Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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CDWR Condemns Arrest of Eko John Nicholas by the DSS at May Day Event in Abeokuta

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the arrest and detention of Eko John Nicholas by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday May 1 at MKO Abiola Stadium Abeokuta during the May Day celebration. Eko, who is the Ogun State Coordinator of CDWR and a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM),

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UNJUST SACKING OF NURSE ABIODUN THOMAS: Ogun College of Health Tech Authorities must Reinstate her Now!

We Call on Labour and Civil Society Organisations to Support the Demand for her Recall and an End to Attacks on Democratic Rights at Ogun Higher Institutions The unjust sacking of Nurse Abiodun Thomas, a staff with the school clinic of the Ogun state College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu Ode, by the management has again underscored the tyranny that

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OGUN WORKERS’ WORSENING CONDITION: Ademola Benco-led NLC state council must be prepared to lead struggles for Improvement

Despite the obvious attempts at grandstanding and propaganda by the Dapo Abiodun APC-led Ogun government, the conditions of workers and ordinary have become worse off under this administration. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator, CDWR, Ogun State Glaringly, workers in the state are still suffering from  the non-remittance of deductions from salaries for cooperative; poor implementation of the national minimum wage;

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May Day 2023 | Struggle for Organisation and Socialism Must Answer Another Tumultuous Year of Capitalist Crisis

Statement by the Committee for a Workers’ International Stormy times, that’s almost an understatement of the situation the world is in this May Day. The last year has seen a continuation of rapid developments that characterise the unstable era we are living in. The opening lines of the 2022 Committee for a Workers’ International’s May Day appeal almost exactly apply

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FG’S 40% PAY RISE WELCOMED, BUT NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A NATIONALLY NEGOTIATED WAGE INCREMENT!

NLC and TUC Must Demand a New National Minimum Wage That Takes Account of the Rising Inflation! Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) May Day 2023 Leaflet The current minimum wage of N30,000 was reluctantly signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 18th April, 2019. This was after a series of agitations including protests and threats of

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Sudan | Revolutionary masses must end generals’ counter-revolutionary violence

A brutal power struggle is under way in Sudan. On 15 April, heavy fighting erupted between different factions of the armed forces. Civilians have abruptly found themselves in war zones, especially in the capital Khartoum. The death toll is already in the hundreds, and thousands are injured. A refugee crisis is developing as civilians rush to escape the fighting. Civil