Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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MAY DAY 2024 | For worldwide working class solidarity against capitalist war!

The Committee for a Workers International offers revolutionary greetings and extends the hand of solidarity to the millions and billions of workers and young people worldwide this May Day. The Democratic Socialist Movement is the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Over the past year the best traditions of workers’ struggle have continued to find new expressions.

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS IN BRITAIN: Steep Currency Devaluation Hampers Fees Payment

Students’ Fees Should be Recalculated at the Old Rate of N584.2, While the Universities Cover for the Difference Students’ Unions Must Take Up this Campaign in all Campuses Where Nigerian Students are Affected For a United Struggle of Students and Staff to Force University Managements to Accede to this Demand By Odun Eniayekan Leicester Branch, Socialist Party (CWI England &

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SENEGAL’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REFLECTS A QUEST FOR A RADICAL POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

Working People and Youth Must Remain Steadfast, Organise and Ready for More Concerted Struggle! On April 2, 2024, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, was inaugurated as the 5th Senegal’s elected President following his victory in the March 24th election. Faye won with over 54% of the total votes cast in the first round of voting. This makes the election historical given the

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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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IWD 2024 | Defending Women’s Rights Today

This International Women’s Day sees women, especially working women, facing great challenges in many countries especially those facing war, economic and social crises.  At the same time there is a mixed picture regarding issues that women specifically face. We have recently seen significant victories for women internationally, such as the mass movements in Latin America, which forced governments to legalise

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100th anniversary of the death of V.I Lenin

January 21 this year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov). Along with Leon Trotsky and the Bolshevik party, Lenin (1870–1924) led the 1917 October socialist revolution that “shook the world” and changed the course of world history. For the first time ever, the working class succeeded in taking power and started the task of

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Stop War on Gaza and End Occupation and Blockade of Palestinian Territories

A new Middle East war is starting, thousands are already dead and injured, each day the total increases. By Gabriel Akinyemi The widespread killings of Israeli civilians in the October 7 attack were something that Socialists did not support but neither do we support the subsequent onslaught by the Israeli state against the civilian population of Gaza. The Israeli government’s

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Gabon: Current Wave of Coups in Africa Highlights Failure of Capitalism and Declining Faith in Bourgeois Democracy

No to all looters, civilian or military Working people need to build a movement for democratic rights and socialist change “In the name of the Gabonese people” the military coup leaders on August 30, 2023 declared that they have decided to put “end to the current regime”. There was no open forum where the military leaders had secured the mandate

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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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BRITAIN: Why is Black Unemployment so High and What Can We Do About it?

Statistics recently published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) show unemployment among black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in Britain was at 6.9% in 2022, over double the unemployment rate of white people – 3.2%. The unemployment rate of BAME women is almost three times higher than that of white men. By Nandi Shalita, Tower Hamlets, London, Socialist Party (CWI

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Senegal’s Political Crisis: A Need for Socialist Alternative

Senegal is in political crisis following a deadly crackdown on protesters by Macky Sall government forces in early June, 2023. The protests which started early June 2023 followed the conviction of the opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, by a Senegalese court for a nebulous charge of ‘corrupting youth’. While Sonko, of Patriots for Work, Ethics, and Fraternity (PASTEF) party, was charged

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Egypt: Economic crisis weakening dictatorial President Sisi

Egypt’s economy goes from bad to worse. Workers and the poor suffer even more sharply as a result. Food prices shot up 59% in May, forcing many to a single meal a day. Even middle-class families have had to reduce meat, eggs, and dairy products. By David Johnson, Socialist Party, CWI in England and Wales After the pandemic hit Egypt’s

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Ghana’s Debt Crisis – Failure of Capitalism

Trade Unions’ Federation Must Provide Platform for United Actions against IMF’s Dictated Attacks and High Cost of Living. Ghana is in a serious debt crisis. The country defaulted on its external debts in December 2022 shortly after it had imposed a restructuring programme of local government bonds in line with the dictate of the IMF. Also, as a condition for

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May Day 2023 | Struggle for Organisation and Socialism Must Answer Another Tumultuous Year of Capitalist Crisis

Statement by the Committee for a Workers’ International Stormy times, that’s almost an understatement of the situation the world is in this May Day. The last year has seen a continuation of rapid developments that characterise the unstable era we are living in. The opening lines of the 2022 Committee for a Workers’ International’s May Day appeal almost exactly apply

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Sudan | Revolutionary masses must end generals’ counter-revolutionary violence

A brutal power struggle is under way in Sudan. On 15 April, heavy fighting erupted between different factions of the armed forces. Civilians have abruptly found themselves in war zones, especially in the capital Khartoum. The death toll is already in the hundreds, and thousands are injured. A refugee crisis is developing as civilians rush to escape the fighting. Civil

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Argentina – End Repression of Working Class Militants

CDWR DEMANDS THE DROPPING OF THE CHARGES AND THE DISCHARGE OF CÉSAR ARAKAKI AND DANIEL RUIZ The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) in Nigeria is aware through a public campaign that in Argentina César Arakaki, a member of Partido Obrero (PO), and Daniel Ruiz, a member of  Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores Unificado (PSTU), have been subjected to

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JAPA PHENOMENON REFLECTS THE WORSENING OF NIGERIA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISIS

• Only Mass Struggle for a Better Nigeria and Socialist Alternative can Stop Mass Emigration Immediately after the news of the brutal massacre of protesters at Lekki Toll Gate by men of the Nigerian Army broke, increasing numbers of Nigerian youths who had just been freshly radicalized by the ground-shaking #EndSARS protests that were being repressed had one chorus –

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BRAZIL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Bolsonaro Defeated But the Struggle is Not Over

In the tightest presidential election ever in Brazil, the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro was narrowly defeated by the veteran candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio da Silva, popularly known as Lula. Lula scraped to victory taking 50.9% of the vote to Bolsonaro’s 49.1%. Lula won 59 million votes to Bolsonaro’s 57 million. Brazil is now a highly polarised

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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