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
16 December 2017
The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) fully supports the ongoing campaign among Nigerians, especially young people, for the scrapping of the notorious Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) division of the Nigerian Police Force. As far as we are concerned, SARS is not fighting crime. Rather it is an organization that engages in wholesale and systematic extortion, blackmail, torture and extra-judicial murder.
We equally applaud Nigerians who came out on Monday 11 December 2017 to demonstrate in some cities across the country. This movement needs to be built further. We therefore call for more and more nationwide mass protests and demonstrations until the government meets the demands.
9 August 2017
People of Ajao Estate, Lagos, on Sunday 18 June, 2017 held a Town Hall meeting to deliberate the crazy billing issued to them by Ikeja Distribution Company, and for them to agitate for no disconnection in the Estate.
Groups and organizations which have helped organize people to peacefully resist disconnection and demand prepaid meters in other parts of Lagos were also invited. They were invited to share their experiences and thumb their solidarity for the efforts in Ajao Estate.
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.
16 May 2017
Mass struggle Underway in Awodi-Ora Community of Ajegunle, Lagos against Crazy Bills and exploitation by EKEDC
An ongoing campaign against electricity exploitation and extortion by the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) initiated by Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Ajegunle, on 5 April, 2017 has won wide support and generated mass struggle including mass meetings, community-wide agitations and a protest march.
18 April 2017
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN, ORGANISE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
NO TO OVER-ESTIMATED, EXPLOITATIVE BILLING! NO PAYMENT FOR DARKNESS!! NO TO DISCONNECTION!!!
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the entire Ajegunle People, residents, workers, market men and women, artisan, students, youth and unemployed to stand on their feet and defend the historic July 13, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court of Nigeria (Ikoyi) that the power companies (GENCOs and DISCOs) reverse the 45% unlawful increment of electricity tariff of N24: 00kw/h back to the old rate of N11: 00kw/h.
9 February 2017
But What Next?
On Monday February 6, 2017, thousands poured into the streets across some cities in the country to protest the unending hardship and failure of the Buhari/APC government. Over 3,000 marched in Lagos. The Democratic Socialist Movement's placards and a leaflet listing 18 key demands were enthusiastically taken up by the crowds. Many thousands marched in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Akure, Ibadan and Osogbo.
6 February 2017
We Need to Fight Against Anti-poor Economic Policies and for Socialist Change
Today, 6 February 2017, thousands will be marching in Lagos, Abuja and other cities to protest the growing economic hardship being faced by a majority of Nigerians. After nearly two years in power, the Buhari/APC government has failed woefully. Things are worse now than before. The rising cost of living is unbearable for the vast majority. High hope invested in Buhari by many Nigerians seeking genuine change is being shattered amidst growing disillusionment.
25 October 2016
SPN Holds Protest to Demand Issuance of Certificate of RegistrationMembers of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held a protest march on Monday, October 24, 2016 to the Lagos office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the non-registration of the party despite having fulfilled all legal and constitutional requirements, including onerous ones like payment of one million naira and having members of National Executive Committee in 24 states and Abuja.
24 August 2016
No Light, No Meter, No Pay
The National Secretariat of the Democratic Socialist Movement at Agege, Lagos, on Saturday 20th August, was a hub of intense and inspiring discussion as community members, socialists and civil society activists participated in a symposium organised by DSM and the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Right (CDWR) to discuss crisis of electricity supply in Nigeria. The symposium reviewed at length the struggles of communities against this crisis with activists, who are playing leading roles in this campaign, sharing inspiring experiences of protests, and struggle. On the panel of speakers was Barrister Toluwani Adebiyi, the counsel who challenged the 45% increase in electricity tariff at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, and subsequently won a landmark judgment that nullified the tariff hike.
14 July 2016
Time to Consolidate the Mass Struggle for Reversal of Power Privatisation and End "Crazy" Billing
Justice Idris Muhammed of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the exploitative electricity tariff hike in a landmark judgment delivered on July 13, 2016; variously describing the tariff hike as reckless, criminal, illegal and irresponsible. This judgment is a victory for the working people who have been protesting the 45% tariff hike as well as crazy billing and the incessant power cut that has now become aggravated since the privatization of the power sector.