Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Ethiopia: A year of growing revolt

Ethiopia: A year of growing revolt Desperate regime responds with massive repression Per-Ĺke Westerlund, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden) More than 500 have been killed by Ethiopian state forces and thousands jailed. But this massive repression has not, however, stopped the growing mass revolt in Ethiopia. In early October, the regime declared a state of emergency and closed down the

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MUGABE MUST FALL!

MUGABE MUST FALL! Mass revolt shakes the regime to its foundations Workers and Socialist Party (CWI in South Africa) Executive Committee statement The Workers and Socialist Party salutes the youth and workers of Zimbabwe for their courage and determination in standing up to Mugabe’s Zanu-PF dictatorship. We condemn the statement by ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe that the rising up

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FREE 15 JAILED BUEA ACTIVISTS AND OTHER POLITCAL PRISONERS IN CAMEROON!

FREE 15 JAILED BUEA ACTIVISTS AND OTHER POLITCAL PRISONERS IN CAMEROON! Drop all Charges Protest to the Cameroon government The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) – has been informed that on Sunday 17 July, 15 activists fighting for the self-determination of the English-speaking Southern Cameroons were arrested by the

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER: RACE STRUGGLE OR CLASS STRUGGLE?

#BLACKLIVESMATTER: RACE STRUGGLE OR CLASS STRUGGLE? By Omole Ibukun The recent killing of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in the hands of the police and the vengeful killing of five police officers alongside two other civilians by a black army veteran, Micah Xavier Johnson, after a protest over the killing in Dallas, have taken the #BlackLivesMatter to a new height

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Support the struggle of the Zimbabwean people!

Support the struggle of the Zimbabwean people! For the unity of the working class, the poor and the youth across Southern Africa Release Pastor Evan Mawarire and all political prisoners Mass action to break Mugabe’s economic blockade The people of Zimbabwe refuse to suffer the rule of Mugabe and his cronies any longer. They are rising up in protest at

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Justice for Philando – Stop Repression of Nonviolent BLM Activists

Justice for Philando – Stop Repression of Nonviolent BLM Activists By Chris Gray, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the USA) The Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA – After days of escalating protests in Minnesota following the police killing of Philando Castile, the Ramsey County Attorney has charged 48 people, including two members of Socialist Alternative MN, with gross misdemeanor rioting for participating

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia Hunger and deadly repression Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below Per-Ä‚ke Westerlund, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (The DSM’s sister party in Sweden) Ethiopia has in recent years experienced perhaps the strongest economic growth in the world. The winners have been the dictatorial regime, its allies and multinational corporations. If a certain layer in society has an increased purchasing capacity,

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Africa – New political storms and mass struggles

Africa – New political storms and mass struggles Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise CWI 11th World Congress Document The following document on sub-Saharan Africa was initially drafted in December 2015 and finalised after discussion and amendment at the Committee for a Workers’ International’s (CWI) 11th World Congress held in January 2016. The very successful week-long

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DSM National Meeting Discusses the World Situation

DSM National Meeting Discusses the World Situation By Wole Olubanji Engels At the DSM’s October 24/5 national meeting Robert Bechert, a member of the International Secretariat of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), led a discussion on the world situation. The world may be a large entity, but there is a similar pattern of capitalist crises across the entire

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BURKINA FASO: Mass Revolt Foils Coup

BURKINA FASO: Mass Revolt Foils Coup Independent Working Class Political Solution Urgently Needed Abbey Trotsky, DSM It was barely a year ago that a mass movement of working people and youths forced Blaise Compaore, the long-time dictatorial ruler of Burkina Faso, to abdicate power. Since then, there has not been any serious political event in the landlocked country that has

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International Refugee Crisis

International Refugee Crisis Defend the right to asylum Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Millions upon millions displaced, forced to flee, living in appalling conditions, facing brutality from state forces and sectarian militias while putting their lives at risk as they seek safety; this is the reality

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Ivory Coast: Perched on a Precipice

Ivory Coast: Perched on a Precipice Only Working Masses’ Solidarity and Struggle can prevent Catastrophe H.T Soweto Four years after the United Nations (UN) and French army cobbled together a quasi-democratic government under Alassane Ouattara following a 2011 post-election civil war; there is renewed fear that anotherpresidential election scheduled for October might trigger violent crisis. Particularly worrisome is the fact

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The World, Africa and the Struggle for Socialism

The World, Africa and the Struggle for Socialism By HT Soweto We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history characterized by economic crisis, mass movements and upheavals of colossal proportions. About seven years after, the world is yet to fully recover from the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s”. All the best

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Permanent Revolution and the struggle for Working People\’s Democracy in Africa

Permanent Revolution and the struggle for Working People’s Democracy in Africa By Abbey Trotsky Introduction Africa is a continent with a population of approximately 1 billion; it is also the world’s second most populous continent, accounting for 15 percent of the global population. It is a continent that leads the world in strategic minerals (rare minerals absolutely vital for industry),

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No to xenophobia! Working class unity for jobs, education and services for all

No to xenophobia! Working class unity for jobs, education and services for all Workplace and community action to stop both murder, looting and government fuelling of xenophobia! Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), South Africa,Secretariat Statement | April 15, 2015 The Workers and Socialist Party condemns the xenophobic attacks that are centred in and around Durban and now spreading also to

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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Mass uprising ousts dictator No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go! CWI Reporters, Côte d’Ivoire (written October 31, 2014) After 27 years in power, Blaise Compaoré was planning to die in his presidential chair. But the events of recent days have changed everything in Burkina Faso, one of the world’s poorest

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RESOLUTION ON WORLD RELATIONS

RESOLUTION ON WORLD RELATIONS DSM NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 11-12, 2014 The period between the last National Committee meeting and the present period have seen serious developments on the global scale with the attendant implications on the development of the class struggle with impact on the consciousness of the working masses. Lanre Arogundade intervening on discussion on world relations, photo

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WE CONDEMN REPRESSION OF PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTESTS IN ZARIA AND KADUNA

WE CONDEMN REPRESSION OF PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTESTS IN ZARIA AND KADUNA We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn in the strongest terms the brutal repression by the Nigerian army of protests in Zaria and Kaduna against the ongoing massacre in Gaza by the Israeli state. We denounce the killing of supporters and children of Islamic cleric, Ibrahim El- Zakzaky

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OPEN PROTEST LETTER: WE OPPOSE THE ONGOING BOMBINGS AND KILLINGS IN GAZA BY THE ISRAELI STATE

OPEN PROTEST LETTER: WE OPPOSE THE ONGOING BOMBINGS AND KILLINGS IN GAZA BY THE ISRAELI STATE The Ambassador Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, 12, Mary Slessor Street, Off Udoma Street, Asokoro Street, Abuja. We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemn in strongest terms the unwarranted killing of innocent civilians in Gaza, Palestine, by the Government of the state of