Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the new era of global capitalism

The world has been plunged into another catastrophe on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, following the murderous Putin regime’s invasion of Ukraine. The war, which has raged for more than two weeks, has brought with it carnage and human suffering not experienced in Europe since the Balkan wars in the 1990s. By Tony Saunois, Secretary, Committee for a Workers’ International

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Putin sends troops into Ukraine – For workers’ unity against war and capitalism!

Statement issued by the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) on February 24 when the war started. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Thursday, 24 February, that he has ordered a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Socialists and the wider working-class movement must condemn Putin’s military invasion, which will bring the death of many innocent civilians and widespread destruction. The

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BURKINA FASO COUP: Turbulent Future Awaits the Working People and Youth

Mass Struggle and Working Class Independence Necessary On Monday 24 January 2022, a group of military officers toppled President Roch Kabore-led government in Burkina Faso. The junta, which is named the “Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR)” and led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, has suspended the constitution and the National Assembly. It has also placed President Kabore

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SPN CONDEMNS BRUTAL STATE REPRESSION OF MASS PROTEST IN KAZAKHSTAN

WE DEMAND AN END TO ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression of the legitimate mass protest of the people who are tired of massive corruption and capitalist misrule by the former government and the current government. The SPN hails the heroic mass protest of the working masses that challenged hike in fuel

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Fidel Castro Death 5th Anniversary:

For Workers’ Democracy and International Solidarity to Defend Cuban Revolution On Thursday November 25, it was the fifth anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro, the leader of the 1959 Cuba Revolution. He led the 26th of July Movement in a determined and relentless struggle against dictatorship and oligarchy. This culminated in a victory on January 1, 1959 over the

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Sudan: Masses spurn internationally-brokered agreement with coup leader

No to deals with the generals or capitalists! For a revolutionary government of the workers and poor! Fearful of the continuing mass uprising across Sudan in opposition to the military coup of October 25th, Prime Minister Hamdok was formally restored to his position, on Sunday 21 November, following an internationally brokered agreement reached with coup leader General Al-Burham. By Nick

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Military coup in Sudan – defiant masses take to the streets

Mass resistance can defeat the coup and bring working people to power A military coup has taken place in Sudan. The army has arrested civilian ministers and their advisors. However, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in defiance with chants of: “The people are stronger, stronger!” and “Retreat is not an option!” John Gillman, Socialist Party

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Kabul falls: A devastating blow to the US and Western imperialism – Afghans’ suffering continues under Taliban

On Sunday 15 August, the Taliban reached the capital of Kabul, forcing the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani from power. Thousands of residents tried desperately to board planes to flee the hard-line Islamic force. After Ghani fled the country, Taliban fighters took control of the empty presidential palace and abandoned police posts in Kabul. The Taliban released thousands of inmates

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Cuban protests – what do they represent?

Cuban protests – what do they represent? On 11 July, Cuba was rocked by the largest protests to have taken place since the “Maleconazo” protests that erupted in 1994. The 1994 protests followed the collapse of the former USSR and the abrupt cutting off of aid to Cuba. It resulted in a staggering 30% decline in Cuban GDP and the

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South Africa – Riots and Looting a Dead End!

Build Working Class Unity to Win Jobs and Services for ALL. Set the Launch Date for a Socialist Mass Workers Party. Marxist Workers Party statement (The MWP is the South African affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International, the international socialist organisation which the Democratic Socialist Movement is also part of) Since the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma, South

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Centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party

July 2021 marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Within a few short years, the party attracted widespread support. Although defeated the Chinese Revolution of 1925-27 – led by the workers of Shanghai and Guangzhou (Canton) – represents, despite its tragic outcome, one of the most magnificent movements in the history of the international working

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Super League collapses- reclaim football from billionaire owners!

The plan to set up a new ‘European Super League’ was met with instant frustration, anger, and dismay. The proposals also met with universal disdain and managed to unite normally partisan fans across Europe in opposition to this new league. At the time of writing, the Super League plans are in disarray, as most of the clubs involved have pulled

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BIDEN’S PRESIDENCY: “NOTHING WILL CHANGE FUNDAMENTALLY IN THE LONG RUN”

DSM HOLDS VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM ON US ELECTIONS On Saturday 30 January 2021, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held a virtual symposium with the theme: ‘Biden Presidency: What prospects for the working masses in America, Africa and elsewhere?’ Lined up to speak at the event were: Ashley Rogers from the Independent Socialist Group (ISG) – supporters of the Committee for a

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Uganda’s 2021 election and the rise of Bobi Wine

President Yoweri Museveni returned to power after claiming victory in Uganda’s 14 January presidential elections. The Uganda Electoral Commission awarded Museveni and his ruling-National Resistance Movement (NRM) 58.64% of the vote (5.8 million votes) and laughably rejected accusations of vote-rigging. Museveni retains the odious title of one of Africa’s top-five longest-serving rulers. By Shaun Arendse, Marxist Workers Party (CWI South

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US in crisis – need for a mass workers’ party and socialist programme

In unprecedented scenes, reminiscent of events in Latin America, Asia or Africa, US capitalism plunged into a deeper crisis yesterday as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Congress on Capitol Hill urged on by their leader Trump. By Tony Saunois, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Secretary The incredible images of hundreds, some armed, entering the Congress building and debating

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USA: After the polarised elections – what way forward for the working class?

In the US, and around the world, millions greeted Trump’s defeat in the US elections. His probable removal from office, notwithstanding his legal claims, will be widely welcomed. Clearly there will be changes within the US and international repercussions – although many of the worldwide changes will be in trying to act more closely with traditional US allies than in

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US: Narrow poll lead for Biden in highly polarised elections

Protest against voter suppression and any attempts to throw out votes in this election. Organize against lesser evilism and build a mass, progressive, and left political party for working people. By Jeff Booth, Independent Socialist Group (USA), first published in the USA on November 4th, 2020 The day after the national elections, November 4th, vote counts were too close to

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80th Anniversary of the Assassination of Leon Trotsky: The Lessons for Africa and Nigeria

By Kola Ibrahim On 20th August, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the co-leader with Vladimir Lenin of the Russian October 1917 Revolution, was murdered in Cocoayan, Mexico by Ramon Mercader, a Stalinist agent who disguised himself as a follower of Trotsky. This event marked a special mention in the working class movement globally, as Trotsky, after Lenin’s death, contributed majorly to the

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MALI CRISIS: SPN CALLS ON WORKING PEOPLE NOT TO HAVE ANY TRUST IN PRO-CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT FORMED OR MIDWIVED BY THE MILITARY

ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ON A SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN RESCUE THE COUNTRY AND ITS ECONOMY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) salutes the workers and ordinary people of Mali over their steadfast struggle against the corrupt, anti-poor government of Ibrahim Keita which was removed eventually via a military coup on August 18, 2020. However, experience in other

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80th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination: The revolutionary ideas of a Marxist giant

On 21 August 1940, the revolutionary socialist Leon Trotsky died after being attacked by a Stalinist agent the previous day. Along with Lenin, Trotsky was the foremost leader of the October 1917 socialist revolution in Russia. With the advent of the Stalin-led counterrevolution in the Soviet Union, which also wrecked the international communist movement – the Third International (Comintern) –