Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN Condemns Granting of Life Pensions to Presidents and others

SPN Condemns Granting of Life Pensions to Presidents and others We call on Labour Movement to Mobilize for Mass Actions against this Robbery The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent passage into the constitutional amendment the granting of life pensions for Presidents, Vice President, Senate Presidents and House of Representatives Speakers by the National Assembly. We see this

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N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS

N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS NLC and TUC Should Name Appropriate Price and Begin Mass Mobilisation for its Actualisation We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the recent N10 reduction in the price of petrol from N97 per liter to N87 as cynical and tokenist. We support the positions of the Nigeria Labour Congress

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The Massacre in Baga: Socialism or Barbarism

The Massacre in Baga: Socialism or Barbarism H.T Soweto The bloody 4-day massacre in Baga, Nigeria, is a chilling reminder that as gory as Nigeria’s security challenges may already be, there is actually no limit to how far things can degenerate. Initial accounts put the death toll at about 2,000 with 35,000 displaced. However, the Army has dismissed this figure

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Unpaid Workers’ Salaries:

Unpaid Workers’ Salaries: Labour Must Provide A Steadfast Leadership for Mass Resistance against Fresh Neo-liberal Economic Attacks We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to condemn the widespread non-payment of workers’ salaries by state governments and the Federal Government. We view the fact that about 11 state governments

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Local Government Autonomy Cannot Automatically Guarantee Developments

Local Government Autonomy Cannot Automatically Guarantee Developments The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level. We hold that the fundamental cause of failure of governance at all levels is the anti-poor and pro-rich policies embraced by self-serving

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SPN’s Action against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja

SPN’s Action against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja REGISTER SPN NOW The matter the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has filed to challenge its non-registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) comes up on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at the Federal High Court Abuja at Court 5. The Suit No is FCH/ABJ/CS/630/2014. We are praying the court to

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LABOUR PARTY AND THE NEED OF A WORKING PEOPLES POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

LABOUR PARTY AND THE NEED OF A WORKING PEOPLES POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE As we write, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a time-table putting 2015 general elections on 15 February next year. This election will be taking place against the background of colossal failure of the economic, political and social policies of all the ruling capitalist parties, at both

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SPN Condemns the Planned Removal of Minimum Wage from Exclusive List

SPN Condemns the Planned Removal of Minimum Wage from Exclusive List For 48-hour General Strike/Mass Protest Now! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the planned removal of the minimum wage from the Exclusive List of the Constitution by the National Assembly. This action of the National Assembly is meant to undermine the collective bargaining of workers. We support and

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NIGERIA’S ECONOMY AND POLITICAL SITUATION

NIGERIA’S ECONOMY AND POLITICAL SITUATION RESOLUTION OF DSM NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 11-12, 2014 INTRODUCTION Abbey Trotsky introducing the discussion on Nigeria’s economy and political situation, photo by DSM Between the last National Committee (NC) meeting held in April 2014 and now, the Nigeria’s political, social and economic situation has degenerated to an extent that it does not require the

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RESOLUTION ON WORLD RELATIONS

RESOLUTION ON WORLD RELATIONS DSM NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 11-12, 2014 The period between the last National Committee meeting and the present period have seen serious developments on the global scale with the attendant implications on the development of the class struggle with impact on the consciousness of the working masses. Lanre Arogundade intervening on discussion on world relations, photo

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Student Movement: Potential for Struggle Impeded by a Crisis of Leadership

Student Movement: Potential for Struggle Impeded by a Crisis of Leadership Resolution on Students Work DSM National Committee Meeting October 11-12, 2014 Cross section of comrades and supporters at DSM NC October 2014 The student movement in Nigeria is wracked by a huge crisis of leadership. This crisis is not just of its principal platform – the National Association of

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THE QUEST FOR SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA GAINS MASS ECHO AMIDST ENORMOUS CAPITALIST CRISES

THE QUEST FOR SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA GAINS MASS ECHO AMIDST ENORMOUS CAPITALIST CRISES AS DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING By Michael Ogundele For about six months, between the last National Committee (NC) meeting of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held in April and the national meeting over the weekend of October 11-12 the need for the socialist transformation of Nigeria

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Free Abdulmalik Sa’idu and Fejiro Oliver Now:

Free Abdulmalik Sa’idu and Fejiro Oliver Now Stop attacks on democratic rights The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) demands immediate end to the savage attacks on democratic rights of citizens Abdulmalik Saidu and Fejiro Oliver. The former is currently languishing in detention for posting comments on the Facebook which, purportedly, “insults” the person of Kastina State Governor, Ibrahim

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SPN CONDEMNS THE DEATH SENTENCE ON 12 SOLDIERS

SPN CONDEMNS THE DEATH SENTENCE ON 12 SOLDIERS FREE THE CONDEMNED SOLDIERS NOW! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the death sentence on 12 soldiers by the Brig. Gen. CC Okonkwo led nine-man General Court Martial. It is the height of crudity and insensitivity for the affected soldiers to be sentenced to death for protesting against a command that

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SPN Challenges INEC’s Rejection of its Application in Court

SPN Challenges INEC’s Rejection of its Application in Court Solidarity Songs after SPN Conference 2014, photo by DSM The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held a press conference yesterday, September 16, 2014, in Lagos at the International Press Centre (IPC) to make public the rejection of the party’s application for registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) despite fulfilling

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RAPE CASE REVEALS THE DEPLORABLE STATE OF HEALTH SECTOR IN OYO STATE

RAPE CASE REVEALS THE DEPLORABLE STATE OF HEALTH SECTOR IN OYO STATE For Adequate Funding of Health Care under Democratic Control The Oyo State Chapter of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) describes as disturbing and ridiculous the recent media reports of how a medical doctor at the General Hospital in Eruwa could not carry out a verification test on a

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ONE BILLION DOLLAR LAGOS STATE DEBT

ONE BILLION DOLLAR LAGOS STATE DEBT FASHOLA GOVERNMENT IS LEAVING A LEGACY OF WOES We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter, strongly decry the legacy of $1 billion debt burden that the outgoing Babatunde Fashola government is leaving behind for the mass of working people and the poor in the state. According to media reports, the

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EBOLA OUTBREAK IN PORT HARCOURT

EBOLA OUTBREAK IN PORT HARCOURT A TRUE PICTURE OF HEALTH CRISIS WORSENED BY FAILURE OF CAPITALIST ELITE We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Rivers State Chapter, view the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus to Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, as a true confirmation of the failure of the Jonathan regime in the fight against the epidemic

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NLC NEC RESOLUTION: CLASS COLLABORATIONIST POLITICS WILL NOT RECLAIM THE LABOUR PARTY

NLC NEC RESOLUTION: CLASS COLLABORATIONIST POLITICS WILL NOT RECLAIM THE LABOUR PARTY We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome the resolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held on August 16 in Enugu to “take control of Labour Party, and reposition it as a party with the ideals of labour and its

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ASUU’s CALL FOR “A SOCIALIST WELFARE STATE”

ASUU’s CALL FOR “A SOCIALIST WELFARE STATE” FOR A CONFERENCE OF TRADE UNIONISTS, SOCIALISTS AND ACTIVISTS NOW! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) heartily applauds the declaration of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for the “adoption of a socialist welfare state as against the current capitalist system in Nigeria” (Leadership, Abuja – August 12, 2014). Against the background