Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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#ENDSARS UPRISING: PERSPECTIVES, LESSONS, TASKS AND THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT

The #EndSARS protests have marked the entry of a new generation of Nigerian youths into the arena of mass struggle. It is a unique generation, many of whom, unlike previous generations, do not have the usual background of campus or school activism, nor working place industrial or collective bargaining struggles. They can, on the one hand, be rightly called the

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THE FAILURE OF THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT AND HOW TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER NIGERIA

DSM AJEROMI-IFELODUN, LAGOS, HOLDS A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM By Moshood Oshunfurewa, DSM Ajegunle Branch In spite of the heavy economic and societal burden placed on the Nigerian masses and the working people by the failure of the corrupt capitalist government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-four (24) Ajegunle residents, including comrades of the DSM, participated in a public

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FACTION LEAVES DSM OVER POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

DSM REMAINS COMMITTED TO FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF MARXISM A previously undeclared minority faction, operating clandestinely, has broken away from the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) over fundamental political questions, arising from irreconcilable differences on what should be the correct ideological orientation of a working class-oriented socialist organisation. They have now gone ahead to form a new organisation called the Movement for

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NIGERIA: MASS STRUGGLE LOOMS

Perspective for the year 2020 The rising spate of repression under the Buhari/APC administration reflects the mortar fear of the capitalist class of impending class battles and/or the sort of mass movements seen in recent months in countries like Sudan, Algeria, Hong Kong, Chile and France – the glaring signs of which were clear in the low turnout in the

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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