Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Mass struggles break out in Nigeria over falling living standards and neo-liberal attacks

On Wednesday, August 2nd 2023, the less than three-month old Tinubu capitalist regime was greeted by a nationwide protest of Nigerian workers, youth and poor masses. Organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade union Congress (TUC), the protests were to demand reversal of fuel price, Naira devaluation, increment of fees on campuses, increase in VAT and the

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PRESIDENT TINUBU’S ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE SUFFOCATING WORKERS AND POOR

WE CAN NO LONGER BREATHE REVERSE FUEL PRICE TO N195 NOW! NO TO FEE HIKE! NO TO HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF! END ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) urges the working people and youth to come out, get organized by setting up democratic action committees in communities, workplaces and campuses, and begin to fight against the anti-poor policies

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ERC Holds Symposium on Students’ Loan Policy and Fee Hike

As part of its activities to mobilize mass resistance against the onslaught on public education by the Tinubu and APC government, as made obvious by the recently signed Student Loan Act and the wave of fee hike across campuses, The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) held a hybrid public symposium on July 22. The ERC had previously on June 21 held

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE: CDWR set to commemorate the “World Day for Decent Work with a Protest on Casualization and Persecution of Abbey Trotsky”

We appeal for a financial support and Solidarity! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, Oyo State Chapter, plans to intensify its campaign against casualization at workplaces and the state persecution of Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, popularly known as Abbey Trotsky, in connivance with the management of Sumal Foods and leadership of the company’s trade union. By Yusuf Salaudeen CDWR,

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LASU: CDWR Demands the Immediate Recall of ASUU-LASU 5

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) is shocked that a year after an Appeal Committee set up by the University administration recommended the reinstatement of five (5) victimized leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities branch of the Lagos State University (ASUU-LASU), the Governor Babajide Sanwolu-led administration of Lagos State through the University’s Governing Council has continued

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NO TO FEE INCREMENT IN UNIABUJA: We Demand Immediate Reversal!

We Condemn the Victimization of Students’activists and Clampdown on Democratic Rights of Students 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 class and the poor background. We understand that

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CASUALISATION: NLC, TUC and Trade Unions Must Seriously Fight the Menace

Casualisation is an anti-labour and indecent work practice that puts workers in a precarious and slave condition in the quest for more profit by the capitalist business owners. In the last 15 years, casualization and precarious work practices have not only been entrenched but also increased from 55% to 70%, as a proportion of workforce, according to CDWR study. Though,

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BRITAIN: Why is Black Unemployment so High and What Can We Do About it?

Statistics recently published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) show unemployment among black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in Britain was at 6.9% in 2022, over double the unemployment rate of white people – 3.2%. The unemployment rate of BAME women is almost three times higher than that of white men. By Nandi Shalita, Tower Hamlets, London, Socialist Party (CWI

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OSUN STATE: Beyond the Salary and Pension Grandstanding

Working People and Youth Must be Prepared to Struggle for Improvement By Kola Ibrahim July 16, 2023 makes it a year that the then ruling government of Gboyega Oyetola/All Progressives Congress (APC) was ousted by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Demola Adeleke in the 2022 Osun State governorship election. Not a few people in the state felt a sigh

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NLC AND TUC LEADERSHIP:  Support For Neo-Liberal Agenda is Anti-worker

Campaign for a Fighting and Democratically Run Trade Union Movement is Urgent The latest suspension of the strike action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress against the crazy and callous increase in petrol price under the guise of removal of the so-called subsidy underscores the depth of ideological capitulation of labour leadership to the capitalist neo-liberal

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Tinubu Policies Worsen Food Insecurity

According to World Food Summit of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): “Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. “Household food security is the application of this concept to the family level,

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND EXPLOITATION

For an Affordable and Uninterrupted Power Supply The planned electricity tariff hike scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2023 was suspended by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) due to mass public outcry. Following the capitulation of trade union leaders in 2020 arising from the botched strike against electricity tariff hike and petrol hike, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) gave

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STUDENT LOAN SCHEME IS A SCAM: Resist Hike in School Fees at Public Tertiary Institutions

On June 12, 2023, the students’ loan bill was finally signed by President Tinubu and announced to begin the implementation by September. This has revived the discussions around the students’ loan policy and the crises in the education sector. Lackeys of the government are sparing no effort in whitewashing the policy, with some declaring that the policy would provide more

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Labour Must Demand Immediate Inauguration of Tripartite Committee and Be Prepared to Struggle

The astronomical rise in the price of goods and services across the country following the decision of the Bola Tinubu government to hike the price of the petrol and devalue naira has further underscored why the leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, can no longer be silent on the urgent need for a

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FUEL PRICE HIKE – SPN URGES LABOUR LEADERSHIP TO DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN FG PALLIATIVE COMMITTEE AND INSIST ON REVERSAL OF FUEL PRICE HIKE AND OTHER ANTI-POOR POLICIES

Labour should prioritize mobilisation for the declared August 2nd mass action The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has been drawn to media reports of the walkout staged by the leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) from the meeting of the Presidential Steering Committee on petrol subsidy removal palliatives. This was

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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