Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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USA: Anti-racist movement reignited by the death of George Floyd at police hands

By Jai Chavis and Nicholas Wurst, Independent Socialist Group (US) On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the New York police Department (NYPD) killing of Eric Garner in 2014. A released video recorded by bystanders shows Floyd repeatedly pleading, “I can’t breathe”, as officer Derek

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New era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval opens

Only a socialist alternative offers a way forward Statement by the International Secretariat of the Committee for a Workers’ International The corona crisis has entered a new phase, in health, the economy and geo-political relations. It has confirmed the main trends outlined in previous statements produced by the CWI. A new era of capitalist turmoil and social upheaval now beckons,

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Crisis and Resistance in Nigeria and South Africa

Click to watch H T Soweto (Democratic Socialist Movement, Nigeria) and Weizmann Hamilton (Marxist Workers Party, South Africa) join members of the CWI’s International Secretariat to discuss the developing situation in and effects of Covid-19 on South Africa, Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa in general.

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South Africa: Organising Working Class Communities Under Pandemic & Lockdown

Build and organise in the communities as a foundation for mass campaigning Marxist Workers Party (South Africa) statement Two mile queues for food parcels. Corruption and patronage in their distribution. Shops being looted. Schools vandalised and burned. Collapsing household income. Confusion over accessing social grants. Tens-of-thousands of arrests and fines. Harassment, beatings, and even killings at the hands of state

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Covid-19 and crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

The DSM is the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Lenin once said that with the 1917 Russian revolution, “Imperialism broke at its weakest link”. Today, the deadly combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rapid development of an almost unprecedented worldwide economic catastrophe is producing potentially explosive social, economic and political situations around the world.

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CHINA: Coronavirus Crisis Shakes Regime

CHINA: Coronavirus Crisis Shakes Regime By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International World-wide the number of dead and infected from the Coronavirus appears to have reached a peak. But fears persist that large numbers could still die because of the impossibility of knowing before the symptoms develop that someone is carrying the virus. In Britain, nine cases have been

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AfCFTA, BORDER CLOSURE AND THE QUESTION OF AFRICAN INTEGRATION

Neither free trade nor protection are real solutions  By Kola Ibrahim On 6th July, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), signed Nigeria into the much-touted African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), at the Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the AU Heads of Government in Niger. With this, Nigeria, which had earlier suspended its ratification of the AfCFTA in March 2018, became the

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A world of explosive social upheavals and inter-imperialist turmoil

The following statement was agreed at a November meeting of European CWI sections and supporters, along with visitors from the USA and Nigeria, held in London. The world situation is marked by explosive social upheavals and turmoil. Even since the re-founding meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), last July, there have been dramatic changes in the situation

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Automated for the people?

HANNAH SELL, Deputy General Secretary of Socialist Party England and Wales, a sister organisation of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), reviews a recent book by left-wing author Aaron Bastani which is the latest to proclaim that new technology has the power to transform society, offering up fixes for global warming, poverty and

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Robert Mugabe (1924-2019)

Zimbabwe under Mugabe and the need for the Working Masses to struggle for economic and political emancipation By Chinedu Bosah When the independence struggle was raging in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly when neighbouring countries like Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) gained independence in 1963, it was a matter of time for Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to gain

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SPN CONDEMNS XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

* Calls on the Buhari/APC Government to Provide Decent Jobs and Better Life in order to Curb Desperate Migration * Calls for the Unity of Nigerian and South African Working Masses to end Capitalism and Enthrone Socialism in both Countries and the African Continent The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby condemns the raging xenophobic attacks in South Africa which

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Sudan: Generals retreat but decisive action needed to secure revolution’s aims

By Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International Mid-August saw tens of thousands of Sudanese come onto the streets to welcome the launch of the “sovereign council” and a transitional government. This was in relief at what they felt was an important step in ending the nightmare of living, since 1989, under the brutal military dictatorship, headed by Omar Hassan

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CWI May Day greetings to workers and the oppressed fighting against capitalism worldwide

CWI May Day greetings to workers and the oppressed fighting against capitalism worldwide The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends revolutionary May Day greetings to all workers and oppressed people fighting against capitalism worldwide. We commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of past generations of fighters and martyrs in the struggles against bosses and dictators and for a socialist world.

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Sudan: No to rule of the generals!

Sudan: No to rule of the generals! CWI Reporter, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) After 30 years of dictatorship in Sudan, historic mass protests have achieved the fall of President Omar Al-Bashir in a forced ‘palace coup’ by the generals. Following this, a ‘transitional military council’ was established, with defence minister Amhed Awad

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Algeria: Bouteflika is finished but not yet the Algerian revolution!

Algeria: Bouteflika is finished but not yet the Algerian revolution! Amar Benhamouche, Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI France) Bouteflika, the hated president of Algeria, is gone! But the Algerian people are by no means giving up their struggle. This is despite the way the regime is constantly taunting the demonstrators, trying to frighten them and spread false information to tarnish the image

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Algeria: Bouteflika quits – No trust in the old elite and the generals! Power to the revolutionary w

Algeria: Bouteflika quits – No trust in the old elite and the generals! Power to the revolutionary workers and youth! Serge Jordan, CWI Bowing to weeks of mass protests and a deluge of workers’ strikes, Algeria’s senile and octogenarian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, resigned on Tuesday 2 April. This news has been received with huge enthusiasm and scenes of celebration on

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Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes

Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes by Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) reporters A three day general strike in Zimbabwe was set in motion on January 14 in response to the deteriorating economic situation in the country. The strike was organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and local activists as an immediate challenge

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Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets

Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets Serge Jordan and Sabah Ahmed (Committee for a Workers’ International, CWI) Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since December 19, unprecedented in their geographic scope and duration. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers worldwide in front of Sudanese embassies to showcase their solidarity with

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France in revolt

France in revolt By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) For more than a month now, since 17 November, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. Wearing ‘gilets jaunes’, the yellow jackets every vehicle in France must carry, a massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in the tax

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1918: Revolution ends First World War as international radicalisation shakes the world

1918: Revolution ends First World War as international radicalisation shakes the world From the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) website The horrific slaughter of the First World War has haunted generations. By the time it ended, it had put into question the ‘right’ of the ruling classes to rule, something that helped provoke revolutions and mass struggles around the