Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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AJEGUNLE PEOPLE PROTEST AGAINST POOR ELECTRICITY POWER SUPPLY AND EXPLOITATION

AJEGUNLE PEOPLE PROTEST AGAINST POOR ELECTRICITY POWER SUPPLY AND EXPLOITATION By Lexan Ali Dagga Tolar, DSM NEC member, addressing the protesters – photo DSM June 4th saw residents of Aiyetoro community in Ajegunle, Lagos, under the aegis of Ajegunle People and Community Movement, stage a protest rally to the EKEDP (Eko Electricity Distribution Company) office, Zeek Plaza, Apapa, against poor

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MOUNTING HEAPS OF REFUSE ON ROADSIDES AND STREETS: A LOOMING DISASTER IN OGUN STATE

MOUNTING HEAPS OF REFUSE ON ROADSIDES AND STREETS: A LOOMING DISASTER IN OGUN STATE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Ogun State Chapter condemns the abandonment of dumped garbage on roads and streets in major towns and cities in the state by the refuse collectors under the Ministry of Environment. The situation in Ijebu Ode, which has now become a

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“MASS MISERY IN THE MIDST OF ABUNDANCE AND THE TASKS OF WORKING PEOPLE”

“MASS MISERY IN THE MIDST OF ABUNDANCE AND THE TASKS OF WORKING PEOPLE” CDWR and Oyo SPN Hold Political Symposium Oyo SPN Executive Committee Inaugurated Kola Ibrahim, Secretary SPN Osun State Chapter – photo DSM Various representatives of trade unions, civil society and artisan organizations mainly from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were drawn together on the 29th May, 2015

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CDWR CONDEMNS BRUTAL ATTACKS ON THE WORKERS OF FEDERAL HOSPITAL ENUGU

CDWR CONDEMNS BRUTAL ATTACKS ON THE WORKERS OF FEDERAL HOSPITAL ENUGU MANAGEMENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY MEET ALL WORKERS’ DEMANDS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the unprovoked attack on the protesting workers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, on Friday 5th May 2015 by thugs reported sponsored by the management. As reported in the Guardian newspaper of Sunday

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ALFRED ADEGOKE ARRESTED AND RELEASED BY DSS OVER OSUN PENSIONERS’ PROTEST

ALFRED ADEGOKE ARRESTED AND RELEASED BY DSS OVER OSUN PENSIONERS’ PROTEST Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), apparently at the instance of the Osun State Government, have arrested Comrade Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), and Osun State Coordinator of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). He was picked up at his office

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CDWR SUPPORTS WORKERS’ STRIKE IN OSUN STATE

CDWR SUPPORTS WORKERS’ STRIKE IN OSUN STATE We call on Labour Unions to immediately call Workers’ Congresses as part of mobilization of workers for mass actions like rallies, protest marches, pickets, mass sensitization, etc. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State Chapter, hereby expresses its support for the ongoing strike of public sector workers in Osun State

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Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries:

Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries: Aregbesola Government Excuses Are Ridiculous and Untenable The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter has been drawn to a statement credited to the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, as reported by the Punch and Guardian newspapers, during the inauguration of the new State Assembly that the reason

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AJEGUNLE RESIDENTS HOLD MASS MEETING ON POOR POWER SUPPLY AND ESTIMATED BILLS

AJEGUNLE RESIDENTS HOLD MASS MEETING ON POOR POWER SUPPLY AND ESTIMATED BILLS Fix a Mass Protest Rally for June 4 2015 By DSM Reporters A cross section of the residents – photo DSM On Tuesday May 26, 2015 about 200 residents of Layinka Street, Arumoh Street, Jibowu Street, Sani Close, Kojo Lane, Amechi Street, Akali Lane, Etugbo Lane, Olatoye Close,

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DSM Mobilizes Osun State Workers to Arena of Struggle with a Symposium

DSM Mobilizes Osun State Workers to Arena of Struggle with a Symposium By DSM Reporter A cross-section of the participants – photo DSM The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, in continuation of its campaign for a mass movement against the wicked denial of Osun State workers their salaries for up to six months, organized a Public Symposium to

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Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many

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SUPPORT “NO LIGHT; NO PAYMENT CAMPAIGN” IN YOUR COMMUNITIES

SUPPORT “NO LIGHT; NO PAYMENT CAMPAIGN” IN YOUR COMMUNITIES FOR A REGULAR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE BACK THE POWER SECTOR FROM PRIVATE PROFITEERS AND PUT UNDER REAL DEMOCRATIC CONTROL Organize and Mobilise to Join Protests/Rallies Form Action Committee on Your Street Peacefully Resist any Disconnection! At present the electricity generation is 1,327 megawatts for a population of over 170

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AICOM MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS PROTEST PERENNIAL POWER OUTAGES AND EXPLOITATIVE BILLING

AICOM MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS PROTEST PERENNIAL POWER OUTAGES AND EXPLOITATIVE BILLING By Chinedu Bosah Femi Popoola, President of Akinola Youth, leading the protesters round the streets in the community – photo DSM May 20 saw members of the Aboru-Ifesowapo Community Movement (AICOM) and some residents participate in a peaceful rally in Lagos against the perennial power outages and outrageous billing.

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AGO PALACE/OKOTA UNITED PROTEST AGAINST DARKNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

AGO PALACE/OKOTA UNITED PROTEST AGAINST DARKNESS IN THE COMMUNITY Residents Hold Protest March against Poor Electricity Supply and Exploitation No light, No payment! No light, No disconnection! By Moshood Osunfunrewa Protest March – photo DSM It is no news that the electricity supply crisis has jumped out of the frying pan into the fire since the private firms called GENCO’s

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DSM Welcomes Osun Labour Unions’ 14-Day Ultimatum

DSM Welcomes Osun Labour Unions’ 14-Day Ultimatum We call on Labour unions in the state to begin mass mobilization of workers through workers’ congresses, rallies, protest marches, mass sensitization, etc. National Leaderships of NLC and TUC should organize nationally-coordinated actions The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, a pro-working class, socialist organization, welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress

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Nigeria: Fuel Shortages Show Need for Public Ownership of Oil Industry

Nigeria: Fuel Shortages Show Need for Public Ownership of Oil Industry H.T Soweto For weeks now, a drought of fuel has hit Nigeria, ironically Africa’s top economy and largest crude oil producer. Queues have returned to petrol stations. Transport costs are rising. Where fuel is available, it goes for as much as N130 per litre and double of this price

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UNPAID SALARIES: TIME FOR A COORDINATED MASS WORKERS FIGHTBACK

UNPAID SALARIES: TIME FOR A COORDINATED MASS WORKERS FIGHTBACK NLC and TUC Must Declare a 24-Hour Warning National Strike as the Next Step We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the national leadership of the two trade union centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) (of both the two factions) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to immediately call

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2015 MAY DAY HELD AMIDST SPLIT IN NLC AND A BACKLOG OF UNPAID SALARIES

2015 MAY DAY HELD AMIDST SPLIT IN NLC AND A BACKLOG OF UNPAID SALARIES WORKING PEOPLES’ POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE IS NOT ON THE AGENDA May Day Reports By Peluola Adewale Ajaero’s faction May Day Rally at Under Bridge opposite National Stadium Surelere Lagos – photo DSM This year’s May Day came on the heels of the split in the Nigeria Labour

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Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism! CWI May Day 2015 statement The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends socialist greetings and solidarity to workers, young people and all those exploited by capitalism. This year marks the 125th International Workers’ Day, or ‘May Day’. The original

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PARALLEL STATE NLC CONGRESSES HELD ACROSS THE COUNTRY

PARALLEL STATE NLC CONGRESSES HELD ACROSS THE COUNTRY TIME FOR THE REBUILDING OF THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT AS A DEMOCRATIC FIGHTING PLATFORM 92 copies of SD Sold in Lagos and Oyo By Ayo Ademiluyi For what can be aptly described as the continuation of the factionalisation of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), parallel State Delegates’ congresses were held across the

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BUHARI’S VICTORY: NEW DAWN FOR THE EDUCATION SECTOR?

BUHARI’S VICTORY: NEW DAWN FOR THE EDUCATION SECTOR? DSM Students’ Wing Holds National Meeting on 17th April, 2015 By Ayoade Adedayo The Students’ Wing of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) recently held its National Meeting on 17th April, 2015 as part of the National Committee Meeting of the DSM that held between 18th and 19th April, 2015. The meeting, held