Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER

AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABOUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER Times are Harder; Working People and the poor are Suffering! Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Statement Nigeria has continued to be gripped – yet again – by acute fuel scarcity. The simultaneous collapse of the already scandalously poor public power supply system – leading in most parts of

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BUHARI AND THE ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT

BUHARI AND THE ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT Lagos DSM discusses the anti-corruption fight and the challenges for the working masses The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its first aggregate meeting of the year on 16 January, 2016. The meeting was a follow-up to the previous meeting held in December 2015. It was partly meant to continue the

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Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change

Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change By Peluola Adewale With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday

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LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE

LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE We of the Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome the recent court judgment granted by the Lagos State High Court ordering the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct local government elections in Lagos State without delay. The

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2016 BUDGET

2016 BUDGET 2016 BUDGET: WORKING PEOPLE MUST PREPARE TO DEFEND THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the mass of the working people to prepare to resist any attempt to make them pay for the current crisis of capitalism. We make this call based on the admissions of the President Muhammadu Buhari himself that

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REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION

REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the reduction of petrol price from N87 to N86.50k as a mere gimmick and intrigue to deceitfully impose on the poor Nigerian working people the neo-liberal capitalist policy of deregulation of the downstream oil sector. The pump price reduction announced by

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NIGERIA’S MESS: CAN BUHARI CLEAN IT UP?

NIGERIA’S MESS: CAN BUHARI CLEAN IT UP? Lagos DSM discusses the way forward for the working people in a period of capitalist crisis By Ayo Ademiluyi The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held an end of year public meeting which brought together new contacts and supporters encountered in workplace interventions, students’ movement activities and community campaigns.

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HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER

HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER NLC and TUC must lead sustained mass protest On December 8, 2015, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola addressed a press conference mandating the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Distribution companies to meet and come out with “fair market tariff”. Less than

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BUHARI GOVERNMENT AND LOOMING AUSTERITY POLICIES

BUHARI GOVERNMENT AND LOOMING AUSTERITY POLICIES LAGOS DSM HOLDS AGGREGATE MEETING By DSM Reporters The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its aggregate meeting on Saturday, November 21, 2015. In declaring the meeting open Ayo Ademiluyi, who chaired the meeting, noted that the meeting was taking place at a period of dramatic events in the socio-economic

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CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION?

CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION? DSM National Meeting resolution on Nigeria, October 24-25, 2015 Politically, the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 28 presidential elections marks a new turning point for Nigeria. This political development together with the on-going economic crisis opens up an entirely new phase. Without doubt, the Buhari government

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JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC

JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC SPN DEMANDS LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unwarranted and parasitic jumbo allowance and salaries being collected by political office holders and appointees at all levels of government and tiers. These salaries and allowances are scandalously too high. For instance, the basic