Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Comrade Rotimi Sankore (June 5, 1968 – April 12, 2024): A Conscientious Defender of the Oppressed

The name of Rotimi Sankore is engrained on the marble of history of struggle against military dictatorship in Nigeria. The historic July 5-7, 1993 mass protests, following the annulment of June 12 election by Ibrahim Babangida junta, was a catalyst in the struggle. Millions were on the streets calling for an end to the military rule. Sankore contributed to making

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May Day 2024: Fighting Mood Suppressed by Expectation of a New Minimum Wage

Kola Ibrahim, the organiser of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Osun State, aptly captures the current situation of the workers’ movement in Nigeria in his account of May Day rally in Osogbo Osun state. He wrote, “In the absence of a fighting labour leadership, many seemed to have resorted to fate or faith. This is clearly reflected in the

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WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE TINUBU REGIME AND HOW TO FIGHT IT?

For building of a mass movement against hunger and hardship For a 48 hours general strike and mass protest Now! Reacting to the mood of the nation, especially the outbreak of spontaneous protests in different parts of the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) started a 2-day nationwide mass action on February 27 to protest the hardship many Nigerians face

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Fight For Trade Unions that Are Democratically Run and Consistently Resist Anti-poor and Anti-labour Capitalist Policies

Every worker and trade union activist should find it disturbing that well over six weeks after the expiration of a two-week ultimatum issued on February 27 to the Bola Tinubu government over the cost-of-living crisis, not a single word had been uttered by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on their next course of action. The ultimatum, which

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RISING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA AND THE IMPLICATION FOR THE WORKING MASSES

Democratically Organised Community Policing and Mass Gainful Employment Can Reduce Violent Crimes Drastically By Chinedu Bosah The working masses are facing different attacks on all fronts. On one hand, they are grappling with the heavy weight of exploitation and mass looting of public resources and funds, on the other hand, they are paying the heavy price of kidnapping and other

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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.