Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
20 April 2018
The 22nd Congress of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has come and gone but its import in terms of the mapping out of a programme for the development of the class struggle in Nigeria will continue to reverberate.
This was by far one of the most tasking national meetings of the DSM in recent times. Discussions lasted into the night of the last day, yet the attendance was still great. The enthusiasm and energy displayed by comrades all indicate the enormous confidence that now exist especially because of the SPN and the prospect that we will not be mere spectators in coming elections but we can now have more impact on the situation.
6 April 2018
SPN DEMANDS PRIORITY TO BE GIVEN TO SOCIAL SECURITY WHILE FUNDING TO DEFENCE SHOULD BE OPEN TO PROBITY AND TRANSPARENCY
Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali has announced President Muhammadu Buhari's approval of spending $1 billion to purchase more military equipment. Is it not curious that the federal government that claimed to have “technically” defeated Boko Haram and insurgency could approve the spending of a whopping sum of $1 billion for military equipment and arms aside from budgetary allocation for defence?p
29 March 2018
26 March 2018
We call for Immediate Release of the Students
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR), Osun State Chapter, strongly condemns the arrest, arraignment and remand of five (5) students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife by the management of the institution led by Prof. Eyitayo Ogunbodede, over flimsy reasons. Five students were arrested on Wednesday 21st February 2018 over issues of accommodation on campus. The students were subsequently arraigned and remanded in Ile-Ife Prisons on Thursday 22nd February, 2018. We call for the immediate release of these students and the frivolous charges against dropped.
26 March 2018
CDWR Calls on Dangote Cement Plc to immediately meet workers' Demands.
The truck officers who have been callously and fraudulently sacked by the management of Dangote Cement won, on Tuesday March 20, their the first victory against the company at the National Industrial Court. Following the frivolous and senseless preliminary objection raised by Dangote Cement Plc that lasted many hearings, Justice Mustapha Tijini ruled in favour of the cheated workers and fixed May 23, 2018 for the commencement of hearing on the substantial matter.,/p>
The reality of the matter is that Dangote Cement Plc has no case but, as usual, is trying to cheat workers. Unfair labour practices and favourable government policies is the reason Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa.
22 March 2018
FIVE OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON CUSTODY FOR PROTESTING FORCEFUL EVICTION OF STUDENTS FROM HOSTELS
As authorities step up repression, escalate the solidarity
A Call for Protest Letters and Messages
Repression at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has taken a new turn with the arrest of five student activists and their remand, on March 22, in prison custody for protesting against the forceful eviction of students from their hostels.
The students were arrested on Wednesday 21 March 2018 while protesting against attempts by the authorities of the University to forcefully evict from hostels students who stayed back on campus during the break to undergo Teaching Practice and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
18 March 2018
For several months, the English-speaking population of Cameroon has been fighting for more investment in the region and respect. The government, under the leadership of President Paul Biya, proceeds to brutal repression.
Since the end of 2016 there have been major actions by workers and the poor in the two English-speaking regions in the west of Cameroon. In recent weeks, the deadly repression has been stepped up by the Cameroonian state. This has led to a strengthening of separatist feelings.
17 March 2018
• PLACE POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ON THE CIVIL SERVICE WAGE STRUCTURE!
The revelation by Senator Shehu Sanni that each senator earns whopping N13.5 million monthly allowances aside from their N750, 000 monthly consolidated salary is not new. It confirms the correctness of the consistent campaign of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) for an end to jumbo salaries and allowances at all levels of government.
17 March 2018
REDUCTION IS A DECEIT
Tax the Rich, Not the Poor
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Lagos State Chapter condemns the new land use charge recently introduced by the Lagos state government and calls for the total repeal of this obnoxious law. We are not swayed by the purported reduction of the charges because it is a well-worn tactic to deceive the masses to believing that the government has shifted ground while, in reality, it has just settled for the originally intended figures. The masses have experienced similar tactics many times with different hikes in fuel price.
12 March 2018
Just like previous years, International Women's Day in Nigeria was celebrated by the trade unions with low-key activities. Compared with efforts that go into preparation for May Day, how the trade unions mark women's day is one way to understand the status of working women in the unions – a reflection of their overall status in a deeply patriarchal and neo-colonial capitalist society that Nigeria is.
Nevertheless in a few other states, a number of activities were organised by labour unions, the Socialist party of Nigeria (SPN). Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to mark the day.