Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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DSM SUPPORTS THE NLC DECLARED MASS ACTIONS AGAINST PRESIDENT TINUBU’S “ANTI-POOR AND ANTI-WORKER POLICIES”

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DSM WARNS AGAINST CALLING OFF ACTION BEFORE IT TAKES OFF OR BEFORE IT WINS! WE CALL FOR SETTING UP OF DEMOCRATICALLY-CONSTITUTED ACTION COMMITTEES AT WORKPLACES, COMMUNITIES AND CAMPUSES AHEAD OF AUGUST 2nd! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to finally listen to the cry of its members and

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OYO STATE – SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF ALL UNREMITTED WORKERS SALARY DEDUCTIONS BY MAKINDE-LED GOVERNMENT

State NLC leadership should back the ultimatum it has declared with preparation for a mass action The Socialist Party of Nigeria,  SPN, Oyo State Chapter welcomes the decision of the Oyo state leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to give the state government under the leadership of Engr Seyi Makinde an ultimatum over the  non-remittance of workers’ salary deductions

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UNILAG FEE HIKE: ERC DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL

For a united struggle of students and education workers to fight for improved funding of public education and democratic management of schools The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) sternly condemns the recent fee increment announced by the management of the University of Lagos. We consider this increment as cruel, anti-poor and unjustifiable. We call for immediate protests and demonstrations to reject

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Senegal’s Political Crisis: A Need for Socialist Alternative

Senegal is in political crisis following a deadly crackdown on protesters by Macky Sall government forces in early June, 2023. The protests which started early June 2023 followed the conviction of the opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, by a Senegalese court for a nebulous charge of ‘corrupting youth’. While Sonko, of Patriots for Work, Ethics, and Fraternity (PASTEF) party, was charged

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“THE POOR CAN NO LONGER BREATHE”

PRESIDENT TINUBU’S ECONOMIC REFORM IS AKIN TO A DOCTOR DRAWING BLOOD FROM A HAEMORAGHING PATIENT FIGHTBACK NOW! If a poll is conducted in Nigeria today asking average Nigerians how they have fared since May 29 when President Bola Tinubu came to power, the prevailing answer is likely going to be a tale of suffering, hardship and misery. Such is the

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Egypt: Economic crisis weakening dictatorial President Sisi

Egypt’s economy goes from bad to worse. Workers and the poor suffer even more sharply as a result. Food prices shot up 59% in May, forcing many to a single meal a day. Even middle-class families have had to reduce meat, eggs, and dairy products. By David Johnson, Socialist Party, CWI in England and Wales After the pandemic hit Egypt’s

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ESCALATING INSECURITY IN AJEGUNLE: POLICE AND LAGOS STATE GOVT MUST PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY

—WE PROPOSE GENERAL MEETING OF COMMUNITY PEOPLE TO DISCUSS THE INSECURITY The Ajegunle People’s Movement (APM), a community campaign organization of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), calls on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Lagos State government to be alive to their basic responsibility of protecting lives and property in the face of the worsening insecurity in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA.

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OAU JULY 10 1999: WE REMEMBER AFRIKA AND 4 OTHERS!

JOIN THE ERC TO BUILD AN INDEPENDENT, DEMOCRATIC, AND MASS BASED STUDENTS UNION TO FIGHT CULTISM AND ANTI-STUDENT POLICIES Today makes it 24 years after the bloody cult attack which took the lives of five students of this institution. The slain students included a 21-year-old 400-Level law student and the then Secretary-General of the Students Union, George Iwilade, popularly referred

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Lagos – Oshodi Communities Meet over Exploitation by Waste Management Operators

Above photo of some of the participants in front of the dilapidated Wahab Larinde Primary School in Oshodi JAF and DSM Members Join them in Solidarity By DSM Reporters As part of the plan to sensitise and mobilise community people on the need for a nationwide resistance against the government’s various anti-poor policies, members of Joint Action Front (JAF) attended

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LABOUR’S LACK OF A FIGHTING STRATEGY EXPOSES NIGERIAN WORKERS AND POOR MASSES TO INTOLERABLE SUFFERING

Fight for real, immediate improvements in living standards Palliatives, even if granted, will amount to pouring spit to douse a roaring forest fire considering the level of hardship many face Labour must reject capitalist ideology and instead prepare for a new General Strike Now! The past few weeks have been one of intolerable suffering for the workers and oppressed masses

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FG DENIAL OF 114 % PAY RISE NOT ENOUGH: ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS NEED A PAY CUT!

We of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) received the news that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had denied reports of the plan to increase his salary and that of political office holders by a whopping 114% with a pinch of salt. In our opinion, this denial does not address the glaring fact that President Tinubu and all political office holders already

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ERC – Reject the Student Loan Act and the plan to introduce tuition fee

* Students loan should be turned into a grant to support the living expenses of undergraduates * ERC calls on all Nigerian students, parents, civil society organisations, education workers’ unions and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to oppose the Student Loan Act and the introduction of tuition fee. Below is the text of a

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ERC: WE CONDEMN THE NEWLY SIGNED STUDENT LOAN ACT!

WE CONDEMN THE PLAN TO INTRODUCE TUITION FEES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS STUDENTS AND EDUCATION WORKERS MUST BE READY TO STRUGGLE AGAINST THIS ANTI-POOR POLICY The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the newly-signed students’ act by the Bola Tinubu led administration. It is nothing but an attempt to send students of poor background into generational indebtedness while transferring the responsibility

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June 12 Anniversary: DSM calls on the working masses and youth to organize and fight against President Tinubu’s anti-poor policies

On Monday, June 12, 2023, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Ifako Ijaiye branch, held a tabling/stall at Abule Egba, Lagos, to mark the 30th year since the annulment of the June 12 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola. By Gideon Adeyeni, DSM Ifako Ijaiye Branch The main aim of the tabling was to try and begin to

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DSM Members hold June 12 Activities

Call for Mass Resistance against Petrol Price Hike and other Anti-poor Policies On Monday June 12, members of the DSM held different activities across 4 states of the federation to mark the 30th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election whose annulment triggered a struggle against military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999.

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June 12: 30 Years After

Today marks the 30th anniversary of June 12 1993 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola but annulled by Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime. The struggle triggered by the annulment heightened the resistance against the continued military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999. Today 24 years after, none of the socio-economic malaise and suppression

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CRIMINAL HIKE IN PETROL PRICE: Organise and Fight for Reversal

Defend Right to Basic Needs of Life Resist all Anti-Poor Policies It is no news that since the pronouncement by Bola Tinubu during his inauguration as Nigeria’s President that the “petrol subsidy is gone” the prices of petrol have been astronomically increased to as high as N577per litre from N185 per litre officially, something which is about 212 percentage increment.

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FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: STRIKE SUSPENSION RESOLVES NOTHING FOR WORKERS AND THE POOR WHOSE LIVELIHOOD HAS BEEN UPENDED BY SOARING FUEL AND TRANSPORT COSTS

AS A MINIMUM, LABOUR SHOULD DEMAND THAT FG REVERTS TO OLD PRICES WHILE NEGOTIATION CONTINUES. FOR 200, 000 MINIMUM WAGE ADJUSTED TO THE RATE OF INFLATION. NATIONALISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR UNDER DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT & CONTROL. Statement by the Democratic Socialist Movement. When the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced an indefinite general strike to respond to the provocative

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PETROL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: DSM WELCOMES NLC’S DECLARATION OF GENERAL STRIKE

Calls on the TUC to collaborate with the NLC to jointly prosecute the strike No to Hike in Petrol Price and all Anti-Poor Policies For immediate mobilization and setting up of strike committees at workplaces, communities and campuses to ensure the widest-possible involvement of the working masses and youth Only about a week after assuming power, Nigeria’s new President, Bola

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ERC CONDEMNS THE FEE INCREMENT IN UNIABUJA; WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE REVERSAL!

WE CONDEMN THE VICTIMIZATION OF STUDENTS’ACTIVISTS AND CLAMPDOWN ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS OF STUDENTS! STUDENTS MUST ORGANIZE AND RESIST THIS OUTRAGEOUS INCREMENT! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the obnoxious increment in fees imposed on students by the management of University of Abuja (Uniabuja). We consider this increment as fraudulent and insensitive to the economic plights of children of working