Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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2023 Elections: An Urgent Necessity for Pro-Working People Political Alternative

Only alternative based on a socialist progamme can rescue Nigeria and reconstruct its economy in the interest of workers and the masses The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has recently announced February 18, 2023 as the tentative date the next general election is scheduled to hold across the country. If held, it will be the seventh since the country returned

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GROSS FAILURE OF BUHARI GOVERNMENT ON SECURITY

Only United Mass Actions of Workers and Oppressed can End Insecurity The security situation in the country has not just underscored the inherently inept nature of the Buhari/APC government and all state governments ruling through the major capitalist parties, but has also shown the inability of neo-colonial capitalism to resolve the national question and even the socio-economic issue facing Nigeria,

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JUSTICE FOR OCTOBER 2020 ENDSARS PROTESTERS AND ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND STATE REPRESSION

Release all #EndSARS Protesters still in Detention as well as all Political Detainees Fight State Repression! End Capitalism!! For a Democratic and Socialist Nigeria!!! October 2020 will go down in history as a month of revolt. It was the month Nigerian youth took the wheel of history, rolling it with the aim of opening a new page. While a new

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Oyetola, Aregbesola and Osun Underdevelopment

Setting the Record Straight The recent dirty fight between the supporters of the current Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, and his predecessor cum former boss, Rauf Aregbesola has again brought to the fore, the rotten politics being played by bourgeois politicians. It has shown that Nigerian bourgeois politicians have little or no honour to their name in their quest for

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A Call for a Campaign for a Fighting and Democratic Trade Union Movement

CDWR proposes the formation of network of workers, trade unions activists and socialists Workers have come under sustained attacks not only in Nigeria but globally as workers have been made to pay for the crisis of capitalism worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Nigeria, the crisis has been worsened by the weakness of trade unions occasioned by the class collaborationist

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Mouka Workers Wage a Struggle against Poor Working Conditions

But Betrayed by the National Leaders of NUFCLAMPE Mouka workers in Lagos embarked on strike action on August 11, 2021 in response to poor working conditions and highhandedness of the Mouka management. Workers’ salary was stagnated for 11 years; workers do not get adequate compensation when injured and not protected from the hazardous working environment largely polluted by chemicals. Also,

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Poor Working Condition and Indecent Labour Practices in Ibadan-Based Factories!

CDWR calls on the state and national leadership of NLC and TUC for immediate intervention The precarious working condition and indecent labour practices which include violation of right of workers to form and belong to a trade union,, poor-pay, imposition of exploitative policies like casualisation and contract employment among others have not only continued but obviously worsened across workplaces especially

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Oyo State: Campaign for Affordable and Regular Electricity Gains Momentum

The campaign for a mass based and unified community movement for affordable and regular supply of electricity launched in Oyo State through the formation of the Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity, CARE, has begun to gain momentum as many community groups and organizations have joined CARE and its activities with new ones soliciting to join. CARE was launched in

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CARE Solidarises With Isolo Community; Demands an end to Loadshedding and Overbilling

Residents of Isolo axis of Lagos, comprising Metropolitan College Road, Onawale Street, Ayanlu Street and its environs has been subjected to 2 days on and 1 day off  electricity supply arrangement in the past 8 years. Due to this load-shedding policy, electricity supply to the community is abysmally poor as residents do not get up to 5 hours electricity daily.

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OAU Students Hold Peaceful Protest Over Death of Miss Adesina

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife was shut down by the management led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitayo Ogunbodede on October 1, 2021 after a protest by over a thousand OAU Ife students led by the Electoral Commission, Central Executive Council-elect, Hall Representative Council-elect and Students Representative Council-elect over the demise of one of us, late Miss Aisha Adesina, a

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New VC in UI: Workers and Students Should Prepare to Defend Interest and Rights

On the 14th October, 2021, the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan led by the Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, a former National Chairman of All Progressive congress, APC announced Professor Kayode Adebowale as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University. This was after a very protracted process that was marred with controversies largely revolved around both the religious and tribal

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BAD STATE OF SANGO-OTA ROAD: CDWR Supports Mass Protests of Workers, Youths and Community People

We Demand the Use of Public Works Department under Democratic Control of Workers and Community People for Public Projects The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter commend workers, youth and community people as well as Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over different protests against the sorry state of Sango-Ota roads. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator CDWR Ogun

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House Demolitions and Empty Estates in Abuja

For a Mass Campaign for Low- Cost Decent Housing for Working People and the Poor Recently there have been repeated demolitions of houses in Abuja in their hundreds, and sometimes in thousands. Mr Ikharo Attah, the chairman FCTA Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation said “We carried out all the clean-up or demolition, as you call it, with strong empathy

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Ajegunle People Must Resist Multiple Taxations and Agitate for Basic Amenities

Residents, traders, and workers in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Lagos State, and elsewhere continue to face unrelenting government attacks on their small businesses and living conditions from local, state, and federal governments, as well as parasitic multinational business organisations like EKO DISCO. By Moshood Osunfunrewa, DSM Ajegunle The community people have come under sustained attacks through the imposition of multiple taxes and levies

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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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Buhari’s 2022 Budget: Not a Way-out from the Worsening Economic Crisis

Working People must prepare for Resistance against more Capitalist Attacks President Muhammadu Buhari on October 7 2021 presented the proposed budget for the year 2022 to the National Assembly. The N16.4 trillion plan is tagged the Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability. No doubt, there will be growth even though anaemic and sluggish. However, what will be sustained, if they

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Pandora Papers Shine Light on Nigeria’s “Fantastically Corrupt” Elite

Premium Times along with a few other media organizations in Nigeria have been publishing daily exposures of the revelations they unearthed alongside 600 journalists from 150 news organizations around the world in a global investigation into the “offshore hideaways of some of the world’s most powerful personalities”. The project, known as Pandora Papers, is facilitated by the International Consortium of

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TIME FOR A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST TO TACKLE RISING COST OF LIVING AND UNEMPLOYMENT!

FOR THE BUILDING OF A MASS WORKERS POLITICAL PARTY BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO KICK OUT THE APC, PDP AND ALL CAPITALIST PARTIES! Aside the daily orgy of violence, abductions and killings in Nigeria, one other fact of everyday life is the rising cost of living and its attendant consequences on the already impoverished working people. Living conditions, for big

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COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE A.K.A OMOMEEWA: AN INDEFATIGABLE STUDENT ACTIVIST, PRO-WORKER ADVOCATE AND SOCIALIST HOUNDED TO DEATH BY THE LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (LASU) MANAGEMENT IN RETRIBUTION FOR HIS ROLE IN STUDENTS AND WORKERS STRUGGLES IN THE INSTITUTION

We demand immediate arrest and prosecution of his killers For a probe panel democratically constituted by elected representatives of the students union, staff unions, trade unions and civil society to unravel the circumstances surrounding his sudden and unfortunate death including possible complicity of the University administration. An end to victimization and tyranny on LASU campus The Education Rights Campaign (ERC)

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Labour Must Resist Fuel Price Hike and All Anti-Poor Policies

DSM WELCOMES LABOUR MARCH 10 NATIONAL PROTEST TO DEFEND THE MINIMUM WAGE AGAINST ATTACKS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the March 2nd decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mobilize for a “national protest action” starting from March 10, 2021 against (1) the ploy by the capitalist elite to undermine the national