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Dominica Liberation Movement (DLM)

The Dominica Liberation Movement (DLM) was a political party in Dominica. Founded in 1979 from the federation of four small leftist groups, the DLMA was led by Cornell University educated agronomist Atherton 'Athie' Martin.

The DLM’s symbol was the hammer with a motto ‘Work For All Bread For All’. In its 1980 manifesto, The DLM articulated its policy on various sectors to include agriculture, economy, tourism, health, housing, social services education, youth, sports and women.

"Alliance" was the weekly news publication of the Dominica Liberation Movement. The earliest available copy of the newspaper is in March 1980 and the publication ran until early 1985. Members of the DLM worked collectively to report and comment on issues of national and international significance during these early days of Dominican political independence.

As a leftist organization, the DLM featured news that emphasized the plight of the working class, with great emphasis on agriculture and labour unions in Dominica.

The DLMA contested the 1980 general elections, receiving 8.4% of the vote but failing to win a seat.  It did not contest any subsequent elections.

Founded 29 May 1979
Party Colour Green
Party Symbol Hammer
Status Defunct
First election 1980
Last election 1980
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