Democratic Socialist Movement

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Abbey Trotsky arrested again, this time by DSS

Update: Abbey was released from the Ibadan office of the Department of State Service (DSS) on the evening of Sunday June 9. The secret police claimed that he was only invited for questioning and asked him to help stop the further spread of the news that he was arrested on social media. Obviously as experience has repeated shown, this development

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Action needed to free Abiodun Bamigboye!

UPDATE 9:23pm 23 May 2019 The arrested comrades, Abbey and Arowosegbe are at Zone 2 police command in Osogbo, Osun state. We had comrades and lawyers waiting for them, and eventually they will be released on bail into the care of Alfred Adegoke, a DSM comrade and lawyer living in Osogbo who was the SPN’s candidate in last September’s Osun

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SIGNING OF N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT AN END ON ITS OWN

Socialist Democracy May – June 2019 Edition SIGNING OF N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT AN END ON ITS OWN The leadership of NLC, TUC and ULC must be ready for a united and concerted struggle to force the full implementation without retrenchment of workers in public and private sectors By Abbey Trotsky After over three years the N18, 000 National

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SPN TAKES SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO NIGERIANS IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

SPN TAKES SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO NIGERIANS IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS The Struggle to Mobilise Nigerians Around Socialist Change Continues By Bosah Chinedu For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a political party with socialist programmes participated in a general election. For years, the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) struggled and defeated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

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RESTRUCTURING: Can it resolve Nigeria’s Social, Economic and Political Problems?

RESTRUCTURING: Can it resolve Nigeria’s Social, Economic and Political Problems? By Kola Ibrahim No doubts Nigeria is in a deep crisis and many different recipes are being put forward to get out of it, one of the most frequently heard is “restructuring”. Now restructuring means different things to different people based on interests. However, there are some common terms that

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Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets

Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets Serge Jordan and Sabah Ahmed (Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI) Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since December 19, unprecedented in their geographic scope and duration. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers worldwide in front of Sudanese embassies to showcase their solidarity with

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#EndSARS: MORE MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS NEEDED UNTIL THE DEMANDS ARE WON

#EndSARS: MORE MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS NEEDED UNTIL THE DEMANDS ARE WON WE CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE HALT TO UNDIGNIFIED TREATMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND NIGERIANS IN GENERAL FOR A DEMOCRATIC REFORM OF THE POLICE AND SECURITY APPARATUS TO TRULY SERVE THE PEOPLE’S INTEREST FOR A POLICE UNION AND THE RIGHT OF THE ARMY AND OTHER SECURITY OPERATIVES TO UNIONISE

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What We Stand For

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST MOVEMENT (DSM) What We Stand For The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), has over two decades history of struggle. Formed by labour and student socialist activists, we had our founding conference in 1986. Because of the era of military dictatorship in which it was born, our organization was

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BOKO HARAM’S CONTINUING BOMBINGS: Working Masses Must Unite against Descent into Anarchy

BOKO HARAM’S CONTINUING BOMBINGS: Working Masses Must Unite against Descent into Anarchy On the sidelines of the renewed mass struggle against President Jonathan’s government New year day announcement of the popularly-hated neo-liberal policy of removal of fuel subsidy/fuel price hike, the dreaded Islamist fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram has continued its dastardly attacks in the North East of Nigeria. The statement

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OYO STATE WORKERS RESIST N9, 400 “RELATIVITY PAY”, SUSPENDS STATE LABOUR LEADERSHIP AND INSTITUTES ACTION COMMITTEE.

OYO STATE WORKERS RESIST N9, 400 “RELATIVITY PAY”, SUSPENDS STATE LABOUR LEADERSHIP AND INSTITUTES ACTION COMMITTEE. Immediate mass mobilization towards the nationwide general strike needed By Ayo Ademiluyi In the wave of struggle over the non-implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage, Oyo State workers have passed a vote of no confidence on the state labour leadership for their seeming complicity

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Stalinism and after: On the 20th anniversary of 1989

History Socialism Today Stalinism and after On the 20th anniversary of 1989 Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales). Article from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party. When the Berlin wall was dismantled in 1989 and Stalinist regimes came crashing down, capitalism declared itself victorious. The collapse of Stalinism was used in a global ideological

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ASSBIFI and pro-labour organisations protest unlawful sack of LASACO unit chairman

ASSBIFI and pro-labour organisations protest unlawful sack of LASACO unit chairman Management forced to Round Table The Association of Senior Staff of Banks and Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSIBIFI) and other pro-labour organisations (CDWR, DSM, and UAD) picketed LASACO Assurance premises at Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday January 15, 2009 in protest of the unlawful sacking of the union’s unit chairman,

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President Yar’adua’s Era: A new dawn for the masses?

CHAPTER ONE HOPE TRIUMPHING OVER EXPERIENCE Within a few weeks of President Yar’Adua coming into office, there was a widespread belief that somehow, he was going to be “different”. Truly this is another example of hope triumphing over experience. In the real scientific term, President Yar’Adua’s era is a mere continuation of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s inglorious anti-poor and incorrigibly corrupt

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DSM Holds National Committee (NC) Meeting

DSM Holds National Committee (NC) Meeting At its National Committee (NC) meeting held between September 23 and 24, 2006, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) x-rayed the capitalist induced socio-economic problems confronting humanity in Nigeria and internationally and came to a conclusion that only the working class unity and a working people political alternative built on a socialist programme nationally and

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NCP: Right Wing NEC Seeks To Destroy Party’s Radical Tradition; Expels, Suspends Socialists and Left

August Special Edition of Socialist Democracy NCP: Right Wing NEC Seeks To Destroy Party’s Radical Tradition; Expels, Suspends Socialists and Left Opponents. Segun Sango, Lagos Chair of the NCP and General Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has been expelled by the Dr. Osagie Obayuwana led national leadership of the NCP. The expulsion letter signed by Mallam Yunusa S.

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Socialist Democracy May 2006

OBASANJO AGAIN? NO WAY! Officially and publicly, President Olusegun Obasanjo has not announced his intention to remain in power beyond May 2007, his terminal period as President under the military imposed 1999 constitution. Notwithstanding his ostrich game on this issue, all key economic and political features and manipulations going on under the regime clearly point only in one direction –

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Socialist Democracy Nov – Dec 2005

Contents LASCO’S RALLIES: WHERE DO THE MASSES GO FROM HERE?   CORRUPTION: DPS ALAMIEYESEIGHA AND TAFA BALOGUN SAGA   BELLVIEW PLANE CRASH: "Dividend" Of Privatisation   CHIMA UBANI (1963 – 2005) The Demise Of A Class Fighter   CLAMP DOWN ON ETHNIC GROUP LEADERS What It Means   LAGOS POLICE-ARMY CLASH A Manifestation of Societal Rot   FLOUR MILLS Victimised

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September 2005 Special issue Socialist Democracy

September 14, 2005 Special issue Socialist Democracy NLC/LASCO protests: Fuel price hike, chase out Obasanjo regime   The current hike of fuel price is totally unjustifiable. According to the government, petroleum products are being subsidised by $4.5 million a day. However, when this so-called subsidy is compared with what income is daily generated from oil sales, then, the absolute anti-poor

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Socialist Democracy Aug – Sept 2005

Socialist Democracy Aug – Sept 2005 Index Contents After Failed National Confab: Labour Must Fight Consistently The Paris Club “Debt Relief” Package: A Big Con Proposed Fuel Price Hike: Mobilise For Regime And System Change! Fresh Democratic Election Must Be Conducted For Lagos State Local Councils Six Apo Killings Funding Privately Owned Commercial Banks With Public Money Is Super Corruption

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Socialist Democracy Special edition July 2005

Contents INCESSANT FUEL HIKE: Labour Needs Revolutionary Mass Actions To Defeat This Baseless And Provocative Anti-poor Policy NATIONAL CONFAB IS AN EXPENSIVE JOKE: Labour Leaders Should Pull Out Immediately ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE LED NLC: Six Years Of Missed Opportunities OBASANJO’S ANTI-CORRUPTION POSTURING WILL NOT HALT TREASURY LOOTING 2005 TRADE UNION ACT: undemocratic and Anti-Labour – DSM Complete text on one page