Democratic Socialist Movement

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RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth No doubt, given the present parlous state of the country politically, socially and economically, it will be agreed by all that Nigeria needs an urgent restructuring. However, what we must understand is that restructuring itself is not a new idea in the history of Nigeria. Before now in Nigeria, we

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CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism

CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism 22 July unification congress unanimously approves unification document and incorporation of IR into CWI As has been reported on the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) website, the CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR, Revolutionary Left) held a special unification congress on 22 July in Barcelona. This was the culmination of

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ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI

ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT After a long trial, the Code of Conduct Tribunal delivered a ruling on the No-case submission of the Defence Counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki, which struck out all the charges filed against him. This has drawn the ire of layers of working masses

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RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy

RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary

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Jingo at 70

Jingo at 70 A Revolutionary and Committed Working Class Fighter Dipo Fashina – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins other socialists, trade unionists, students and working class activists to celebrate Dr. Dipo Fashina on the occasion of his 70th birthday. We proudly celebrate Jingo as one of the best of his generation – a consistent

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Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering

Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering A call for a Mass Working Peoples’ Party This May 29 marks the second anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari-led government. For the working people, the last two years have been a monumental disaster wrought by the anti-poor capitalist policies of the government. So what the masses have bitterly

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LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE

LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE THREAT TO STRIP OVER 100,000 PEASANTS OF THEIR SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD DSM CALLS ON AFFECTED FARMERS TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE UNTIL VICTORY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Northern Nigeria Chapter strongly condemns the attempt to strip over 100,000 peasants/small scale farmers of their source of livelihood by a Chinese company, known as Lee Group, with connivance

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NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT?

NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT? A Warning to the Working Class The recent claim by Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to the effect that he has received information that “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons”, given the unfolding power struggle around President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill-health, holds a sinister meaning.

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DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING Growing popular anger and the tasks of socialists Cross section of participants at DSM NC meeting – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Damilola Owoyomi and Omole Ibukun At the beginning of April 1 over 60 comrades and sympathizers gathered in Lagos for a National Committee meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). Amongst the

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Malabu Oil Block Fraud

Malabu Oil Block Fraud SPN Demands Government takeover of OPL 245 and Nationalization of the Oil and Gas Industry under democratic management The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands that government takes over Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 with immediate effect and runs the oil block as a public entity under democratic control and management for the good and

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We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims

Array DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims DSM, Osun State Chapter, press conference March 15, 2017 This press conference had been called to respond to the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba

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DSM National Centre Relocates to New Address

DSM National Centre Relocates to New Address This is to inform all members, supporters and the public that the national centre of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has moved from 162 Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo, Agege, Lagos to 49, Charity Road, New Oko-Ob,a Abule Egba, Lagos. Agbotikuyo will be missed by many comrades and allies who have come to associate the

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LOOKING FOR A WORKING CLASS ALTERNATIVE TO THE BUHARI/APC CAPITALIST CRISIS? SUPPORT THE DSM

LOOKING FOR A WORKING CLASS ALTERNATIVE TO THE BUHARI/APC CAPITALIST CRISIS? SUPPORT THE DSM APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO CARRY ON OUR WORK We write to appeal for generous donations towards the running of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and our intervention in workers, students and poor masses’ struggles over the next three months. This include running of the secretariat, visit

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Militants Attacks on Lagos and Ogun Communities

Militants Attacks on Lagos and Ogun Communities Against Ethnic Division, for Working Class Unity across Ethnic and Religious Lines to Defend our Communities H.T Soweto This week armed attacks by suspected Niger Delta militants on Yoruba communities in Lagos and Ogun states, and the military’s response, have the potential to provoke ethnic reprisals and a bloody crisis. Attacks by those

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Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies

Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, is greatly worried and concerned by the worsening dimension of the religious crisis in Osun State which is compounding the woes of the already crisis-ridden education sector. It is no exaggeration to say that a state of religious anarchy currently

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NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS

NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE CONVENED ON JUNE 16, 2016, BY THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN) ON THE STATE OF THE NATION AND ONE YEAR OF BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATION. INTRODUCTION We of the SPN have decided to convene this press conference in fulfillment of our

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Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians

Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians We condemn government’s half-hearted and haphazard Approach We call for united movement of peace-loving communities and herdsmen to resist and disarm criminal herders For socialist programmes for modern agricultural system for food security and to end the horrors of climate crisis The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins millions of Nigerians to

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HIKE IN FUEL PRICE TO N145 IS THE HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY AND CRUELTY

HIKE IN FUEL PRICE TO N145 IS THE HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY AND CRUELTY SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL TO N86.50 FOR A 72-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE NLC, TUC AND PRO-LABOUR GROUPS MUST RESIST DEREGULATION OF THE OIL INDUSTRY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the 67% hike in the price of fuel to N145 and hereby demands an

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Capitalism is a Dead-end for Humanity

Capitalism is a Dead-end for Humanity DSM National Committee discusses crises in Nigeria and worldwide Ibukun Omole A cross section of comrades at the meeting – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held over April 16 and 17 took place as important changes are beginning to be seen as Nigeria’s

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DSM Osun Discusses the Economic Crises in Osun State and Nigeria

DSM Osun Discusses the Economic Crises in Osun State and Nigeria Report of the DSM Osun Second Quarter Symposium By DSM Reporters The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter held its second quarter symposium on Sunday, 03 April, 2016 at its State Secretariat at No. 123, Station Road, Osogbo. The theme of the symposium was, Osun’s Economic Crisis: What