Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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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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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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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OSUN STATE UNDER OYETOLA/APC RULE: HOW WORKING PEOPLE AND POOR ARE BEING SHORTCHANGED AND EXPLOITED

By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator, DSM Osun State By 27th November 2020, Governor Gboyega Oyetola/APC led Government in Osun State will be two years in office. No one needs a soothsayer to know that there is nothing significant to show for it in terms of human and physical development of the state, yet the government is eager to score itself high in

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LAGOS STATE SPN KNOCKS SANWO-OLU OVER LAGOS DOCTORS’ STRIKE UNDER RISING COVID-19 CASES

CALLS GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STRIKING DOCTORS Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has knocked the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government over the planned doctors’ strike, which is set to commence on Monday, 13th of July, 2020. The party expresses solidarity with the Medical Guild, the affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),

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THE LIE AND LIES OF CAPITALIST ELECTIONS: EDO STATE EXAMPLE!

Neither Obaseki nor Ize-Iyamu can make Edo State work for the workers and poor masses ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ARMED WITH SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN GUARANTEE BETTER WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ALL By Eko John Nicholas, DSM National Committee member In an almost breath-taking public display of cynical opportunism the main protagonists in the Edo state governorship election

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THE FAILURE OF THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT AND HOW TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER NIGERIA

DSM AJEROMI-IFELODUN, LAGOS, HOLDS A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM By Moshood Oshunfurewa, DSM Ajegunle Branch In spite of the heavy economic and societal burden placed on the Nigerian masses and the working people by the failure of the corrupt capitalist government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-four (24) Ajegunle residents, including comrades of the DSM, participated in a public

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Akele: Tribute to a courageous working class fighter

By Lanre Arogundade With Ayodele Akele’s remains committed to mother earth today in his hometown of Akungba, Ondo State, it is worth reiterating that he has earned his place in the hall of fame of genuine working class fighters. Comrades who worked with him at different periods of his leadership of the National Union of Public Corporation Employees in Lagos

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GX FOOD LIMITED: Workers remain resolute and steadfast amidst intimidation by management

Appeal for more international and national solidarity By Abbey Trotsky GX Foods workers approached the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) branch in Oyo State to intervene in the attacks on their working conditions in April 2020. Since then, CDWR comrades in solidarity have played major roles in the struggle. GX Foods Limited, Ibadan, is allegedly owned by Senator

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Lagos SPN Condemns the Spending of N80 Million on Lagos Lawmakers Wives’ Dubai ‘Training’ Trip

The recent revelation that the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa spent N80 million on a Dubai ‘training’ trip for 20 wives of Lagos lawmakers is highly condemnable. This is just one amongst the many profligate public expenditures by the Lagos State House of Assembly. Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees this

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SPN CONDEMNS KILLINGS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND TINA EZEKWE

SPN SUPPORTS THE MASS PROTEST IN US AND ACROSS THE WORLD SPN DEMANDS AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, RACIAL VIOLENCE AND ALL FORMS OF OPPRESSION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by Minneapolis Police officers on May 25, 2020, after he was arrested for allegedly buying cigarettes with a

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Coronavirus – Labour and Working People Must Force Governments at all Levels to Contain its Spread

Coronavirus Pandemic – A Failure of Capitalism Labour and Working People Must Force Governments at all Levels to Contain the Spread of Virus in Nigeria By Peluola Adewale Perhaps nothing in recent history has exposed the incompetence of capitalism to meet the basic needs of the people and advance humanity further than the global outbreak of Coronavirus otherwise called Covid-19

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Buhari Supporters attack protesters demanding the immediate release of Sowore and respect of democratic rights in Abuja.

A call for donations to replace comrade’s phone snatched in the protest On Monday December 23, 2019, a coalition of civil society organizations organized demonstration to the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja and Lagos to protest the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore and other activists by Buhari government in violation of court order. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement

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ERC DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF YAHUZA TIJJANI

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) vehemently condemns the illegal arrest and detention of Yahuza Tijjani, a 200 level student of the Department of Science and Technology Education, Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He was arrested on 30th September, 2019 for allegedly criticizing a lawmaker representing Madobi Local Government Area in the Kano State Assembly. He has since that time been under

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Abbey Trotsky vs Police and Sumal Foods Ibadan: A call for Solidarity Actions

Matter comes up Thursday October 24, 2019 at Magistrate Court Iyaganku, Ibadan By Peluola Adewale The trial of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) over trumped-up charges by the police at instance of Sumal Foods, Ibadan will come up

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FINANCIAL APPEAL FOR A CAMPAIGN ON MINIMUM WAGE, CASUALISATION AND AGAINST STATE HARRASMENT OF ABBEY TROTSKY

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) –a campaign platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to intervene in workers struggle – would like to request your donation to the financial appeal meant for a campaign we have initiated to argue and fight for the full implementation of the minimum wage at all levels and an end to

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CLOSURE OF BORDER IS NOT A SOLUTION

MASSIVE PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE AND BASIC COMMODITIES IS THE WAY-OUT The closure of border on August 19, 2019 has created more crises for the working masses than they already have considering the rapid rising cost of consumables most of which are imported through the Seme border via Republic of Benin. The closure has provoked increment of prices of some

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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