Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Workers Prepare to Resist Mass Sack and Privatization of Water in Lagos State

Workers in the Lagos State Water Corporation held a staff forum/congress on Tuesday 19 December 2023 to discuss how to resist plans by the Lagos State government to lay off workers in preparation for the wholesale privatization of the sector. Prior to now, nothing less than 450 casual workers had been laid off by the State government citing specious excuses.

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INVITATION BY THE DSS TO A “PARLEY”: WE WILL MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE IF INVITATION IS FORMALISED AND LAWYERS’ PRESENCE PERMITTED

ERC Condemns DSS Surveillance of its Leaders and Infiltration of its Meetings On Thursday 14 December 2023, a day after the public unveiling of our new pamphlet “Ten Reasons why Tinubu’s Students Loan is a Scam”, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the secret police of the Nigerian state, reached out via a phone call to comrade Hassan

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SACK OF 450 LAGOS STATE WATER CORPORATION WORKERS IS ANTI-PEOPLE

CDWR DEMANDS THE RECALL OF ALL SACKED WORKERS AND FULL INTEGRATION INTO LAGOS CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYMENT The sack of 450 Lagos State Water Corporation workers on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in a period of economic crisis is insensitive and anti-workers. This mass sack will not only throw the affected workers into more poverty but also deepen the socio-economic problems they

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ERC LAUNCHES PAMPHLET ON TINUBU’S STUDENT LOAN

We Call on Nigerian Students to Organise Independent Actions to Reject the Policy and Demand Adequate Funding and Democratic Management of Public Education Report by Sodiq Duroorike, ERC Coordinator, Lagos State The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), on Wednesday 13th December 2023, held a public launch of its pamphlet: “Ten Reasons Why the Tinubu Student Loan Act is A Scam”. This

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Incessant Market Closures by Lagos State are Unjustifiable

Privatisation of Solid Waste Management Responsible for Poor Sanitary Condition of Markets By Gideon Adeyeni DSM Ifako-Ijaye Branch Recently, there have been incessant closures of markets by officials of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in partnership with Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses and Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). This is following the order of the Commissioner

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One year of Ademola Adeleke/PDP-led government in Osun State: Nothing fundamental to show while much is expected.

27 November, 2023 marks one year of the current Ademola Adeleke/People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of Osun State. Not a few people in the state felt a sigh of relief when Oyetola/APC government, which was synonymous with sadistic anti-worker and anti-poor policies, was ousted in the 16 July, 2022 governorship election. The twelve years of APC under Aregbesola and Oyetola

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DSM Holds National Committee Meeting to Prepare for Mass Struggle against Anti-Poor Capitalist Attacks of Tinubu Government

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its National Committee (NC) meeting over the weekend of November 25 and 26. The NC which had in attendance members and supporters from various branches offered an opportunity to discuss the anti-poor policies of Bola Tinubu, the labour movement and its response, the state of class struggle and what should be done. The meeting

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DSM WELCOMES NLC AND TUC GENERAL STRIKE

USE THE STRIKE TO FIGHT FOR ALL THE LONG-SUFFERING WORKERS AND POOR MASSES OF NIGERIA, AND NOT JUST IMO STATE WORKERS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to escalate the strike they called last week over the anti-labour policies and state-sponsored act of terror of

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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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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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IMO STATE GOVERNOR HOPE UZODINMA’S ASSAULT ON THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IS NOW A NATIONAL EMERGENCY

RELEASE NLC PRESIDENT COMRADE JOE AJAERO NOW! DSM CONDEMNS BRUTAL REPRESSION OF IMO WORKERS PROTEST BY POLICE AND STATE SPONSORED THUGS We have received news of the arrest of Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), by a combined team of policemen and armed thugs while he was executing a mandate of the NLC National Executive Council

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3 YEARS AFTER THE #ENDSARS PROTEST AND BRUTAL STATE REPRESSION, POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUES IN NIGERIA

WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF LEKKI TOLL GATE MASSACRE AND OTHER INCIDENTS OF KILLINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE CALL FOR AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, STATE REPRESSION AND ALL ANTI-POOR ECONOMIC POLICIES 3 years after the #EndSARS protest, police brutality has continued unabated while the political class continues to clampdown with brute force on the democratic rights of youths

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WORLD TEACHERS DAY: ERC CALLS FOR N200, 000 MINIMUM WAGE FOR NIGERIAN TEACHERS

We call for unity between NUT and PRISCTUN to fight for improved pay and working conditions for all teachers and proper funding of education The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) salutes Nigerian teachers on the occasion of this year’s World Teachers Day which takes place every 5th October to celebrate the sacrifices of teachers all over the world. On this day,

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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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SPN DEMAND LIVING WAGE FOR LAGOS STATE WORKERS AND IMPROVED LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE

WE DEMAND PROVISION OF BASIC AMENITIES The Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Ope George, recently disclosed that the Lagos State Government generated N400 billion in the first half of this year. This revelation came to light during the 2024 Budget Consultative Forum, where Mr. George expressed confidence in the state’s ability to meet its end-of-year target. While

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#JUSTICEFORMOHBAD! AGAIN, NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED ITS YOUTH!

MASS PROTEST UNTIL JUSTICE WE MUST PROTEST ALL THE FAILURES OF THE GOVT THAT LEAD MANY TO AGONY AND UNTIMELY DEATH! FOR A BETTER SOCIETY THAT GUARANTEES QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION AND DECENT JOBS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) extends our sympathy to friends, family and Nigerian youths who have been left in shock and depression over the sad and sudden

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OAU: WE CONDEMN THE OUTRAGEOUS FEE INCREMENT

WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE REVERSAL! All OUT AGAINST ANTI-STUDENT GOVERNMENT: FOR A JOINT STRUGGLE OF STUDENTS AND EDUCATION WORKERS! The attention of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has been drawn to an official release by the university authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, announcing astronomical increase in fees of students. We condemn this callous, unjustifiable and anti-poor increment in fees. This

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DSM Holds Socialist School

The Democratic Socialist Movement held a two-day Socialist School on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, 2023. The school, was organized essentially to arm our members (both old and new) as well as supporters theoretically and help them deepen their understanding of the rudiments of our Marxist ideas as well as discuss the current developments in the class struggle in

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UNILAG ANTI-FEE HIKE PROTEST: RELEASE ARRESTED STUDENTS

RELEASE  GIWA TOPNOTCH, FEMI ADEYEYE, PHILIP OLATINWO AND AYODELE ADUWO! PROTEST IS A RIGHT; HALT THE CLAMPDOWN ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS NOW! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to immediately and unconditionally release comrades Giwa Topnotch (the Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students -NANS), Femi Adeyeye, Philip Olatinwo and Ayodele

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SPN SUPPORTS NLC-DECLARED GENERAL STRIKE BUT CALLS FOR MASS MOBILISATION TO ENABLE MASS PARTICIPATION

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the plan to go on a two-day warning general strike starting from Tuesday, September 5 and an indefinite strike later after the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum to the government. This is, according to its National Executive Council (NEC), in response to governments’ interference in union affairs, particularly the National Union of Road