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25 December 2015

NIGERIA'S MESS: CAN BUHARI CLEAN IT UP?

Lagos DSM discusses the way forward for the working people in a period of capitalist crisis

The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held an end of year public meeting which brought together new contacts and supporters encountered in workplace interventions, students’ movement activities and community campaigns. The meeting was held at a period when an avalanche of neo-liberal attacks such as the electricity tariff hike and imposition of tolls on the highway is expected.

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24 November 2015

BUHARI GOVERNMENT AND LOOMING AUSTERITY POLICIES

LAGOS DSM HOLDS AGGREGATE MEETING

The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its aggregate meeting on Saturday, November 21, 2015. In declaring the meeting open Ayo Ademiluyi, who chaired the meeting, noted that the meeting was taking place at a period of dramatic events in the socio-economic sphere including but not limited to widespread fuel scarcity, dip in electricity supply among several other agonizing conditions of the working masses.

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11 June 2015

ALFRED ADEGOKE ARRESTED AND RELEASED BY DSS OVER OSUN PENSIONERS' PROTEST

Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), apparently at the instance of the Osun State Government, have arrested Comrade Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), and Osun State Coordinator of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). He was picked up at his office today around 11.20 a.m. He was brutalised by the heavily armed DSS operatives. Other members managed to escape. He was later released by 2pm.

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22 October 2014

THE QUEST FOR SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA GAINS MASS ECHO AMIDST ENORMOUS CAPITALIST CRISES

Segun Sango, General Secretary, DSM, photo DSM

Segun Sango, General Secretary, DSM, photo DSM

AS DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

By Michael Ogundele

For about six months, between the last National Committee (NC) meeting of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held in April and the national meeting over the weekend of October 11-12 the need for the socialist transformation of Nigeria has continued to manifest in the country in all socio-economic and political spheres. The absence of a genuine alternative has triggered a growing apathy among the working people as revealed by the relative low turn-out at the recent elections in Ekiti and Osun states. The Labour Party formed by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has long become the trashcan of anti-poor capitalist politicians. The recent purported interest of the trade union leadership in the party following the return of the Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the PDP is half-hearted and mere blowing of hot air.

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6 June 2014

ROTIMI EWEBIYI 10th anniversary

Rotimi, photo DSM

Rotimi, photo DSM

A Rare Socialist Class Fighter Passes On

By Peluola Adewale

We are republishing this obituary to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Rotimi Ewebiyi who played a key political and organisational role in the building the DSM during the military dictatorship and the first years of civilian rule.

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8 May 2014

May Day 2014: A Story of Compromised Labour Leadership, Clampdown on Democratic Rights and Independent Actions by Workers and Youths

Protest against LASU Fees at 2014 Lagos May Day Rally, photo DSM

Protest against LASU Fees at 2014 Lagos May Day Rally, photo DSM

DSM Members Circulate over 20,000 Leaflets

By Peluola Adewale

The cozy relationship between the Labour leadership and government has never been this deep. While this has always been characteristic of the workers' day rallies in recent years in Nigeria it has now got to a disgusting and shameless level. When there were independent actions by workers at these rallies to protest against anti-poor policies, the role played by the Labour leaders is to shield the president or governor from embarrassment. This was the feature in the centres like Lagos, Oyo and Niger where there were independent protest actions by workers. The security situation in the country has further given the government, acting in connivance with Labour leaders, the excuse to further attack and repress democratic rights of workers. Every May Day centre was heavily militarized.

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22 April 2014

Resolution on World Relations

Kola Ibrahim leading discussion on world relations at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo by DSM

Kola Ibrahim leading discussion on world relations at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo by DSM

National Committee (NC) Meeting, April 2014

Since the last Congress of this organization, global capitalist relations have continued to show that the only guarantee capitalism can offer humanity is barbarism. More than ever before, working and poor people are compelled to search desperately for solutions to the quagmire and misery the capitalist system has plunge them into. From the centre of global capitalism, the USA, to economically battered Europe, to the Latin America and Africa, working and oppressed people are confronted with the task of overthrow a system that, in spite of the enormous human, material and technical potentials to make humanity happy, has meant more suffering for majority. The question of what political programmes are needed to overcome the terrible problems capitalism has created for humanity will be the battle cry of working and oppressed people in the coming struggles. As an internationalist revolutionary movement, we must realize that understanding the current state of global capitalist relations is vital for the building of a viable movement that can respond adequately and correctly to issues arising from class struggles in the current epoch.

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22 April 2014

Resolution on Nigeria's Political and Economic Situation

Segun Sango, General Secretary DSM at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo DSM

Segun Sango, General Secretary DSM at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo DSM

National Committee (NC) Meeting, April 2014

Six months after the last Congress of our organization, the reality of the bankruptcy of Nigerian capitalist class has become starker than we moderately foresaw. Politically, economically and socially, the Nigerian neo-colonial ruling elites have shown their inability to move the country forward.

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22 April 2014

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

A cross section of comrades at the DSM NC April 2014

A cross section of comrades at the DSM NC April 2014

By Dimeji Macaulay

Over the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 April 2014, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) from different branches gathered at the Textile Labour House, Lagos for a 2-day meeting of the National Committee (NC) of the organisation. Between the two days over fifty (50) delegates from 12 branches were present at the meeting.

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29 March 2014

DSM LAUNCHES ITS NEW BOOK

Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju, Chair ASUU Unilorin and the Book Reviewer, photo DSM

Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju, Chair ASUU Unilorin and the Book Reviewer, photo DSM

By Dimeji Macaulay

It is "a book of history, a book of ideology, a book of contentions, a book of struggles and potentially a working peoples' manifesto"- Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba Oju

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