Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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The Aviation Sector should be put under a democratic workers control!

Socialist Party of Nigeria Press Statement Stella Oduah’s N225m Armoured Cars: The Aviation Sector should be put under a democratic workers control! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) decries the insensitive purchase of two bulletproof vehicles worth an outrageously whopping sum of $1.6m (N255m) for the Ms. Stella Oduah, the Minister of Aviation by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) against

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ASUU STRIKE: WE WELCOME THE NUT, NUPENG AND NUEE’s DECISION TO CALL SOLIDARITY STRIKE

Education Rights Campaign PRESS STATEMENT ASUU STRIKE: WE WELCOME THE NUT, NUPENG AND NUEE’s DECISION TO CALL SOLIDARITY STRIKE We Urge the Three Unions to Name a Day for the Solidarity Strike Actions The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully welcomes the decision of three trade unions – the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), the National Union of Petroleum and Natural

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RELIGIOUS DEGENERATION OF OSUN SCHOOLS’ MERGER CONTROVERSY: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE FAILURE OF THE P

Education Rights Campaign Press Statement RELIGIOUS DEGENERATION OF OSUN SCHOOLS’ MERGER CONTROVERSY: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE FAILURE OF THE POLICY ERC Calls on the Osun State Government to Reverse the Policy Immediately ERC Stands Against Religious Division But for A United Campaign to Resist School Mergers The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby calls on the Osun State Government to immediately

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TRADE UNIONS HOLD RALLY AGAINST PRECARIOUS WORK

TRADE UNIONS HOLD RALLY AGAINST PRECARIOUS WORK CDWR CALLS ON UNIONS TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES By Michael Ogundele Rally against precarious work: protest march hits the street, photo DSM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) and Joint Action Front (JAF) joined some trade unions in a mass Lagos rally on October 7 to campaign against

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Activists Arrested at Osun Public Meeting

Activists Arrested at Osun Public Meeting Intimidation Attempt Fails Sunday, 13th October, saw an attempt, detailed below, by Aregbesola’s APC Osun State government to stifle opposition. Two activists were arrested, at gun point, at a public meeting! After protests the two activists arrested were eventually released. However their arrest at a Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) public meeting

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DSM 21st Congress Holds

DSM 21st Congress Holds Discussions Centred on Perspectives for Building a Working Class Political Alternative H.T Soweto From both a political and organisational point of view, the Congress of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held on Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 October 2013 was a great success. About 80 delegates and observers representing 17 branches attended the Congress. Comrades at

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NIGERIA: Capitalist Crisis and the Socialist Alternative

NIGERIA: Capitalist Crisis and the Socialist Alternative Resolution on Nigeria Situation: DSM 21st Congress 2013 Segun Sango leading the discussion on Nigerian situation, DSM congress 2013, photo DSM Nigeria is caught up at a cross-road: between the road to revolutionary change and that of ethno-religious conflagration. In the present and coming period, the task of socialists is to campaign consistently

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Document on World Relations

Document on World Relations DSM 21st Congress resolution Global capitalism is in its worst crisis since the 1930s with every nook and cranny – on the basis of the greatest ever integration of the world into capitalist orbit – feeling the pinch of the crisis. The few countries which have enjoyed growth, like China and Brazil, are no longer confident

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BUILDING SPN TO MEET THE ASPIRATION OF THE WORKING MASSES

BUILDING SPN TO MEET THE ASPIRATION OF THE WORKING MASSES DSM 21st Congress Resolution The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) passed a resolution to form the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in the National Committee meeting held on April 14 & 15 2012 with the aim of putting forward a political alternative for the Nigerian working masses that could stand in

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Programmes and Projections for the DSM Student Wing

Programmes and Projections for the DSM Student Wing DSM 21st Congress 2013 students wing meeting on October 4, photo by DSM In the last few years, our organization has been striving to ensure that new layers of ideologically and politically prepared comrades and cadres capable of playing major roles in expanding our frontiers in the Student movement are raised across

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NIGERIA AT 53: DAY OF MASS ACTION IN OSOGBO

NIGERIA AT 53: DAY OF MASS ACTION IN OSOGBO Students, workers and community people draw the need for a genuine working people’s political alternative As Nigeria marked another independence anniversary on October 1, students, workers, youth and community people in Osun State held mass action and public discussion on the overwhelming neo-liberal attacks on education and living standards and how

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SPN Condemns Police Brutality of Newly Recruited Teachers in Rivers State

SPN Condemns Police Brutality of Newly Recruited Teachers in Rivers State Rivers State Must Give Letter of Employment to all the Teachers The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in absolute terms, the barbaric, undemocratic and inhuman treatment of 13, 000 newly employed teachers in Rivers State by the Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Police. According to newspapers’ reports,

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No to Re-arrangement and Merger of Schools in Osun State

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Osun State Chapter No to Re-arrangement and Merger of Schools in Osun State No to demolition of Fakunle High School for a Shopping Mall For massive funding of education, renovation of all schools and free education The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State Chapter rejects the neo-colonial, retrogressive education policy

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JAF Abeokuta Rally: Workers and Students Continue Save Public Education Struggle

JAF Abeokuta Rally: Workers and Students Continue Save Public Education Struggle By Wole Olubanji (Engels) No to fee hike: Workers and Students Continue Save Public Education Struggle , photo DSM On September 19 the Joint Action Front, in conjunction with the branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Ogun state, organized a mass procession in Abeokuta in

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COEASU 7-DAY WARNING STRIKE FURTHER DEMONSTRATES THE UTTER FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT

Education Rights Campaign PRESS STATEMENT COEASU 7-DAY WARNING STRIKE FURTHER DEMONSTRATES THE UTTER FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT MUST MEET COEASU DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has embarked on a 7-day warning strike to compel the federal and state governments to meet its demands. The union is demanding, among other things, the implementation of the agreement

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LAGOS SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF POOR PEOPLE BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVT.

LAGOS SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF POOR PEOPLE BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVT. (By Chinedu Bosah, Lagos State Protem Chairperson, SPN) Lagos State branch of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the unlawful deportation of poor people, destitute and beggars to other parts of the country by the Babatunde Fashola/ACN/APC government in Lagos State. The state government

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ERC Holds Free Holiday Coaching In Ajegunle

ERC Holds Free Holiday Coaching In Ajegunle (By Moshood Osunfurewa & Tunde Yusuf) The 2013 edition of the annual free holiday coaching exercise of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) held at the Anglican Primary School, 1 Ezie Lane via Arumoh Street, Oppositee Boundary Road, Ajegunle Apapa, Lagos. First day of classes held on Monday 5th August, 2013. Over 300 students

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AJEGUNLE MARKETS CLOSURE:

AJEGUNLE MARKETS CLOSURE: (By Moshood Osunfurewa, DSM, Ajegunle, Lagos) The recent closure and later re-opening of the three markets in Ajegunle, a downtrodden Lagos community whose population mostly live from hand to mouth, without a tenable reason shows clearly how far the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is from the masses. The closure and re-opening of Alayabiagba, Alaba,

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DEMOLITIONS IN OSUN STATE: For Adequate Compensation for the Victims and

DEMOLITIONS IN OSUN STATE: For Adequate Compensation for the Victims and Democratic Planning of Development Projects (By Alfred Adegoke, Protem Chairperson, Osun State SPN) Osogbo, the Osun State Capital has become another huge demolition site, no thanks to the Aregbesola-led/APC government’s so-called road expansion and town beautification. This demolition has led to displacement of hundreds of poor people, who are

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ABIA STATE: A Beacon of South-East Ruling Elites’ Failure

ABIA STATE: A Beacon of South-East Ruling Elites’ Failure Time for a United Struggle of the Working Masses (By Chinedu Agbebire, DSM, Abia State) Just as it obtains elsewhere in Nigeria, the poor working people of the South-eastern region of the country have paid dearly for unbridled looting and wastage by the self-serving capitalist elites in the past fourteen years