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
14 April 2017
Sexual harassment/assault has become an epidemic on campuses. Unfortunately, few of these incidents are reported due to fear of stigmatization by the victims.
According to research, at least one in 5 female students is at risk of sexual assault/harassment. The perpetrators include male lecturers who utilize their role to extract or force sexual gratification from female students. Also other categories of staff as well as male students have been known to harass female students sexually.
14 April 2017
Defend Communities from Profiteers
The unfortunate and brutal invasion of the poor waterfront slum community of Otodo Gbame in Lekki by the Lagos state government has once again brought to light the plight of the poor against an insensitive government. This is not the first time such evictions have occurred. A few years ago it was the rural community of Idasho in Ibeju lekki where citizens where forcefully evicted from their homes and displaced of their means livelihood in order to allow Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest capitalist, acquire large parcels of land and build a private refinery.
4 April 2017
ERC CONDEMNS UNLAWFUL ARREST AND DETENTION OF 13 STUDENTS' ACTIVISTS BY UNILAG AUTHORITIES AND NIGERIAN POLICE
Demands their immediate and unconditional release
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns in strong terms the unlawful arrest and subsequent remand in prison custody of Adeyeye Femi and 12 other student activists. The 13 students were arrested by heavily armed policemen on Friday March 31, 2017, around the premises of University of Lagos on their way to show their displeasure at the suspension of a visually-impaired student and to demand the reinstatement of all suspended student activists
30 March 2017
Buhari/APC Government has Failed Working and Toiling People Real Change is Impossible without Socialist Change
SOUTHERN KADUNA CLASH IS A PRODUCT OF THE FAILURE OF THE CAPITALIST STATE United Action by Working and Poor People Urgently Needed
29 March 2017
SPN Demands Government takeover of OPL 245 and Nationalization of the Oil and Gas Industry under democratic management
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands that government takes over Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 with immediate effect and runs the oil block as a public entity under democratic control and management for the good and benefit of the entire people of Nigeria. Not doing this would allow this highly lucrative oil field to fall into the hands of crooks of all shades who are now circling round to have a slice of the collective wealth of our people.
26 March 2017
We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, strongly condemns the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba and Hausa people has left in its wake enormous loss of live and propertie. In particular, we condemn the wanton killing, destruction of properties and looting that occurred in the town. We call on working and poor people of Ile-Ife, both indigenes and non-indigenes, to unite and act to stop the orgy of violence.
15 March 2017
This is to inform all members, supporters and the public that the national centre of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has moved from 162 Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo, Agege, Lagos to 49, Charity Road, New Oko-Ob,a Abule Egba, Lagos.
11 March 2017
We call for a democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, condemns the wave of communal violence that has swept through Ile-Ife, in the last 48 hours. We condemn the wanton killing, destruction of properties and looting that occurred in the town. We call on working and poor people of Ile-Ife, both indigenes and non-indigenes, to act to stop the orgy of violence.
11 March 2017
Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women's Day with Marches and Symposia in Lagos
Perhaps, for the first time in Nigeria marches were held to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. In Lagos there were two such marches. One was organized by a coalition of civil society organizations led by Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and supported by the women commissions of Lagos State Chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The second one was organized by the women commission of the United Labour Congress (UCL), the new trade union federation that recently emerged from the split in the NLC.
8 March 2017
• WOMEN MUST FIGHT FOR A BETTER SOCIETY TO END DISCRIMINATION
• HAPPY CELEBRATION TO ALL FEMALE WORKERS ON THIS DAY!!!
This celebration is taking place at a time when women live in privation. We also still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, tertiary institutions and the society - such as the refusal to legalize abortion rights, divorce rights, rape/harassment and so on. All these cannot be disconnected from the system (capitalism) - a system that creates inequality and discrimination that women suffer. For women it is a double tragedy. In addition to being exploited as workers in a capitalist society just like men, women again suffer gender oppression in a patriarchal society as ours.