Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL OTHER POLITICALLY-DETAINED ACTIVISTS NOW

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strongest terms the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore by the DSS despite a court order and having fulfilled the bail conditions. We hereby demand the immediate and unconditional release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo (Mandate), who has been detained since August 5 RevolutionNow protest, Agba Jalingo who has been detained in Cross

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GANI FAWEHINMI: DEFIANCE AS A CAUSE

GANI FAWEHINMI: DEFIANCE AS A CAUSE By Lanre Arogundade and Hassan Soweto Gani lived a life that was quintessentially defined by uncommon defiance of manifestations of abuse of power, especially corruption at the top levels of society and governance. He simply detested such and fought it with all he had in his nerves and veins. The echoes of the beneficial

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Gani Fawehinmi (1938 – 2009): A Foremost Working Peoples’ Leader

First posted on September 11, 2009 The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condoles with the family of Chief Gani Fawehinmi on the death of an outstanding working peoples’ leader and joins millions of working class people in Nigeria and internationally to celebrate his life and struggles. We reaffirm our dedication to the best of the

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL DETAINED ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demand immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. We also demand the release of all activists and journalists and a halt to all attacks on democratic rights. In the same vein, we demand an

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SPN Condemns Court Order to Detain Sowore for 45 Days

The Socialist Party Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the judicial contrivance of the federal government obtained through an order of the Federal High Court to detain Omoyele Sowore for another 45 days. We restate our demand for immediate and unconditional release of Omoyele Sowore as well as all detained activists and journalists. We call for an immediate meeting of civil society

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SPN Condemns Police Repression of August 5 Peaceful Protest

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the repression of peaceful protest held in Lagos, Osogbo, Abeokuta and a few other cities nationwide on Monday 5th August 2019 by armed police and other security operatives including the Joint Military Force popularly known as OP MESA. Tear gas and live ammunition were used to disperse the protests. We demand the immediate

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DSM DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF OMOYELE SOWORE

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demands the immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last General Elections and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore was arrested midnight on Saturday August 3 by the Department of State Service (DSS). The arrest is obviously connected to stopping Sowore’s call and coordination for

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SPN Demands Immediate and Unconditional Release of Sowore

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore, the leader of African Action Congress (AAC) and Publisher of Sahara Reporters by the Department of State Service (DSS) today Saturday August 3, 2019. We demand his immediate and unconditional release. We understand that the arrest of Sowore is not unconnected to a nationwide protest being

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SPN HOLDS BUHARI-LED REGIME RESPONSIBLE FOR BLOODY TURNOUT OF SHIITES’ PROTEST

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) holds the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the bloody turnout of the protest by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky. We hold the Buhari-led regime responsible based on the failure of the regime to obey all court orders ordering the

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PRESIDENT BUHARI IS PAYING LIP SERVICE TO N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE

LABOUR SHOULD MOBILISE WORKERS FOR A ONE-DAY WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST SPN DEMANDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS AND WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the federal government’s poor handling of the minimum wage implementation. President Buhari’s administration’s continuous delay in the implementation of the N30,

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Sacked ENL Dockworkers Return to Court on July 17

A Call for Solidarity By Davy Fidel After almost three years of deadlock in court, the matter of 584 dockworkers unjustly retrenched by ENL Consortium came up for a hearing on Thursday June 20, 2019 at the National Industrial Court. The workers in their hundreds were already in the court premises around 7:45am to display their banners and chant solidarity

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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