Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Buhari /APC Government Intensify Attacks on the Poor in FCT

Buhari /APC Government Intensify Attacks on the Poor in FCT By Dimeji Macaulay Organising Secretary, SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) condemns the attacks on the poor in FCT. The Buhari/APC government has continued to unleash attacks on the poor people of Abuja in continuation of past government anti-poor activities. The recent attacks are indiscriminate

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Buhari/APC Government has Failed Working and Toiling People

Buhari/APC Government has Failed Working and Toiling People Real Change is Impossible without Socialist Change By HT Soweto Except for those who either are still under illusion or benefit from the status quo, growing number of people are drawing conclusions that the Muhammadu Buhari/APC capitalist government has failed woefully in transforming the lives of working and poor people. Data after

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Guarantee Victory

NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Guarantee Victory By Kola Ibrahim More than any other times in Nigeria’s history, working people have been further pushed into the cesspit of penury since 2015, thanks to the capitalist economic malaise. While the federal government on two occasions has given states special funds under various guises such as special bailout and Paris

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BUHARI’S 2017 BUDGET OF RECOVERY AND GROWTH: No Guarantee for a Better Life for the Working Masses

BUHARI’S 2017 BUDGET OF RECOVERY AND GROWTH: No Guarantee for a Better Life for the Working Masses Labour Movement Must Fight for Improvement and Working Peoples’ Political Alternative By Peluola Adewale For the first time since 1991, Nigeria’s economy has contracted for four consecutive quarters, in other words, for an entire year in 2016 according to the National Bureau of

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BUHARI’S SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMME: A Tiny Drop in the Ocean of Misery

BUHARI’S SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMME: A Tiny Drop in the Ocean of Misery By Abbey Trotsky President Muhammadu Buhari promised during his campaign in 2015 that his government would implement a broad range of Social Investment Programme (SIP) to cushion the effects of excruciating poverty on the poorest section of the Nigeria population. This programme includes a monthly Conditional Cash Transfer

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SOUTHERN KADUNA CLASH IS A PRODUCT OF THE FAILURE OF THE CAPITALIST STATE

SOUTHERN KADUNA CLASH IS A PRODUCT OF THE FAILURE OF THE CAPITALIST STATE United Action by Working and Poor People Urgently Needed By Lanre Akinola The recent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Southern Kaduna and the attendant loss of lives and destruction of properties, coupled with the demonstrated inability of government at all levels to arrest this violent crisis,

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION CENTENARY: Defending the Legacy in a New Era

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION CENTENARY: Defending the Legacy in a New Era Editorial from Socialism Today (magazine of the Socialist Party in England and Wales) December/January 2017 edition The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history so far though its significance has undoubtedly been tarnished and obscured by

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US: A Socialist Strategy to Defeat Trump

US: A Socialist Strategy to Defeat Trump By Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilwoman & member of Socialist Alternative Donald Trump and his bigoted, billionaires-club administration have ignited a social explosion unlike any that has ever greeted an incoming US president. The White House’s series of reactionary diktats have been immediately met by weeks of energetic and sometimes massive resistance. The

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2017 Budget and the State of Public Education: Students Need to Rise and Fight!

2017 Budget and the State of Public Education: Students Need to Rise and Fight! By Ibukun Omole ERC National Secretary The 2017 appropriation bill for the education sector demonstrates the fact that the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal Government has no plans to salvage the education sector. About N540.1billion, less than 10% of the budget, is being proposed for the education

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LAUTECH CRISIS: Reopening Without Commitment to Adequate Funding is a Recipe for Future Crisis!

LAUTECH CRISIS: Reopening Without Commitment to Adequate Funding is a Recipe for Future Crisis! Workers and Students must be United in a Consistent Struggle for Adequate Funding and Respect to Democratic Rights By Ogunjimi Isaac ERC Deputy National Coordinator Not until Tuesday, February 21, 2017, when members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH),

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FCA IBADAN: Workers Insist on Total Implementation of FG Directives

FCA IBADAN: Workers Insist on Total Implementation of FG Directives A Total Victory is Possible With a More Concerted Struggle! By Caleb Caleb ERC – FCA, Ibadan Workers at the Federal College of Agriculture FCA, Moor plantation, Ibadan Oyo State, who commenced an indefinite strike/mass action on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to demand the immediate and unconditional implementation of the

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AGAIN, SPN VS INEC COURT BATTLE ADJOURNED, NOW TO MAY 4, 2017

AGAIN, SPN VS INEC COURT BATTLE ADJOURNED, NOW TO MAY 4, 2017 But We Remain Undaunted! By Chinedu Bosah National Secretary, SPN Three years ago, precisely in January 2014 the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) began its registration process and submitted its application on June 12, 2014. Formed by socialists, workers and youth activists, the SPN is meant to serve

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SPN Calls for the Reversal of BRT Fare Hike

SPN Calls for the Reversal of BRT Fare Hike By Moshood Oshunfurewa Lagos State Secretary, SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter calls on the Akinwunmi Ambode’s All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Lagos State Government to reverse the hike of transport fares for LAGBUS Buses newly introduced. The hike is anti-poor and insensitive. If allowed, it will put

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UNILAG: Campaign for Recall of 11 Rusticated Students holds first Protest

UNILAG: Campaign for Recall of 11 Rusticated Students holds first Protest Courage and Determination must now be matched with a clear plan to take the Struggle Forward By YNA (Omomeewa) ERC Coordinator, Lagos State Chapter The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Lagos State Chapter joined a protest march on Monday 6 March 2017 organized by the #SaveUNILAG Coalition to demand the

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DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife

DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for a democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, condemns the wave of communal violence that has swept through Ile-Ife, in the last 48 hours. We condemn the wanton killing, destruction of properties and looting that occurred in the town. We

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DOCK WORKERS AGITATE IN COURT FOR TEN YEARS UNPAID SALARY

DOCK WORKERS AGITATE IN COURT FOR TEN YEARS UNPAID SALARY Dockworkers protesting outside the Lagos Industrial Court – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By FIDEL DAVYNOVICH, AJEGUNLE DSM About two hundred dock workers stormed the premises of the National Industrial Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the first hearing of their case on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 between the modern enslaved dock

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NIGERIA IN CRISIS: WHAT IS THE WAY OUT?

NIGERIA IN CRISIS: WHAT IS THE WAY OUT? Over 60 at DSM Public Symposium By H.T Soweto Cross section of participants at the Symposium – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) On Saturday 25 February 2017, over 60 people turned up at a public symposium organized by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). The theme was: “Nigeria in crisis: What is the

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Latest Xenophobic Attack in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Job

Latest Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Joblessness The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), condemns the wave of xenophobic attacks that has occurred in some parts of South Africa, precisely Pretoria West. These attacks have seen physical assaults of Africans, especially Nigerians, and

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DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS PROTEST MASS SACK AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS PROTEST MASS SACK AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES Workers (Truck Officers) of Dangote Cement Plc staged a peaceful protest on Thursday February 23, 2017 to the corporate head office of Dangote Group over their sack, harassment, unpaid entitlements and breach of agreements. The workers, about 80 in number, assembled in Lagos from different parts of the country for

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February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government

February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government But What Next? H.T Soweto, February 6 march in Lagos – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) On Monday February 6, 2017, thousands poured into the streets across some cities in the country to protest the unending hardship and failure of the Buhari/APC government. Over 3,000 marched in Lagos. The