Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN WARNS THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT TO INCREASE FUEL PRICE

SPN WARNS THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT TO INCREASE FUEL PRICE Calls on the labour movement to declare a 24-hour warning strike and mass protest The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns against any plan by the Buhari/APC government to increase pump price of petroleum products. Such an attempt must be resisted by the working masses and youth across

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FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science!

FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science! * Labour and the working masses should demand immediate repair of old refineries and building of new ones * Fight for nationalization of the oil industry under democratic control and management H.T Soweto Once again, Nigeria is in the throes of fuel scarcity. This fuel crisis is turning to be

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PERENNIAL FUEL SCARCITY AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS UNABLE TO GUARANTEE SUPPLY

PERENNIAL FUEL SCARCITY AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS UNABLE TO GUARANTEE SUPPLY SPN DEMANDS NATIONALIZATION AND DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT OF THE OIL INDUSTRY AS THE WAY OUT OF THIS QUAGMIRE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the federal government and the oil marketers/tycoons for failing to guarantee adequate supply of fuel and thereby causing untold hardship for the vast majority

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FUEL PRICE HIKE: LABOUR STRIKE WAS TOO WEAK TO WIN ANY CONCESSION

FUEL PRICE HIKE: LABOUR STRIKE WAS TOO WEAK TO WIN ANY CONCESSION By Peluola Adewale The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Ayuba Wabba called off on May 22 its indefinite strike action against hike in fuel price by Muhammadu Buhari government just after three days of action. This strike, which commenced on May 18, was the least successful of

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SPN SUPPORTS WARNING STRIKE BEING PROPOSED BY NLC AND TUC

SPN SUPPORTS WARNING STRIKE BEING PROPOSED BY NLC AND TUC LABOUR SHOULD URGENTLY NAME DATES FOR THE ACTION THE LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST LEAD THE WORKING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL QUAGMIRE NIGERIANS NEED GENUINE SOCIALIST CHANGE Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a one-day warning general strike

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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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FUEL SCARCITY: SUFFERING IMPOSED ON THE MASSES BY RULING ELITE

FUEL SCARCITY: SUFFERING IMPOSED ON THE MASSES BY RULING ELITE Buhari administration must end this protracted scarcity now! We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn in strongest terms the protracted fuel scarcity once again ravaging different parts of the country. We place the blame of this agonizing situation on the shoulders of the Buhari-led Federal Government. It is

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Nigeria: Fuel Shortages Show Need for Public Ownership of Oil Industry

Nigeria: Fuel Shortages Show Need for Public Ownership of Oil Industry H.T Soweto For weeks now, a drought of fuel has hit Nigeria, ironically Africa’s top economy and largest crude oil producer. Queues have returned to petrol stations. Transport costs are rising. Where fuel is available, it goes for as much as N130 per litre and double of this price

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N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS

N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS NLC and TUC Should Name Appropriate Price and Begin Mass Mobilisation for its Actualisation We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the recent N10 reduction in the price of petrol from N97 per liter to N87 as cynical and tokenist. We support the positions of the Nigeria Labour Congress

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PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL: SELLING OFF NIGERIA’S OIL WEALTH TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CAPITALIST HAWK

PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL: SELLING OFF NIGERIA’S OIL WEALTH TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CAPITALIST HAWKS Working class and socialist activists must build mass movement from below to defeat neo-liberal capitalist pill By Ayo Ademiluyi The anti-poor regime of Goodluck Jonathan has perfected a “new” Petroleum Industry Bill, which for all practical purposes is meant to hand over Nigeria’s oil wealth to

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Video: Story of the great general strike

Video: Story of the great general strike Interview granted at a recent international meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) by Segun Sango, the General Secretary of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), on the recent general strike against fuel price hike. In the interview, Sango articulates a genuine socialist and revolutionary programme and strategy which the working masses must

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WIDESPREAD DISAPOINTMENT AND ANGER AS LABOUR SUSPENDS STRIKE

WIDESPREAD DISAPOINTMENT AND ANGER AS LABOUR SUSPENDS STRIKE Struggle forces Jonathan back a bit, but could have won far more with a more resolute leadership We Condemn Repression by Police and Army! By Peluola Adewale The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have called off the strike which paralyzed activities in the country during the last one week. The

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WIDESPREAD DISAPOINTMENT AND ANGER AS LABOUR SUSPENDS STRIKE

WIDESPREAD DISAPOINTMENT AND ANGER AS LABOUR SUSPENDS STRIKE Joint Action Front, Lagos, 16 January Struggle forces Jonathan back a bit, but could have won far more with a more resolute leadership We Condemn Repression by Police and Army! By Peluola Adewale Monday, January 16, saw the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress call off the general strike which had

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DAY 3 OF INDEFINITE STRIKE

DAY 3 OF INDEFINITE STRIKE Millions out in Mass Actions across the Country Jonathan’s Government isolated – time for a workers’ and poor people’s government By DSM Reporters On Wednesday, January 11, the day three of the indefinite strike and mass protest declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), all over the country millions

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Nigeria: Day One of Indefinite Strike:

Nigeria: Day One of Indefinite Strike: Total shut down across the Country as the Working Class Shows it Owns Society By DSM reporters On Monday 9th January, tens of thousands of Nigerians marched through the streets of Lagos in demonstration against the removal of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian government. As a result of this policy, petroleum price has shot

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DSM REJECTS FUEL PRICE HIKE AND OTHER NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES

DSM REJECTS FUEL PRICE HIKE AND OTHER NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES All Out From January 9 No rotten compromises! Labour should spearhead protracted and democratically controlled mass actions to reverse the fuel price hike! Break the thieving ruling class’s power. For a workers’ and poor people’s government! DSM leaflet text. Available here in PDF format. The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), a pro-worker

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UNCONDITIONAL NO TO DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL SECTOR

LABOUR MUST SAY: UNCONDITIONAL NO TO DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL SECTOR For clearly over two decades now a combination of international capitalist forces (particularly oil corporations and cartels) and their Nigerian pro-imperialist, capitalist backers have been waging a protracted, and sometimes ferocious war, with the labour movement in order to put oil, the mainstay of the Nigeria’s economy,