Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Segun Sango: Family, Comrades, and Friends bid Outstanding Revolutionary Socialist farewell

On Friday June 24, the body of Segun Sango, SS, General Secretary of the DSM and founding National Chair of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), was laid to rest at Atan Cemetery in Lagos with a graveyard oration by his longtime comrade and friend, Lanre Arogundade. This was the culmination of two days of activities put together by comrades

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Historic NC Confirms and Rekindles Hope in the Sustenance of the Tradition of the DSM/CWI Following Segun Sango’s Demise

Over the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2022, comrades of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) gathered in Lagos for a meeting of the National Committee (NC). This was immediately after the two-day burial activities of the organisation’s founding General Secretary, Comrade Segun Sango, which held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June 2022. Segun Sango died on

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SEGUN SANGO (May 7, 1958 – May 23, 2022) – NOW WE SAY A FINAL ADIEU

A graveside oration by Lanre Arogundade, at Atan Cemetery, Laos, Friday June 24, 2022. Every journey has a terminus. Segun Sango, you have reached your earthly terminus. Now, it is time to bid you a final goodbye. We say this Adieu with tears in our eyes. We say this Adieu with pangs in our hearts. However, we also say this

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SEGUN SANGO (May 7, 1958 – May 23, 2022) – an appreciation of a permanent revolutionary

Many of the obituaries for and reminiscences of Segun Sango have centred on his personal qualities, abilities and confident lifelong dedication to fighting for a socialist future. By Robert Bechert, member of the Committee for a Workers’ International’s Secretariat. Certainly meeting Segun Sango, often popularly referred to as SS, for the first time in 1985 one was rapidly impressed by

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SEGUN SANGO (May 7, 1958 – May 23, 2022) – message from Peter Taaffe, Committee for a Workers’ International

I am so sorry I can’t be present at today’s ceremony, but I would just like to say these few words in honour of a great comrade and a good friend of many years. The passing of Segun Sango is a big loss for the Nigerian workers’ movement as well as for the members and sympathisers of the Committee for

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SEGUN SANGO (7 MAY, 1958-23 MAY 2022): FOUNDING NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON OF SPN, INDEFATIGABLE ORGANISER OF THE WORKING CLASS AND REVOLUTIONARY PER EXCELLENCE!

Comrade Segun Sango passed away on May 23, 2022, after an inspiring 64 years on earth and an adult life committed to ending the unjust capitalist system and for the socialist transformation of Nigeria and the world at large. In line with the idea of scientific socialism, Comrade Segun Sango opposed the exploitative and oppressive capitalist system that makes it

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SEGUN SANGO (7 MAY 1958 – 23 MAY 2022)

INIMITABLE MARXIST REVOLUTIONARY, UNREPENTANT SOCIALIST, AND SELFLESS WORKING-CLASS FIGHTER As We Mourn his Passing, We Call on Working Class Activists and the Labour Movement Particularly the NLC and TUC to fulfill his Long-Term Desire and Struggle for the Building of an Independent and Genuine Mass Workers Party to Abolish Capitalism and Enthrone a Socialist Nigeria Following a prolonged illness, comrade

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GOOD NIGHT OUR SANGO, THE ULTIMATE REVOLUTIONARY

Segun Sango (born Segun Aderemi) wrote his own epitaph. He dreamt the working class socialist revolution; he spoke and worked for it; and he lived an exemplary life of a true revolutionist. By Lanre Arogundade Both in theory and praxis, he was a Nigerian version of truly dedicated world-class revolutionaries who built cadres across generations. A man of steel, he

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Students’ Struggles break out over Strikes in Public Universities

Over the past 2 weeks, a series of small but determined protests by students have broken out across Nigeria. The main issue is the ongoing strikes of the staff unions of public universities namely, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

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DSM CONDEMNS GRUESOME KILLING OF DEBORAH SAMUEL FOR BLASPHEMY: WE SUPPORT THE DEMAND FOR JUSTICE

RISING VIOLENCE INDICATES NIGERIA MAY DESCEND INTO FULL-BLOWN BARBARISM UNLESS THE WORKING MASSES FIGHT TO TAKE POWER The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins members of the public to condemn the brutal and gruesome killing on Thursday 12 May 2022 of Ms. Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto by her schoolmates for purportedly committing blasphemy.

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2022 May Day: Rallies not Used to Mobilise for Mass Actions Despite Economic Hardship

Nigerian workers joined their counterpart globally to celebrate this year International Workers Day with rallies across the country. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) intervened in five of the rallies with our paper Socialist Democracy and a special May Day leaflet by the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR). As has become unfortunately usual these days May Day

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DSM REJECTS SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON SPN DEREGISTRATION

We remain committed to the building of a Mass Workers’ Political Alternative to Rescue Nigeria through Socialist Transformation The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) rejects the judgement of the Supreme Court which was delivered on March 25 2022 and upholds the deregistration of 22 political parties, including the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We

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Oluwabamise Ayanwole’s Brutal Murder Highlights Horrific Plight of Women in Nigeria

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022: Only Struggle and Socialism Can End Oppression of Women March 8, of every year is celebrated as international women’s day all over the world. On the eve of the event this year, the brutal murder of a 22-year-old woman, Oluwabamise Ayanwole who had been missing for days after boarding a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) in Lagos,

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DSM DEMANDS PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM THE DSS FOR INCESSANT HARRASSMENT OF COMRADE LANRE AROGUNDADE

Demands a Halt to all Attacks on Democratic Rights The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the arrest and harassment of comrade Lanre Arogundade at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday 10 February 2022 by the Department of State Security (DSS) after his return from a professional trip to The Gambia. Apart from being a former President of National

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NIGERIA: Worsening Crises of Capitalism and Prospect for Class Struggle

A Balance Sheet and Prognosis for the Next Period Economy in Troubled Waters A Failing State National Question EndSARS and the Re-entry of the Youth into the Arena of Struggle The Labour Leadership and Prospect for Class Struggle 2022: A year of Turmoil and Struggle By DSM National Executive Committee (NEC) On Saturday 4 December 2021, 15 NEC members and

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NO TO FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: NLC DECISION TO STAGE RALLIES AND PROTEST SHOULD BE A PRECURSOR TO A 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE

N0 TO FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: DSM WELCOMES NLC NEC DECISION TO STAGE NATIONWIDE RALLIES ON JANUARY 27 2022 AND PROTEST ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2022 BUT DEMANDS THAT THESE SHOULD BE A PRECURSOR TO A 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE Calls on Labour Leadership Not to Take Workers and Nigerians for Granted by Again Suspending Action before It Has Achieved Victory Like

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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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OMOMEEWA: WE SAY NO TO COVER UP!

WE CONDEMN THE THREAT ON THE LIFE OF COMRADE HASSAN SOWETO MADE BY DR. TAJUDEEN ABAYOMI OLUMOKO (THE ACTING DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, LASU) AND HIS ACCOMPLICE (A CERTAIN ‘OMO ALHAJA’) DURING THE CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION FOR OMOMEEWA. WE REITERATE OUR DEMAND FOR A DEMOCRATIC AND INDEPENDENT PROBE COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY STUDENTS, STAFF UNIONS, NBA, NBA, SOCIALISTS, ERC ETC. WE URGE

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BRUTAL MURDER OF COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE YUSUF A.K.A OMOMEEWA: THE LASU MANAGEMENT HAS A CASE TO ANSWER

WE DEMAND JUSTICE Forestall a repeat of this unfortunate attack and murder. We call for the setting up of a democratically-constituted security committee comprising elected representatives of LASUSU, staff unions, SEIU, the Nigerian Police and communities to work out a common strategy to keep the campus and its vicinity safe for students and staff. Being the text of a press