Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 162, Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo Bus-stop, Agege, Lagos
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
18 May 2015
Profiting from artificial scarcity
For weeks now, a drought of fuel has hit Nigeria, ironically Africa's top economy and largest crude oil producer. Queues have returned to petrol stations. Transport costs are rising. Where fuel is available, it goes for as much as N130 per litre and double of this price on the black market. This less than two months after outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, just before the March 28 general elections that he lost, announced a reduction of fuel price to N87 from N97.
22 January 2015
NLC and TUC Should Name Appropriate Price and Begin Mass Mobilisation for its Actualisation
We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the recent N10 reduction in the price of petrol from N97 per liter to N87 as cynical and tokenist. We support the positions of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress that the reduction does not reflect the fall in the price in the global oil market.
29 July 2012
PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL: SELLING OFF NIGERIA'S OIL WEALTH TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CAPITALIST HAWKS
Working class and socialist activists must build mass movement from below to defeat neo-liberal capitalist pill
By Ayo Ademiluyi
The anti-poor regime of Goodluck Jonathan has perfected a "new" Petroleum Industry Bill, which for all practical purposes is meant to hand over Nigeria's oil wealth to a few private individuals and oil multinationals. It would be recalled that the Bill originally surfaced under late Umar Musa Yar'adua regime and has gone through some "polishing" to meet the greed of local bourgeois investors and imperialist hawks seeking to suck up mega-profits from Nigeria's oil wealth, while only being expected to make unspecified payments to the Nigerian government periodically.
7 February 2012
Interview granted at a recent international meeting of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) by Segun Sango, the General Secretary of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), on the recent general strike against fuel price hike. In the interview, Sango articulates a genuine socialist and revolutionary programme and strategy which the working masses must embrace and uphold in the quest to achieve permanent living standards and true democratic rightsInterview: Nigerian General Strike from Mel Gregson on Vimeo.
17 January 2012
We Condemn Repression by Police and Army!
By Peluola Adewale
Monday, January 16, saw the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress call off the general strike which had paralyzed activities in Nigeria for one week. The whole country had come to a halt in anger at the surprise New Year Day's fuel price hike, the government was completely isolated during the strike's duration. If Labour had offered a clear lead this struggle could not only have forced back the price hike but also laid the basis for a complete transformation of the country. Now there is the danger that this result will lead to a temporary disappointment with the results of mass Labour struggle.
17 January 2012
Struggle forces Jonathan back a bit, but could have won far more with a more resolute leadership
By Peluola Adewale
The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have called off the strike which paralyzed activities in the country during the last one week. The whole country had come to a halt in anger at the fuel price hike, the government was completely isolated during the strike's duration. If Labour had offered a clear lead this struggle could not only have forced back the price hike but also laid the basis for a complete transformation of the country. Now there is the danger that this result will lead to a temporary disappointment with the results of mass Labour struggle.
12 January 2012
Jonathan's Government isolated – time for a workers' and poor people's government
By DSM Reporters
On Wednesday, January 11, the day three of the indefinite strike and mass protest declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), all over the country millions were effectively out in protests and other mass actions on Wednesday.
10 January 2012
By DSM reporters
On Monday 9th January, 2011, tens of thousands of Nigerians marched through the streets of Lagos in demonstration against the removal of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian government. As a result of this policy, petroleum price has shot up from N65 to between N140 to N200. Cost of food, transport and basic services have soared by several percentage points as the market reacts.
6 January 2012
10 March 2009
LABOUR MUST SAY:
For clearly over two decades now a combination of international capitalist forces (particularly oil corporations and cartels) and their Nigerian pro-imperialist, capitalist backers have been waging a protracted, and sometimes ferocious war, with the labour movement in order to put oil, the mainstay of the Nigeria's economy, under total control of profit merchants in the name of deregulation and privatization. Despite the all too often incoherence and timidity of most labour leaders, the mass of the working people – those who suffer the brutal effect of every neo-liberal, anti-poor economic policy - had, through numerous mass action including strikes and public demonstrations, prevented total success for the capitalist ruling class in this regard.