Democratic Socialist Movement

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N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour Must Declare a Two-Day General Strike

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour Must Declare a Two-Day General Strike SPN Calls for a Sustained Struggle for N30,000 Minimum Wage and its Full Implementation For Living Wage Join SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria welcomes the rejection of N27,000 as the new minimum wage by the labour centres as reported in the news. The fact is that the figure is

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UPDATE: Abbey Trotsky Released by DSS

UPDATE: Abbey Trotsky Released by DSS Following local and international online and other protests, the Department of State Service (DSS) has released Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), the gubernatorial candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Oyo State, from detention. He was detained for about 6 hours on January 21 at the Ibadan office of the secret police. He

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DSS arrests SPN Gubernatorial Candidate in Oyo State

DSS arrests SPN Gubernatorial Candidate in Oyo State #RELEASE COMRADE ABIODUN BAMIGBOYE (Abbey Trotsky) Information reaching us is that Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, gubernatorial candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Oyo State, has been unjustly detained by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). This detention is clearly an act of desperation by the Nigerian state to

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Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes

Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes by Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) reporters A three day general strike in Zimbabwe was set in motion on January 14 in response to the deteriorating economic situation in the country. The strike was organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and local activists as an immediate challenge

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ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES

ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES Condemns NANS for opposing a nationwide strike against Education Underfunding The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) wishes to reiterate her principled support for the ongoing strike of ASUU and ASUP. We believe this strike, which is about compelling government to fulfill its social responsibility in terms of funding public education and improving

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New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest

New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest We call for mass mobilization of workers, youth and the masses Labour Movement should build a new political alternative to the capitalist political class The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby welcomes the latest decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to re-start national mass protests across the country

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Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets

Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets Serge Jordan and Sabah Ahmed (Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI) Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since December 19, unprecedented in their geographic scope and duration. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers worldwide in front of Sudanese embassies to showcase their solidarity with

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2019 General Elections: SPN campaign in Ifo, Ogun State, Kicks-Off with an Inspiring Rally

2019 General Elections: SPN campaign in Ifo, Ogun State, Kicks-Off with an Inspiring Rally   (Click to enlarge) By Ibukun Omole (Member, Democratic Socialist Movement) There was an excited response as the flag-off rally of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) campaign to elect Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto as member, Ogun State House of Assembly, Ifo 2 constituency, took place on

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DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University

DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby bemoans the despotic approach of the management and Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to the agitations and demands of the staff unions of the university. We condemn the highhandedness of the Prof. Labode Popoola-led University Management,

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Appeal for Solidarity with A&P Foods/pladis Global workers who are under attack from both management

Appeal for Solidarity with A&P Foods/pladis Global workers who are under attack from both management AND the national leaders of the Food Union The workers of A&P Foods/pladis Global have embarked on strike action since Wednesday December 19, 2018 when the leadership of the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), led by Mr. Lateef Oyelekan (President), on

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France in revolt

France in revolt By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) For more than a month now, since 17 November, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. Wearing ‘gilets jaunes’, the yellow jackets every vehicle in France must carry, a massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in the tax

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DSM Holds National Meeting to Prepare for 2019 Elections and Struggles Ahead

DSM Holds National Meeting to Prepare for 2019 Elections and Struggles Ahead By Wole Olubanji and Daniel Akande The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its National Committee (NC) meeting on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the International Press Centre, Ogba Lagos. The two-day deliberation came at a time when the DSM is intervening in the forthcoming 2019

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1918: Revolution ends First World War as international radicalisation shakes the world

1918: Revolution ends First World War as international radicalisation shakes the world From the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) website The horrific slaughter of the First World War has haunted generations. By the time it ended, it had put into question the ‘right’ of the ruling classes to rule, something that helped provoke revolutions and mass struggles around the

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Nigeria: General Strike Averted but Anger Persists

Nigeria: General Strike Averted but Anger Persists Struggle needed to secure implementation of any deal H.T Soweto (Member, NLC/TUC/ULC Lagos Strike Monitoring Committee) But for last minute suspension, a big general strike (certainly bigger than any other in the last three and a half years) could have rocked Nigeria starting in the early hours of Tuesday November 6, 2018. The

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New Minimum Wage: Labour Must Sustain Mass Actions to Win the Demand

New Minimum Wage: Labour Must Sustain Mass Actions to Win the Demand Stop Corruption, Pay New Minimum Wage! – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) For a Mass Working People Political Alternative Now! By Peluola Adewale On Tuesday October 30, organized Labour held a nationwide protest to mobilise public support for its demand on a new minimum wage and the resumption

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OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: SPN thank all our supporters

OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: SPN thank all our supporters Nothing has changed, No Difference between APC and PDP The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State wishes to appreciate all our members, supporters and those who voted for the party and its candidate, Barrister Alfred Adegoke, in the now inconclusive Governorship Election in Osun State that held on 22nd September, 2018.

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REFUSE CRISIS IN LAGOS

REFUSE CRISIS IN LAGOS By Chinedu Bosah The refuse crisis in Lagos lingers as the government has shown obvious incapacity to resolve the problem. It is now common to see refuse heaps in many places, waste bins of many residents are not picked for weeks creating a health hazard The crisis deepened when Visionscape Sanitations Solutions, (a private company) was

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Youth Restiveness in Ajegunle and Lagos at Large!

Youth Restiveness in Ajegunle and Lagos at Large! By Lexan Ali There is an escalating crisis of the growing youth unrest, violent criminality, communal clashes, cult and gang wars and killings going on in Ajegunle, Agege, Lagos Island, Orile and many other communities in Lagos state. More recently, the crises between youths in Layinka and Olumoku, two neighbouring communities in

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ERC SUPPORTS ASUU’S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

ERC SUPPORTS ASUU’S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA Calls for a United Struggle of Students and education workers By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully supports the current indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). We believe that the failure of the Nigerian

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STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU Authorities Reinstate Omole Ibukun and 3 other Suspended Students’ Activists

STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU Authorities Reinstate Omole Ibukun and 3 other Suspended Students’ Activists We demand a halt to all attacks on democratic rights and restoration of independent unionism By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have reinstated the studentship of Omole Ibukun, national secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) a platform of