Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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DSM Supports NLC and TUC over Demands of Imo Workers and Criminal Assault of NLC President

DSM welcomes Labour’s plans to escalate the action but this must be properly mobilised Labour must demand the complete reversal of all anti-poor capitalist policies The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to go on a total strike in Imo State in order to force the state government

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DSM Calls for Mass Support for NLC and TUC General Strike

Reversal of Hikes in Petrol Prices and Fees in Public Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Should be Part of Strike’s Demands! No rotten compromises! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the declaration of a general strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress and calls on workers, youth and the masses to support the action which is called

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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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NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Labour Must Demand Immediate Inauguration of Tripartite Committee and Be Prepared to Struggle

The astronomical rise in the price of goods and services across the country following the decision of the Bola Tinubu government to hike the price of the petrol and devalue naira has further underscored why the leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, can no longer be silent on the urgent need for a

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FUEL PRICE HIKE – SPN URGES LABOUR LEADERSHIP TO DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN FG PALLIATIVE COMMITTEE AND INSIST ON REVERSAL OF FUEL PRICE HIKE AND OTHER ANTI-POOR POLICIES

Labour should prioritize mobilisation for the declared August 2nd mass action The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has been drawn to media reports of the walkout staged by the leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) from the meeting of the Presidential Steering Committee on petrol subsidy removal palliatives. This was

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DSM SUPPORTS THE NLC DECLARED MASS ACTIONS AGAINST PRESIDENT TINUBU’S “ANTI-POOR AND ANTI-WORKER POLICIES”

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DSM WARNS AGAINST CALLING OFF ACTION BEFORE IT TAKES OFF OR BEFORE IT WINS! WE CALL FOR SETTING UP OF DEMOCRATICALLY-CONSTITUTED ACTION COMMITTEES AT WORKPLACES, COMMUNITIES AND CAMPUSES AHEAD OF AUGUST 2nd! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to finally listen to the cry of its members and

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“THE POOR CAN NO LONGER BREATHE”

PRESIDENT TINUBU’S ECONOMIC REFORM IS AKIN TO A DOCTOR DRAWING BLOOD FROM A HAEMORAGHING PATIENT FIGHTBACK NOW! If a poll is conducted in Nigeria today asking average Nigerians how they have fared since May 29 when President Bola Tinubu came to power, the prevailing answer is likely going to be a tale of suffering, hardship and misery. Such is the

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LABOUR’S LACK OF A FIGHTING STRATEGY EXPOSES NIGERIAN WORKERS AND POOR MASSES TO INTOLERABLE SUFFERING

Fight for real, immediate improvements in living standards Palliatives, even if granted, will amount to pouring spit to douse a roaring forest fire considering the level of hardship many face Labour must reject capitalist ideology and instead prepare for a new General Strike Now! The past few weeks have been one of intolerable suffering for the workers and oppressed masses

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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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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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NO TO HIKE IN PETROL PRICE AND NO TO DEVALUATION OF THE NAIRA!

SPN BLAMES TINUBU’S RECKLESS PRONOUNCEMENT ON SUBSIDY REMOVAL FOR THE SUDDEN RETURN OF HIKE IN PETROL PRICE AND LONG QUEUE NLC, TUC AND PRO-MASSES ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO RESIST ALL ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023 used his inaugural speech to leave nobody in doubt of his resolve to unleash anti-poor capitalist attacks on

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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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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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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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SPN CONDEMNS FUEL SCARCITY AND HARDSHIP IMPOSED ON NIGERIANS

DEMAND NATIONALISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR UNDER THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF WORKERS AND CONSUMERS For over 2 weeks now and still counting, petrol scarcity has been imposed on Nigerians by the Buhari government. It was shocking to discover that NNPC and the major marketers had imported about 200 million litres of petrol that contained 20% methanol from Belgium,

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BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S POSTPONEMENT OF FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL SHOWS ITS FEAR OF THE POWER OF STRUGGLE

SPN URGES LABOUR NOT TO GO TO BED BUT USE THE PARTIAL VICTORY TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AGAINST DEREGULATION, PRIVATISATION AND ALL OTHER ANTI-POOR POLICIES On Monday 24 January 2022, the Federal Government through the Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced the postponement of the planned removal of subsidy on petroleum products till further notice. Following

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January 2012 Uprising: When General Strike and Mass Protest against Fuel Subsidy Removal Nearly Swept a Capitalist Regime Out of Power

Ten years ago, instead of the festivities that often herald the New Year, Nigerian working people and youth started the year 2012 at the barricades. The immediate spark was the New Year Day announcement of fuel subsidy removal by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government. Immediately, petrol stations adjusted the pump price of fuel from N65 per liter to over N141