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
23 December 2016
APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO CARRY ON OUR WORK<
We write to appeal for generous donations towards the running of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and our intervention in workers, students and poor masses’ struggles over the next three months. This include running of the secretariat, visit to branches, payment of rents, allowances of full time and part time officers, production of the new edition of our paper, our contribution to the campaign for the registration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and our intervention in struggles of workers, youth and poor masses against the neo-liberal attacks of the Buhari/APC capitalist government.
25 April 2016
DSM National Committee discusses crises in Nigeria and worldwide
The National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held over April 16 to 17 took place as important changes are beginning to be seen as Nigeria's many crises and the new government's inability to stop the rot is resulting in growing pressure from below for something to be done. Pressure which has resulted in the trade union leaders threatening to call a "one-day national warning strike/protest", although up to now no date has been announced.
6 April 2016
Report of the DSM Osun Second Quarter Symposium
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter's April 3 second quarter symposium saw a lively discussion on Osun's Economic Crisis: What caused it? What are the solutions? The subtheme was, One Year after Buhari's Victory: What has changed? In attendance were workers, retirees and members of DSM.
31 January 2016
Lagos DSM discusses the anti-corruph3>Lagos DSM discusses the anti-corruption fight and the challenges for the working masses
In mid-January the Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement held its first aggregate meeting of the year on 16 January, 2016 to discuss the anti-corruption fight of the Buhari regime which has seen several elements alleged to have taken part in the monumental fraud called the “arms deal” brought to trial.tion fight and the challenges for the working masses
25 December 2015
Lagos DSM discusses the way forward for the working people in a period of capitalist crisis
The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held an end of year public meeting which brought together new contacts and supporters encountered in workplace interventions, students’ movement activities and community campaigns. The meeting was held at a period when an avalanche of neo-liberal attacks such as the electricity tariff hike and imposition of tolls on the highway is expected.
24 November 2015
LAGOS DSM HOLDS AGGREGATE MEETING
The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its aggregate meeting on Saturday, November 21, 2015. In declaring the meeting open Ayo Ademiluyi, who chaired the meeting, noted that the meeting was taking place at a period of dramatic events in the socio-economic sphere including but not limited to widespread fuel scarcity, dip in electricity supply among several other agonizing conditions of the working masses.
11 June 2015
Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), apparently at the instance of the Osun State Government, have arrested Comrade Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), and Osun State Coordinator of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). He was picked up at his office today around 11.20 a.m. He was brutalised by the heavily armed DSS operatives. Other members managed to escape. He was later released by 2pm.
22 October 2014
AS DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING
By Michael Ogundele
For about six months, between the last National Committee (NC) meeting of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held in April and the national meeting over the weekend of October 11-12 the need for the socialist transformation of Nigeria has continued to manifest in the country in all socio-economic and political spheres. The absence of a genuine alternative has triggered a growing apathy among the working people as revealed by the relative low turn-out at the recent elections in Ekiti and Osun states. The Labour Party formed by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has long become the trashcan of anti-poor capitalist politicians. The recent purported interest of the trade union leadership in the party following the return of the Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the PDP is half-hearted and mere blowing of hot air.
6 June 2014
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.
8 May 2014
May Day 2014: A Story of Compromised Labour Leadership, Clampdown on Democratic Rights and Independent Actions by Workers and Youths
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.