Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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YRC holds Public Symposium on EndSARS Fallout and Growing Repression

About 35 participants attended a Public Symposium organised by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) held on Saturday 27 February 2021. This symposium, which held at NUD primary school, Arumoh, Ajegunle, Lagos State, was organised to discuss issues around the #EndSARS protest, Lekki killings, the escalating repression of the Buhari regime and what needs to

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RELEASE ALL ARRESTED YOUTHS WHO PARTICIPATED IN MEMORIAL WALK IN HONOUR OF OCTOBER 20TH FALLEN HEROES!

DROP ALL CHARGES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the arrest on Saturday 20 February 2021 and continuous detention of youths who participated at the 120 days memorial procession of the Lekki toll plaza shooting for more than 48hours. It will be recalled that youths on Saturday 20th February 2021, organized a peaceful procession in Lagos to honour the fallen

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LEKKI TOLLGATE: YRC CONDEMN REPORTS OF BEATING AND BRUTALISATION OF ARRESTED PROTESTERS

WE DEMAND ARREST AND DILIGENT PROSECUTION OF ALL OFFICERS INVOLVED AND IMMEDIATE SACK OF THE LAGOS STATE CP, HAKEEM ODUMOSU, WHOSE CRIMINALISATION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BRUTAL CONDUCTS OF THE POLICE PERSONNEL WE CHALLENGE THE LABOUR MOVEMENT TO BREAK OUT OF ITS SILENCE IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE COUNTRY FROM SLIDING INTO DICTATORSHIP AND ANARCHY It

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REPRESSION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ESCALATES

Moshood Oshunfurewa, Arrested DSM Branch Organiser, Narrates Ordeal A peaceful protest called by activists over the weekend, Saturday 13 February 2021 to protest the decision to reopen Lekki tollgate to business was openly and brutally repressed. This new repression following widespread protest against police brutality last year has unmasked the Buhari government as a major enabler of police brutality and

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LEKKI TOLLGATE: RELEASE MOSHOOD OSHUNFUREWA, SANYAOLU JUWON, MR. MACARONI AND OTHER ARRESTED PROTESTERS IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY

PEACEFUL PROTEST IS RIGHT NOT PRIVILEGE! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns violent clampdown on Lekki tollgate protesters today Saturday 13 February 2021 while assembling to peacefully protest the decision of the Lagos State Judicial panel to reopen the tollgate where scores of protesters were shot and killed on October 20 last year before investigation into the shooting had been

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THE ARREST OF COMRADE MOSHOOD OSHUNFUREWA, MR MC MACARONI AND OVER 11 OTHERS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

SPN demands their immediate and unconditional release!! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN condemns the harassment and arrest of Comrade Moshood Oshunfurewa, Mr MC Macaroni, a popular comedian, and 11 others protesters by the Nigeria police at the instance of both the Buhari-led federal government and Lagos state government, and demands their immediate and unconditional release. Comrade Moshood Oshunfurewa, Lagos

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RE-OPENING LEKKI TOLLGATE BEFORE CONCLUSION OF INVESTIGATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COVER UP THE OCTOBER 20 KILLING

BY ITS DECISION, THE PANEL IS GUILTY OF PLACING VALUE ON PROFIT OVER HUMAN LIVES WE RESTATE OUR DEMAND FOR AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF INQUIRY The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the decision of the Lagos state panel of inquiry on the Endsars protest to return possession of the Lekki toll gate to the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). For

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FREE SOWORE AND FOUR OTHER ARRESTED ACTIVISTS NOW!

THEIR ARREST AND DETENTION SHOW THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI’S NEW YEAR VOW TO “LISTEN” TO THE YOUTH IS A MERE DECEIT The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns in strong terms the brutal arrest of Omoyele Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Damilare Adenola, Peter and Kimrere who were seized on the eve of the New Year for staging a peaceful protest to register their

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2020 ONE MONTH AFTER LEKKI SHOOTING: WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES

LIES OF THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PREVAIL; WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF BRUTALITY ALL PARTAKERS IN THE KILLING, MAIMING AND HARASSMENT OF PROTESTERS MUST BE MADE TO FACE THE MUSIC WORKING PEOPLE AND YOUTH MUST RESIST CONTINUED ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) seizes this opportunity to condole with the

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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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POLICE THREAT TO BAN #ENDSARS PROTEST IN LAGOS IS TANTAMOUNT TO EXCISING CITIZENS’ RIGHTS TO FREELY ASSEMBLE

POLICE THREAT NOT TO ALLOW PLANNED #ENDSARS PROTEST IN LAGOS IS TANTAMOUNT TO EXCISING CITIZENS’ CONSTITIONALLY-GRANTED RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY YRC WARNS THE LAGOS STATE CP ODUMOSU NOT TO INFLAME TENSION IN A STATE ALREADY TRAUMATIZED BY THE STATE-MOTIVATED VIOLENCE OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS BY CLAMPING DOWN ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns threat from

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Build a campaigning youth movement – the Youth Rights Campaign

Appeal to become active and to give donations Communique of YRC Symposium held on the 23rd of October The symposium of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC), the youth platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), started by 11:20 on Friday, 23rd of October with initially 34 participants, which later grew to over 90 at its peak. It lasted for about

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DSM Opposes Planned House-to-House Search by Oyetola Government

* We condemn physical assaults of citizens by security agents enforcing curfew * We hold Oyetola government culpable in the violence and mass looting in Osun State The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby expresses its strong opposition to the plan of the Oyetola-led Osun State government and the security agencies to carry out a house-to-house search in

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A month of turmoil shakes Buhari regime

End the rotten capitalist system Nigeria has passed through nearly a month of turmoil. Video footage of the hated SARS police unit killing a man and driving off in his car was the spark for mass protests. Years of frustration, disappointment, poverty and anger exploded into a mighty mass movement fundamentally undermining the regime of Buhari. It put into question

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CARNAGE AS BUHARI’S MILITARY AND POLICE SHOOT AND KILL UNARMED PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

BUHARI AND SANWO-OLU MUST RESIGN SPN CALLS ON RANK AND FILE MILITARY AND POLICE NOT TO SHOOT PROTESTERS SPN CALLS FOR A MORE ORGANIZED MASS ACTION TO CHALLENGE FOR POWER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression on peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers and police acting on the instructions of the Buhari regime and the ruling All

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#END SARS IS NOT ENOUGH. BUHARI MUST GO!

NO TO PDP, APC OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT OF LOOTERS FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT COMPOSED BY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE OPPRESSED MASSES TO FIX NIGERIA We Call On Rank and File Members of the Army, Police and Other Security Forces not to Fire on Peaceful Protesters. Join the Movement against the Murderous Anti-poor Regime which also Oppresses,

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#EndSARS – YRC WELCOMES FG MEETING 5 KEY DEMANDS BUT THERE MUST BE EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

* NO RENAMING OF SARS. WE REJECT SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS (SWAT) SQUAD #EndSWAT * FOR A 48 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST OF WORKERS IN SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTING YOUTH *No Tricks, No Rotten Deals, Struggle for a Real Change, End This Corrupt System The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) welcomes the decision of the Federal Government to meet the

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#EndSARS: SPN Commends Young People over the dissolution of SARS

We condemn the repression and killings of protesters! We demand removal of the CP of Lagos and Oyo state and the IGP now! Struggle Must Continue Against Police Brutality and For Free Public Education and Decent Jobs The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) commends Nigerian youths for their resilience and steadfastness in the struggle against the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad

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DISSOLUTION OF SARS IS A STEP FORWARD BUT INADEQUATE TO END POLICE BRUTALITY

RADICALISED YOUTHS HAVE SHOWN THE LABOUR LEADERSHIP THAT STRUGGLE PAYS! WORKERS MUST NOW TAKE THE CUE TO DEMAND A FIGHTING LABOUR LEADERSHIP DSM DEMANDS: (1) END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, (2) FREE ALL ARRESTED PROTESTERS (3) JUSTICE FOR JIMOH ISIAKA AND ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY (4) DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF POLICING, (5) JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT, (6) END TO ALL ANTI-POOR

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SPN SUPPORTS #ENDSARS PROTESTS

SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF ALL CASES OF ASSAULTS, EXTORTION, ILLEGAL ARREST, DETENTION AND EXTRAJUDICAL KILLING OF NIGERIANS BY ALL POLICE AND SECURITY FORMATIONS AND PROSECUTION OF ALL OFFICERS FOUND CULPABLE FOR A POLICE UNION AND THE RIGHTS OF THE RANK AND FILE TO PARTICIPATE IN DECISION MAKING AND CONTROL OF THE POLICE THE POLICE AND DSS ARE INSTRUMENTS OF