Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION CENTENARY: Defending the Legacy in a New Era

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION CENTENARY: Defending the Legacy in a New Era Editorial from Socialism Today (magazine of the Socialist Party in England and Wales) December/January 2017 edition The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history so far though its significance has undoubtedly been tarnished and obscured by

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SOUTHERN KADUNA CLASH IS A PRODUCT OF THE FAILURE OF THE CAPITALIST STATE

SOUTHERN KADUNA CLASH IS A PRODUCT OF THE FAILURE OF THE CAPITALIST STATE United Action by Working and Poor People Urgently Needed By Lanre Akinola The recent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Southern Kaduna and the attendant loss of lives and destruction of properties, coupled with the demonstrated inability of government at all levels to arrest this violent crisis,

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BUHARI’S SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMME: A Tiny Drop in the Ocean of Misery

BUHARI’S SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMME: A Tiny Drop in the Ocean of Misery By Abbey Trotsky President Muhammadu Buhari promised during his campaign in 2015 that his government would implement a broad range of Social Investment Programme (SIP) to cushion the effects of excruciating poverty on the poorest section of the Nigeria population. This programme includes a monthly Conditional Cash Transfer

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BUHARI’S 2017 BUDGET OF RECOVERY AND GROWTH: No Guarantee for a Better Life for the Working Masses

BUHARI’S 2017 BUDGET OF RECOVERY AND GROWTH: No Guarantee for a Better Life for the Working Masses Labour Movement Must Fight for Improvement and Working Peoples’ Political Alternative By Peluola Adewale For the first time since 1991, Nigeria’s economy has contracted for four consecutive quarters, in other words, for an entire year in 2016 according to the National Bureau of

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Guarantee Victory

NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Guarantee Victory By Kola Ibrahim More than any other times in Nigeria’s history, working people have been further pushed into the cesspit of penury since 2015, thanks to the capitalist economic malaise. While the federal government on two occasions has given states special funds under various guises such as special bailout and Paris

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Buhari/APC Government has Failed Working and Toiling People

Buhari/APC Government has Failed Working and Toiling People Real Change is Impossible without Socialist Change By HT Soweto Except for those who either are still under illusion or benefit from the status quo, growing number of people are drawing conclusions that the Muhammadu Buhari/APC capitalist government has failed woefully in transforming the lives of working and poor people. Data after

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Malabu Oil Block Fraud

Malabu Oil Block Fraud SPN Demands Government takeover of OPL 245 and Nationalization of the Oil and Gas Industry under democratic management The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands that government takes over Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 with immediate effect and runs the oil block as a public entity under democratic control and management for the good and

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We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims

Array DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims DSM, Osun State Chapter, press conference March 15, 2017 This press conference had been called to respond to the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba

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DSM National Centre Relocates to New Address

DSM National Centre Relocates to New Address This is to inform all members, supporters and the public that the national centre of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has moved from 162 Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo, Agege, Lagos to 49, Charity Road, New Oko-Ob,a Abule Egba, Lagos. Agbotikuyo will be missed by many comrades and allies who have come to associate the

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DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife

DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for a democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, condemns the wave of communal violence that has swept through Ile-Ife, in the last 48 hours. We condemn the wanton killing, destruction of properties and looting that occurred in the town. We

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Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marches and Symposia in Lago

Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marches and Symposia in Lagos By Peluola Adewale Down with Oppression of Women under Capitalism – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Perhaps, for the first time in Nigeria marches were held to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. In Lagos there were two such marches. One was organized by a

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2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WOMEN MUST FIGHT FOR A BETTER SOCIETY TO END DISCRIMINATION HAPPY CELEBRATION TO ALL FEMALE WORKERS ON THIS DAY!!! This celebration is taking place at a time when women live in privation. We also still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, tertiary institutions and the society- such as the refusal to legalize abortion

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International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 A century on from the Russian Revolution Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since

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NIGERIA IN CRISIS: WHAT IS THE WAY OUT?

NIGERIA IN CRISIS: WHAT IS THE WAY OUT? Over 60 at DSM Public Symposium By H.T Soweto Cross section of participants at the Symposium – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) On Saturday 25 February 2017, over 60 people turned up at a public symposium organized by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). The theme was: “Nigeria in crisis: What is the

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DOCK WORKERS AGITATE IN COURT FOR TEN YEARS UNPAID SALARY

DOCK WORKERS AGITATE IN COURT FOR TEN YEARS UNPAID SALARY Dockworkers protesting outside the Lagos Industrial Court – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By FIDEL DAVYNOVICH, AJEGUNLE DSM About two hundred dock workers stormed the premises of the National Industrial Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the first hearing of their case on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 between the modern enslaved dock

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Latest Xenophobic Attack in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Job

Latest Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Joblessness The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), condemns the wave of xenophobic attacks that has occurred in some parts of South Africa, precisely Pretoria West. These attacks have seen physical assaults of Africans, especially Nigerians, and

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DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS PROTEST MASS SACK AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS PROTEST MASS SACK AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES Workers (Truck Officers) of Dangote Cement Plc staged a peaceful protest on Thursday February 23, 2017 to the corporate head office of Dangote Group over their sack, harassment, unpaid entitlements and breach of agreements. The workers, about 80 in number, assembled in Lagos from different parts of the country for

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Second protest in one week highlights the changed situation in Nigeria

Second protest in one week highlights the changed situation in Nigeria H.T Soweto February 9 Protesters with DSM Placards   (Click to enlarge) For the second time in one week, thousands marched out in two cities (Lagos and Abuja) on Thursday 9 February 2017 to protest the growing hardship under the Muhammadu Buhari/APC government. Thursday’s protest rally was called by the

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February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government

February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government But What Next? H.T Soweto, February 6 march in Lagos – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) On Monday February 6, 2017, thousands poured into the streets across some cities in the country to protest the unending hardship and failure of the Buhari/APC government. Over 3,000 marched in Lagos. The

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BUHARI/APC GOVT AND THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM HAVE FAILED US

BUHARI/APC GOVT AND THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM HAVE FAILED US We Need to Fight Against Anti-poor Economic Policies and for Socialist Change Today, 6 February 2017, thousands will be marching in Lagos, Abuja and other cities to protest the growing economic hardship being faced by a majority of Nigerians. After nearly two years in power, the Buhari/APC government has failed woefully.