Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN CONDEMNS ABDUCTION OF OVER 300 SCHOOL GIRLS AND DEMANDS EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO RESCUE THEM ALIVE

REPEATED ABDUCTIONS, VIOLENCE AND ETHNIC TENSION ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE CAPITALIST GOVERNMENTS OF APC AND PDP IN POWER AT ALL LEVELS HAVE FAILED FOR SOCIALIST CHANGE NOW! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the abduction of at least 317 girls who are students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe town in Zamfara state. This is one

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: New WTO Director General’s brutal neo-liberal legacy in Nigeria

For a continent often defined to the outside world by corrupt politicians, dictators and the notorious internet scammers, a success story in any legitimate endeavour elicits celebration. This explains the outpour of joy across Nigeria and Africa since the announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a development economist, as the Director-General designate of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). By H.T Soweto

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HERDSMEN/FARMERS CONFLICT: CONSEQUENCE OF FAILURE OF SUCCESSIVE CAPITALIST GOVERNMENTS AND UNRESOLVED NATIONAL QUESTIONS

* DSM CALLS FOR SWIFT ACTION TO END ATTACKS AND RAPID CREATION OF MULTI-ETHNIC DEFENCE COMMITTEES UNDER COMMUNITY DEMOCRATIC CONTROL TO FIGHT CRIMINALITY * WE CALL ON THE NLC AND TUC TO INTERVENE WITH A VIEW TO ENSURE UNITY OF THE WORKING PEOPLE IN THE FACE OF VIRULENT PROMOTION OF ETHNIC DIVISION The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) considers the current

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NIGERIA: COVID-19, REPRESSION, RECESSION AND REVOLT

NIGERIA: COVID-19, REPRESSION, RECESSION AND REVOLT A year of turning points (Document agreed by the DSM National Committee Dec 12 – 13, 2020) No doubt, 2020 has been an extremely eventful and unusual year in Nigeria and worldwide. The year started with the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic which led to about 5-months lockdown during which hundreds of thousands nearly

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DISSOLUTION OF SARS IS A STEP FORWARD BUT INADEQUATE TO END POLICE BRUTALITY

RADICALISED YOUTHS HAVE SHOWN THE LABOUR LEADERSHIP THAT STRUGGLE PAYS! WORKERS MUST NOW TAKE THE CUE TO DEMAND A FIGHTING LABOUR LEADERSHIP DSM DEMANDS: (1) END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, (2) FREE ALL ARRESTED PROTESTERS (3) JUSTICE FOR JIMOH ISIAKA AND ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY (4) DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF POLICING, (5) JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT, (6) END TO ALL ANTI-POOR

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SPN CONDEMNS THE BRUTALISATION, ARREST AND DETENTION OF REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTERS AND JOURNALISTS

WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL ARRESTED PROTESTERS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutalisation, arrest and detention of RevolutionNow protesters and journalists in different parts of the country on Thursday 1st October 2020 being the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. Particularly in Lagos, about 30 protesters were arrested and a Punch Newspaper reporter brutalized,

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Still crawling at 60: Capitalism has failed Nigeria

It is 60 years today since Nigeria got its flag independence from Britain during the decolonisation process of Africa. Faced with increasing demands for independence throughout its African colonies British imperialism moved to hand over the reins of power in Nigeria to the local elite, rather than risk its rule being challenged by a radical liberation movement. By Peluola Adewale

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80th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination: The revolutionary ideas of a Marxist giant

On 21 August 1940, the revolutionary socialist Leon Trotsky died after being attacked by a Stalinist agent the previous day. Along with Lenin, Trotsky was the foremost leader of the October 1917 socialist revolution in Russia. With the advent of the Stalin-led counterrevolution in the Soviet Union, which also wrecked the international communist movement – the Third International (Comintern) –

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APPEAL COURT’S OVERTURN OF THE DEREGISTRATION OF SPN AND 21 OTHERS: INEC’S CLAIM OF TWO CONFLICTING JUDGEMENTS IS A RUSE

WE CALL ON INEC TO IMMEDIATELY LIST SPN AND 21 OTHER REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AUGUST 10, 2020 JUDGEMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL   The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the effect that it is faced with two conflicting judgements from the Court of Appeal

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SPN APPLAUDS APPEAL COURT JUDGEMENT NULLIFYING ITS DEREGISTRATION AND THAT OF 21 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES

VOWS TO CONTINUE ITS STRUGGLE TO DEFEAT RULING CLASS ATTEMPT TO LIMIT ELECTORAL CHOICES TO PARTIES OF THE RICH ALONE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) applauds the judgement delivered today, Monday 10 August 2020, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja which reversed the deregistration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and 21 other political parties by

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SPN Condemns the Brutal Repression of “Revolution Now” Protest and Demand the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Protesters in Detention

We Stand for a Socialist Revolution! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sternly condemns the attacks on the democratic rights of the “Revolution Now” protesters by the security operatives on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The protest was organised by activists under the aegis of Coalition for Revolution (CORE). In some of the places where the protest was held, it was

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FACTION LEAVES DSM OVER POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

DSM REMAINS COMMITTED TO FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF MARXISM A previously undeclared minority faction, operating clandestinely, has broken away from the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) over fundamental political questions, arising from irreconcilable differences on what should be the correct ideological orientation of a working class-oriented socialist organisation. They have now gone ahead to form a new organisation called the Movement for

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UNFAVOURABLE COURT JUDGEMENT VALIDATING DEREGISTRATION OF SPN ALONG WITH 31 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES SHALL NOT DETER US

THE SPN SHALL APPEAL THIS JUDGMENT AND EMBARK ON POLITICAL STRUGGLE TO DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE AS A POLITICAL PARTY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) shall not be deterred in our quest to stand for the working class and downtrodden by the recent unfavourable judgement by Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court (FHC) delivered on Thursday

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SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF ALMAJIRAI

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns the gale of deportation of Almajirai across different states in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. However, the Party believes that the system of Almajiri in its current form requires a, genuine, comprehensive and more humane reform. The Almajirai phenomenon, just like the growing population of out of school

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Covid-19 and crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

The DSM is the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Lenin once said that with the 1917 Russian revolution, “Imperialism broke at its weakest link”. Today, the deadly combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rapid development of an almost unprecedented worldwide economic catastrophe is producing potentially explosive social, economic and political situations around the world.

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SPN SALUTES WORKERS ON MAY DAY

WE WARN THAT RELAXATION OF LOCKDOWN WITHOUT ADEQUATE PLAN FOR MASS TESTING AND REPOSITIONING OF THE HEALTH SECTOR COULD LEAD TO DISASTER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with Nigerian workers both in formal and informal sectors on the occasion of this year’s international workers day which has come at a period the world is facing one of the

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Demolition of communities in Ogba by Lagos Government is sheer wickedness, reckless and inhuman

SPN Demands adequate compensation for the victims The Lagos State government ruthlessly began the demolition of buildings from Yaya Abatan to Obawole in Ogba area of Lagos State this week. According to the usual blackmailing public stunt, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello in his response, said the demolished structures were illegally built. Lagos State Chapter

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DEFENCE AGAINST RISING CASES OF ROBBERY AND BANDITRY BY AWAWA AND ONE MILLION BOYS

Campaign for Democratic and Community Rights (CDCR), Ifo LGA, Ogun State * CDCR CALLS FOR FORMATION OF DEMOCRATICALY-CONTROLLED COMMUNITY DEFENSE WITH RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS WHERE NECESSARY * DON’T RELAX THE DAILY PATROLS AND BONFIRES! ALL STREET DEFENSE COMMITTEES TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND LINK UP TO FORM LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES AT LGA AND THE STATE LEVEL * FOR

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EXTENSION OF THE LOCKDOWN BY PRESIDENT BUHARI WITHOUT TANGIBLE PALLIATIVES IS INSENSITIVE

SPN DEMANDS THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE PALLIATIVES TO ALL WORKING CLASS AND POOR PEOPLE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the extension of lockdown by President Buhari without tangible and adequate palliatives for working people and the poor. This has further confirmed that Buhari-led government is anti-poor, insensitive and callous considering the growing state of hunger, want and despondency.

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Lagos SPN accuses APC leaders of undermining effort to curb COVID-19 spread

COVID-19: LAGOS SPN ACCUSES APC LEADERS AND GOVT OFFICIALS OF UNDERMINING EFFORT TO CURB VIRUS SPREAD THROUGH ROWDY NATURE OF DISTRIBUTING INADEQUATE RELIEF MATERIALS The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) deems it fit to call the attention of the Lagos State government to the rowdy nature of distributing the limited and inadequate relief materials by