Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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2022 – Nigeria’s Collapsing Education System (031222)

The enslavers of the past and those of today know that education is key to liberation. It is a reason they try as much as possible to refuse the education of the enslaved/oppressed. While laws were openly enacted to prevent the education of the enslaved in the past, as is the case in the era of slavery in America, enslaved

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WE REJECT THE GBAJABIAMILA STUDENT LOAN BILL

IT IS A CAMOUFLAGED FEE INCREMENT BILL FOR TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on Nigerian students, education workers’ unions, the labour movement, and the generality of Nigerians to reject the Students Loan (Access to Higher Education) Bill which was recently passed by the National Assembly. Arguing in favor of the bill, the sponsor, Femi Gbajabiamila

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2023: No Genuine Alternative Amongst all the Capitalist Candidates

Only a Mass Workers’ Party with Socialist Program can Save Nigeria Given the seeming perpetual decline in the living conditions of the majority of Nigerians in the last seven and half years of the Buhari/APC government, it will be expected that many Nigerians will want to use the 2023 elections to punish the ruling politicians and parties and seek for

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COLLAPSE OF 4 DISCOS AND THEIR TAKEOVER BY GOVERNMENT INDICATES AN OBVIOUS FAILURE OF POWER PRIVATISATION

Renationalisation of the Power Companies Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out The fact that four Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) failed and others are being kept afloat by the incessant bailout and public intervention funds clearly prove the futility and failure of the privatization program. The federal government and banks recently took over Kano DISCO, Kaduna DISCO,

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JAPA PHENOMENON REFLECTS THE WORSENING OF NIGERIA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISIS

• Only Mass Struggle for a Better Nigeria and Socialist Alternative can Stop Mass Emigration Immediately after the news of the brutal massacre of protesters at Lekki Toll Gate by men of the Nigerian Army broke, increasing numbers of Nigerian youths who had just been freshly radicalized by the ground-shaking #EndSARS protests that were being repressed had one chorus –

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COMMERCIAL DRIVERS EMBARK ON STRIKE IN LAGOS AGAINST EXTORTION

For a Democratically Controlled Union or Association of Drivers to Defend Members’ Welfare Commercial bus drivers in Lagos under the auspices of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association (JDWAN) went on a seven-day strike beginning from Monday October 31 over extortion and attacks by motor park thugs popularly known as “agberos”. By Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR For many years now

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BRAZIL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Bolsonaro Defeated But the Struggle is Not Over

In the tightest presidential election ever in Brazil, the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro was narrowly defeated by the veteran candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio da Silva, popularly known as Lula. Lula scraped to victory taking 50.9% of the vote to Bolsonaro’s 49.1%. Lula won 59 million votes to Bolsonaro’s 57 million. Brazil is now a highly polarised

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WHAT IS MARXISM? An Introduction

This article was published in April 2022 in Socialism Today, the monthly journal of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) as one of the content of five new Introduction to Marxism pamphlets. They are based on a series first printed in 2003 but take into account the context of the present period, and a fresh approach has been taken

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OYO STATE: Neither Makinde Re-Election nor His Replacement by APC or Accord Candidate can Guarantee A Better Life For Working People and Youth

Only a government formed by working people and run on Socialist Programme Can Satisfy the Needs and Desire of Workers, Youth and the Poor  It is no news that incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is one of the candidates that will be participating in the 2023 general elections as the Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.

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IKANGBA-AGORO-YEMULE FISH FARMS FLOOD DISASTER: Only Sustained, and Determined Struggles Can Win Concessions from the State and Federal Governments

Fish Farmers must be Prepared to Organize Themselves Linking Their Struggles With the Demand for Adequate Investments in Agriculture by Governments We call on the NLC, TUC, civil society organizations, Socialists, and farmers’ organizations to support the fish farmers’ struggle and prevail on both the state and federal governments to accede to their demands On July 28, 2022, fish farmers

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GCI IBADAN: The Planned Handover to Wale Babalakin-led Old Boys Association is a Privatisation of Public School

  NLC, TUC and NUT Must Join Parents and Host community in the Agitation Against the Private Takeover of GCI and Other Public Schools Since April 2022, parents of students currently schooling at Government College Ibadan, GCI, members of the host community and civil society organizations under the auspices of Joint Action Front, JAF with members of Democratic Socialist Movement

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE:

Persecution of Abbey Trotsky on Trumped-up Charges Continues Appeal for Solidarity for CDWR’s Campaign Against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces It is now over three years since Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, and the Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist party of Nigeria, SPN was

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Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference

Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference The Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association (PERESSA), affiliated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had its 8th Triennial Delegate Conference on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 where a Socialist trade unionist, comrade Rufus Olusesan, was elected as president. Comrade Rufus is a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

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ADELEKE/PDP’S GOVERNMENT IN OSUN STATE: Can it Deliver?

After four years of rudderless leadership, the Oyetola government has been replaced by a new government of Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This is of course with a caveat: the possibility of the judicial overturning of Adeleke’s victory. Whatever happens however, nothing can change the fact that Oyetola is the first sitting governor in Osun State history

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Ogun College of Health Tech Staff Poisoning

CDWR Demands Independent Panel of Investigation Involving NLC, TUC, NMA, NASU, ASUP, MHWUN, NBA, NANNM, NUAHP, CSO etc. Dapo Abiodun-led government must adequately finance public health and education sectors with improved working and living conditions. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, condemns in absolute terms, the recent poisoning of a staff at the clinic of

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Half Salary: ERC Calls for Full Payment of October Salary and Settlement of Arrears Owed to Lecturers and other University Workers

Buhari Government Must Meet the Demands of ASUU and other Unions No to Criminalization of Strike in Public Universities  The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the payment of incomplete salaries to lecturers of federal universities for the month of October 2022. This ridiculous act shows the gross irresponsibility of the government and its continuous attempt to destroy public education by

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Payment of Half Salary to ASUU: Buhari Government Hell-bent on Criminalizing Workers’ Strikes in Nigeria

CDWR calls on NLC and TUC to stop sitting on the fence and embark on nationwide solidarity actions including a-48hr warning strike in support of ASUU demands without much ado. Federal government should accede to ASUU demands to save public universities from imminent total collapse. Solidarity speech by Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator CDWR Ogun State Chapter, at Congress of ASUU-UNAAB

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HAPPY RESUMPTION: HOLD THE ANTI-POOR BUHARI ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WASTED 8 MONTHS!

TO PREVENT ANOTHER STRIKE, NIGERIAN STUDENTS MUST BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CAMPAIGN TO FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL ALL AGREEMENTS WITH STAFF UNIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes students of public universities back to their respective institutions after eight months of school closure due to the failure of Buhari government to meet the demands of ASUU and

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Sri Lanka: Stop Repression and Attacks on Democratic Rights

Solidarity from Nigeria The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) sends solidarity to workers, youth and students of Sri Lanka. The CDWR is a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria. We stand in solidarity with Sri Lankan working masses and youth in their struggle against the cost of living crisis, and brutal repression by

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AS INFLATION DRIVES LIVING COSTS TO THE ROOF!

FOR A TWO-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to urgently set a date for a two-day general strike and mass protest as a first step in the commencement of a mass struggle against the cost of living crisis