Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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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