Democratic Socialist Movement

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DSM Condemns Osun NLC Chairman’s Comments on Salaries and Pensions

DSM Condemns Osun NLC Chairman’s Comments on Salaries and Pensions We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, express our displeasure over comments credited to the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State, Mr. Jacob Adekomi by a television station, absolving the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government of any wrongdoing in the payment of salaries and pension

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Capitalism is a Dead-end for Humanity

Capitalism is a Dead-end for Humanity DSM National Committee discusses crises in Nigeria and worldwide Ibukun Omole A cross section of comrades at the meeting – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held over April 16 and 17 took place as important changes are beginning to be seen as Nigeria’s

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Education is not Business, Students are not Customers: Building a Fight Back against education attac

Education is not Business, Students are not Customers: Building a Fight Back against education attacks REPORT OF DSM STUDENTS’ WING MEETING By Ibukun Omole On Friday April 15th the students’ wing of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) met. This students’ meeting took place on the eve of a DSM National Committee meeting and was attended by 23 students from 8

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Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women

Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women Speech by Abibat Jimoh at the DSM National Committee meeting on April 16, 201 Last Thursday, 14 April 2016, makes it exactly two years that 219 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State. The fate of the Chibok girls makes it important for us to reflect on

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UNILAG students protest poor welfare conditions and high cost of living

UNILAG students protest poor welfare conditions and high cost of living Comrades Julius Samuel (Prakash) and Ilesanmi Samson (samkol), ERC UNILAG branch coordinator and mobilization officer respectively. On Wednesday, April 6 2016, the University of Lagos students led by the students’ union leaders started a crucial peaceful protest to decry the management’s obvious nonchalance and uncaring attitude towards the precarious

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SPN SUPPORTS WARNING STRIKE BEING PROPOSED BY NLC AND TUC

SPN SUPPORTS WARNING STRIKE BEING PROPOSED BY NLC AND TUC LABOUR SHOULD URGENTLY NAME DATES FOR THE ACTION THE LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST LEAD THE WORKING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL QUAGMIRE NIGERIANS NEED GENUINE SOCIALIST CHANGE Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a one-day warning general strike

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OGUN SUSPENDED STRIKE: AMOSUN GOVERNMENT REMAINS UNYIELDING

OGUN SUSPENDED STRIKE: AMOSUN GOVERNMENT REMAINS UNYIELDING ONLY STRUGGLE CAN FORCE GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE WORKERS’ DEMANDS By Eko John Nicholas Following appeals by the Governor Ibikunle Amosun led APC government and paramount traditional rulers in Ogun State, the labour leaders suspended a week-long workers’ strike in the state. The suspension was to give room for the amicable settlement of

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Okada Riders and Ajegunle People Protest Police Brutality

Okada Riders and Ajegunle People Protest Police Brutality Protesters march in the community, photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Tunde Yusuf and Fidel Davynovich On Tuesday March 22nd 2016, commercial motorcyclists popularly called okada riders together with activists, socialists and residents of Ajegunle community in Lagos held a protest march against police brutality and extortion. The protest was organized by the

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AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER

AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABOUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER Times are Harder; Working People and the poor are Suffering! Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Statement Nigeria has continued to be gripped – yet again – by acute fuel scarcity. The simultaneous collapse of the already scandalously poor public power supply system – leading in most parts of

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THE SEVEN DAY UTIMATUM/THREAT OF STRIKE ISSUED BY THE OYO STATE COUNCIL OF NLC IS NECESSARY AND LONG

THE SEVEN DAY UTIMATUM/THREAT OF STRIKE ISSUED BY THE OYO STATE COUNCIL OF NLC IS NECESSARY AND LONG-OVERDUE We Call for an Immediate General Congress of Workers in the state and a 24-hour Warning Strike with Protest Rallies as a prelude to total strike! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Oyo State chapter welcomes the decision of the leadership of

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Reopening of Shut Secondary Schools in Ile-Ife:

Reopening of Shut Secondary Schools in Ile-Ife: Aregbesola government should educate young people; not jail them The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, has been drawn to the reopening of the four secondary schools in Ile-Ife, which were previously shut down by the Osun State government over students’ protest. We in the DSM however reject all

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DSM Osun Discusses the Economic Crises in Osun State and Nigeria

DSM Osun Discusses the Economic Crises in Osun State and Nigeria Report of the DSM Osun Second Quarter Symposium By DSM Reporters The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter held its second quarter symposium on Sunday, 03 April, 2016 at its State Secretariat at No. 123, Station Road, Osogbo. The theme of the symposium was, Osun’s Economic Crisis: What