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
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.
9 June 2017
Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary declaration is nothing but an open call for a pogrom.
8 June 2017
COMMUNITY RESOLVE TO CONTINUE THE CAMPAIGN UNTIL EKEDC ENDS OVERBILLING
REJECT OUTRAGEOUS BILLING AND DEMAND RENATIONALIZATION OF THE POWER INDUSTRY
The No Payment for Darkness, No Disconnection campaign initiated last April by the Ajegunle, Lagos, branch of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) under the aegis of Ajegunle Peoples’ Movement (APM) continued with a 250 strong street protest on Thursday 18 May, 2017.
8 June 2017
• Snail pace of the Judicial system helping to perpetuate INEC injustice against us
The long standing legal action of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) blocking its registration suffered another adjournment on Wednesday June 7. This was the 18th time since November 19 2014 when it first came up in court that the matter has been adjourned, and indeed the second adjournment in two days. It is more worrisome that during this period of well over 2 years, the court only sat 7 times while the actual matter of INEC using excuses to refuse the SPN's registration has been mentioned just 5 times.
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
DSM CONDEMNS THE ARBITRARY CLOSURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (UI) AND THE SUSPENSION OF THE STUDENTS' UNION BY THE DESPOTIC PROF. OLAYINKA-LED MANAGEMENT
*Workers Unions (ASUU, NASU, NAAT & SSANU) and Parents must condemn administrative highhandedness and attacks on democratic rights of students
The Democratic Socialist Movement UI branch totally condemns the arbitrary closure of the university; forceful eviction of students from various halls of residence and the suspension of the students’ union activities by the administration. We demand the immediate and unconditional re-opening of the university and the reversal of the suspension order placed on the students’ union activities.
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.
1 June 2017
A Revolutionary and Committed Working Class Fighter
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins other socialists, trade unionists, students and working class activists to celebrate Dr. Dipo Fashina on the occasion of his 70th birthday. We proudly celebrate Jingo as one of the best of his generation - a consistent revolutionary and working class fighter.
30 May 2017
A call for a Mass Working Peoples' Party
This May 29 marks the second anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari-led government. For the working people, the last two years have been a monumental disaster wrought by the anti-poor capitalist policies of the government. So what the masses have bitterly experienced in the last two years are rising prices of goods and services far above their purchasing power, increasingly high costs of living in a country where the masses have to largely provide for themselves the basic necessities (education, health, housing, water, electricity, etc.), job losses and worsening poverty.
29 May 2017
Anger will grow as well as the Search for Genuine Change
Socially, economically and politically, Nigeria is faring worse than two years ago. Every segment of the polity reeks of crises and instability. Responsible for this calamitous state of affairs is no other factor than the neo-liberal capitalist policies of the Buhari/APC administration as much as that of previous administrations. Apologists of the status quo a.k.a Buharists will not like this but truth, as they say, is concrete.