Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Dangote Refinery: Can it resolve Nigeria’s fuel and forex crises?

  The brutal mindless removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu on his first day as president symbolized a new phase of attacks on the living conditions of the working people and the poor in an attempt to get out of the deep crisis Nigerian capitalism is in. This was followed up by total devaluation of the Nigerian currency,

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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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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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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