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
7 November 2017
• Several Students Injured as Management Unleashes Reign of Terror to Enforce Proscription of the Union
• Appeals to FG to call the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ogunmodede, to Order
• Demands Restoration of Independent Unionism and Recall of all Victimized Student Activists
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Prof. Eyitope Ogunmodede-led management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile- Ife to immediately rescind its recent decision to proscribe the Students’ Union in the interest of peace and progress of the university.
31 October 2017
Call for Solidarity Actions
Four (4) students' leaders and activists of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have been placed on indefinite suspension by the management over a peaceful protest that held on the campus on Friday October 6th, 2017. The action was sequel to the resolution of a Congress of the Students' Union on poor welfare conditions, especially the power outage that greeted students upon resumption. Those suspended are: Omole Ibukun, member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria – and National Secretary of Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Jacob Tosin, Vice President of Students Union, Oluwalade Babatunde, Chairman Students' Transport Management Committee and Udeh John.
31 October 2017
Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Defeats Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Court
Awarded N500,000 Damages
On October 10th, 2017, the Federal High Court, Osogbo Division, gave a victorious judgment to Comrade Alfred Adegoke against the Department of State Security Service (a.k.a SSS).
Barrister Adegoke is Osun state legal adviser of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) – a platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement – and the Osun State Chairperson of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN). He had filed a fundamental right enforcement motion in court about two (2) years ago, against the SSS whose operatives invaded the secretariat of the CDWR and the private legal office of Barrister Adegoke, harassed him in the full glare of the public, unleashed serious physical violence on him and then detained him for four hours in the SSS office in Osogbo.
28 October 2017
Over the weekend of Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 October 2017, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria - had its National Committee (NC) meeting. The meeting held in Ogba, Lagos and was attended by over 60 delegates and observers representing over 12 students and community branches.
The agenda for discussion for both days centred on the “Capitalist crisis, National Question: Programme for the Nigerian revolution” and “World relations” and also included Building the DSM and struggle for SPN registration; Labour work; Students work; Women’s work; Community struggles and Finance.
28 October 2017
DSM National Committee Meeting October 14 -15 2017
Nigeria's socio-economic and political problems seem to have no solution, over two years into the Buhari/APC 'change' government. In every sphere of governance, the government is struggling to maintain a balance, albeit an unsettled one. Economic situation, in spite of the official exit from recession, is getting worse and unmitigated for the working people. Every time official statistics are released, even with their conservative estimation, the worsening state of the economy is starkly exposed. The country's rapid population growth means that, even if the current official GDP growth figures are correct, per capita GDP is still actually falling.
28 October 2017
Global Crisis of Capitalism, Political and Social Consequences and Struggle for Socialism
DSM National Committee resolution October 14-15, 2017
The global economy seems to have started emerging from the monumental crisis set off by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 which is the most severe since the 1929 depression. In the last one decade there was no let off as the world economy is gripped by one crisis or the other: the subprime crisis, euro crisis, “submerging” emerging markets, the collapse of commodity prices especially oil.
25 October 2017
* A call for democratisation of public institutions
On October 3, 2017, a Federal High court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, sentenced Prof B.A Ogunbodede, former Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, an affiliate institution of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, and two other persons to 40 years imprisonment over 16 count charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful conversion and stealing of the institute's subventions. This judgement, despite its limitations, is a victory for mass of workers in IAR&T who have struggled for years against looting and for payment of their wages.
24 October 2017
Monday 16 October, 2017, over 60 people including socialists, community activists, student activists and trade unionists, gathered at the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Hall in the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos to commemorate the centenary of the 1917 Russian revolution.
The event was a public symposium organized by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) under the theme: Socialism or Barbarism: Which way Nigeria?
23 October 2017
OAU: SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS' LEADERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST POOR WELFARE CONDITIONS IS UNJUSTIFIABLE AND CONDEMNABLE
• FOR IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF IBK AND OTHER VICTIMISED STUDENTS
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the suspension of 4 students activists and leaders of the students’ union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over students’ protest against power outage and poor living and learning conditions. This latest suspension brings to 8 the total number of students activists that have so far been victimized in the last few months.
One of those suspended is Omole Ibukun (aka IBK), the ERC National Secretary– an organization committed to struggles for improved funding of education and democratic management of schools.
20 October 2017
1917-2017: Centenary of the Russian Revolution
100 years ago in Russia, workers leading the peasantry overthrew the oppressive Tsarist state. The revolution which started in February 1917 unfolded over a period of 9 months culminating in October with power passing directly into the hands of workers and the peasantry led by the Bolshevik party. The 1917 revolution remains the greatest event in human history because for the first time the rule of a wealthy minority was replaced by the rule of working people. In view of the condition of mass misery in the midst of abundance that has become the permanent fate of the working and poor people in Nigeria, is it possible for a social revolution to unfold in Nigeria?