Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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2020 ONE MONTH AFTER LEKKI SHOOTING: WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES

LIES OF THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PREVAIL; WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF BRUTALITY ALL PARTAKERS IN THE KILLING, MAIMING AND HARASSMENT OF PROTESTERS MUST BE MADE TO FACE THE MUSIC WORKING PEOPLE AND YOUTH MUST RESIST CONTINUED ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) seizes this opportunity to condole with the

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CDWR Condemns Hike in Petrol and Electricity Prices

NLC and TUC Rotten Compromise and Official Acceptance of Deregulation and Privatisation Emboldened the Buhari Regime We demand an end to Deregulation and Privatisation Policies; for a public sector-led economy under the democratic control and management of workers and consumers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the increase in petrol price from N162 to N170 per litre;

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END LEGAL HARASSMENT OF PRO-LABOUR ACTIVISTS

POLICE vs ABBEY TROTSKY OVER SUMAL FOODS, IBADAN ABBEY INSISTS ON HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO A COUNSEL OF HIS CHOICE The matter adjourned till 15th December 2020 Support the call for police to drop trumped-up charges and for Sumal Foods, Ibadan, to end slave working conditions By Kingsley Odeh CDWR, Oyo State Chapter The trumped-up criminal case instituted against Comrade

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ELECTRICITY BILLS HIT ROOFTOP AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE TARIFF HIKE

LABOUR LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT UNDERMINES THE INTEREST OF WORKING MASSES CARE CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF THE HIKED TARIFF AND AN END TO ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION COALITION FOR AFFORDABLE AND REGULAR ELECTRICITY (CARE) Statement November 17, 2020 As a fallout of the over 100% electricity tariff hike that took effect from September 1, 2020, bills afterwards have become so high, some

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ASUU STRIKE: ERC CALLS ON FG TO MEET ASUU DEMANDS SO THAT THE UNIVERSITIES CAN BE RE-OPENED

CALLS ON STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO EMBARK ON NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS TO COMPEL GOVERNMENT TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION * WARNS AGAINST ANY PLAN TO PROSCRIBE ASUU AND/OR VICTIMISE STRIKING LECTURERS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) considers last week’s promise made by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige on a programme “Politics Today” on Channels Television on Friday 13 November

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INCESSANT PETROL AND ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKES IS A PRODUCT OF DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION POLICIES

WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE POOR MASSES SHOULD RESIST DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the increase in petrol price from N162 to N170 per litre, something which is the third petrol price hike in five months. We also condemn the electricity tariff hike by over 100%. These hikes are increasingly unaffordable and rising living conditions are

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#ENDSARS UPRISING: PERSPECTIVES, LESSONS, TASKS AND THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT

The #EndSARS protests have marked the entry of a new generation of Nigerian youths into the arena of mass struggle. It is a unique generation, many of whom, unlike previous generations, do not have the usual background of campus or school activism, nor working place industrial or collective bargaining struggles. They can, on the one hand, be rightly called the

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USA: After the polarised elections – what way forward for the working class?

In the US, and around the world, millions greeted Trump’s defeat in the US elections. His probable removal from office, notwithstanding his legal claims, will be widely welcomed. Clearly there will be changes within the US and international repercussions – although many of the worldwide changes will be in trying to act more closely with traditional US allies than in

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THUGS LINKED TO SENATOR PATRICK IFEANYI UBAH ATTACK AND INJURE WORKERS OF CAPITAL OIL AND GAS INDUSTRIES DURING A MASS MEETING

WORKERS WERE ATTACKED FOR DEMANDING THEIR 4 YEARS UNPAID SALARIES AND OVER 10 YEARS PENSION Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) statement Workers of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd met on the morning of November 7, 2020 at about 11am, at Sanya Truck Pack in Lagos to deliberate on their unpaid 4 years’ salaries and unpaid/unremitted over 10

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US: Narrow poll lead for Biden in highly polarised elections

Protest against voter suppression and any attempts to throw out votes in this election. Organize against lesser evilism and build a mass, progressive, and left political party for working people. By Jeff Booth, Independent Socialist Group (USA), first published in the USA on November 4th, 2020 The day after the national elections, November 4th, vote counts were too close to

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POLICE THREAT TO BAN #ENDSARS PROTEST IN LAGOS IS TANTAMOUNT TO EXCISING CITIZENS’ RIGHTS TO FREELY ASSEMBLE

POLICE THREAT NOT TO ALLOW PLANNED #ENDSARS PROTEST IN LAGOS IS TANTAMOUNT TO EXCISING CITIZENS’ CONSTITIONALLY-GRANTED RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY YRC WARNS THE LAGOS STATE CP ODUMOSU NOT TO INFLAME TENSION IN A STATE ALREADY TRAUMATIZED BY THE STATE-MOTIVATED VIOLENCE OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS BY CLAMPING DOWN ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns threat from

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Build a campaigning youth movement – the Youth Rights Campaign

Appeal to become active and to give donations Communique of YRC Symposium held on the 23rd of October The symposium of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC), the youth platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), started by 11:20 on Friday, 23rd of October with initially 34 participants, which later grew to over 90 at its peak. It lasted for about

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DSM Opposes Planned House-to-House Search by Oyetola Government

* We condemn physical assaults of citizens by security agents enforcing curfew * We hold Oyetola government culpable in the violence and mass looting in Osun State The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby expresses its strong opposition to the plan of the Oyetola-led Osun State government and the security agencies to carry out a house-to-house search in

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A month of turmoil shakes Buhari regime

End the rotten capitalist system Nigeria has passed through nearly a month of turmoil. Video footage of the hated SARS police unit killing a man and driving off in his car was the spark for mass protests. Years of frustration, disappointment, poverty and anger exploded into a mighty mass movement fundamentally undermining the regime of Buhari. It put into question

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COVID-19 CHARTER FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATION WORKERS

A programme of struggle to prevent students and education workers from being made guinea-pigs of coronavirus As schools begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and education workers could be in grave danger. This is because even though the daily report of infection has reduced, yet nothing scientifically suggests that the pandemic has peaked. In a

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CARNAGE AS BUHARI’S MILITARY AND POLICE SHOOT AND KILL UNARMED PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

BUHARI AND SANWO-OLU MUST RESIGN SPN CALLS ON RANK AND FILE MILITARY AND POLICE NOT TO SHOOT PROTESTERS SPN CALLS FOR A MORE ORGANIZED MASS ACTION TO CHALLENGE FOR POWER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression on peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers and police acting on the instructions of the Buhari regime and the ruling All

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#END SARS IS NOT ENOUGH. BUHARI MUST GO!

NO TO PDP, APC OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT OF LOOTERS FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT COMPOSED BY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE OPPRESSED MASSES TO FIX NIGERIA We Call On Rank and File Members of the Army, Police and Other Security Forces not to Fire on Peaceful Protesters. Join the Movement against the Murderous Anti-poor Regime which also Oppresses,

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#EndSARS – YRC WELCOMES FG MEETING 5 KEY DEMANDS BUT THERE MUST BE EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

* NO RENAMING OF SARS. WE REJECT SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS (SWAT) SQUAD #EndSWAT * FOR A 48 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST OF WORKERS IN SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTING YOUTH *No Tricks, No Rotten Deals, Struggle for a Real Change, End This Corrupt System The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) welcomes the decision of the Federal Government to meet the

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#EndSARS: SPN Commends Young People over the dissolution of SARS

We condemn the repression and killings of protesters! We demand removal of the CP of Lagos and Oyo state and the IGP now! Struggle Must Continue Against Police Brutality and For Free Public Education and Decent Jobs The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) commends Nigerian youths for their resilience and steadfastness in the struggle against the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad

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DISSOLUTION OF SARS IS A STEP FORWARD BUT INADEQUATE TO END POLICE BRUTALITY

RADICALISED YOUTHS HAVE SHOWN THE LABOUR LEADERSHIP THAT STRUGGLE PAYS! WORKERS MUST NOW TAKE THE CUE TO DEMAND A FIGHTING LABOUR LEADERSHIP DSM DEMANDS: (1) END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, (2) FREE ALL ARRESTED PROTESTERS (3) JUSTICE FOR JIMOH ISIAKA AND ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY (4) DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF POLICING, (5) JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT, (6) END TO ALL ANTI-POOR