Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
22 October 2016
Desperate regime responds with massive repression
More than 500 have been killed by Ethiopian state forces and thousands jailed. But this massive repression has not, however, stopped the growing mass revolt in Ethiopia. In early October, the regime declared a state of emergency and closed down the internet.
22 October 2016
August local elections – a decisive turning point
Socialist mass workers party needed
South Africa's recent local government elections have changed the country's political landscape almost beyond recognition. They represent a decisive political turning point for post-apartheid SA. Despite remaining overwhelmingly dominant, the 8% decline in its vote, and the loss of Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg hit the ANC like a defeat.
6 August 2016
Mass revolt shakes the regime to its foundations
Workers and Socialist Party (CWI in South Africa) statement
The Workers and Socialist Party salutes the youth and workers of Zimbabwe for their courage and determination in standing up to Mugabe's Zanu-PF dictatorship. We condemn the statement by ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe that the rising up of the masses is the work of a "Third Force." It demonstrates that the ANC ruling elite holds the Zimbabwean masses in the same contempt as they do the masses in SA itself – regarding them, as did the Apartheid regime, as incapable of comprehending their oppression and rising up against it. The "Third Force" that has driven the masses into struggle is mass unemployment, poverty, corruption and economic collapse – authored by the capitalist Zanu-PF regime itself.
2 August 2016
Drop all Charges
Protest to the Cameroon government
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) - has been informed that on Sunday 17 July, 15 activists fighting for the self-determination of the English-speaking Southern Cameroons were arrested by the police at a restaurant in Buea. They are held in Buea Central Prison. They have not been charged and do not know what they are accused of.
26 July 2016
AGAINST THE DESPERATE DISTORTIONS
The recent killing of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in the hands of the police and the vengeful killing of five police officers alongside two other civilians by a black army veteran, Micah Xavier Johnson, after a protest over the killing in Dallas, have taken the #BlackLivesMatter to a new height in the struggle to end racial discrimination in the US. While it is necessary to note that the struggle against racial discrimination is not a race war, it is also necessary to know that these acts of police brutality is a direct attack on the working and poor people (a category which a majority of African-Americans fall into) in an attempt to defend the capitalist order of society.
16 July 2016
Mass action to break Mugabe's economic blockade
Release Pastor Evan Mawarire and all political prisoners
For the unity of the working class, the poor and the youth across Southern Africa
The people of Zimbabwe refuse to suffer the rule of Mugabe and his cronies any longer. They are rising up in protest at mass unemployment, widespread poverty and his brutal police state. The Workers & Socialist Party (CWI in South Africa) and the Socialist Youth Movement stands in full solidarity with the workers, poor people and youth who have taken to the path of struggle.
14 July 2016
By Chris Gray, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the USA)
The Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA – After days of escalating protests in Minnesota following the police killing of Philando Castile, the Ramsey County Attorney has charged 48 people, including two members of Socialist Alternative MN, with gross misdemeanor rioting for participating in nonviolent civil disobedience. This is an ominous indication that the establishment is still far more interested in repressing nonviolent protesters than it is pursuing charges against the St. Anthony cop who violently murdered Philando Castile.
10 February 2016
Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise
CWI 11th World Congress Document
Africa stands before a new period of mass turmoil and revolutionary struggle. Already recent years have witnessed the overthrow of long standing dictatorial or authoritarian regimes as in Tunisia, Egypt and, more recently, the Burkina Faso revolution, protests against attempts to prolong unpopular leaders’ tenure in office as in Burundi, movements against oppression and austerity in Sudan and elsewhere, workers’ strikes to win concessions as in Kenya and South Africa and struggles to win positive reforms like the recent massive student anti-fee movement in South Africa.
10 February 2016
Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below
Hunger and deadly repression
Ethiopia has in recent years experienced perhaps the strongest economic growth in the world. The winners have been the dictatorial regime, its allies and multinational corporations. If a certain layer in society has an increased purchasing capacity, the overwhelming majority of workers and poor peasants have gained little or nothing from the upturn. But, since last November, the country has been tormented by an incipient famine that could affect 15 million people. And in the last two months, more than 150 people have been shot dead when protesting against the regime’s land grabbing.
10 November 2015
By Wole Olubanji Engels
At the DSM's October 24/5 national meeting Robert Bechert, a member of the International Secretariat of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), led a discussion on the world situation. The world may be a large entity, but there is a similar pattern of capitalist crises across the entire globe. Robert painted a graphic picture of the character of the crises all over the world, and the potentials it has for organizing and mobilizing for socialist transformation of society.