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
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.
25 October 2017
* A call for democratisation of public institutions
On October 3, 2017, a Federal High court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, sentenced Prof B.A Ogunbodede, former Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, an affiliate institution of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, and two other persons to 40 years imprisonment over 16 count charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful conversion and stealing of the institute's subventions. This judgement, despite its limitations, is a victory for mass of workers in IAR&T who have struggled for years against looting and for payment of their wages.
24 October 2017
Monday 16 October, 2017, over 60 people including socialists, community activists, student activists and trade unionists, gathered at the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Hall in the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos to commemorate the centenary of the 1917 Russian revolution.
The event was a public symposium organized by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) under the theme: Socialism or Barbarism: Which way Nigeria?
23 October 2017
OAU: SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS' LEADERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST POOR WELFARE CONDITIONS IS UNJUSTIFIABLE AND CONDEMNABLE
• FOR IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF IBK AND OTHER VICTIMISED STUDENTS
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the suspension of 4 students activists and leaders of the students’ union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over students’ protest against power outage and poor living and learning conditions. This latest suspension brings to 8 the total number of students activists that have so far been victimized in the last few months.
One of those suspended is Omole Ibukun (aka IBK), the ERC National Secretary– an organization committed to struggles for improved funding of education and democratic management of schools.
20 October 2017
1917-2017: Centenary of the Russian Revolution
100 years ago in Russia, workers leading the peasantry overthrew the oppressive Tsarist state. The revolution which started in February 1917 unfolded over a period of 9 months culminating in October with power passing directly into the hands of workers and the peasantry led by the Bolshevik party. The 1917 revolution remains the greatest event in human history because for the first time the rule of a wealthy minority was replaced by the rule of working people. In view of the condition of mass misery in the midst of abundance that has become the permanent fate of the working and poor people in Nigeria, is it possible for a social revolution to unfold in Nigeria?
18 October 2017
CONTINUOUS PROSCRIPTION OF UI STUDENTS’ UNION IS UNDEMOCRATIC AND A PLOY TO DEEPEN ATTACKS ON STUDENTS COME NEXT SESSION!
*There is a need for an effort to initiate a campaign for the reinstatement of the union, halting victimisation of activists and improvement in welfare conditions on campus now!
It is barely three weeks now that the University of Ibadan officially reopened for the commencement of academic activities for the second 2016/17 semester, yet there continues to be a suspicious silence over the proscription of the students’ union activities and denial of accessibility to the students’ union building for the use of the union both on the side of the university administration and the Ojo Aderemi-led leadership of the students’ union.
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.
29 September 2017
Over three year struggle for registration may soon be won
November 2, 2017 fixed a date for Delivery of Judgment
At last, the Federal High Court Abuja on September 27, 2017 fixed November 2, 2017 for judgment in the suit by the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its non-registration by the electoral body.
23 September 2017
Lagos Symposium: Labour leaders challenged to lead a serious fight for new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears
Labour leaders, trade unionists and pro-labour activists representing different organisations gathered on Lagos on September 20 to discuss how the labour movement could actualize living wage for Nigerian workers and settlement of unpaid salaries. The symposium, organized by the Campaign for Democratic and Worker’s Rights (CDWR), discussed both the policies needed and the concrete steps that needed to be taken.
23 September 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the conditional suspension of the 36-day old ASUU strike and the 9-day old strikes of the SSANU, NASU and NAA university unions.
We commend the staff unions for a battle well fought that showed that struggle can win. We also salute students and parents for showing understanding and solidarity while the strikes lasted.