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Democratic Left Movement (Lebanon)

Ĥarakat al-Yasār Dimuqrātī, HYD

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كة اليسار الديموقراطي في لبنان, Ĥarakat al-Yasār Dimuqrātī, HYD, (Democratic Left Movement)

[Democratic Left Movement  (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 May 2007

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The Democratic Left Movement is a a new Lebanese political party. It was constituted almost 3 years ago by a group of former Lebanese Communist Party members who resigned due to ideological disagreements.

The Leader of this party (Elias Atallah) became a deputy in the Lebanese Parliament as a result of the 2005 elections.

Raed Badawi, 14 Oct 2006

From the DLM website:

The Democratic Left Movement (DLM) seeks democracy and social equality in Lebanon and the Arab region. Founded in November 2004, the group's membership is open to all leftists – Marxists and non-Marxists – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sect or sexual orientation. DLM believes that group activism is imperative for the process of change. DLM believes that activism is based on a combination of two factors: the power of thought and interaction with the people from different walks of life. DLM seeks change through peaceful and democratic means and is totally and completely opposed to violence as a means for political ends or for settling differences.

Eugene Ipavec, 10 May 2007


The flag is shown at the organization's website: white, with two parallel horizontal red stripes beginning in the upper hoist, curving downward and continuing toward the lower fly, and with an oddly stylized red cedar in the upper fly.

Eugene Ipavec, 10 May 2007


There is a UFE in a photo here – white with red writing.

Eugene Ipavec, 10 May 2007