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 2017
South African ANC conference offers no way forward
After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, Dollar multimillionaire Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the presidency of the ANC after a bitterly fought factional contest against South African president Jacob Zuma. The so-called “radical economic transformation” faction and the business-aligned anti-corruption crusaders had fought each other all the way from the bottom to the top, in almost all provinces, continuing right up to the eve of conference.
16 November 2017
• Reject Mugabe! Reject the generals!
• Workers and young people must take lead
The takeover of power by the Zimbabwe defence force is a military coup in all but name. It represents a turning point in post-independence Zimbabwe and the almost certain end of Mugabe's reign. The military take-over was precipitated by the dismissal of Mugabe's most loyal henchman for the past thirty seven years, Emmerson Mnangagwa. This was part of the 93-year old Mugabe's manoeuvres in Zanu-PF party structures to ensure his 52-year old wife Grace, would succeed him as president.
28 October 2017
Global Crisis of Capitalism, Political and Social Consequences and Struggle for Socialism
DSM National Committee resolution October 14-15, 2017
The global economy seems to have started emerging from the monumental crisis set off by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 which is the most severe since the 1929 depression. In the last one decade there was no let off as the world economy is gripped by one crisis or the other: the subprime crisis, euro crisis, “submerging” emerging markets, the collapse of commodity prices especially oil.
13 October 2017
Following the mass uprising that has recently erupted in Togo demanding that President Faure Gnassingbe steps down, there have been killing of protesters and repression of democratic rights which a recent protest in Lagos denounced.
10 June 2017
After Britain's election: Organise, strike, resist, to fight for Corbyn's policies
Theresa May’s failed election gamble is a nightmare for the British capitalist class. Seven weeks ago most of Britain's elite were hopeful that May would succeed in dramatically increasing the number of Tory MPs, thereby buttressing her government to be able to weather the storms of economic crisis, to carry out vicious austerity against the majority in society and to implement a Brexit in the interests of the 1%. Instead she is now a ‘dead prime minister walking’, only able to temporarily cling to power.
7 June 2017
The closing gap between Labour and the Conservatives (Tories) in the opinion polls for the June 8 general election has confounded all wings of the British capitalist establishment. The right wing Blairites inside Labour are a key part of this capitalist coalition and they are just as terrified of the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being declared prime minister on 9 June.
4 June 2017
Izquierda Revolucionaria and Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela)
On 1 May, President Maduro announced the calling of a Constituent Assembly, “to achieve peace the Republic needs…. to defeat the fascist coup… so that it will be the people and their sovereignty which impose peace, harmony and real national dialogue.” This declaration comes in the context of a grave economic and social crisis, with inflation at over 700% (3,000% for food prices) and a clear erosion of numerous reforms and social conquests won in previous years. Poverty, which was reduced under Chavez, is growing spectacularly, leading to increased urban violence and insecurity. The right wing (united in the MUD) uses this situation in an opportunist and hypocritical way, but cannot offer any alternative to workers and the people. But the triumph of the counter-revolutionary right wing in Venezuela is today a very real possibility.
8 March 2017
Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger
A century on from the Russian Revolution
International Women's Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day to take the action which sparked the historic Russian revolution. It is also the day on which millions world-wide will be on the streets to denounce the reactionary views of the newly elected president of the United States, especially towards women.
2 March 2017
Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Joblessnes
Latest Xenophobic Attack in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Joblessness
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the wave of xenophobic attacks that has occurred in some parts of South Africa. This attack by a very desperate tiny minority of the South African population reflects the growing, yet unmitigated suffering by the working and young people of South Africa. This shows that there has been little progress in terms of improvement in the living conditions of young people and working class in South Africa since the end of Apartheid over 20 years ago
19 January 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declares solidarity for the United States (US) national students' walkout, otherwise known as lecture boycott by the students movement here in Nigeria, to protest US president-elect Donald Trump's racist, misogynist and vicious capitalist agenda for America. The walkout is taking place on Friday 20 January 2017 as a part of series of mass activities to inaugurate the resistance to Trump.