Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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DSM HOLDS NC TO PREPARE FOR 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND BEYOND

About 38 comrades turned up in Lagos on Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th December 2022 at the National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), while in addition 6 comrades participated via zoom link. The first day was devoted to developing perspectives for Nigeria and the world relations while the second day discussed building, recruitment plans and finance.

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AS INFLATION DRIVES LIVING COSTS TO THE ROOF!

FOR A TWO-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to urgently set a date for a two-day general strike and mass protest as a first step in the commencement of a mass struggle against the cost of living crisis

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One Year After: LASU students Remember Omomeewa and Cry for Justice

On Thursday 18th of August 2022, the Education Students Association of Nigeria (ESAN-LASU) in conjunction with Education Rights Campaign LASU branch organized a memorial walk around the Faculty of Education, Lagos State University (LASU), to mark the one year remembrance of our late Comrade Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle (Omomeewa) who was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified assassins close to

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ONE YEAR AFTER BRUTAL MURDER, WE ASK: WHO KILLED OMOMEEWA?

A CRY FOR JUSTICE Statement by the EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC). Thursday 18 August 2022 makes it exactly one year that Comrade Nurudeen Alowonle, a.k.a Omomeewa, was brutally murdered. Until his unfortunate death, comrade Omomeewa was a leading student activist at the Lagos State University (LASU) and the Lagos State coordinator of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a platform

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AFTER NLC PROTEST: WHAT NEXT?

SUCCESSFUL PROTEST IS IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT THE SITUATION IS RIPE FOR A GENERAL STRIKE SEIZE THE INITIATIVE – FOR IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR A GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), affiliates, striking university unions, civil society organizations, students and youth groups, left and socialist coalitions and organizations for the successful

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

“A nation that is well endowed with human and material resources but perpetually held down in a state of coma is an absurdity that cannot be rationally justified unless you believe in the irrationality of the capitalist system”. A quotation from Segun Sango carried on many memorial banners. On Friday June 24, the body of Segun Sango, SS, General Secretary

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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