Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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GX FOOD LIMITED: Workers remain resolute and steadfast amidst intimidation by management

Appeal for more international and national solidarity By Abbey Trotsky GX Foods workers approached the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) branch in Oyo State to intervene in the attacks on their working conditions in April 2020. Since then, CDWR comrades in solidarity have played major roles in the struggle. GX Foods Limited, Ibadan, is allegedly owned by Senator

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Lagos Street Sweepers Protest unpaid Salary

CDWR demands regular payment of salary, secured and better paid employment for Lagos Street Sweepers Many Lagos street sweepers have protested unpaid monthly salaries and poor working conditions recently. The street sweepers are employed by sub-contractors to Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and are paid a meager N25,000 under poor working conditions. The contract system is the same as

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Lagos SPN Condemns the Spending of N80 Million on Lagos Lawmakers Wives’ Dubai ‘Training’ Trip

The recent revelation that the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa spent N80 million on a Dubai ‘training’ trip for 20 wives of Lagos lawmakers is highly condemnable. This is just one amongst the many profligate public expenditures by the Lagos State House of Assembly. Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees this

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FACTION LEAVES DSM OVER POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

DSM REMAINS COMMITTED TO FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF MARXISM A previously undeclared minority faction, operating clandestinely, has broken away from the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) over fundamental political questions, arising from irreconcilable differences on what should be the correct ideological orientation of a working class-oriented socialist organisation. They have now gone ahead to form a new organisation called the Movement for

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UNFAVOURABLE COURT JUDGEMENT VALIDATING DEREGISTRATION OF SPN ALONG WITH 31 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES SHALL NOT DETER US

THE SPN SHALL APPEAL THIS JUDGMENT AND EMBARK ON POLITICAL STRUGGLE TO DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE AS A POLITICAL PARTY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) shall not be deterred in our quest to stand for the working class and downtrodden by the recent unfavourable judgement by Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court (FHC) delivered on Thursday

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CDWR SUPPORTS RESIDENT DOCTORS NATIONWIDE STRIKE

CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MEET DOCTORS’ DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WE CALL ON NARD TO ORGANISE PUBLIC ACTIVITIES LIKE SOCIALLY-DISTANCE RALLIES AND PROTESTS TO SENSITIZE THE PUBLIC FOR A FREE, PUBLIC-FUNDED AND DEMOCRATICALLY MANAGED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) gives its full support and solidarity to the nationwide strike of doctors under the aegis

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JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF RAPE AND POLICE BRUTALITY

* There can be no capitalism without racism, women’s oppression and police/army brutality *Build a movement to fight for system change and a Socialist Nigeria Democratic Socialist Movement, Abuja Chapter, leaflet Recently, Nigeria has seen an increase in the cases of rape. In a way, alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a rape epidemic. For instance, on May 27, 2020,

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DURA PACK MANAGEMENT PAYS WORKERS N8, 000 FOR MAY SALARY; WORKERS EMBARKED ON STRIKE

WORKERS DEMAND FULL SALARIES, UNIONISATION AND IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS Dura Pack workers embarked on two days (June 8 and 9, 2020) strike action over salary cut and the demand for unionization. Workers at the Ikeja, Lagos, based company suspended the strike on June 10 after the management promised to pay the outstanding salaries next week. However, there was no written

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WORKERS OF GX FOODS LIMITED, IBADAN, IN STRUGGLE TO RESIST MANAGEMENT ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES!

A Call for National and International Solidarity Members of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, Oyo State chapter are currently in a solidarity action with workers of GX FOODS LIMITED in Ibadan the Oyo state who are in struggle to resist different forms of indecent conditions and anti-labour practices in the company. GX FOOD LIMITED is a food

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SPN CONDEMNS KILLINGS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND TINA EZEKWE

SPN SUPPORTS THE MASS PROTEST IN US AND ACROSS THE WORLD SPN DEMANDS AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, RACIAL VIOLENCE AND ALL FORMS OF OPPRESSION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by Minneapolis Police officers on May 25, 2020, after he was arrested for allegedly buying cigarettes with a

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE ENSUING ECONOMIC MEALSTROM: GOING BEYOND CAPITALISM

By Kola Ibrahim If there is any lesson to be learnt from the raging coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 6 million and killed about 380,000 people globally as of May 31, it is that the current socio-economic system, represented by global capitalism cannot take humanity forward. More than ever before, the need to supplant the capitalist system with a

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USA: Anti-racist movement reignited by the death of George Floyd at police hands

By Jai Chavis and Nicholas Wurst, Independent Socialist Group (US) On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the New York police Department (NYPD) killing of Eric Garner in 2014. A released video recorded by bystanders shows Floyd repeatedly pleading, “I can’t breathe”, as officer Derek

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CDWR SUPPORTS 7-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF HEALTH WORKERS IN KADUNA STATE

CONDEMNS THE THREAT TO HEALTH WORKERS BY MALLAM EL-RUFAI-LED KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the joint warning strike of health workers unions and associations in Kaduna state to demand improved working conditions. We commend this united strike and urge that the unions and associations involved not to relent until all demands are met. Should

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THE RISING CASES OF COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG iSON’S WORKERS

SPN blames Makinde-led government and the past pro-capitalist governments in Oyo State for the unfortunate spread of COVID-19 among iSON workers! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter expresses concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 among workers of the Ibadan-based multinational company known as iSON Xperiences and holds that it is the characteristic protection of profit of

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CDWR WELCOMES NMA SUSPENSION OF “SIT-AT-HOME” STRIKE ACTION AFTER WINNING CONCESSION

CDWR CALLS ON SECURITY AGENCIES TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS INCLUDING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND JOURNALISTS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the decision by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu’s to amend an initial order which was meant to clamp down on essential workers and re-issue another which clearly directed the police to

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LABOUR MUST INTERVENE IN THE PLIGHT OF INDIAN WORKERS AT DANGOTE REFINERY

CDWR DEMANDS DECENT WORK CONDITION FOR WORKERS IN DANGOTE GROUP AND OTHER COMPANIES Recently, a video went viral of protesting Indian expatriate workers of Dangote Refinery agitating against poor working conditions and lack of safety measures against coronavirus infection at work. The worker who spoke on behalf of tens of his colleagues claimed that they were employed by a contractor

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New era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval opens

Only a socialist alternative offers a way forward Statement by the International Secretariat of the Committee for a Workers’ International The corona crisis has entered a new phase, in health, the economy and geo-political relations. It has confirmed the main trends outlined in previous statements produced by the CWI. A new era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval now beckons,

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SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF ALMAJIRAI

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns the gale of deportation of Almajirai across different states in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. However, the Party believes that the system of Almajiri in its current form requires a, genuine, comprehensive and more humane reform. The Almajirai phenomenon, just like the growing population of out of school

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South Africa: Organising Working Class Communities Under Pandemic & Lockdown

Build and organise in the communities as a foundation for mass campaigning Marxist Workers Party (South Africa) statement Two mile queues for food parcels. Corruption and patronage in their distribution. Shops being looted. Schools vandalised and burned. Collapsing household income. Confusion over accessing social grants. Tens-of-thousands of arrests and fines. Harassment, beatings, and even killings at the hands of state