Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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2023: No Genuine Alternative Amongst all the Capitalist Candidates

Only a Mass Workers’ Party with Socialist Program can Save Nigeria Given the seeming perpetual decline in the living conditions of the majority of Nigerians in the last seven and half years of the Buhari/APC government, it will be expected that many Nigerians will want to use the 2023 elections to punish the ruling politicians and parties and seek for

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COLLAPSE OF 4 DISCOS AND THEIR TAKEOVER BY GOVERNMENT INDICATES AN OBVIOUS FAILURE OF POWER PRIVATISATION

Renationalisation of the Power Companies Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out The fact that four Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) failed and others are being kept afloat by the incessant bailout and public intervention funds clearly prove the futility and failure of the privatization program. The federal government and banks recently took over Kano DISCO, Kaduna DISCO,

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JAPA PHENOMENON REFLECTS THE WORSENING OF NIGERIA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISIS

• Only Mass Struggle for a Better Nigeria and Socialist Alternative can Stop Mass Emigration Immediately after the news of the brutal massacre of protesters at Lekki Toll Gate by men of the Nigerian Army broke, increasing numbers of Nigerian youths who had just been freshly radicalized by the ground-shaking #EndSARS protests that were being repressed had one chorus –

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COMMERCIAL DRIVERS EMBARK ON STRIKE IN LAGOS AGAINST EXTORTION

For a Democratically Controlled Union or Association of Drivers to Defend Members’ Welfare Commercial bus drivers in Lagos under the auspices of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association (JDWAN) went on a seven-day strike beginning from Monday October 31 over extortion and attacks by motor park thugs popularly known as “agberos”. By Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR For many years now

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BRAZIL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Bolsonaro Defeated But the Struggle is Not Over

In the tightest presidential election ever in Brazil, the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro was narrowly defeated by the veteran candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio da Silva, popularly known as Lula. Lula scraped to victory taking 50.9% of the vote to Bolsonaro’s 49.1%. Lula won 59 million votes to Bolsonaro’s 57 million. Brazil is now a highly polarised

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WHAT IS MARXISM? An Introduction

This article was published in April 2022 in Socialism Today, the monthly journal of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) as one of the content of five new Introduction to Marxism pamphlets. They are based on a series first printed in 2003 but take into account the context of the present period, and a fresh approach has been taken

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OYO STATE: Neither Makinde Re-Election nor His Replacement by APC or Accord Candidate can Guarantee A Better Life For Working People and Youth

Only a government formed by working people and run on Socialist Programme Can Satisfy the Needs and Desire of Workers, Youth and the Poor  It is no news that incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is one of the candidates that will be participating in the 2023 general elections as the Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.

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IKANGBA-AGORO-YEMULE FISH FARMS FLOOD DISASTER: Only Sustained, and Determined Struggles Can Win Concessions from the State and Federal Governments

Fish Farmers must be Prepared to Organize Themselves Linking Their Struggles With the Demand for Adequate Investments in Agriculture by Governments We call on the NLC, TUC, civil society organizations, Socialists, and farmers’ organizations to support the fish farmers’ struggle and prevail on both the state and federal governments to accede to their demands On July 28, 2022, fish farmers

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GCI IBADAN: The Planned Handover to Wale Babalakin-led Old Boys Association is a Privatisation of Public School

  NLC, TUC and NUT Must Join Parents and Host community in the Agitation Against the Private Takeover of GCI and Other Public Schools Since April 2022, parents of students currently schooling at Government College Ibadan, GCI, members of the host community and civil society organizations under the auspices of Joint Action Front, JAF with members of Democratic Socialist Movement

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE:

Persecution of Abbey Trotsky on Trumped-up Charges Continues Appeal for Solidarity for CDWR’s Campaign Against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces It is now over three years since Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, and the Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist party of Nigeria, SPN was

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Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference

Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference The Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association (PERESSA), affiliated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had its 8th Triennial Delegate Conference on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 where a Socialist trade unionist, comrade Rufus Olusesan, was elected as president. Comrade Rufus is a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

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ADELEKE/PDP’S GOVERNMENT IN OSUN STATE: Can it Deliver?

After four years of rudderless leadership, the Oyetola government has been replaced by a new government of Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This is of course with a caveat: the possibility of the judicial overturning of Adeleke’s victory. Whatever happens however, nothing can change the fact that Oyetola is the first sitting governor in Osun State history

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HAPPY RESUMPTION: HOLD THE ANTI-POOR BUHARI ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WASTED 8 MONTHS!

TO PREVENT ANOTHER STRIKE, NIGERIAN STUDENTS MUST BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CAMPAIGN TO FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL ALL AGREEMENTS WITH STAFF UNIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes students of public universities back to their respective institutions after eight months of school closure due to the failure of Buhari government to meet the demands of ASUU and

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Nigeria’s Worst Flood in a Decade

Graphic Example of how Capitalism Fails People and the Environment This year, floods have wreaked serious havoc and suffering in Nigeria. The country experiences flood every year but this is the worst since 2012 when there was a similar degree of devastation with 363 deaths and over 2 million people affected. The monstrous floods by mid-October had already officially claimed

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OGUN STATE GOV. ABIODUN’S PLEDGE TO FIX JUST ONE SIDE OF LONG-ABANDONED 32km IFO ROAD IS LAUGHABLE AND AN ADMISSION OF FAILURE

*SPN DEMANDS THE COMPLETION OF ALL SECTIONS OF THE DUALISED 32-KILOMETRE ROAD The decision of the Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, as reported in the Punch newspaper of 31st August 2022, to “fix one side of the 32km Sango-Ota/Ijoko/Olambe/Akute/Alagbole road” in Ifo local government is laughable, an insult to the intelligence of the people of Ifo LGA and an admission

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SEGUN SANGO (7 MAY 1958 – 23 MAY 2022)

INIMITABLE MARXIST REVOLUTIONARY, UNREPENTANT SOCIALIST, AND SELFLESS WORKING-CLASS FIGHTER As We Mourn his Passing, We Call on Working Class Activists and the Labour Movement Particularly the NLC and TUC to fulfill his Long-Term Desire and Struggle for the Building of an Independent and Genuine Mass Workers Party to Abolish Capitalism and Enthrone a Socialist Nigeria Following a prolonged illness, comrade

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE MASSES CANNOT BEAR THIS SUFFERING ANYMORE!

Organize and Mobilize for Mass Actions Now! We Call on NLC and TUC to Urgently Declare a 48-Hour General Strike Ordinarily, Nigerians are no strangers to suffering. But if the truth must be told, the kind of suffering and misery being experienced by the mass of Nigerians over the past few months is second to none. The bitter truth is

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS:  A FARCE IN THE OFFING

Only a government of Workers and Poor Formed on a Socialist Programme can Guarantee the Reconstruction of Society in the Interests of Working People By Abbey Trotsky Barring any last-minute changes, the 2023 general elections will be taking place against the background of economic, political and social crisis currently bedeviling the country and an obvious absence of a mass working

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NIGERIA’S RAGING SECURITY CRISES

A Frankenstein Monster Created by the Failure of Capitalism By H.T. Soweto The 28 March 2022 horrific terrorist attack by bandits on a Kaduna-bound train will continue to evoke outrage for some time to come. Coming about seven years since the Buhari government came to power on a mandate to end rampaging insecurity whose main manifestation as at then was

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKES AND POOR SUPPLY

Public Ownership of Power Sector Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out By Chinedu Bosah The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed disclosed on Thursday, March 10, 2022, that the federal government had quietly removed subsidy on electricity tariff. The implication of this policy is that working people and the poor masses will be forced to pay