Democratic Left Front

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The Democratic Left Front was formed as a non-sectarian and non-authoritarian anti-capitalist front in South Africa.[1][2][3] It was formed at the Conference for a Democratic Left held in Johannesburg in January 2011.[4][5] It has played a notable role in solidarity campaigns, most recently around the Marikana massacre.

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The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front has expressed reservations about the almost entirely middle class nature of the leadership of the DLF[6] and issues around internal processes.[7] However the South African Unemployed Peoples' Movement has welcomed the DLF as an "historic opportunity".[8]

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The DLF has expressed strong support for the rights of LGTBI people.[9]

The DLF was actively involved in the Occupy Johannesburg movement in coordination with Taking Back South Africa! on 15 October 2011 as part of the global Occupy movement.[10]

The DLF supported the Marikana miners' strike in 2012[11] and was centrally involved in the Marikana Support Committee.[12]

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