Short Intro to AntiFa – Anti-Fascist Action
Short Intro to AntiFa – Anti-Fascist Action by Adam Jung
A lot of right-wingers and a lot of liberals are purposefully misidentifying what “ANTIFA” is, for very different reasons, but with the same goals. So here’s a very short intro:
Antifa is short for “Anti-Fascist Action.” It was first formed in 1932 in Germany as “Antifaschistische Aktion” to fight back against the increasingly violent Nazis that liberals and moderates refused to confront. They opposed both Hitler and Stalin.
Antifa has a large presence in the US, UK, and Europe and has members fighting against ISIS alongside the Kurdish YPG and YPJ. It’s not an organization so much as a loose network. We fight fascists everywhere. Those that claim they oppose “both sides” are supporting one side – and it’s not the side that opposes Nazis and ISIS.
Also a good primer on the topic:
Drawing Equivalencies Between Fascists and Anti-Fascists Is Not Just Wrong—It’s Dangerous
A very good interview with Mark Bray on Democracy Now on the question of what Antifa.
Antifa: A Look at the Anti-Fascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets
Yes, What About the “Alt-Left”?