Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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NO TO HIKE IN PETROL PRICE AND NO TO DEVALUATION OF THE NAIRA!

SPN BLAMES TINUBU’S RECKLESS PRONOUNCEMENT ON SUBSIDY REMOVAL FOR THE SUDDEN RETURN OF HIKE IN PETROL PRICE AND LONG QUEUE NLC, TUC AND PRO-MASSES ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO RESIST ALL ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023 used his inaugural speech to leave nobody in doubt of his resolve to unleash anti-poor capitalist attacks on

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DSM Agege/Ifako-Ijaye Branch Engage Working People on Tinubu Government

On Monday May 29, while a section of the ruling capitalist elites gathered in Abuja to celebrate the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Agege/Ifako-Ijaye branch in Lagos, held a tabling session (involving leafletting and paper sale) as part of effort to engage the working people over the inevitable struggles

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Defend Seun Kuti! | Protests in Lagos & London

Today, May 23, saw protesters in Lagos and London demanding that the persecution and political harassment of Seun Kuti ends immediately. Kuti is a famous musician, son of legendary musician Fela Kuti, and chairperson of the Nigerian Movement of People (MOP). He is an outspoken radical critic of the democratic abuses routinely carried out by Nigerian state forces against the

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Segun Sango: One Year Since the Passing of an Outstanding Revolutionary Socialist

It is a year today that Comrade Segun Sango, an outstanding revolutionary socialist, passed on. As the General Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), member of the International Executive Committee of the Committee for a Workers’ International, and the founding chair of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), he contributed immensely to class struggles, the building of working people’s

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“Workers Day in Nigeria has lost its ideological relevance”

Temiloluwa Ajetunmobi, immediate past coordinator Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Lagos State University (LASU), writes on her first experience of  May Day The 2023 May Day was my first experience of Workers’ Day celebration. I took part in the celebration at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos. 1st of May every year is known around the world as International Workers’ Day.

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SEUN KUTI: HALT THE POLITICAL TRIAL NOW!

We Demand his Immediate Release Having Met his Bail Condition We demand appropriate reprimand for Lagos State Police Command PRO Benjamin Hundeyin and other officers who have violated the law in their attempt to nail Seun Kuti. The ongoing trial of Seun Kuti for alleged assault of a policeman has turned to a political trial and vendetta that threatens the

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LAUTECH Doctors’ Strike: SPN Calls on Oyo State Governor Makinde to Accede to their Demands

Oyo NLC and TUC should organise solidarity actions to prevail on the government The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter, has been drawn to the decision of members of the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso Chapter, to withdraw services until the state government

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2023 May Day: New Labour Leadership Must Fulfill Pledge to Defend Workers and the Masses

DSS Arrests a Comrade at May Day Rally in Ogun This year’s May Day is significant being the last one under the outgoing Muhammadu Buhari’s government which was characterized by monumental and worsening socio-economic crises. But for workers and the masses it is not hurrah as the country is set to have another government with the continuation of the capitalist

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Ghana’s Debt Crisis – Failure of Capitalism

Trade Unions’ Federation Must Provide Platform for United Actions against IMF’s Dictated Attacks and High Cost of Living. Ghana is in a serious debt crisis. The country defaulted on its external debts in December 2022 shortly after it had imposed a restructuring programme of local government bonds in line with the dictate of the IMF. Also, as a condition for

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HOW WILL NIGERIA FARE UNDER TINUBU PRESIDENCY?

Urgent Tasks before Workers, Youth and the Poor Masses Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, appears set to be sworn-in on May 29, 2023 as Nigeria’s 5th civilian President since the restoration of civil rule in 1999. Tinubu was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the highly

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OBIDIENTS AND LP:  For a Conference of Trade Unions, Youth and Socialists to Discuss Rebuilding of the Party

One of the major features of the 2023 Election is the phenomenon of Obidient movement. It is a movement which originally rose from an important political conclusion reached from the EndSARS youth revolt of October 2020. Though sparked by the protest against police brutality, the revolt was actually driven by deep anger against the political establishment whose failure was held

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NLC and TUC Leadership Must Consistently Fight For Workers and the Downtrodden

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) congratulates the new leaderships of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on their election. By Chinedu Bosah Publicity Secretary, CDWR In view of the numerous attacks workers and the masses have been subjected to in the past years and are still on-going, Nigerian workers and the trade union

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MOBILISE AND FIGHT AGAINST PETROL PRICE INCREASE

Nationally organised demos and a one-day warning strike is necessary now! There is a planned onslaught on the working people, youth and the poor in Nigeria. It is the astronomical increase in pump price of petrol, otherwise called subsidy removal. If implemented, this policy will worsen, on a grand scale, the current suffering faced by the working people through sky-rocketing

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2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REFLECTS A MOOD OF MASS DISENCHANTMENT

Trade unions, working people and youth must prepare for struggle Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC), was declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election held on February 25, 2023. However, it is instructive that a whopping 63 percent of the few who chose to vote, cast their vote against him. By Peluola Adeware Tinubu had about 8.8

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ETHNIC HATE IN LAGOS ELECTION: A Further Evidence of the Bankruptcy of Capitalist Elite

It is time to build a mass political alternative that represents the genuine interests of the working masses and youth The 2023 general elections followed a campaign season which saw all the capitalist politicians busy appealing to ethnic, religious and primordial sentiments, instead of trying to sell the ideas that they represent and the policies and programmes that they plan

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HIGH ELECTRICITY TARIFF LEADS TO HUGE DEBT AND MASS DISCONNECTION

Trade Unions and Community People Should Demand End to Electricity Privatisation Since the advent of civil rule in 1999, the Nigerian self-serving ruling elite have religiously implemented neo-liberal and anti-people policies. This includes privatisation policy which has led to public corporations being stolen from the people. This agenda led to the plunder and destruction of NITEL and the privatization of

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Dialectical Materialism – The philosophy of Marxism to change the world

Though never claiming to be a crystal ball that allows us to see all aspects of future processes in their manifold possible forms, dialectical materialism provides a compass that allows socialists to understand events in their interconnectedness and most importantly, to intervene in them with a programme that can link immediate struggles to an explanation of the need for a

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EndSARS: Release Protesters Still in Detention and Compensate all Victims

The agony of #EndSARS victims and their families has continued to linger. Many protesters are still in detention while there has not been compensation for many among those killed or maimed by security operatives during the October 2020 nationwide protest against police brutality. This is in spite of the recommendation of different panels set up in Lagos and across the

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’S STRUGGLE: Abbey Trotsky to be reappear in Court

Court hearings scheduled for May 24th and June 12th 2023 CDWR solicits for more local and international solidarity including financial support! By Yusuf Salaudeen CDWR, Oyo State Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, also known as Abbey Trotsky, is the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) – a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and also

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AJEGUNLE: Community People Fight Against Electricity Exploitation

Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed more than 200 times in the last nine years, regularly resulting in widespread blackouts. The power outages, which prevent people from meeting routine business and household needs, result in huge economic and social costs. This is an index of the failure of the electricity privatisation in Nigeria. By Moshood Osunfunrewa Coordinator, DSM Ajegunle Residential