Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ON THE EVE OF THE GENERAL STRIKE: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

LABOUR NEEDS A COMBATIVE LEADERSHIP THAT LEADS STRUGGLES AND FIGHTS FOR WORKING PEOPLE TO TAKE POWER OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE CAPITALISTS AND LOOTERS   H.T Soweto Baring last minute cancellation, Nigeria is likely to be gripped by a general strike and mass protest starting from Monday September 28, 2020. The immediate issues are the increases in fuel price,

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JAF Commences Mass Mobilization against Hikes in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

DSM Calls for Meeting of Labour, JAF and pro-masses’ organizations to plan for a General Strike and Mass Protests On September 16, the Joint Action Front (JAF) commenced the mass mobilisation of the working masses for mass action against the latest fuel price hike, electricity tariff increase and other anti-poor policies of the Buhari government. With placards and leaflets arming

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SPN CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO HARMONIZE THEIR MOBILIZATION AND STRIKES OVER THE STRUGGLE TO REVERSE PETROL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

SPN ADVOCATES SUSTAINED WARNING GENERAL STRIKES AND MASS PROTESTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) reiterates its condemnation of the recent hikes in petrol price and electricity tariff; the increase in petrol has seen the price move up from N148 per litre to N162 per litre while electricity tariff has been increased by over 100%. The Central Working Committee (CWC)

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Arise Working Masses and the Youth!

Organize and Resist Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff For Mass Protest and a 48 Hour General Strike If we fight we can win a leaflet produced by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on September 15, 2020 The price of fuel has been hiked for the third time in the last two months. We have to resist this increase

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Protests Begin against Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

A storm is gathering over the intensification of capitalist attacks unleashed on the working masses and the poor by the Buhari government. The masses are poised to fight back if provided a platform. This is what has been revealed by a few pockets of struggles and activities that have already been held against fuel price hike and electricity tariff, some

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SPN WARNS OGUN POLICE TO STOP INTIMIDATING NIGERIAN STUDENTS

PROTEST IS AN INALIENABLE DEMOCRATIC AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, and the Ogun State Force Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, to stop intimidating and harassing Nigerian students who wish to protest the wicked and anti-people increase in petrol price from N145 to N162 and also the

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SPN CONDEMNS THE UNLAWFUL AND VIOLENT DISRUPTION OF OUR PEACEFUL PROTEST BY THE POLICE AND THE BUHAR-LED REGIME

WE CONDEMN INFILTRATION OF OUR PARTY MEETING BY THE DSS SPN COMMENDS THE MEDIA, LAWYERS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO INTERVENED TO SECURE PROTESTERS’ RELEASE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) led a protest on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Lagos, against the wicked increase in petrol price from N148 to N162 and the hike in electricity tariff by over 100%. SPN

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SPN Lagos demonstration broken up by police, 18 arrested

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unjust arrest of members and journalists for protesting against anti-poor policies by the Buhari Government * We demand for immediate release of all arrested protesters * We demand an end to violation of human rights under Buhari government *** UPDATE – All charges were dropped and all those arrested were released late

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ORGANISE, MOBILISE AND RESIST FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AS WELL AS ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES

* LABOUR MUST NOW CHANGE FROM ITS ERRONEOUS POLICY OF BARKING WITHOUT BITING * WE CHALLENGE THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A WELL-MOBILISED 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) join the labour movement and the working masses to condemn the fuel price hike from N145 per litre to N162 per

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INCREASE IN PETROL PRICE: ONE INCREASE TOO MANY

SPN CHALLENGES NLC, TUC AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS NOT TO SIMPLY CONDEMN THIS ANTI-POOR ATTACK IN WORDS SUSTAINED PUBLIC MASS ACTIONS NEED TO BE DECLARED TO RESIST BUHARI-LED REGIME’S GROWING ATTACKS AND ANTI-POOR POLICIES The recent increase in Ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, from N138.62 per litre to N151.56 per litre is one increase too

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SPN CALLS FOR A TOTAL CANCELLATION OF ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND REJECTS HIKE IN THE PRICE OF FUEL AND OTHER UTILITIES

NLC, TUC and ULC should unite to declare a 24-hour Nationwide Strike and street protests to resist the hike in Electricity Tariff and Petrol Price The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) demands a total cancellation of the suspended hike in the electricity tariff and rejects the hike in the price of petrol while demands an immediate reversal. The implementation of

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SPN WELCOMES REDUCTION OF PETROL PRICE FROM N145 TO N125 PER LITRE

* SPN ALSO DEMANDS THE REDUCTION OF THE PRICES OF KEROSENE AND DIESEL! The Federal government through the NNPC has on Wednesday 18 March 2020 reduced the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125 as a result of the collapse of crude oil prices on the world market and the attendant reduction of landing cost of refined fuel products.

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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