Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Celebrating Fifty Years of the Committee for a Workers’ International

Over the weekend of 20-21 April 1974, a small but crucial international meeting took place in a room at the Old Mother Redcap pub in Camden, London. This meeting decided to launch a new revolutionary Trotskyist international organisation, the Committee for a Workers’ International – the CWI. The new international was to be wedded to the ideas and methods of

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OYO STATE: SPN MOURNS THE PASSING OF ITS FORMER DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE!

We wish her family, friends and NULGE fortitude to bear the loss! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo state chapter, receives with huge shock and pain, the news of a sudden death of Comrade Famuti Ebunoluwa who was until her death, a staff of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oyo State chapter and member of the

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DSM Condemns N30 Million Labour Party Guber Nomination Fee in Edo

Shows LP is a Party Dominated by the Rich We Reiterate Our Call on Trade Unions to Rebuild the Party as a Genuine Working Peoples Political Alternative The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the decision of the Labour Party to charge an outrageous sum of N30 million as its nomination fee for the governorship election in Edo State. This shows

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One year of Ademola Adeleke/PDP-led government in Osun State: Nothing fundamental to show while much is expected.

27 November, 2023 marks one year of the current Ademola Adeleke/People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of Osun State. Not a few people in the state felt a sigh of relief when Oyetola/APC government, which was synonymous with sadistic anti-worker and anti-poor policies, was ousted in the 16 July, 2022 governorship election. The twelve years of APC under Aregbesola and Oyetola

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DSM Holds National Committee Meeting to Prepare for Mass Struggle against Anti-Poor Capitalist Attacks of Tinubu Government

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its National Committee (NC) meeting over the weekend of November 25 and 26. The NC which had in attendance members and supporters from various branches offered an opportunity to discuss the anti-poor policies of Bola Tinubu, the labour movement and its response, the state of class struggle and what should be done. The meeting

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DSM WELCOMES NLC AND TUC GENERAL STRIKE

USE THE STRIKE TO FIGHT FOR ALL THE LONG-SUFFERING WORKERS AND POOR MASSES OF NIGERIA, AND NOT JUST IMO STATE WORKERS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to escalate the strike they called last week over the anti-labour policies and state-sponsored act of terror of

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IMO STATE GOVERNOR HOPE UZODINMA’S ASSAULT ON THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IS NOW A NATIONAL EMERGENCY

RELEASE NLC PRESIDENT COMRADE JOE AJAERO NOW! DSM CONDEMNS BRUTAL REPRESSION OF IMO WORKERS PROTEST BY POLICE AND STATE SPONSORED THUGS We have received news of the arrest of Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), by a combined team of policemen and armed thugs while he was executing a mandate of the NLC National Executive Council

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DSM Holds Socialist School

The Democratic Socialist Movement held a two-day Socialist School on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, 2023. The school, was organized essentially to arm our members (both old and new) as well as supporters theoretically and help them deepen their understanding of the rudiments of our Marxist ideas as well as discuss the current developments in the class struggle in

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THE NIGERIEN COUP AND THE POTENTIAL FOR REGIONAL WAR AND INSTABILITY

WORKERS AND POOR MASSES MUST REJECT THE COUP AND FOREIGN MILITARY INTERVENTION FOR A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMME LINKED WITH REGIONAL WORKING CLASS SOLIDARITY By Chinedu Bosah, NEC Member, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in Nigeria) Traduction française ci-dessous et online. Niger has become a focus of international interest and discussion since the military elite presidential guard seized power from

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Le coup d’état nigérien et le potentiel de guerre et d’instabilité régionale.

Les travailleurs et les masses pauvres doivent rejeter le coup d’état et une intervention militaire étrangère. Pour une assemblée constituante basée sur un programme socialiste lié à la solidarité régionale de la classe ouvrière ! Par Chinedu Bosah , membre du comité exécutif national, Democratic socialist movement (Mouvement socialiste démocratique – CIO/CWI au Nigeria) Traduit par Gauche révolutionnaire – CIO/CWI

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Mass struggles break out in Nigeria over falling living standards and neo-liberal attacks

On Wednesday, August 2nd 2023, the less than three-month old Tinubu capitalist regime was greeted by a nationwide protest of Nigerian workers, youth and poor masses. Organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade union Congress (TUC), the protests were to demand reversal of fuel price, Naira devaluation, increment of fees on campuses, increase in VAT and the

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PRESIDENT TINUBU’S ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE SUFFOCATING WORKERS AND POOR

WE CAN NO LONGER BREATHE REVERSE FUEL PRICE TO N195 NOW! NO TO FEE HIKE! NO TO HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF! END ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) urges the working people and youth to come out, get organized by setting up democratic action committees in communities, workplaces and campuses, and begin to fight against the anti-poor policies

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June 12 Anniversary: DSM calls on the working masses and youth to organize and fight against President Tinubu’s anti-poor policies

On Monday, June 12, 2023, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Ifako Ijaiye branch, held a tabling/stall at Abule Egba, Lagos, to mark the 30th year since the annulment of the June 12 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola. By Gideon Adeyeni, DSM Ifako Ijaiye Branch The main aim of the tabling was to try and begin to

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DSM Members hold June 12 Activities

Call for Mass Resistance against Petrol Price Hike and other Anti-poor Policies On Monday June 12, members of the DSM held different activities across 4 states of the federation to mark the 30th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election whose annulment triggered a struggle against military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999.

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CRIMINAL HIKE IN PETROL PRICE: Organise and Fight for Reversal

Defend Right to Basic Needs of Life Resist all Anti-Poor Policies It is no news that since the pronouncement by Bola Tinubu during his inauguration as Nigeria’s President that the “petrol subsidy is gone” the prices of petrol have been astronomically increased to as high as N577per litre from N185 per litre officially, something which is about 212 percentage increment.

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FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: STRIKE SUSPENSION RESOLVES NOTHING FOR WORKERS AND THE POOR WHOSE LIVELIHOOD HAS BEEN UPENDED BY SOARING FUEL AND TRANSPORT COSTS

AS A MINIMUM, LABOUR SHOULD DEMAND THAT FG REVERTS TO OLD PRICES WHILE NEGOTIATION CONTINUES. FOR 200, 000 MINIMUM WAGE ADJUSTED TO THE RATE OF INFLATION. NATIONALISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR UNDER DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT & CONTROL. Statement by the Democratic Socialist Movement. When the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced an indefinite general strike to respond to the provocative

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PETROL SUBSIDY REMOVAL: DSM WELCOMES NLC’S DECLARATION OF GENERAL STRIKE

Calls on the TUC to collaborate with the NLC to jointly prosecute the strike No to Hike in Petrol Price and all Anti-Poor Policies For immediate mobilization and setting up of strike committees at workplaces, communities and campuses to ensure the widest-possible involvement of the working masses and youth Only about a week after assuming power, Nigeria’s new President, Bola

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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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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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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