of budget as well as

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EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT

EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT *The election reflects mass rejection of the pro-establishment politicians and their political parties! *NLC and TUC must commence the process of providing the working people with an independent pro-people political alternative either by forming a mass party or supporting the building of SPN into a mass party

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SPN’S REACTION TO PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MAY 29, 2018 SPEECH:

SPN’S REACTION TO PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MAY 29, 2018 SPEECH: THE SPEECH SHOWS OBVIOUS INCAPACITY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS For most Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari’s May 29 speech was cheerless and uninspiring just like the previous ones. President Buhari has only succeeded in telling Nigerians what they spent money on without a coordinated plan to improve the

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3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: WHICH WAY NIGERIA?

3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: WHICH WAY NIGERIA? Nigeria Perspective Resolution of the DSM 22nd Congress, April 2018 Perhaps more than any written texts could have done, the events of the past three years in Nigeria have in immeasurable ways confirmed the teachings of Marxism. For Marxists, capitalism is the root cause of inequality, economic crises and lack of

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Segun Sango at 60

Segun Sango at 60 By Peluola Adewale Segun Sango at 2013 SPN Inaugural Convention – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Segun Sango, socialist, revolutionary, legal practitioner, on May 7 celebrated his 60th birthday. While recent ill health has limited his political activity he has keenly followed developments. This is particularly so concerning the eventually successful struggle of the Socialist Party

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2019 General Elections and the Working Masses

2019 General Elections and the Working Masses Place no faith in Obasanjo or any member of the capitalist ruling elite H.T Soweto The public rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid by former President Olusegun Obasanjo through a public statement is clearly an indication that a new crack has opened within the already divided capitalist ruling class. He accused

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OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE

OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS Only the coming to power of a Workers and Poor people’s government armed with Socialist Programme can save Nigeria The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) totally agrees with former president Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC do

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Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Defeats Department of St

Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Defeats Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Court Alfred Adegoke – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Awarded N500,000 Damages By Kola Ibrahim State Coordinator, CDWR Osun State On October 10th, 2017, the Federal High Court, Osogbo Division, sitting under Justice M.A. Onyetenu, gave a victorious judgment to Comrade

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Nigeria Resolution

Nigeria Resolution DSM National Committee Meeting October 14 -15 2017 Nigeria’s socio-economic and political problems seem to have no solution, over two years into the Buhari/APC ‘change’ government. In every sphere of governance, the government is struggling to maintain a balance, albeit an unsettled one. Economic situation, in spite of the official exit from recession, is getting worse and unmitigated