Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Lagos NLC meeting discusses crisis and new minimum wage

On Tuesday January 30, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) attended a workers’ meeting organized by the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mark the start of the new year. The meeting had both festive and political features. Workers, happy to have survived an harrowing 2023 under what is rapidly developing to become one of

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ERC Condemns Over 440% Fees Hike at OAUTHC Nursing College

OVER 442.5% INCREMENT OF FEES AT OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL COMPLEX (OAUTHC) COLLEGE OF NURSING SCIENCES IS ANTI-POOR ERC DEMANDS TOTAL REVERSAL NOW WE CALL FOR RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby condemns the increment of fees at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) College of Nursing Sciences. The increment, which was announced

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100th anniversary of the death of V.I Lenin

January 21 this year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov). Along with Leon Trotsky and the Bolshevik party, Lenin (1870–1924) led the 1917 October socialist revolution that “shook the world” and changed the course of world history. For the first time ever, the working class succeeded in taking power and started the task of

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IBADAN EXPLOSION: SPN Sympathizes with Victims and Calls for Democratic Investigation and Adequate Compensation to Victims

The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter, sympathizes with the victims, and their relatives, of the unfortunate explosion that  rocked the city of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State around 7pm on Tuesday, 16th January, 2024. This explosion was quite unfortunate given the magnitude of its devastating impact on the lives and properties around and outside the immediate

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CDWR Condemns Planned Mass Sack of Staff in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)

* Workers must be defended * We call for immediate payment of all salary arrears for the affected staff The attention of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State, has been drawn to the planned sack of hundreds of recently recruited staff at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife, by the Federal Ministry of Health

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ERC’s experience intervening in anti-fee hike struggle at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

On Thursday and Friday, January 4 and 5 respectively, three members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) visited OOU where students are organizing to resist an over 100 percent increase in school fees as part of a nationwide neo-liberal offensive spearheaded by the Tinubu capitalist regime against public university education in Nigeria. Toheeb Duroorike (ERC Member) reports. Myself, comrade Eko

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END PROSECUTION OF ABBEY TROTSKY BY THE STATE AND SUMAL FOOD LIMITED

ABBEY TROTSKY VS SUMAL FOOD LIMITED: CDWR DEMANDS AN END TO CONTINUED STATE PROSECUTION NLC and TUC must take action to halt the persecution of Abbey with the immediate commencement of a serious campaign against casualisation and related indecent labour practices in workplaces The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) calls on trade unions, pro-masses’ organizations, and activists to

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ERC Condemns Criminal School Fees Hike in OOU Ago Iwoye

Calls for Mass Actions by Students to demand Reversal The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Ogun state chapter, condemn the recent 100 per cent fees increment by the management of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, with the support of the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government. Without mincing words, this outrageous fees hike is not only criminal  but it’s also the

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Workers Prepare to Resist Mass Sack and Privatization of Water in Lagos State

Workers in the Lagos State Water Corporation held a staff forum/congress on Tuesday 19 December 2023 to discuss how to resist plans by the Lagos State government to lay off workers in preparation for the wholesale privatization of the sector. Prior to now, nothing less than 450 casual workers had been laid off by the State government citing specious excuses.

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INVITATION BY THE DSS TO A “PARLEY”: WE WILL MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE IF INVITATION IS FORMALISED AND LAWYERS’ PRESENCE PERMITTED

ERC Condemns DSS Surveillance of its Leaders and Infiltration of its Meetings On Thursday 14 December 2023, a day after the public unveiling of our new pamphlet “Ten Reasons why Tinubu’s Students Loan is a Scam”, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the secret police of the Nigerian state, reached out via a phone call to comrade Hassan

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SACK OF 450 LAGOS STATE WATER CORPORATION WORKERS IS ANTI-PEOPLE

CDWR DEMANDS THE RECALL OF ALL SACKED WORKERS AND FULL INTEGRATION INTO LAGOS CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYMENT The sack of 450 Lagos State Water Corporation workers on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in a period of economic crisis is insensitive and anti-workers. This mass sack will not only throw the affected workers into more poverty but also deepen the socio-economic problems they

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ERC LAUNCHES PAMPHLET ON TINUBU’S STUDENT LOAN

We Call on Nigerian Students to Organise Independent Actions to Reject the Policy and Demand Adequate Funding and Democratic Management of Public Education Report by Sodiq Duroorike, ERC Coordinator, Lagos State The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), on Wednesday 13th December 2023, held a public launch of its pamphlet: “Ten Reasons Why the Tinubu Student Loan Act is A Scam”. This

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Incessant Market Closures by Lagos State are Unjustifiable

Privatisation of Solid Waste Management Responsible for Poor Sanitary Condition of Markets By Gideon Adeyeni DSM Ifako-Ijaye Branch Recently, there have been incessant closures of markets by officials of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in partnership with Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses and Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). This is following the order of the Commissioner

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One year of Ademola Adeleke/PDP-led government in Osun State: Nothing fundamental to show while much is expected.

27 November, 2023 marks one year of the current Ademola Adeleke/People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of Osun State. Not a few people in the state felt a sigh of relief when Oyetola/APC government, which was synonymous with sadistic anti-worker and anti-poor policies, was ousted in the 16 July, 2022 governorship election. The twelve years of APC under Aregbesola and Oyetola

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DSM Holds National Committee Meeting to Prepare for Mass Struggle against Anti-Poor Capitalist Attacks of Tinubu Government

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its National Committee (NC) meeting over the weekend of November 25 and 26. The NC which had in attendance members and supporters from various branches offered an opportunity to discuss the anti-poor policies of Bola Tinubu, the labour movement and its response, the state of class struggle and what should be done. The meeting

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DSM WELCOMES NLC AND TUC GENERAL STRIKE

USE THE STRIKE TO FIGHT FOR ALL THE LONG-SUFFERING WORKERS AND POOR MASSES OF NIGERIA, AND NOT JUST IMO STATE WORKERS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to escalate the strike they called last week over the anti-labour policies and state-sponsored act of terror of

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DSM Supports NLC and TUC over Demands of Imo Workers and Criminal Assault of NLC President

DSM welcomes Labour’s plans to escalate the action but this must be properly mobilised Labour must demand the complete reversal of all anti-poor capitalist policies The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to go on a total strike in Imo State in order to force the state government

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Stop War on Gaza and End Occupation and Blockade of Palestinian Territories

A new Middle East war is starting, thousands are already dead and injured, each day the total increases. By Gabriel Akinyemi The widespread killings of Israeli civilians in the October 7 attack were something that Socialists did not support but neither do we support the subsequent onslaught by the Israeli state against the civilian population of Gaza. The Israeli government’s

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IMO STATE GOVERNOR HOPE UZODINMA’S ASSAULT ON THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IS NOW A NATIONAL EMERGENCY

RELEASE NLC PRESIDENT COMRADE JOE AJAERO NOW! DSM CONDEMNS BRUTAL REPRESSION OF IMO WORKERS PROTEST BY POLICE AND STATE SPONSORED THUGS We have received news of the arrest of Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), by a combined team of policemen and armed thugs while he was executing a mandate of the NLC National Executive Council