Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Economist Magazine Endorses Obi

But there is no genuine option for working people among Obi, Tinubu and Atiku DSM calls on Working People and Youth to vote Sowore By Peluola Adewale The British Economist magazine, a prominent organ of global capitalism, has endorsed Peter Obi in Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election taking place on Saturday February 25. It similarly backed Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, albeit

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DSM holds public symposium on elections and declares critical support for Sowore

Calls for a mass working people party with socialist programme and preparation for class struggle after election By Gideon Adeyeni On Saturday February 18, 2023, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held a public symposium in Lagos under the theme “2023 General Elections: Any Hope for the Working People and Youth?”. The event was attended by over a hundred participants from

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APM CALLS FOR OPEN AND DEMOCRATIC PROBE OF AJEROMI-IFELODUN LGA 2022 BUDGET PERFORMANCE

The Ajegunle People’s Movement (APM), a community campaign organisation of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), strongly disagrees with Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola, Executive Chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area in Lagos, over his claim of an 82% performance of 2022 Budget. In a press statement issued by Samson Idowu-Alaba, Supervisor for Information, Strategy, and Communication of Ajeromi Local Government, it

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Unmitigated but avoidable hardship over Naira note redesign, fuel scarcity: SPN calls for a 48-hour warning General Strike backed with coordinated mass protests and rallies

*Responses of APC, PDP and LP show they are anti-working people *President Buhari’s broadcast varying the orders of the Supreme Court smacks of executive recklessness The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) decries the anguish and suffering working people and poor are being subjected to by the Buhari/APC government through the ill-conceived and poorly implemented naira note redesign and cashless policy

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND A WORKING CLASS AT CROSSROADS – THE IMPERATIVE OF CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR OMOYELE SOWORE

Less than 25 days to the 2023 presidential election, it is becoming glaring to even the most apolitical that Nigeria is doomed so far as it remains under the rule of the chronically inept, fantastically corrupt and rotten capitalist gangsters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Statement of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) On

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SPN BLAMES THE FAILURE OF CAPITALISM AND THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT FOR THE SCARCITY OF PETROL AND CASH

TIME FOR MASS ACTION TO RESIST THESE ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the ongoing socio-economic hardships imposed on working people by the Buhari-led government and calls for mass resistance to reverse the situation. At present, it is extremely difficult for ordinary people to access cash (banknotes) for their daily transactions, something that has compounded the already terrible

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Ajegunle residents continue opposing exorbitant electricity bills and organise mass protests against mass disconnection

Residents Demand a Reduction in their Electricity Bills and Affordable Electricity Tariff Residents of Tolu area of Ajegunle, Lagos, are presently involved in a mass struggle triggered by December 2022 electricity bills that are crazily high. Some compounds were billed more than N100,000 and this is a community dominated by working class people and the poor masses. Rather than dialogue

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CDWR CLAMOURS FOR TRADE UNION LEADERSHIP THAT DEFENDS THE INTEREST OF WORKERS AND THE POOR MASSES

WORKERS AND TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS MUST STRUGGLE FOR A FIGHTING AND DEMOCRATIC TRADE UNION LEADERSHIP Workers and the poor masses have always been at the receiving end of the various callous capitalist policies implemented by successive governments. But the situation has got much worse under the Buhari government. More disheartening is the fact that many state governments are yet to

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ELECTRICITY STRUGGLE AND OPPOSING ARRESTS IN AJEGUNLE

Before the illegal police arrest and detention of Mr. Joseph and four female community activists on January 25, 2023, residents of the Ajegunle communities from Tolu up to Wilmer had been organizing public meetings to build up mass resistance against estimated crazy billing and poor electricity supply. By Ajegunle DSM reporters Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKODISCO), the privately-owned energy distribution

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SANWO OLU, TINUBU OR ANY OF THE CAPITALIST CANDIDATES DOES NOT DESERVE WORKERS’ SUPPORT

NLC AND TUC SHOULD BUILD A MASS WORKING PEOPLE PARTY Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) strongly condemns the Lagos State leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) over their endorsement of Governor Sanwo Olu and Bola Tinubu who is running for President, both on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress

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AJEGUNLE ELECTRICITY PROTEST ARRESTS

WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL DETAINED PERSONS AND AN END TO OUTRAGEOUS AND UNJUSTIFIABLE ELECTRICITY BILLS UPDATE Thursday January 26 – all those arrested have now been released, and the struggle against crazy billing continues.  On Wednesday January 25, 2023,  community people, mostly women and youths in the Tolu area of Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos led by

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Ibadan Poly – ERC supports students’ agitations against hostel refusal fee hike and calls for their immediate scrapping.

**Workers’ unions and students within the institution must be united in a struggle for proper funding and democratic control of the institution The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commends the mass of students in the Polytechnic of Ibadan, who were led by the leadership of their Students Union in the early hour of Monday, 9th January, 2023 in a protest against

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ERC CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF HIKED FEES AT NOUN AND SCRAPPING OF HOSTEL REFUSAL FEE AT THE POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN

* Pledges Solidarity to students protesting fee hike and education commercialization * Demands Improved funding of public education at all levels  The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemn in strong terms the recently released publication by the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) stating an increment in the school fees for undergraduate and postgraduate students offering different programs

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CHALLENGES OF UNIONISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

TRIBUTE TO COMRADE OLUSEYE ERO-PHILLIPS, CHAIRMAN SSANU, LASUSTECH ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SERVICES OF THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT Presentation by Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto, National Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) I bring fervent and heartfelt solidarity from the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to the celebrant in whose honour we gather here today – our own dear comrade

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GRUESOME XMAS-DAY MURDER OF BOLANLE RAHEEM BY A POLICE OFFICER SHOW POLICE BRUTALITY IS FAR FROM OVER!

* We Demand Democratic Probe and Diligent Prosecution of the Murderer * Reforms are not enough; disband the Neo-Colonial and Oppressive Nigerian Police Force The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the murder of Mrs. Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based legal practitioner, who was killed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi attached to the Ajah police division, on Christmas

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NLC PICKETS COMPANY TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR WORKER WHO LOST AN ARM DURING WOKRPLACE ACCIDENT

On Monday 5th December 2022, the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) joined members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State Council, to picket SPRING SEEDFEED Limited over a factory accident injury and generally the precarious working conditions in the company. SPRING SEEDFEED produces animal feeds and is located at 2, Rasaq Shonubi, Ipotoba, Itamaga, Ikorodu in Lagos

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DSM HOLDS NC TO PREPARE FOR 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND BEYOND

About 38 comrades turned up in Lagos on Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th December 2022 at the National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), while in addition 6 comrades participated via zoom link. The first day was devoted to developing perspectives for Nigeria and the world relations while the second day discussed building, recruitment plans and finance.

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2022 – Nigeria’s Collapsing Education System

The enslavers of the past and those of today know that education is key to liberation. It is a reason they try as much as possible to refuse the education of the enslaved/oppressed. While laws were openly enacted to prevent the education of the enslaved in the past, as is the case in the era of slavery in America, enslaved

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WE REJECT THE GBAJABIAMILA STUDENT LOAN BILL

IT IS A CAMOUFLAGED FEE INCREMENT BILL FOR TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on Nigerian students, education workers’ unions, the labour movement, and the generality of Nigerians to reject the Students Loan (Access to Higher Education) Bill which was recently passed by the National Assembly. Arguing in favor of the bill, the sponsor, Femi Gbajabiamila

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2023: No Genuine Alternative Amongst all the Capitalist Candidates

Only a Mass Workers’ Party with Socialist Program can Save Nigeria Given the seeming perpetual decline in the living conditions of the majority of Nigerians in the last seven and half years of the Buhari/APC government, it will be expected that many Nigerians will want to use the 2023 elections to punish the ruling politicians and parties and seek for