Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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DSM Calls on Working Masses to Support the General Strike for a Decent National Minimum Wage and Reversal of electricity tariff increase.

We call on Labour not to restrict the Strike to a Stay-at-Home Action but Hold a Series of Mass Actions. The struggle must also call for Reversal of Anti-People Policies of the Tinubu Government. The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on an indefinite general strike

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FG’S OFFER OF N48,000 MINIMUM WAGE IS AN INSULT TO NIGERIAN WORKERS

CDWR CALLS ON LABOUR LEADERS TO MOBILISE WORKERS FOR SUSTAINED MASS ACTIONS TO ACTUALISE LIVING WAGE AND END ALL ANTI-PEOPLE CAPITALIST POLICIES On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, the leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) walked out of the meeting of the tripartite committee on the national minimum wage negotiation in protest against offers

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May Day 2024: Fighting Mood Suppressed by Expectation of a New Minimum Wage

Kola Ibrahim, the organiser of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Osun State, aptly captures the current situation of the workers’ movement in Nigeria in his account of May Day rally in Osogbo Osun state. He wrote, “In the absence of a fighting labour leadership, many seemed to have resorted to fate or faith. This is clearly reflected in the

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WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE TINUBU REGIME AND HOW TO FIGHT IT?

For building of a mass movement against hunger and hardship For a 48 hours general strike and mass protest Now! Reacting to the mood of the nation, especially the outbreak of spontaneous protests in different parts of the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) started a 2-day nationwide mass action on February 27 to protest the hardship many Nigerians face

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Fight For Trade Unions that Are Democratically Run and Consistently Resist Anti-poor and Anti-labour Capitalist Policies

Every worker and trade union activist should find it disturbing that well over six weeks after the expiration of a two-week ultimatum issued on February 27 to the Bola Tinubu government over the cost-of-living crisis, not a single word had been uttered by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on their next course of action. The ultimatum, which

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RISING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA AND THE IMPLICATION FOR THE WORKING MASSES

Democratically Organised Community Policing and Mass Gainful Employment Can Reduce Violent Crimes Drastically By Chinedu Bosah The working masses are facing different attacks on all fronts. On one hand, they are grappling with the heavy weight of exploitation and mass looting of public resources and funds, on the other hand, they are paying the heavy price of kidnapping and other

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AS HARDSHIP AND ANTI-WORKER POLICIES INCREASE, WORKERS NEED FIGHTING TRADE UNIONS NOW MORE THAN EVER

Without trade unions, workers may not be so different from slaves. Trade unions are the reasons there exist the limited rights enjoyed by workers in the workplace and the many victories won through collective bargaining and strikes. But since the past few years, the potency of the trade union movement in Nigeria has reduced. Now when workers sneeze, oppressors no

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Ajegunle People, Let’s Stand Up against Insecurity and Economic Hardship

Demand Provision of Social Amenities By Moshood Oshunfunrewa DSM Ajegunle Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA and LCDA, Lagos, where despite receiving billions of Naira from both IGR and FAAC monthly distributions, the local government administrations in Ajegunle have fundamentally failed to fulfill their obligations to the people. Primary healthcare centers lie in disarray, roads deteriorate, and drainage systems remain clogged, while residents continue

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CDWR SUPPORTS NIGERIAN NURSES’ STRUGGLE AGAINST GOVERNMENT’S OPPRESSIVE POLICIES

We Demand Improvement in Pay and Working Condition of Nurses’ and other Health Workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), extends its unwavering solidarity and support to Nigerian nurses in their ongoing struggle against callous policies, attacks on personal freedom and neglect by the government. We call for the

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OUTRAGEOUS TARIFF HIKE AMIDST GROWING COST OF LIVING IS INSENSITIVE

TRADE UNIONS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS SHOULD LEAD RESISTANCE AGAINST TARIFF HIKE The Bola Tinubu government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed another provocative hike in electricity tariff for Band A consumers by a whopping 230% – from N68 Kwh to N225 Kwh. According to NERC, this tariff hike affects about 15% of the total consumers and is

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ERC CONDOLES WITH NSUK STUDENTS AND BEREAVED FAMILIES OVER TRAGIC BUT AVOIDABLE DEATHS OF 2 STUDENTS

WE HOLD GOVERNMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DEATH STUDENTS AND WORKERS MUST ORGANIZE AGAINST ALL ANTI-MASSES POLICIES! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) mourns the tragic death of two students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) during a stampede where the state government was distributing grains to students as palliatives. Aside these two students, at least 22 others

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After the Expiration of NLC’s 21-Day Ultimatum, What Next?

We Call for 48-Hour General Strike and Nationwide Protest as the Next Step. The latest 21-day ultimatum given to the government by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the current cost of living crisis has expired since Wednesday March 13. Unfortunately, as of Tuesday March 19, the NLC leadership has not issued any statement or disclosed anything to indicate its

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PUBLIC EDUCATION ON THE BRINK: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

ERC Holds Public Symposium. Participants Agree Student Loan is No Solution. Demand Adequate Funding of Public Education. By Davy Fidel On Saturday March 9, 2024, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) held a public symposium over the attack on public education including the wave of fee hike and the student loan policy. The ERC has helped expose the students loan scheme

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SUSPENSION OF NLC NATIONWIDE PROTEST: ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY!

We call for a 48 hour general strike as the next step We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) consider the decision of the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend the two-day nationwide protest of February 27 and 28, 2024 after only one day of protest as a counterproductive decision and a missed opportunity by the labour

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JAF and CORE Kick Off Protest Over Cost of Living Crisis

Mobilisation march in Lagos On Monday 26th February 2024; the Joint Action Front (JAF) in conjunction with Coalition for Revolution (CORE) held protest actions in Lagos and three other states over the worsening cost of living crisis. It is aimed to build a nationwide mass movement against anti-poor capitalist policies of the Bola Tinubu government which are responsible for the

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NO TO HIGH COST OF LIVING AND MASS SUFFERING

Join the Movement to Stop Tinubu’s Bad Policies Fight for Socialist Change  Leaflet Issued by the DSM on February 22 for Mass Circulation across the Country. In different parts of the country many people have hit the streets in peaceful protests over the prevailing mass hunger and cost of living crisis. Where people have not organized a protest, we have

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TINUBU: AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE POOR MASSES

Reverse Fuel Price Hike to Pre-may 29, 2023 Level Reverse Tuition Fee Hike and End all Anti-poor Policies Slash the Humongous Salaries and Allowances of Political Office Holders and Take Our Wealth off the 1% FOR A SOCIALIST NIGERIA! By H.T. Soweto The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) applauds all Nigerian workers, women, students, youth and the poor masses who have

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DSM WELCOMES NLC’S DECLARATION OF TWO-DAY NATIONWIDE PROTEST OVER COST OF LIVING CRISIS

* Demands Must Include Total Reversal of Fuel Price Hike and Deregulation as Well as Immediate actions to Halt Meteoric Rise in Prices of Food and Other Basic Needs * Knowing Labour Leaders’ Penchant for Last-Minute suspension and compromise, we urge pro-labour civil society and activists to begin to mobilise independently for a national shutdown and mass protests The Democratic

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IBADAN EXPLOSION: SPN Sympathizes with Victims and Calls for Democratic Investigation and Adequate Compensation to Victims

The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter, sympathizes with the victims, and their relatives, of the unfortunate explosion that  rocked the city of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State around 7pm on Tuesday, 16th January, 2024. This explosion was quite unfortunate given the magnitude of its devastating impact on the lives and properties around and outside the immediate

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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