Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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AFTER NLC PROTEST: WHAT NEXT?

SUCCESSFUL PROTEST IS IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT THE SITUATION IS RIPE FOR A GENERAL STRIKE SEIZE THE INITIATIVE – FOR IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR A GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), affiliates, striking university unions, civil society organizations, students and youth groups, left and socialist coalitions and organizations for the successful

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Osun Governorship Election: A Socialist Review

* For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme By Kola Ibrahim The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has taken cognisance of the governorship election in Osun State, which was held on Saturday, 16th July, 2022. The election saw the defeat of the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the bourgeois

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Mass Anger Propels NLC Protest Against Closure of Universities

On Tuesday, July 26 2022, there was a huge turnout of workers and other protesters in the state capitals across the country for a nationwide protest called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the continued closure of universities as a result of the failure of the Buhari government to meet the demands of the striking university workers. Wednesday July

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ERC COMMENDS NLC THE DECISION TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER LINGERING STRIKES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

THE NEXT STEP SHOULD BE A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the demands of ASUU, SSANU, NASU, COEASU, ASUP and NAAT. Although coming very late, it is a step

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NLC PLANNED PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IS LEGAL AND A DEMOCRATIC RIGHT

*SPN Supports the Striking Workers and Calls on the Government to meet their Demands without Further Delay* *NLC and TUC should come together for sustained mass actions, including a 2-day general strike, until all demands are met* The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns and rejects the recent claim by the Federal Government, FG, that the planned nationwide protest scheduled

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SUMAL FOOD LIMITED VS ABBEY TROTSKY. Court adjournment for Out of Court Settlement

*MATTER AGAINST ABBEY TROTSKY BY OVER 20 SUMAL-BASED OUTSOURCING COMPANIES ADJOURNED BY INDUSTRIAL COURT FOR REPORT OF OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT* *EARLIER TWO WEEKS AGO COURT GAVE NOD TO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN A SIMILAR MATTER INSTITUTED BY SUMAL FOOD COLLABORATION WITH FOOD UNION* *CDWR Remains Committed to the Campaign against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces* The civil

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WE COMMEND THE DECISION OF THE NLC TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER THE LINGERING ASUU STRIKE – IT IS LONG OVERDUE!

* WE WARN AGAINST SUSPENSION OF PROTEST WITHOUT ACHIEVING DEMANDS * WE URGE STUDENTS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS TO MOBILIZE AND JOIN THE MASS PROTEST We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcome the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the

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150 DAYS OF ASUU STRIKE: ALL OUT AGAINST THE ANTI-STUDENT AND RETROGRESSIVE APC/BUHARI GOVERNMENT!

OPEN APPEAL TO STUDENTS’ BODIES, TRADE UNIONS, AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS FOR JOINT STRUGGLE TO FORCE GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS SO THAT UNIVERSITIES CAN BE REOPENED Education Rights Campaign (ERC) statement Yesterday 13th July, 2022, marks the 150th day since the commencement of the strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities

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ASUU STRIKE: NLC’S CONSTANT THREAT TO EMBARK ON A SOLIDARITY ACTION WITH ASUU, SSANU, NASU AND NAAT WITHOUT ACTUALLY TAKING ANY PRACTICAL STEP IS A DISSERVICE TO LONG-SUFFERING STUDENTS

ERC Urges the NLC and TUC to Name a Day for a Nationwide Strike and Mass Protest Now! For the umpteenth time, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a one day solidarity action with striking education workers unions (ASUU, SSANU, NASU, and NAAT). This was revealed on Thursday 30 June 2022 by Ayuba

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CDWR Backs Ogun Workers’ Strike

CDWR calls on Gov. Dapo Abiodun to meet the demands of workers without further delay. CDWR calls on TUC, NLC and civil society organizations to declare a 48-hour warning strike and mass protest nationwide in support of workers’ demands across the states and across sectors. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter backs the ongoing strike

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Ogun Workers’ Congress Agree on Indefinite Strike

On Monday June 27, public sector workers of Ogun State held a congress at the Arcade ground of the Ogun state government secretariat, Oke Mosan Abeokuta. A member of Democratic Socialist Movement and Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights attended in solidarity with the workers. The congress was well attended. And speaker after speaker, deplored the terrible living and working

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Peter Obi: Atiku Abubakar’s ex-running mate no friend of Labour

Labour Party Remains a Trashcan of APC and PDP Rejects! We Call for Building of a Genuine Mass Working People’s Party on a Socialist Programme! We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) are not surprised by the emergence of Peter Obi as the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party given the history and character of the party that has long

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ABBEY TROTSKY vs POLICE/SUMAL FOOD LIMITED:

Matter comes up again on Thursday, July 28th, 2022. The criminal matter over trumped up charges instituted against Abbey Trotsky by the Nigeria police at the instance of Sumal Food Limited came up again on Wednesday, 9th June, 2022 at Court 6 of the Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The matter couldn’t go on owing to the absence

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: NIGERIA DOOMED WITH EITHER TINUBU OR ATIKU

No Illusions in Any Candidates of APC, PDP, and Other Pro-Capitalist Parties! Only Preparedness to Struggle and the Building of A Mass Working People Political Alternative Can Guarantee the Future! By H.T Soweto. In the absence of a genuine mass workers’ political alternative, it is now beyond doubt that the 2023 general elections in Nigeria will be dominated by two

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Students’ Struggles break out over Strikes in Public Universities

Over the past 2 weeks, a series of small but determined protests by students have broken out across Nigeria. The main issue is the ongoing strikes of the staff unions of public universities namely, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

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2022 May Day: Rallies not Used to Mobilise for Mass Actions Despite Economic Hardship

Nigerian workers joined their counterpart globally to celebrate this year International Workers Day with rallies across the country. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) intervened in five of the rallies with our paper Socialist Democracy and a special May Day leaflet by the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR). As has become unfortunately usual these days May Day

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE MASSES CANNOT BEAR THIS SUFFERING ANYMORE!

Organize and Mobilize for Mass Actions Now! We Call on NLC and TUC to Urgently Declare a 48-Hour General Strike Ordinarily, Nigerians are no strangers to suffering. But if the truth must be told, the kind of suffering and misery being experienced by the mass of Nigerians over the past few months is second to none. The bitter truth is

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS:  A FARCE IN THE OFFING

Only a government of Workers and Poor Formed on a Socialist Programme can Guarantee the Reconstruction of Society in the Interests of Working People By Abbey Trotsky Barring any last-minute changes, the 2023 general elections will be taking place against the background of economic, political and social crisis currently bedeviling the country and an obvious absence of a mass working

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKES AND POOR SUPPLY

Public Ownership of Power Sector Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out By Chinedu Bosah The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed disclosed on Thursday, March 10, 2022, that the federal government had quietly removed subsidy on electricity tariff. The implication of this policy is that working people and the poor masses will be forced to pay

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OYETOLA’S SCORECARD AND THE OSUN 2022 GUBER POLLS:

Which Way Forward for the Working People, Youths and the Oppressed in Osun State By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator DSM Osun State It is no more news that Oyetola lost to Demola Adeleke his PDP rival in the first round of the 2018 Elections, a first round which was declared inconclusive by INEC, leading to a controversial re-run that declared Oyetola