Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AGAINST CRAZY BILLING AND PLANNED ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AGAINST CRAZY BILLING AND PLANNED ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE By M.A. Shoyombo The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE) – formed by Socialists and community activists – is opposed to any arrangement that will lead to increase in electricity tariff in order to accommodate the greedy interest of the power sector companies that have woefully failed in

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3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: Which Way Nigeria?

Socialist Democracy June-July 2018 Edition 3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: Which Way Nigeria? (Extract of the resolutions reached at 22nd DSM Congress held on 14 -15 April, 2018) Perhaps more than any written texts could have done, the events of the past three years in Nigeria have in immeasurable ways confirmed the teachings of Marxism. In 2015, driven by

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MINIMUM WAGE

MINIMUM WAGE For a 24hr Warning General Strike and Nationwide Mass Protests Now Only Mass Actions Can Win Demand and Implementation By Peluola Adewale President Muhammad Buhari’s Government has created an impression that it is willing to increase the minimum wage. But it is clear that, just as Jonathan did in 2011, the main reason for this seeming disposition is

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OYO COUNCIL POLL: A Show of Shame and Staged-Managed Electoral Fraud

OYO COUNCIL POLL: A Show of Shame and Staged-Managed Electoral Fraud Lesson for SPN and Tasks Ahead By Abbey Trotsky On the 12th May, 2018, the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC conducted elections into 33 local government areas, LGA, and 35 local council development areas, LCDA, in the state. According to the result of this election declared by OYSIEC

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AREGBESOLA GOVERNMENT’S 8-YEAR ADMINISTRATION IN OSUN STATE: A Short Review

AREGBESOLA GOVERNMENT’S 8-YEAR ADMINISTRATION IN OSUN STATE: A Short Review By Kola Ibrahim By November 26, 2018, the two terms totalling 8 years of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola will come to an end. In preparation for this, gubernatorial election is to hold, according to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on September 22, 2018. Various candidates in political parties, including major bourgeois

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LABOUR STRUGGLES – HEALTH WORKERS ON STRIKE

LABOUR STRUGGLES – HEALTH WORKERS ON STRIKE Dangote and Dock Workers Still in Court BUA Workers Agitating Over Sack of Leaders and Unfair Labour Practices By Chinedu Bosah Health workers in Nigeria except doctors have embarked on strike since April 17, 2018 over improvement of welfare and working conditions but the capitalist APC-led Buhari government just like the previous government

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THE FAILURE OF VISIONSCAPE AND PSP:

THE FAILURE OF VISIONSCAPE AND PSP: LG Should Manage Refuse Disposal as Mandated by the 1999 Constitution Visionscape Should End Victimization of Workers and Improve Working Conditions By Chinedu Bosah The Lagos State Government has contracted Visionscape Sanitation Solutions to manage refuse disposal of residential houses and others thereby sacking the Private Sector Participation (PSP) Operators. Refuse management has gone

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2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR A GENUINE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR A GENUINE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE By H.T. Soweto At the moment, all genuine change-seeking elements agree that unless a viable political alternative is presented, any faction of the decadent capitalist ruling elite that wins the 2019 presidential elections will spell further doom for the already traumatized working and toiling masses. This is predicated on

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GAZA PROTEST MASSACRE: For Mass Struggle to Lift the Siege!

GAZA PROTEST MASSACRE: For Mass Struggle to Lift the Siege! By Secretariat of Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel/Palestine) While in Jerusalem a messianic inauguration ceremony was held at American embassy, in the Gaza Strip the day of the embassy’s transfer was the deadliest day since the war in 2014. The Netanyahu government, hand-in-hand with a despicable incitement campaign, sent

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2018 BUDGET DEEPENS UNDERFUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

2018 BUDGET DEEPENS UNDERFUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION For a United Struggle of Students and Workers to Demand Better Funding of Education By Wole Olabanji, ERC National Mobilisation Officer The National Assembly has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday, 16th May 2018. The budget failed to take into cognizance the problems of fee hikes, accommodation crisis and moribund teaching facilities

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DAGGA TOLAR DISCUSSES MINIMUM WAGE, MAY DAY

DAGGA TOLAR DISCUSSES MINIMUM WAGE, MAY DAY Between May 1 and May 8, 2018, Dagga Tolar, the Branch Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Acting General Secretary of Democratic Socialist Movement, was the Personality of the Week on the social media platform of the Lagos State Wing of NUT. He fielded questions from tens of teachers on many issues

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AMBODE DEMOLITIONS CREATE JOBLESSNESS, HOMELESSNESS, SORROW, TEARS AND BLOOD

AMBODE DEMOLITIONS CREATE JOBLESSNESS, HOMELESSNESS, SORROW, TEARS AND BLOOD By Chinedu Bosah The right to decent housing and environment for all is an inalienable right but profit motive has led to wave of demolitions by successive governments (states and federal) in Nigeria that undermines the interest of the vast majority. Lagos leads in these attacks. The first major demolition in

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A CALL FOR COLLABORATION TO BUILD THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN)

A CALL FOR COLLABORATION TO BUILD THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN) An Open Letter to Trade Unions, CSOs and Change-Seeking Individuals By Chinedu Bosah, SPN National Secretary The formation of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) was initiated in 2013 by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in alliance with working class, students and youth activists across the country who

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Segun Sango at 60

Segun Sango at 60 By Peluola Adewale Segun Sango at 2013 SPN Inaugural Convention – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Segun Sango, socialist, revolutionary, legal practitioner, on May 7 celebrated his 60th birthday. While recent ill health has limited his political activity he has keenly followed developments. This is particularly so concerning the eventually successful struggle of the Socialist Party