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6 June 2014

ROTIMI EWEBIYI 10th anniversary

Rotimi, photo DSM

Rotimi, photo DSM

A Rare Socialist Class Fighter Passes On

By Peluola Adewale

We are republishing this obituary to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Rotimi Ewebiyi who played a key political and organisational role in the building the DSM during the military dictatorship and the first years of civilian rule.

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8 May 2014

May Day 2014: A Story of Compromised Labour Leadership, Clampdown on Democratic Rights and Independent Actions by Workers and Youths

Protest against LASU Fees at 2014 Lagos May Day Rally, photo DSM

Protest against LASU Fees at 2014 Lagos May Day Rally, photo DSM

DSM Members Circulate over 20,000 Leaflets

By Peluola Adewale

The cozy relationship between the Labour leadership and government has never been this deep. While this has always been characteristic of the workers' day rallies in recent years in Nigeria it has now got to a disgusting and shameless level. When there were independent actions by workers at these rallies to protest against anti-poor policies, the role played by the Labour leaders is to shield the president or governor from embarrassment. This was the feature in the centres like Lagos, Oyo and Niger where there were independent protest actions by workers. The security situation in the country has further given the government, acting in connivance with Labour leaders, the excuse to further attack and repress democratic rights of workers. Every May Day centre was heavily militarized.

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22 April 2014

Resolution on World Relations

Kola Ibrahim leading discussion on world relations at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo by DSM

Kola Ibrahim leading discussion on world relations at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo by DSM

National Committee (NC) Meeting, April 2014

Since the last Congress of this organization, global capitalist relations have continued to show that the only guarantee capitalism can offer humanity is barbarism. More than ever before, working and poor people are compelled to search desperately for solutions to the quagmire and misery the capitalist system has plunge them into. From the centre of global capitalism, the USA, to economically battered Europe, to the Latin America and Africa, working and oppressed people are confronted with the task of overthrow a system that, in spite of the enormous human, material and technical potentials to make humanity happy, has meant more suffering for majority. The question of what political programmes are needed to overcome the terrible problems capitalism has created for humanity will be the battle cry of working and oppressed people in the coming struggles. As an internationalist revolutionary movement, we must realize that understanding the current state of global capitalist relations is vital for the building of a viable movement that can respond adequately and correctly to issues arising from class struggles in the current epoch.

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22 April 2014

Resolution on Nigeria's Political and Economic Situation

Segun Sango, General Secretary DSM at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo DSM

Segun Sango, General Secretary DSM at the DSM NC April 2014 , photo DSM

National Committee (NC) Meeting, April 2014

Six months after the last Congress of our organization, the reality of the bankruptcy of Nigerian capitalist class has become starker than we moderately foresaw. Politically, economically and socially, the Nigerian neo-colonial ruling elites have shown their inability to move the country forward.

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22 April 2014

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

A cross section of comrades at the DSM NC April 2014

A cross section of comrades at the DSM NC April 2014

By Dimeji Macaulay

Over the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 April 2014, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) from different branches gathered at the Textile Labour House, Lagos for a 2-day meeting of the National Committee (NC) of the organisation. Between the two days over fifty (50) delegates from 12 branches were present at the meeting.

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29 March 2014

DSM LAUNCHES ITS NEW BOOK

Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju, Chair ASUU Unilorin and the Book Reviewer, photo DSM

Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju, Chair ASUU Unilorin and the Book Reviewer, photo DSM

By Dimeji Macaulay

It is "a book of history, a book of ideology, a book of contentions, a book of struggles and potentially a working peoples' manifesto"- Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba Oju

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5 February 2014

DSM Lagos Aggregate Meeting: Arguing for a Socialist Alternative

Hassan Taiwo Soweto , photo DSM

Hassan Taiwo Soweto , photo DSM

By Ayo Ademiluyi

On Saturday February 1st, 2014, members of the Lagos state branch of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held the first meeting of the year to renew discussions on the correct perspectives for emerging issues in the country. The two topics for discussion were Nigeria's Crisis: What is the Alternative? and Anti-gay law: an attack on democratic rights.

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3 February 2014

Attack on Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary

Segun's car damaged in attack, photo DSM

Segun's car damaged in attack, photo DSM

On the evening of the day the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its first Lagos aggregate meeting of the year, a malicious attack was carried out on Segun Sango at his residence at Ajasa Command area of Lagos State.

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19 December 2012

AAUA DSM Week: Celebrating the ideas of socialism

By Chinedu Agbebire

On 22 and 23 November 2012, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) branch at the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo state, organised "DSM WEEK" - an annual programme to celebrate the ideas of socialism among students and education workers.

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11 December 2012

OKADA RIDERS PROTEST BAN AND VICTIMISATION

TWO PROTESTERS ARRESTED BY THE POLICE

HEAVY ARMED POLICE DISRUPT THE PROTEST MARCH

By Chinedu Bosah

Lagos: About 3,000 protesters including the operators of commercial motorcycle, popularly called okada riders and members of left organizations affiliated to the Joint Action Front (JAF) marched in Lagos on Monday December 10 against the Schedule 2 of a new Lagos Road traffic law which proscribes the operation of okada riders on 475 roads. The protest is also against the oppression, harassment and extortion of Okada riders by the police and Lagos state agents in the name of enforcement of the law. Before now there had been some pockets of protests especially for a few days after the enforcement of the new Traffic Law began which saw one of okada riders shot to death by the police.

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