Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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YRC CONDEMNS UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON PROTESTERS AND JOURNALISTS AT LEKKI TOLL GATE BY THE POLICE

We Demand immediate release of all those arrested! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the brutal and unprovoked attack by the police on peaceful protesters and journalists at Lekki toll gate today, Wednesday October 20, 2021. There are reports of arrests, assault on journalists and seizure of their equipment as well as shooting at peaceful protesters. Peaceful protest is a

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Justice for October 2020 EndSARS Protesters and all Victims of Police Brutality and State Repression

Release all #EndSARS protesters still in detention as well as all political detainees Fight State Repression! End Capitalism!! For a Democratic and Socialist Nigeria!!! On the occasion of the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest, the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) salute all radical youth who stood against police brutality and state repression last year October as well as those who

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Pandora Papers Shine Light on Nigeria’s “Fantastically Corrupt” Elite

Premium Times along with a few other media organizations in Nigeria have been publishing daily exposures of the revelations they unearthed alongside 600 journalists from 150 news organizations around the world in a global investigation into the “offshore hideaways of some of the world’s most powerful personalities”. The project, known as Pandora Papers, is facilitated by the International Consortium of

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TIME FOR A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST TO TACKLE RISING COST OF LIVING AND UNEMPLOYMENT!

FOR THE BUILDING OF A MASS WORKERS POLITICAL PARTY BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO KICK OUT THE APC, PDP AND ALL CAPITALIST PARTIES! Aside the daily orgy of violence, abductions and killings in Nigeria, one other fact of everyday life is the rising cost of living and its attendant consequences on the already impoverished working people. Living conditions, for big

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: NIGERIAN TEACHERS DESERVE BETTER PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS!

TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ALL EDUCATION WORKERS MUST UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST ALL ATTACKS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) felicitates with teachers on this years’ occasion of World Teachers’ Day. We acknowledge the important role teachers play in the society as those who impact knowledge in students. Equally, we recognize the enormous challenges teachers are faced with. Teachers

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ERC CONDEMNS THE SHUTDOWN OF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

THE SHUTDOWN IS AN ATTEMPT TO EVADE THE MEETING OF THE DEMANDS OF STUDENTS AND COVER-UP THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF ADESINA AISHAT STUDENTS MUST CONDEMN THIS SHUTDOWN AND DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE DEAD STUDENTS FOR AN IMMEDIATE CONGRESS OF STUDENTS NOW! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), OAU chapter, outrightly condemns the shutdown of the institution by the university

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OAU Students Protest Death of a Colleague

THE DEATH OF ADESINA AISHAT: OAU MANAGEMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commiserates with students of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife over the tragic death of Adesina Aishat, a final year student of Foreign Languages. We also send our condolences to the family of the deceased. According to reports, Miss Aishat had been visiting the health

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Conquest and Rule – a review of ‘What Britain did to Nigeria’

A recent book by Nigerian historian Max Siollun looks at how the brutal history of British imperialism’s ‘conquest and rule’ has shaped the country. Sophie Simcox, a member of the leadership of the Committee for a Workers’ International who has often been in Nigeria, draws out its relevance today. ‘Nigeria is a failed state’. This was the headline of an

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End Killing of Youth! End Police and Military Brutality!

WE CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE END TO KILLING OF YOUTH AND POLICE AND MILITARY BRUTALITY, AND FOR BRINGING TO BOOK THE PERPETRATORS OF THE LEKKI MASSACRE. WE ALSO CALL ON ALL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS TO EQUALLY CONDEMN AND JOIN YRC IN THE DEMAND FOR JUSTICE AND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE VICTIMS OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE LEKKI

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OMOMEEWA: WE SAY NO TO COVER UP!

WE CONDEMN THE THREAT ON THE LIFE OF COMRADE HASSAN SOWETO MADE BY DR. TAJUDEEN ABAYOMI OLUMOKO (THE ACTING DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, LASU) AND HIS ACCOMPLICE (A CERTAIN ‘OMO ALHAJA’) DURING THE CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION FOR OMOMEEWA. WE REITERATE OUR DEMAND FOR A DEMOCRATIC AND INDEPENDENT PROBE COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY STUDENTS, STAFF UNIONS, NBA, NBA, SOCIALISTS, ERC ETC. WE URGE

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Parents of students of Lagos State Model Colleges protest increment of fee

Members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) participated in a protest of parents of students of the Lagos State Model Colleges on Tuesday, 2nd of September 2021. Onabule Mayowa The protest was organized by the Lagos State Unified Model College Parent’s Forum to express dissatisfaction over the attempt of the Lagos State government to hike the boarding feeding fee from N25,000

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BRUTAL MURDER OF COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE YUSUF A.K.A OMOMEEWA: THE LASU MANAGEMENT HAS A CASE TO ANSWER

WE DEMAND JUSTICE Forestall a repeat of this unfortunate attack and murder. We call for the setting up of a democratically-constituted security committee comprising elected representatives of LASUSU, staff unions, SEIU, the Nigerian Police and communities to work out a common strategy to keep the campus and its vicinity safe for students and staff. Being the text of a press

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COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE A.K.A OMOMEEWA: AN INDEFATIGABLE STUDENT ACTIVIST, PRO-WORKER ADVOCATE AND SOCIALIST HOUNDED TO DEATH BY THE LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (LASU) MANAGEMENT IN RETRIBUTION FOR HIS ROLE IN STUDENTS AND WORKERS STRUGGLES IN THE INSTITUTION

We demand immediate arrest and prosecution of his killers For a probe panel democratically constituted by elected representatives of the students union, staff unions, trade unions and civil society to unravel the circumstances surrounding his sudden and unfortunate death including possible complicity of the University administration. An end to victimization and tyranny on LASU campus The Education Rights Campaign (ERC)

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Nigeria facing ongoing crises – Socialists analyse and make plans

DSM holds National Committee meeting Preparing members for struggles on immediate issues and for socialism By IBK and Michael Lenin The National Committee (NC) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) met over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 August 2021. The NC is the second highest decision-making organ of the DSM and it meets at least twice

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OGUN Workers: CDWR Demands Immediate Payments of All Outstanding Salaries and Deductions to Workers and Reinstatement of all Victimized Workers

We Call on NLC and TUC to declare a 48-Hour Warning Strike in support of workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, calls on the state leaderships of both the NLC and TUC to end their criminal silence in the face of increasing attacks on the democratic rights and living conditions of workers and the

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Kabul falls: A devastating blow to the US and Western imperialism – Afghans’ suffering continues under Taliban

On Sunday 15 August, the Taliban reached the capital of Kabul, forcing the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani from power. Thousands of residents tried desperately to board planes to flee the hard-line Islamic force. After Ghani fled the country, Taliban fighters took control of the empty presidential palace and abandoned police posts in Kabul. The Taliban released thousands of inmates

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MOUKA UPDATE: ALL ARRESTED STRIKERS FREED FROM POLICE CUSTODY

The detained Mouka workers who were freed from police custody late yesterday reported to the Lagos Area F Police Command, Ikeja, this morning, Monday August 16. The workers were led by Comrade Funmi Sessi (Lagos NLC Chairperson) and Comrade Rufus Olusesan (CDWR National Chairperson) to meet with the Area Commander, Zongo Ali, and were finally released on bail. The Campaign

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MOUKA UPDATE – 12 strikers remain in Lagos police custody

CDWR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL MOUKA WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE LAGOS POLICE ALL SACKED MOUKA WORKERS MUST BE REINSTATED AND CASUAL AND CONTRACT WORKERS GIVEN REGULAR CONTRACTS Comrade Chinedu Bosah (CDWR National Publicity Secretary), Barrister Adeola and some family members (Mrs Balogun Oduola, Mrs Confidence Wogu, Mr Timothy Dasaba and Mr Cosmos) of the brutalized and detained

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UPDATED URGENT APPEAL – Arrest of Striking Mouka Workers, Lagos

UPDATED STATEMENT CDWR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF 11 MOUKA WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE NIGERIAN POLICE ON THE ORDERS OF MOUKA MANAGEMENT CDWR DEMANDS AN END TO MOUKA MANAGEMENT’S ATTACKS ON WORKERS AND THEIR LEADERS WE DEMAND AN END TO CASUALISATION AND CONTRACT STAFFING IN MOUKA LIMITED AND IMPROVEMENT IN WORKING CONDITIONS This morning (August 13, 2021) in Lagos

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Mouka foam workers on strike over victimization and poor conditions

CDWR calls for Solidarity Actions by national leadership of NUCFRLANMPE and NLC The Lagos workers of Mouka, a foam, mattress and pillow manufacturer,  have embarked on a strike action since Wednesday August 11, 2021, to protest against the attempt by the management to behead the workers’ union in the company – National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic