Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Hold Local Government Elections in Osun State Now!

Hold Local Government Elections in Osun State Now! No to All Austerity Policies on the working and poor people For a Working People led Probe Into the Finances of the Aregbesola Government By Alfred Adegoke, Osun Chairperson, SPN For the past five years, the Rauf Aregbesola government has been appointing people into the local government councils without elections. This is

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CRIN IBADAN: Mass Struggle of Workers and Community People forced Management and government to Reve

CRIN IBADAN: Mass Struggle of Workers and Community People forced Management and government to Reverse Attacks CRIN Struggle and its Lessons are of Essence to Labour Movement Today By Abbey Trotsky, Coordinator, CDWR, Oyo State Following the six-week of spirited struggle of workers of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) Ibadan with support of the host community that forced

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US: Bernie’s Political Revolution opens New Era for American Politics

US: Bernie’s Political Revolution opens New Era for American Politics Build #Movement4Bernie to Defeat the Billionaire Class and the Democratic Party Establishment Bernie Sanders’ victory in New Hampshire in early February was a political earthquake that rocked the U.S. presidential elections and the entire establishment. For the first time in U.S. history, a candidate who calls himself a socialist won

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SOUTH AFRICA: Worker and Student Protests Intensify

SOUTH AFRICA: Worker and Student Protests Intensify #OutsourcingMustFall Campaign Becomes Point of Reference for the Working Class Reporters from the WASP, (Workers and Socialist Party, CWI, South Africa Across South Africa protests and strikes by workers and students are continuing across the higher education sector. Protests at the University of the Free State (UFS) grabbed headlines on Monday night when

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Alarming Shortage of Teachers in Lagos Public Schools

Alarming Shortage of Teachers in Lagos Public Schools By H.T. Soweto and Aj Dagga Tolar, ERC National Coordinator and Chairman, NUT Ajeromi-Ifelodun respectively It is no news that public education in Lagos state faces several crises. Some of these include leaking roofs, flooded school premises, overcrowded classroom, unsafe and unhealthy school environment, decaying infrastructures and a curriculum largely aimed at

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LANDLORD AND TENANT CONFLICTS ON THE RISE

LANDLORD AND TENANT CONFLICTS ON THE RISE By Victor Osakwe 56 years after flag independence, Nigeria’s housing crisis remains unresolved. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at an estimated 24.4 million homeless people, Nigeria contributes a lot to the global homelessness figure. Mind you, not all of these cases of homelessness are due to insurgency. Capitalism

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ERC Condemns UNILAG Authorities’ Unfair Treatment of 100 Level Medical Students

ERC Condemns UNILAG Authorities’ Unfair Treatment of 100 Level Medical Students By Julius Samuel & Ilesanmi Samson, ERC Branch Coordinator and Mobilisation Officer The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), University of Lagos (UNILAG) branch, condemns the undemocratic decision of the University administration to prevent 100 Level medical students from proceeding to the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba to continue their programme. Two

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LASU: ERC Demands Improved Funding and Democratic Management

LASU: ERC Demands Improved Funding and Democratic Management By Aasim Dhikrullah, ERC Branch Coordinator Newly-formed branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) at the Lagos State University (LASU) welcome recent changes unveiled by the State government. However we are quick to point out that all of these would amount to nothing if they are not backed by improved funding and

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RECRUITMENT OF 500,000 VOLUNTEER TEACHERS

RECRUITMENT OF 500,000 VOLUNTEER TEACHERS No to Casualisation; For Decent Jobs with Right to Join Trade Union By Omole Ibukun, ERC Secretary, OAU Branch The announcement that the Buhari government would employ 500, 000 unemployed graduates as volunteer teachers has raised hope that finally something is being done about the alarming unemployment situation in the country. This is part of

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MASS STRUGGLE UNTIL ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE IS REVERSED!

MASS STRUGGLE UNTIL ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE IS REVERSED! NLC and TUC Should Lead Sustained Mass Actions Until the Hike is Reversed and Pre-paid Meters Provided to All Consumers. Despite mass opposition to the tariff hike and subsisting order of the Federal High Court, the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have gone ahead to implement the outrageous new tariff that will make consumers

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BIAFRA: Self-Determination is an Inalienable Right!

BIAFRA: Self-Determination is an Inalienable Right! …….. But Capitalism Must Be Defeated Free Nnamdi Kanu and all Incarcerated Activists! For a Genuine and Democratic Referendum to Allow Igbo People Freely Decide Whether to Stay or Separate!! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly condemns the arrest, harassment, killings and outright human right violation which the Buhari government has been committing against

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DASUKIGATE: Jail the Looters! Seize their ill-gotten Wealth!!

DASUKIGATE: Jail the Looters! Seize their ill-gotten Wealth!! … But Corruption Will Only End Through System Change By H.T. Soweto Revelation of the mindless looting carried out by officials of the immediate-past Jonathan government and key figures in his party has elicited justified outrage across the country. But this comes as no great surprise to very many Nigerians; it confirms

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AJEGUNLE PEOPLE REJECT ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

AJEGUNLE PEOPLE REJECT ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE Ajegunle people under the aegis of Ajegunle People and Communities (APCs) in conjunction with the Ajeromi-Ifelodun United Interest for Justice protested at the venue of a kangaroo stakeholders’ meeting held on Wednesday 3rd, February, 2016 in Eta hotel, Apapa-Lagos by the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC). The protest was to warn the EKEDC and

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RISING COST OF LIVING: NLC and TUC Must Lead Struggle for a New Living Wage

RISING COST OF LIVING: NLC and TUC Must Lead Struggle for a New Living Wage By Bosah Chinedu Since 1945 when Nigerian workers embarked on 45 days general strike against the Colonial authorities for a 50 percent increase in the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), every slight increase in the wage and condition of workers since then has been won

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AMBODE PUNISHING POOR PEOPLE FOR BEING POOR

AMBODE PUNISHING POOR PEOPLE FOR BEING POOR No to KAI and Task Force By Ayo Ademiluyi There is nothing to describe the height of assault on democratic rights of ordinary citizens by the Lagos State than the distasteful experiences in the hands of various “enforcement and monitoring” agencies of the Lagos State Government. Among several others, the most notorious are

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Reduction in the Price of Petrol is a Gimmick for Full Deregulation of the Oil Sector

Reduction in the Price of Petrol is a Gimmick for Full Deregulation of the Oil Sector The removal of subsidy on kerosene is anti-poor Labour must go beyond scratching the surface and commence immediate mobilization against deregulation and privatization of the oil sector By Abbey Trotsky For over two decades now, a combination of international capitalist forces (IMF, World Bank,

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Linda Workers Again Protest Unfair Labour Practices

Linda Workers Again Protest Unfair Labour Practices Strike and Protest of Workers Forced Management to Recall sacked Workers By Bosah Chinedu The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) salutes workers of the Linda Company, producer of Xpression weave-on, for fighting back anti-workers’ policies and the sack of 8 union leaders for their role in defending workers’ interests. As a

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Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change

Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change By Peluola Adewale With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday