Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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IKANGBA-AGORO-YEMULE FISH FARMS FLOOD DISASTER: Only Sustained, and Determined Struggles Can Win Concessions from the State and Federal Governments

Fish Farmers must be Prepared to Organize Themselves Linking Their Struggles With the Demand for Adequate Investments in Agriculture by Governments We call on the NLC, TUC, civil society organizations, Socialists, and farmers’ organizations to support the fish farmers’ struggle and prevail on both the state and federal governments to accede to their demands On July 28, 2022, fish farmers

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GCI IBADAN: The Planned Handover to Wale Babalakin-led Old Boys Association is a Privatisation of Public School

  NLC, TUC and NUT Must Join Parents and Host community in the Agitation Against the Private Takeover of GCI and Other Public Schools Since April 2022, parents of students currently schooling at Government College Ibadan, GCI, members of the host community and civil society organizations under the auspices of Joint Action Front, JAF with members of Democratic Socialist Movement

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE:

Persecution of Abbey Trotsky on Trumped-up Charges Continues Appeal for Solidarity for CDWR’s Campaign Against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces It is now over three years since Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, and the Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist party of Nigeria, SPN was

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Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference

Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference The Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association (PERESSA), affiliated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had its 8th Triennial Delegate Conference on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 where a Socialist trade unionist, comrade Rufus Olusesan, was elected as president. Comrade Rufus is a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

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ADELEKE/PDP’S GOVERNMENT IN OSUN STATE: Can it Deliver?

After four years of rudderless leadership, the Oyetola government has been replaced by a new government of Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This is of course with a caveat: the possibility of the judicial overturning of Adeleke’s victory. Whatever happens however, nothing can change the fact that Oyetola is the first sitting governor in Osun State history

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Ogun College of Health Tech Staff Poisoning

CDWR Demands Independent Panel of Investigation Involving NLC, TUC, NMA, NASU, ASUP, MHWUN, NBA, NANNM, NUAHP, CSO etc. Dapo Abiodun-led government must adequately finance public health and education sectors with improved working and living conditions. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, condemns in absolute terms, the recent poisoning of a staff at the clinic of

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Half Salary: ERC Calls for Full Payment of October Salary and Settlement of Arrears Owed to Lecturers and other University Workers

Buhari Government Must Meet the Demands of ASUU and other Unions No to Criminalization of Strike in Public Universities  The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the payment of incomplete salaries to lecturers of federal universities for the month of October 2022. This ridiculous act shows the gross irresponsibility of the government and its continuous attempt to destroy public education by

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Payment of Half Salary to ASUU: Buhari Government Hell-bent on Criminalizing Workers’ Strikes in Nigeria

CDWR calls on NLC and TUC to stop sitting on the fence and embark on nationwide solidarity actions including a-48hr warning strike in support of ASUU demands without much ado. Federal government should accede to ASUU demands to save public universities from imminent total collapse. Solidarity speech by Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator CDWR Ogun State Chapter, at Congress of ASUU-UNAAB

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HAPPY RESUMPTION: HOLD THE ANTI-POOR BUHARI ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WASTED 8 MONTHS!

TO PREVENT ANOTHER STRIKE, NIGERIAN STUDENTS MUST BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CAMPAIGN TO FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL ALL AGREEMENTS WITH STAFF UNIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes students of public universities back to their respective institutions after eight months of school closure due to the failure of Buhari government to meet the demands of ASUU and

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Sri Lanka: Stop Repression and Attacks on Democratic Rights

Solidarity from Nigeria The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) sends solidarity to workers, youth and students of Sri Lanka. The CDWR is a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria. We stand in solidarity with Sri Lankan working masses and youth in their struggle against the cost of living crisis, and brutal repression by

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AS INFLATION DRIVES LIVING COSTS TO THE ROOF!

FOR A TWO-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to urgently set a date for a two-day general strike and mass protest as a first step in the commencement of a mass struggle against the cost of living crisis

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CDWR Supports Planned Protest of Commercial Drivers in Lagos State

For a Democratically Controlled Union or Association of Drivers to Defend Members’ Welfare The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the plan by commercial bus drivers in Lagos under the auspices of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association (JDWAN) to hold a protest action on Monday October 31 over extortion and attacks by motor park thugs popularly known as

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Nigeria’s Worst Flood in a Decade

Graphic Example of how Capitalism Fails People and the Environment This year, floods have wreaked serious havoc and suffering in Nigeria. The country experiences flood every year but this is the worst since 2012 when there was a similar degree of devastation with 363 deaths and over 2 million people affected. The monstrous floods by mid-October had already officially claimed

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE: Abbey Trotsky trial continues to be delayed

Abbey Trotsky Re-arraigned as a new Magistrate takes over Criminal Trial The matter adjourned till the 8th of December, 2022 Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, popularly known as Abbey Trotsky, was re-arraigned again yesterday, Thursday, 20th October 2022, in Court 6 Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, on the same eight (8) counts trumped-up criminal charges instituted against him by the police

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2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS AND THE LEKKI MASSACRE

THE STRUGGLE AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, BAD GOVERNANCE AND FOR A SOCIALIST NIGERIA CONTINUES * YRC Condemns Police for Dispersing and Arresting Activists who rallied at Lekki Tollgate in Honour of the Martyrs The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) joins Nigerian youth to honor the memory of the martyrs of the Lekki massacre and all other victims of the #EndSARS protests against

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SPN Welcomes Planned Salary Increase for Lagos workers but Calls for Resistance against Anti-poor Policies of the APC Government

The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the planned salary increment announced by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu while addressing a gathering of workers during a visit to the office of State Head of Service on October 4. According to news reports, Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed that since September he had instructed, the “Head of Service

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ERC condemns court order mandating ASUU to suspend its strike; it is injustice!

*NLC/TUC must declare a 48 hours general strike in support of ASUU* *Mass actions needed to force the government to a retreat!* The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the order delivered on Wednesday September 21 by the National Industrial Court mandating ASUU to suspend its strike. This order is not only unfair and unjust, it is also an attempt

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Police Terrorizes Agege, Lagos, community for protesting mass disconnection on the orders of Ikeja Electric management

*Release Alfa Saheed Fatai, and Odewale Jamiu Now! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the arrest of Alfa Saheed, the Imam of Ladoje Mosque, Agege and Odewale Jamiu early this morning, Wednesday 21st September 2022, by police officers from the Abattoir Divisional Headquarters, Oko Oba Agege, Lagos, at the behest of Ikeja Electric, Emmanuel Undertaking office. The

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ERC Joins NANS #EndASUUStrike Protest

Buhari government must meet ASUU demanDS On Tuesday September 19, members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joined other Nigerian students at a protest organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Lagos as part of the campaign to place demand on the government to #EndASUUStrike. The protest took place at the

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS NOW WE WELCOME STUDENTS PROTEST FOR IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to the extension of the strike into a