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Controversial far-left group defends use of violence – AOL

During a May Day march this week in Portland, Oregon, violence erupted resulting in 25 arrests after Antifa protesters allegedly attacked police officers, emergency workers and destroyed property resulting in the city pulling the parade permit.

Similar chaos broke out during May Day protests in New York City on Monday when supporters of President Donald Trump and Antifas clashed at Union Square. Once things turned violent police reportedly organized a wall surrounding the pro-Trump group in an effort to separate them from other protesters.

SEE ALSO: Paris police officers set on fire by Molotov cocktail during May Day protest

In Paris on May Day Antifa members attacked police with improvised bombs, engulfing multiple officers in flames, according to reports. And as tensions mount between pro-Trump and Antifa groups in the states, some are wondering how long until the level of violence seen on the streets of Paris on Monday makes its way to the U.S.

But the use of violence isn’t new for the group known as Antifa, or anti-fascists. The far-left organization made headlines back in January during President Trump’s inauguration when an alleged Antifa devote punched white nationalist Richard Spencer while he was being interviewed on camera. Video of the assault was quickly memed into oblivion.

Just this week leading alt-right figure — and Pizzagate conspiracy theory advocate — Mike Cernovich was granted White House press credentials and quickly used his access to berate reporters for not covering “violence against Trump supporters.”

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TOPSHOT – French CRS anti-riot police officers are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a march for the annual May Day workers’ rally in Paris on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI (Photo credit should read ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman wearing a costume stands during a May Day protest in New York, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A member of riot police walks in front of a flaming barricade during a May Day rally in Gijon, Spain May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Ian Kelly from Bedfordshire shelters from the rain during a Jack in the Green May Day parade in Greenwich, South London, Britain May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A protester dressed as a clown holds an umbrella over a Swiss police officer on a motorbike during a May Day demonstration in Zurich, Switzerland May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

French CRS riot police protect themselves from flames during clashes at the traditional May Day labour union march in Paris, France, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Demonstrators wearing masks depicting Emmanuel Macron (R), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election and his wife Brigitte walk as part of traditional May Day labour day march in Marseille, France, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

French far-right National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and his wife Jany attend a demonstration near the statue of Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) as part of the National Front’s annual May Day ceremonies in Paris, France, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Turkish riot police scuffle with a group of protesters as they attempted to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

German riot police patrols during a demonstration of leftists at May Day demonstrations in Berlin, Kreuzberg dirstict, Germany, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

A man waits for the start of a May Day demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal May 1, 2017. The sign reads “Worker”. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

German riot police detains a demonstrator during a demonstration of leftists at May Day demonstrations in Berlin, Kreuzberg dirstict, Germany, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Mang

A demonstrator shouts slogans during a May Day demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

People attend the May day rally in Union Square on May 1, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – MAY 01: A woman and a girl smile during a protest as part of the International Workers Day at on May 01, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo Cris Fraga/LatinContetn/Getty Images)

An opposition activist catches fire as he fails to throw a Molotov cocktail during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 01: Protesters gather at Dupont Circle before marching to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Protests around the nation were held to coincide with May Day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 1: May Day demonstrators scuffle with counter-protestors, who defined themselves as ‘anti-communist and anti-socialists’ and supporters of President Donald Trump, during a May Day rally in Union Square, May 1, 2017 in New York City. Across the country and world people are protesting, marching and staying home from work on the traditional day of workers rights. This year’s event has taken on extra significance due to the global surge in populist and right-wing movements. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Demonstrators shout slogans during May Day celebrations in Bogota on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Luis Acosta (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

People attend the May day rally in Union Square on May 1, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

HAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 01: Leftist protesters carrying signs condemning the upcoming G20 summit march in annual May Day demonstrations on May 1, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg will host the G20 summit in July. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Workers, organized by labor unions and other labor organization take part in a rally to mark May Day, International Workers’ Day in Madrid, Spain on May 01, 2016. Every year May Day is observed and commemorated as an official holiday all around Spain. (Photo by Alvaro Hurtado/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – French CRS anti-riot police officers are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a march for the annual May Day workers’ rally in Paris on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI (Photo credit should read ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: A protester is arrested as they try to march from New York’s Union Square on May Day on May 1, 2017 in New York, New York. Across the country and world people are protesting, marching and staying home from work on the traditional day of workers rights.This year’s event has taken on extra significance due to the global surge in populist and right-wing movements. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Venezuelan opposition activists clash with police during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan opposition activists protect themselves behind a makeshift shield, during clashes with police within a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

An opposition activist clashes with the police during a march against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held on May Day, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, USA – MAY 1: A man with his face covered during a May Day and Immigration protest in Washington, United States on May 1, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Traditional Aztec dancers from the CeAtl Tonalli group perform at a march during May Day events in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder

Riot police in an armoured vehicle try to disperse protestors during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

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“Why won’t you demand that leaders of the Democrats disavow the violence of Antifa?” Cernovich asked.

Speaking to AOL.com, a member of the NYC chapter of Antifa, who did not disclose their name, described the organization as, “a media hub sharing research and calls to action in the NY area.” NYC Antifa was established in 2010.

“We believe the first amendment is intended to protect the right of free speech from the government, including the right to organize, protest, and boycott.”

“Resistance is not always safe and pretty, but it is immaculate compared to our monstrous government.”

The group defended its sometimes violent tactics as an appropriate retaliation to President Trump’s “unprecedented levels of surveillance, incarceration, deportations, and police brutality and murders against the US Public.”

“Yet a couple punches, some pepper-spray, a broken window, and a flaming barricade is what concerns the liberals and Democrats,” said an Antifa member. “Resistance is not always safe and pretty, but it is immaculate compared to our monstrous government.”

A national debate was erupted on the ethics of punching someone labeled a Nazi after an Antifa protester hit Spencer back in January.

Left-leaning magazine “The Nation” called the attack “pure kinetic beauty.” Many, many, many articles were published discussing the ethics and politics of anti-Nazi attacks. But what criteria are used by Antifa to determine who might be deserving of such physical violence?

“In our research, we determine someone to be a fascist, Alt Right, White Nationalist, etc. based on which groups they are a part of and endorse,” said a group member.

“Nazis, fascists, white nationalists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes are specific categories, even if they overlap or are subsets or each other. Our main focus is on groups and individuals which endorse, or work directly in alliance with, white supremacists and white separatists. We try to be very clear and precise with how we use these terms.”

When pressed if they would consider introducing firearms or other potentially deadly methods of protest the group would not rule it out, instead only saying, “No comment.”

“We believe in a diversity of tactics,” said a member. “The level of violence is already incredibly high, but not from the left.”

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Here’s how to stop Antifa – The Rebel

The power of labelling, and the lack of critical thought by far too many in government.

Antifa thinks if they self identify and label themselves as anti-fascist they immediately take the high moral ground, justifying whatever tactics they deem necessary, even if they are in fact the very ones using the historical fascist tactics of violence and threats to curtail opposing viewpoints and freedom of speech. They are on par with the politicians of North Korea, who laughingly label themselves the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea; theres clearly nothing democratic about North Korea. Nor is there anything remotely “anti-fascist with Antifa.

Peaceful protest sure; masked thugs setting fires, assaulting people, looting property, no. Time that governments started getting back into the messy business of actually defending civil society by dirtying their hands rather than constantly casting a fearful glance at the ballot box to see what it might cost them in political capital should they do something substantive.

Where I live, a water cannon or two at any time other than the height of summer would very much ruin the day and dampen the ardour of anyone engaged in non-peaceful protest, and send a clear message that non-peaceful protest in our society has direct consequences for those engaged in such activity (no matter how they nobly they self-identify). Giving Antifa free rein because it is politically expedient (if not actually politically correct) to do so only runs the risk of giving rise to groups of similar disposition but with diametrically opposing viewpoints, who will band together out of self defense if for no other purpose. Then watch the sparks really fly.

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Anti-fascism – Wikipedia

Anti-fascism is opposition to fascist ideologies, groups and individuals. The anti-fascist movement began in a few European countries in the 1920s, and eventually spread to other countries around the world.

With the development and spread of Italian Fascism, i.e. original fascism, the National Fascist Party’s ideology was met with increasingly militant opposition by Italian communists and socialists. Organizations such as the Arditi del Popolo[1] and the Italian Anarchist Union[2] were born in the period 19191921 to combat the nationalist and fascist surge of the post-World War I period. Thus as soon as Fascism coalesced into a coherent ideology, a militant leftist opposition sprouted in response.

Meanwhile, in the words of historian Eric Hobsbawm, as fascism developed and spread, a “nationalism of the left” developed in those nations threatened by Italian irredentism (e.g. the Balkans, and Albania in particular).[3] After the outbreak of World War II, the Albanian, and Serbian resistances were instrumental in antifascist action and underground resistance. This combination of irreconcilable nationalisms and leftist partisans constitute the earliest roots of European anti-fascism. Less militant forms of anti-fascism arose later. For instance, during the 1930s in Britain, “Christians especially the Church of England provided both a language of opposition to fascism and inspired anti-fascist action”.[4]

The diversity of political entities that share only their anti-fascism has prompted the historian Norman Davies to argue in his book Europe at War 19391945: No Simple Victory that anti-fascism does not offer a coherent political ideology, but rather that it is an “empty vessel”. Davies further asserts that the concept of anti-fascism is a “mere political dance” created by Josef Stalin and spread by Soviet propaganda organs in an attempt to create the false impression that Western democrats by joining the USSR in the opposition to fascism could in general align themselves politically with communism. The motive would be to lend legitimacy to the dictatorship of the proletariat and was done at the time the USSR was pursuing a policy of collective security. Davies goes on to point out that with Winston Churchill as a notable exception, the concept of anti-fascism gained widespread support in the West, except that its credibility suffered a serious but temporary blow while the USSR and Nazi Germany coordinated their wars of aggression in Eastern Europe under their MolotovRibbentrop Pact.[5]

In Italy, Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime used the term “anti-fascist” to describe its opponents. Mussolini’s secret police was officially known as Organizzazione per la Vigilanza e la Repressione dell’Antifascismo (OVRA), Italian for “Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism”).

In the Kingdom of Italy in the 1920s, anti-fascistsmany from the labour movementfought against the violent Blackshirts and against the rise of fascist leader Benito Mussolini. After the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) signed a pacification pact with the National Fascist Party on 3 August 1921, and trade unions adopted a legalist and pacified strategy, members of the workers’ movement who disagreed with this strategy formed the Arditi del popolo. The General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and the PSI refused to officially recognize the anti-fascist militia, while the Italian Communist Party (PCI) ordered its members to quit the organization. The PCI organized some militant groups, but their actions were relatively minor, and the party maintained a non-violent, legalist strategy. The Italian anarchist Severino Di Giovanni, who exiled himself to Argentina following the 1922 March on Rome, organized several bombings against the Italian fascist community.[6]

Italian liberal anti-fascist Benedetto Croce wrote Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals, which was published in 1925.[7] Another notable Italian liberal anti-fascist around that time was Piero Gobetti.[8]

Between 1920 and 1943, several anti-fascist movements were active among the Slovenes and Croats in the territories annexed to Italy after World War I, known as the Julian March.[9][10] The most influential was the militant insurgent organization TIGR, which carried out numerous sabotages, as well as attacks on representatives of the Fascist Party and the military.[11][12] Most of the underground structure of the organization was discovered and dismantled by the Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism (OVRA) in 1940 and 1941,[13] and after June 1941, most of its former activists joined the Slovene Partisans.

During World War II, many members of the Italian resistance left their houses and went to live in the mountainside, fighting against Italian fascists and German Nazi soldiers. Many cities in Italy, including Turin, Naples and Milan, were freed by anti-fascist uprisings.[14]

In Italy, the first anti-fascist resistance emerged within the Slovene minority in Italy (19201947), who the Fascists meant to deprive of their culture, language and ethnicity.[citation needed] The 1920 burning of the National Hall in Trieste, the Slovene center in the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Trieste by the Blackshirts,[15] Benito Mussolini who, at the time, was yet to become Duce, praised as a being a “masterpiece of the Triestine fascism” (capolavoro del fascismo triestino…).[16] Not only in multi-ethnic areas, but also in the areas where the population was exclusively Slovene, the use of Slovene language in public places, including churches, was forbidden.[17] Children, if they spoke Slovene, were punished by Italian teachers who were brought by the Fascist State from Southern Italy. The Slovene teachers, writers, and clergy were sent to the other side of Italy.

The first anti-fascist organization, called TIGR, was formed in 1927 in order to fight Fascist violence. Its guerrilla fight continued into the late 1920s and 1930s when by the mid-1930s, already 70,000 Slovenes fled Italy mostly to Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia) and South America.[citation needed]

The Slovene anti-fascist resistance in Yugoslavia during World War II was led by Liberation Front of the Slovenian People. The Province of Ljubljana, occupied by Italian Fascists, saw the deportation of 25.000 people, equaling 7.5% of the total population, filling up Rab concentration camp and Gonars concentration camp and other Italian concentration camps.

In the 1920s and 1930s in the Weimar Republic, Communist Party and Social Democratic Party members advocated violence and mass agitation amongst the working class to first stop the Freikorps movements in immediate post-WW I Germany, and not long thereafter, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky wrote:

[F]ighting squads must be created … nothing increases the insolence of the fascists so much as ‘flabby pacifism’ on the part of the workers’ organisations … [It is] political cowardice [to deny that] without organised combat detachments, the most heroic masses will be smashed bit by bit by fascist gangs.”[18]

Among the anti-fascist organizations formed to counter the Nazis was the Roter Frontkmpferbund (“Red Front Fighters’ League”), which was created in 1924. The Roter Front was a paramilitary organization affiliated with the Communist Party of Germany that engaged in street fights with the Nazi Sturmabteilung. Its first leader was Ernst Thlmann, who would later die in a concentration camp and become widely honored in East Germany as an anti-fascist and socialist.

In Spain. large-scale anti-fascist movements were first seen in the 1930s, before and during the Spanish Civil War. The republican government and army, the Antifascist Worker and Peasant Militias (MAOC) linked to the Communist Party (PCE),[19] the International Brigades, the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) and Spanish anarchist militias, such as the Iron Column, fought the rise of Francisco Franco with military force. The Friends of Durruti, associated with the Federacin Anarquista Ibrica (FAI), were a particularly militant group. Thousands of people from many countries went to Spain in support of the anti-fascist cause, joining units such as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the British Battalion, the Dabrowski Battalion, the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, the Naftali Botwin Company and the Thlmann Battalion. Notable anti-fascists who worked internationally against Franco included: George Orwell (who fought in the POUM militia and wrote Homage to Catalonia about this experience), Ernest Hemingway (a supporter of the International Brigades who wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls about this experience), and radical journalist Martha Gellhorn.

Spanish anarchist guerrilla Francesc Sabat Llopart fought against Franco’s regime until the 1960s, from a base in France. The Spanish Maquis, linked to the PCE, also fought the Franco regime long after the Spanish Civil war had ended.

In the 1920s and 1930s in the French Third Republic, anti-fascists confronted aggressive far-right groups such as the Action Franaise movement in France, which dominated the Latin Quarter students’ neighborhood.[citation needed] After fascism triumphed via invasion, the French Resistance (French: La Rsistance franaise) or, more accurately, resistance movements fought against the Nazi German occupation and against the collaborationist Vichy rgime. Rsistance cells were small groups of armed men and women (called the maquis in rural areas), who, in addition to their guerrilla warfare activities, were also publishers of underground newspapers and magazines such as Arbeiter und Soldat (Worker and Soldier) during World War 2, providers of first-hand intelligence information, and maintainers of escape networks.[citation needed]

The rise of Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (BUF) in the 1930s was challenged by the Communist Party of Great Britain, socialists in the Labour Party and Independent Labour Party, anarchists, Irish Catholic dockmen and working class Jews in London’s east end. A high point in the struggle was the Battle of Cable Street, when thousands of eastenders and others turned out to stop the BUF from marching. Initially, the national Communist Party leadership wanted a mass demonstration at Hyde Park in solidarity with Republican Spain, instead of a mobilisation against the BUF, but local party activists argued against this. Activists rallied support with the slogan They shall not pass, adopted from Republican Spain.

There were debates within the anti-fascist movement over tactics. While many east end ex-servicemen participated in violence against fascists,[20] Communist Party leader Phil Piratin denounced these tactics and instead called for large demonstrations.[21] In addition to the militant anti-fascist movement, there was a smaller current of liberal anti-fascism in Britain; Sir Ernest Barker, for example, was a notable English liberal anti-fascist in the 1930s.[22]

There were fascist elements in the United States in the 1930s such as Friends of New Germany, German American Bund, the Ku Klux Klan, and Charles Coughlin.[23]

During the United States Red Scare after the end of World War II, the term “premature anti-fascist” came into currency to describe Americans who had strongly agitated or worked against fascism, such as by fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, before fascism was seen as a proximate and existential threat to the United States (which only occurred generally after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and universally after the attack on Pearl Harbor). The implication was that such persons were Communists or Communist sympathizers whose loyalty to the United States was suspect.[24][25][26] However, historians John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have written that no documentary evidence has been found of the US government referring to American members of the International Brigades as “premature antifascists”; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Strategic Services, and United States Army records used terms such as “Communist”, “Red”, “subversive”, and “radical” instead. Haynes and Klehr indicate that they have instead found many examples of members of the XV International Brigade and their supporters referring to themselves sardonically as “premature antifascists”.[27]

With the defeat by the Allies of most of Europe’s fascist governments, anti-fascism changed. Both conservative historians, such as Norman Davies, and libertarian left writers, such as Loren Goldner,[28] have argued, “anti-fascism” became the official ideology of Stalinist parties, although anarchists, Jewish communities and migrant activists have also continued to identify as anti-fascists.

From 1961 the East German Socialist Unity Party used the term “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart” (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) as the official name for the Berlin Wall, in sharp contrast to the West Berlin city government which would sometimes refer to it as the “Wall of Shame”.[29][30]

After German reunification in 1990, many anti-fascist groups formed in reaction to a rise in far-right extremism and violence, such as the Solingen arson attack of 1993.[31] According to the German intelligence agency Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the contemporary anti-fascist movement in Germany includes those who are willing to use violence.[32] Militant behaviour against police is an expression of the “Autonome Szene” and part of the concept “Antifaschistische Aktion”. There are illustrations made public in the antifascist movement with mottoes that sometimes call for not only violence against police or skinheads but also bishops and judges. There are slogans like “antifascism means attack” not only against neonazis but also against the civil and capitalist system of the “Bundesrepublik Deutschland”.[33] In modern usage, anti-fascism is sometimes shortened to “Antifa”.[34]

One of the bigger antifascist campaigns in Germany in recent years was the effort to block the annual Neo-Nazi marches in Dresden.

After World War II, Jewish war veterans in the 43 Group continued the tradition of militant confrontations with Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement. In the 1960s, the 62 Group continued the struggle against neo-Nazis.[35]

In the 1970s, fascist and far-right parties such as the National Front (NF) and British Movement (BM) were making significant gains electorally, and were increasingly bold in their public appearances. This was challenged in 1977 with the Battle of Lewisham, when thousands of people disrupted an NF march in South London.[36] Soon after, the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) was launched by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). The ANL had a large-scale propaganda campaign and squads that attacked NF meetings and paper sales. The success of the ANL’s campaigns contributed to the end of the NF’s period of growth. During this period, there were also a number of black-led anti-fascist organisations, including the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) and local groups like the Newham Monitoring Project.[37]

The SWP disbanded the ANL in 1981, but many squad members refused to stop their activities. They were expelled from the SWP in 1981, many going on to found Red Action. The SWP used the term squadism to dismiss these militant anti-fascists as thugs. In 1985, some members of Red Action and the anarcho-syndicalist Direct Action Movement launched Anti-Fascist Action (AFA). Their founding document said “we are not fighting Fascism to maintain the status quo but to defend the interests of the working class”.[38][39] Thousands of people took part in AFA mobilisations, such as Remembrance Day demonstrations in 1986 and 1987, the Unity Carnival, the Battle of Cable Street’s 55th anniversary march in 1991, and the Battle of Waterloo against Blood and Honour in 1992.[40] After 1995, some AFA mobilisations still occurred, such as against the NF in Dover in 1997 and 1998. However, AFA wound down its national organisation and some of its branches and had ceased to exist nationally by 2001.[41]

There was a surge in fascist activity across Europe from 198991 after the collapse of communism. In 1991, the Campaign Against Fascism in Europe (CAFE) coordinated a large militant protest against the visit to London by French right-wing leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen. This sparked a surge in anti-fascist organisations throughout Europe. In the UK alone, in 1992 a number of left-wing groups formed anti-fascist front organisations, such as a re-launched ANL in 1992, the Socialist Party’s Youth against Racism in Europe YRE, and the Revolutionary Communist Party’s Workers Against Racism. A number of black-led organisations, along with the Labour Party Black Sections and the National Black Caucus, formed the Anti-Racist Alliance in 1991, which eventually became the National Assembly Against Racism.[42]

In 2001, some former AFA members founded the militant anti-fascist group No Platform, but this group soon disbanded. In 2004, members of the Anarchist Federation, Class War, and No Platform founded the organisation Antifa. This predominantly anarchist group has imitated AFA’s stance of physical and ideological confrontation with fascism.[citation needed]

Antifascistisk Aktion (AFA) is an anti-fascist group founded in Sweden in 1993. AFA’s Activity Guide advocates violence against neo-Nazis. Some in the mainstream media have labelled them left-wing extremists.[43][44][45] An editorial in the tabloid newspaper Expressen argued that the label anti-fascist was misleading, because of the organization’s methods,[46] such as stealing the subscriber list of the National Democrats newspaper, and threatening the subscribers.[46] Other critics say the group does not respect freedom of speech, because some members have attacked moderate conservatives and other nationalists.[47]

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Urban Dictionary: antifa

Short for (militant) anti-fascists.

Middle-class champagne socialist/communist/anarchist white boys who don’t like nationalists or fascists. They consider themselves to be rebelling against the establishment, whilst upholding all of its ultra-politically correct views.

Antifa only dislike racism when its carried out by whites, and do not have the bottle to stand up against anti-white racism; leading to many people on the right to refer to them as ‘traitors’. I’d rather just call them morons.

Most are teenagers and university students who grow out of the fad when they start paying taxes.

Antifa is stupid.

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a bunch of skinhead brats living in their moms basements looking to beat the crap out of anyone who doesnt follow their point of view. They believe their tactics are for the greater good, but have pretty much ran out of nazies to chase after so take it out on anyone else. They will beat you up using mace, batons, boots, brass knuckles and anything else at their disposal. They are the fascist anti fascists. Remember they are cowards, will gang up on you, and only attack in groups. See a lone antifa and they will run screaming.

“are you a nazi?”

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A terrorist group generally made up of degenerate anarchy loving teenagers, similar to that of the ARA, who hate anyone that is a racist/nationalist/”nazi”/etc. They are well known for not being able to hold any sort of protest or demonstration without becoming rowdy, damaging property, or attempting to use violence.

“Man, yesterday half of those pathetic Antifa’s got arrested at the march when they tried to start a riot”

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Anti-capitalistic, anti-personal freedom (unless you agree with them) anti-spiritual, anti-point. Harbors a social superiority with lack of civility or natural intelligence. These dim bulbs (at best) can be characterized by, greasy hair, basement dwellings and being totally devoid of any style or attraction. Usually spotted lurking at night in large groups of marauding retards of like mind (or lack thereof) near a large University or College, anywhere they can find safety in shear numbers (because their pussy’s) but has been known to venture out in the daylight to antagonize, mace women, light garbage cans and cop cars on fire at DJT rallies for money.

We don’t care if you’re 80 years old, we are ANTIFA and were delivering a knuckle sandwich old man.

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An antifascist is somebody who is usually young, upper to middle class(wo)man who sits in their parents house standing against racism on their computers while sipping expensive wine. Most of them are anarchists or far-leftists such as communists or Marxists (or any socialists for that matter.)

When they get off their computers and go into the real world, they usually flood the streets in packs waving red and black flags symbolizing anarcho-communism, or maybe they just fly black flags or red flags. Since they are too dumb to realize that anarchism and socialism were ideas written from behind a desk and not able to be used in reality.

Usually antifa groups will not fight in a one on one match with a skinhead, they always attack in packs or cells. However, most are vegans and/or hippies so this is understandable since they’re all weaklings.

Even if you do not agree with half of what I said, these people are politically correct hippies who adopt the most mainstream political views and then they make it look like they’re a special fucking snowflake.

Some wave the flag of the USSR, if you see it, shove it up their ass!

Not a Subhuman: Excuse me, why do you not like white pride?

Antifascist: Because it’s racist!

Not a Subhuman: Really? Well, I’ve talked with some white nationalists and they say that they just want to live their lives in peace and harmony without being part of another racial community and to preserve their culture.

Antifascist: But that implies segregation!

Not a Subhuman: True, but it’s voluntary, on the white nationalist’s side too. He’ll live in a community of his peers. Who follow the same culture, and are of the same race. Not to mention, you don’t stand against black pride, brown pride, or gay pride. Why is that?

Antifascist: Because…but…but that’s racist! RACIST! You’re a fascist! You sound like a Nazi too!

Not a Subhuman: *sighs and walks away*

Antifascist: I won the argument! Good night, White pride!

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In the United States, antifa stands for anti-First Amendment. While many claim that the group is anti-fascist, their actions have focused on shouting down and in some cases physically attacking those who oppose Progressive big government.

Antifa demonstrators were seen attacking participants at a pro-Trump rally/

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Communists that aim to destroy anything they do not believe, even if it means their mothers death. Basically a terrorist congregation created by bored punk kids.

I’m so antifa, I burnt down my grandma’s house, it was cool.

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Antifaschistische Aktion – Wikipedia

This article is about the German organization Antifaschistische Aktion and its international branches. For other organisations with similar names in other languages, see Anti-Fascist Action (disambiguation).

Antifaschistische Aktion, Antifascistische Aktie, Antifascist Action or Antifascistisk Aktion abbreviated as Antifa (German/Dutch/English) or AFA (Scandinavian) is a far-left, extra-parliamentary, communist, anti-fascist network in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the United States of America whose stated goal is to “smash fascism in all its forms”.[1] Some of its members are influenced by the theory of triple oppression, while others are influenced by liberation theology; its members oppose sexism, racism, and classism. The point of the organization is to exchange information and to coordinate activities between local groups.

The group’s activities have included handing out flyers, organizing demonstrations, direct action, and rioting. They believe that physical aggression and violence are necessary to achieve their goals, due to the violence and aggression minority groups face at the hands of fascists and the far-right. In line with their ideology, and as a consequence of being constantly monitored by the police, the group has no central authority. This means it has a flat organization consisting of many independent groupings, without a board or leader. AFA works with other anti-racist groups all over Europe.[2][3] It is also described as a heterogeneous group which in the late 1930s and early 1940s was mostly made up of social democrats, communists, and progressive Christians.[4]

The first German movement to call itself Antifaschistische Aktion was proclaimed by the German Communist Party (KPD) in their newspaper Rote Fahne in 1932 and had its first rally in Berlin 10 July 1932. May 1932 the communist paramilitary organisation Rotfrontkmpferbund had been banned and after a fight between Nazi and Communist members of parliament the Antifaschistische Aktion was created to ensure that the communists could have a militant organisation to rival the paramilitary organisations of the Nazis. After a forceful dissolution by the Nazis in 1933, the movement was revived during the 1980s.[citation needed]

One of the biggest antifascist campaigns in Germany in recent years was the ultimately successful effort to block the annual Nazi-marches in the eastern German city of Dresden which had become “Europe’s biggest gathering of Nazis”.[citation needed]

In October 2016, the Antifa in Dresden campaigned on the occasion of the 3rd October German Reunification Anniversary for “turning Unity celebrations into a disaster” (Einheitsfeierlichkeiten zum Desaster machen), explicitly not ruling out the use of violence.[5]

Antifascistisk Aktion (AFA) was founded in Sweden in 1993. Their Activity Guide advocates violence against neo-Nazis.[6] AFA members have admitted to arson by timed firebombs,[7] and have pleaded guilty to burning the Trvad spinnery in 2005.[8] In January 2006, Swedish AFA members attacked the Norrkping immigration office and threatened officials.[9] In June 2006, AFA members broke windows of an estate of the Christian Democrats in Kalmar.[10] In October 2006, AFA members threatened to block a municipal council meeting in Gothenburg, because the Sweden Democrats had been elected to the council.[11]

In July 2007, AFA members threatened and attacked an immigration judge in Gothenburg.[12] The judge’s front door was hit with an axe, and the house was vandalized with red spraypaint. Personal information about the judge and other judges was posted in the Internet.[13] On 7 March 2008, Spo, the Swedish security police agency, reported that AFA or people using its symbols constantly threaten municipal and provincial elected council members.[14] In August 2008, AFA members spread announcements in Uppsala with the name and image of an opponent, encouraging people to attack him. For this, AFA promised to pay 500 Swedish kronor and a free “knogjrn” (knuckle duster).[15] In February 2009, AFA members attacked the National Democrats politician Vvra Suk.[16]

Some in the media have called Swedish AFA left extremists.[17][18][19] An editorial in the tabloid newspaper Expressen argued that the label ‘anti-fascist’ was misleading, because the organization’s methods, such as stealing the subscriber list of the National Democrats newspaper, and threatening the subscribers are counterproductive and similar to methods used by fascists.[20]

On the day of the President Donald Trump’s inauguration, protesters used “black bloc” tactics to damage property, vehicles and public infrastructure. Protesters deliberately causing damage were described as members of Antifa, however were generally lone individuals grouped together by loose radical left-wing ideology.[21] In April 2017, non-peaceful protesters disrupted multiple Republican speakers at the University of California, Berkeley who were described as local members of Antifa and anarchists. Protesters were members of By Any Means Necessary, a radical left-wing militant group formed in 1995.[22] A prominent member of that Berkeley group is Yvette Felarca.[23]

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Originally by Jim Goad for VICE Magazine (Vol. 11 Number 10: The Hate Issue/2004) (*In no way shape or form is the author of this article affiliated with us, our anything else for that matter.)

Blood pours from my nose as I stand on a downtown Portland street corner, arguing with antiracist skinheads about grammar.

“Why the FUCK did you have to hit me?” I implore the half-dozen halfwits half my age who surround me. “If you had a problem with me, why couldn’t you TALK about it? Fuck, I’ll spot any one of you 40 IQ points and still outargue you!”

“Dumbassoutargue’ isn’t a word,” one of them smirks.

“It’s in the DICTIONARY! It’s one word! It’s not even a HYPHENATE!” I scream.

I wipe my face. Both my palms are covered in my own blood. One of the muttonchopped Brit clones had sucker-punched me while I was in a nondefensive position.

I had been standing outside a nightclub’s pizza window with my severely Jewish-looking Jew girlfriend when I first espied the six skins and a pair of skinettes eyeballing my Iron Cross necklace.

I identified them as the Rose City Bomber Boys, a rootin’, tootin’, pathologically antiracist skinhead crew who boast one Vietnamese member to deflect attention from the fact that the rest of them are the color of Ivory soap. They claim to no longer be affiliated with the Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice movement, yet I’ve never heard of them bum-rushing anyone for reasons other than nigger-hating or telling Jew jokes.

“What’s with the Iron Cross?” one of the white boys had finally grilled me.

“It’s a white thing,” I said sarcastically. “Why don’t you punch me for it?”

“That’s fucked-up,” he grunted.

“Yeah, manyou can make a name for yourself. My name is Jim Goad, and if you hit me, it’ll be in every paper in the city.”

“I’d like to be the guy who beats Jim Goad up,” he said a microsecond before smashing my nose with his right fist.

As the blood started flowing, I looked down the street and saw a cop car about two blocks away. Unlike any of these young rebel skinheads, I’d been to prison and was on parole.

“What the fuck is your problem, anyway?” I ask as they swarm around me. “You all hate yourselves for being white?”

“I’m not white,” one of the white boys says.

“Bitch, if you went to prison, I’ll bet the brothers would think you’re white.”

My big-schnozzed girlfriend is screaming that she’s Jewish and I’m not a Nazi and what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck?!?a dozen years prior, she was the one who dropped a dime to the FBI, ratting out the Nazi skins who’d beaten an Ethiopian man to death with baseball batsa crime from which lily-white Portland, the most Caucasian metro area in the USA, still feels the need to “heal” itself. In essence, she’d done more for the SHARP cause then they could ever do.

Still surrounded by a half-dozen short-haired mosquitoes, I now see clearly that my only option is to fight. I crack my assailant with an Earnie Shavers-style left hook, staggering him. I land three or four clean punches to his head, while all he can do is tear at my T-shirt like a bitch.

A cop car pulls up and we all scatter. All except the two skinettes, who lie to the police that it started when some assholes were shouting racist things.

I felt super-macho for days. A golfball-size lump formed on my left-hand middle finger, where I’d slammed his head.

“Goddamn, let me think twice before messing with you!” the club’s security guard later laughed. “I’ve NEVER seen a left hook like that! You left a dent in that boy’s head!”

Yes, sir. And I didn’t feel guilty about it. I was furious. For all my alleged fascism, I’d NEVER harassed anyone based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, or fashion choices. It was a simple fucking IRON CROSS. And even if I’d been wearing a goddamned Flavor Flav swastika clock hanging down to my balls, it was NOBODY’S business to try and bully me about it.

A few days later, I see a wheelchair-bound black homeless man who’d witnessed the fight. “Why were those Nazis bothering you?” he asks me.

“They aren’t Nazis,” I tell him. “They thought I was a Nazi.”

He’s confused. As am I. As is the rest of the world.

I first heard of Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice in the early 90s. Defining themselves as the antidote to Nazi skins, they claim to be the “true” skinheads, reclaiming a tradition the racists had perverted. They operate from the assumption that it is possiblerighteous, evento beat someone into embracing racial tolerance. The SHARPies argue that you can’t argue with Nazisthat Nazis only understand violenceand they have been proactive in routing white-power elements from the nearly all-white punk-rock scene.

But despite their name, you won’t find SHARPs attacking members of the Nation of Islam, who clearly preach racial prejudice. No, their beef is entirely with white peopleor, for the ones who believe race is only an ideological construct, with the IDEA of whiteness. Only whites can be racist, goes their thinking, so only whites deserve to have their noses broken for itby other whites, of course, who aren’t being patronizing to black people or Jews at all by acting as their surrogate Defense League.

The SHARPs believe it’s horrible to harass people for their skin color but MANDATORY to bully them over their alleged beliefs. A terrible thing to exterminate racial “scum” but a sacred duty to wipe out ideological “scum.” Their antifascist rhetoric is amusingly fascistic. SMASH the Nazis with the Fist of Solidarity! LYNCH the racist scum! Don’t let the sun set on you in THIS town, Nazi!

In Portlandonce known as skinhead capital of the U.S.SHARPs staged several strategic battles with racist skin gangs such as East Side White Pride. In 1993, Eric Banks, singer for white-power band Bound for Glory, was shot dead on the P-town streets by SHARP associates.

Banks’s murder didn’t get nearly as much publicity as the Nazis’ baseball-bat bludgeoning of the Ethiopian, because as we all know, human lives are NOT equal, and the life of a white, male American Nazi is CLEARLY not worth as much as an Ethiopian immigrant’s. We all know this to be a fact, so let’s not even GO there.

In Portland, the antiracist skins were perhaps a little TOO successful in their mission. I moved here in ’94. Ten years later, to my touristy disappointment, I’ve yet to see a single Nazi skinhead anywhere in town.

And because there are no real Nazis left, the SHARPs had to broadly expand their definition of what constitutes a Nazi in order to justify their existence.

Greasers, since they embraced a style from the segregation era, became prime targets for lopsided SHARPie beatdowns. So did skateboarders who wore the Independent logo with its evil Iron Cross. Really, anyone who made eye contact with them and didn’t coweror whatever intrepid soul dared question their thuggish Stalinist tacticsbecame an automatic Nazi worthy of a pummeling.

I’ve heard one story after the next of the Rose City boys smashing pint glasses in faces, holding a knife to a girl’s throat, kicking a kid in the face when he was already down, and beating the brains out of a skinny German teen because he wasn’t ashamed of being German.

And despite all the violence, and regardless of their loudly barked anticop stance, what’s queer is that they hardly ever get arrested. Some have murmured that they must have friends in high places, sympathetic string pullers willing to allow just about any act of antiracist hooliganism so long as Portland’s streets are kept Nazi-free.

See, it’s like thisalthough they pose as street warriors bravely fighting a racist society, the truth is that SHARPs operate with society’s overwhelming sympathyall the news outlets, all the courts, all but a paltry handful of psychopathic racist nutjobs are APPALLED by Nazis to the point where they believe murder is too good for ’em.

In 2004, you risk very little by saying you hate Nazis. It’s such a popular stance, it borders on cowardly.

The bottom line is that SHARPs enjoy the homoerotic rush of boys bonding together through crisp uniforms and manly blood oaths, of sublimating their Rosicrucian cumlust through the orgiastic ritual of joining together and attacking another male’s body.

Nothing wrong with that, really.

What’s despicable is that they just can’t come out and admit it. Instead, they hide behind the risk-free shield of anti-racism, the last refuge of scoundrels.

A few days after my initial run-in with the anti-Nazisalso, ironically, a few days after a white-power website accused me of being a Jew lover and a race traitora representative of the Rose City skins meets with me and explains that his gang has no beef with meit was merely a personal thing between me and the sucker-puncher, who had read my work and decided I was a “sick” individual who needed to be killed. Sucker-punch boy had told his homies I’d written about how I enjoyed “beating the Jew” out of my wife.

“That’s ludicrous!” I say, resentful that I even have to explain myself. “I’ll give you my booksyou can see for yourself. I’ve never written anything remotely like that. My book The Redneck Manifesto is the most nonracist book in the worldit argues that class, not race, is what’s important.”

“I don’t want to read your stuff,” he says, almost wary that it might rub off on him. “All you had to do was take off that Iron Cross, and everything would have been OK.”

“But that’s just the pointnobody appointed you the police. Fuck, you guys dress all British, and that’s the most racist nation in history! It wasn’t the Americans who enslaved Africa and colonized India and China. And while we’re on the topic, I’m Irish, and frankly, I’m a little offended by your UK fetish. But the difference between me and you is that I don’t dictate what you should wear. So who’s the real asshole here? Who’s the real fascist? Again, if any of you have a problem with me, I’m always available for a debate. I love to argue ideas.”

“Some things are NOT open for debate,” he says ominously. “WE were the ones who put the shackles on the black man’s ankles, and WE were the ones who brought them here.”

I don’t know how old this cat was, but I sure as fuck wasn’t alive when all that shit went down. And I’m not going to swallow a guilt trip for crimes I didn’t commit. Guess that makes me an automatic Nazi, huh?

Nearly a year later, I’m invited to a friend’s bar to introduce another friend’s band when nine or so Rose City boys show up and begin vibing the room. A couple of them bump into me on purpose.

Normally neurotic and skittish, but a fearless lion in the face of danger, I walk straight up to them and ask what’s up.

“You’re a piece of shit,” says their leader, a balding, short-but-thick man in his 30s. He claims to be Jewish and wears a Star of David necklace whichsurprisingly, since I’m supposed to be a NaziI don’t demand that he remove.

“Oh, I’m a piece of shit?” I say. “So, I’m scum? So, I’m worthless? So, I need to be exterminated? Funny, that’s how Nazis used to look at Jews.”

“You’re a sad man,” he says, getting nose-to-nose.

“Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m sad.”

“I know who I am,” he announces with dumb pride.

“I know who I am, too,” I counter, “and I don’t need to be surrounded by nine guys to prove it.”

“You’re a nobody,” he tells me, his uncomprehending, beady eyes flaring with anger.

“I’m known around the world,” I say. “You’re only known by your road dogs and maybe a dozen other people in this town.”

“You can’t even argue with me on a logistical level,” he proclaims.

“You’re a moron and can’t even use words properly,” I tell him.

Unable to argue, he head-butts me. But it doesn’t hurt. It doesn’t even break the skin. I have the hardest head on earth.

I’m still on parole. I’m not going to fight nine guys. I’m not going back to prison over some clowns who can’t even articulate why they hate me.

The Armenian bar owner asks Jewskin why he head-butted me.

“He doesn’t like black people,” the Jewskin lies.

“Well, I’m a sand nigger,” says the bar owner. “Are you going to hit me, too?”

Yes. The bar erupts into a brawl. I leave before the cops arrive.

The Portland police consider the Rose City skins to be Oregon’s second-largest gang. Their “logistical” leader is suspected by police to be the primary shooter in one homicide and an accomplice in several attempted homicides. In 1992, he beat a 16-year-old alleged Nazi kid into a coma, causing permanent brain damage (in the kidnot sure what caused the assailant’s obvious brain damage).

A few months later, I see fat, bald Jewskin and two of his henchmen outside another downtown Portland club. A manic-depressive, black cowboy date-rapist had tipped them off to my presence there. When I spot the Jewskin, I tell my friends to go inside.

“Hey, Goad, you don’t like me and I don’t like you,” he says, walking up to me.

“Yeah, that about sums it up.”

He sucker-punches me. A clean shot to the temple. I’ve been hit a lot harder. He has a rep as a badass, but maybe he’s losing his touch.

“You know I’m on parole and I’m not going to risk fighting on the streets again,” I tell him. “But I will fight you in a boxing ringjust as long as I get to debate you first and prove to the world what a MORON you are.”

“I’m not too good on the lyrical skills,” he says, admitting that perhaps he’s stupid, “but let’s go around the corner and I’ll show you what I got.”

“AgainI’m not going to get busted because of you. For some weird reason, the cops don’t arrest you guys. But I’ll fight you in a boxing ring as long as I get to fight you with words first.”

And that’s when I saw a familiar look in his eyes.

HATRED.

Blind, dumb, animal hatred. The hatred of fools. The hatred of subhumans.

You can’t fight hatred with more hatred. And you can’t fight Nazis by acting like a Nazi. It just turns the whole world into Nazis.

I’m off parole now, so the game has changed. I’m not nearly as hesitant to defend myself should the need arise.

I’ve been beat up dozens of times. No big deal. But if you beat me up, what does that prove? That might is right? That’s a Nazi idea, G.

My politics? I’m a Goad Supremacist. I’ve had my ass kicked, but I’ve never lost an argument. So if you’re fighting over ideasif you’re really something more than dumb thugswhy can’t you act like men and DISCUSS those ideas? Send me your brightest mindyour sharpest SHARPand watch me turn him into a monkey. I don’t hate Jews or blacks, but I hate hypocrites. I hate people who hide behind a “good” cause to do their dirty work.

I want to know what we’re fighting for. If it’s free speech, then I’ll fight. If it’s the right to think and wear whatever I want, then I’ll fight for that, too. I just won’t fight for Hitler. My new Jewish girlfriend wouldn’t approve.

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Antifa (from anti-fascism) is a term commonly used to describe often criminal and violent groups which attack organizations and individuals claimed to be “fascist” or “racist”. Many openly admit that the goal is to deny their opponents freedom of expression and organization by using intimidation and violence.

Their targets may not even be race realists or nationalists but simply be critical of the mass immigration or have other less politically correct views. They only attack Whites, never non-Whites, even non-Whites supporting non-White nationalism. Groups such as Muslims wanting to implement sharia laws are ignored. There are numerous examples of antifa by mistake criminally attacking wrong targets.

Several groups refer to themselves as “Anti-Fascist Action” in the respective language of the countries they operate in with “Action” referring to the euphemism “direct action”.

Antifa groups often claim to be social anarchist or Trotskyist. The social anarchist variants are usually loosely organized networks of largely independent groups.

More covert motivations may include thrill-seeking from committing crimes and non-Whites supporting their own perceived group interests by trying to prevent Whites from supporting White interests.

Jewish antifa activists opposing White identity see their activism as an affirmation of and celebrating Jewish identity both religious and secular.[2] See also Jews and immigration.

Antifa criminal activities are very often misrepresented by and covered-up by politically correct mainstream mass media which often ignore that the groups often even openly (but anonymously) state their criminal intentions and brag about committed crimes.

There are often associations with other forms of far left criminality such as criminal pro-illegal immigration activism, criminal animal rights activism, criminal environmental activism, criminal squatting activism, criminal pro-abortion activism, and other variants (similarly often misrepresented and covered-up by the mainstream media).

Another association is with various “anti-racist” surveillance organizations/papers where criminal antifa activists may work, gain surveillance information needed for crimes, and/or receive other forms of support.

Non-White participants may have associations with organizations supporting the interests of non-Whites and which would be labelled as “White supremacist” if instead being pro-White organizations.

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Following afight,which started after protesters started to assault McInnes as he entered the venue and ended in a stolen Make America Great Again hat being set on fire, protesters followed McInnes into the venue and attempted to disrupt his show with chants.

One attendee was also attacked by anti-fascists with water as he gave an interview on camera.

The NYU Anti-Fascists organized the event on Facebook titled Disrupt Gavin McInnes at NYU, reported Pix 11, however unlike the riot that anti-fascists startedduring Breitbart Senior Editor MILOs show at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, New York police intervened and managed to prevent a large-scale incident from taking place.

Protesters made chants of get out of here you Nazi scum, at McInnes, and hurled expletives at police, and others who attempted to either enter the venue or keep students and attendees safe.

Theres a neo-Nazi speaking, so were here to protest, said one protester who was holding a sign written in Arabic.

We have freedom of speech in this country, however if youre going to promote something that is hateful and hurtful to our democracy, we have a right to come out and explain why our democracy exists, said another.

The protesters were seemingly unaware that McInnes is a libertarian, and has never been associated with neo-Nazism.

There was a lot of shoving and scuffling and punches were thrown, declared Pix 11 reporter Marvin Scott, who was on the scene. Police had to move in, and they made several arrests.

McInnes was able to finish his speech, which was interrupted throughout, without having to evacuate the building,and the crowd of protesters eventuallydispersed after a warning from the police.

Far-left anti-fascist rioters assaulted numerous attendees, started fires, smashed up shops and ATMs, and attacked peoples carsduring the riot on Wednesday night in protest ofMILOs UC Berkeley show, forcing the event to be cancelled.

Several celebrities and news outlets expressed support for the riot, including Hollywood director Judd Apatow,who deleted his tweet shortly after, and Fusion, who smeared MILO as a Nazi, before praising rioters.

On Thursday, MILOs tour bus was tracked down by anti-fascists and vandalized, forcing both him and his team to evacuate the premises after hislocation was leaked online.

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Militant Antifa leftists responsible for organizing the riots in Berkeley have been tied to NAMBLA, a notorious pedophile groupwhose name is an acronym forNorth American Man/Boy Love Association.

The Antifa group known as the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) has been linked to anti-Republican violence that rocked Berkeley several times this year (By Any Means Necessary is Sartre quote that was famously invoked by Malcolm X ina call forracial violence). BAMNsefforts led to the riots at UC Berkeley against the alt-rightprovocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Earlier this month, BAMNs plans to disrupt conservative writer Ann Coulters speech at UC Berkeley caused its cancellation over safety concerns.

This weekend, new documentssurfaced bythe Daily Callerallege deep ties between BAMN and the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). According to the documents, BAMNs parent organization worked directly with NAMBLA prior to founding BAMN. Additionally, one of BAMNs founders is an admitted member of the pro-pedophile activist group and described societys disdain for pedophiles as a witch-hunt.

As Heat Street previously detailed, BAMN was founded in 1995 as a front group for a Detroit-based communist party called the Revolutionary Workers Leaguean organization deemed radical even by UC Berkeley standards. Many of BAMNs leading members have also been members of RWL.

Internal NAMBLA publications provided to The Daily Callerdescribe the RWL as being supportive of gay rights in general and NAMBLA in particular. In addition to organizational details, the NAMBLA publicationscontained erotic stories about underage boys. A separate NAMBLA bulletin described the RWL as a NAMBLA ally.

Per the investigation by the The Daily Caller, BAMN founder and co-chair Shanta Driver has hadopen affiliations to RWL since 1983, according to a communist publication called the Workers Vanguard. Driver also identified herself as an RWL member in the LA Times in 1995 during a Berkeley protest.

Drivers former law partner, Eileen Scheff, who represented BAMN at the Supreme Court, has been a self-described member of NAMBLA and is identified within a 1992 NAMBLA bulletin as an RWL member. At a 1991 press conference, Scheff spoke out against the witch-hunt of pedophiles.

As an activist in the legal and political struggle for lesbian/gay rights and for freedom of sexual expression, I am here to support NAMBLA and to demand that the witch-hunt against it must be stopped, said Scheff. The media and police are targeting NAMBLA because it stands for the rights of young people to have consensual sex with whomever they want.

Scheff called for the creation of youth-controlled centers where children could freely have sex.

As a pro-pedophile organization, NAMBLA proposes eliminating age of consent laws, providing children the ability to divorce their parents, and the end of age-based curfews. Its most famous affiliated member was the acclaimed poet Alan Ginsberg.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at@stillgray on Twitterand onFacebook.

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Controversial far-left group defends use of violence – AOL

During a May Day march this week in Portland, Oregon, violence erupted resulting in 25 arrests after Antifa protesters allegedly attacked police officers, emergency workers and destroyed property resulting in the city pulling the parade permit. Similar chaos broke out during May Day protests in New York City on Monday when supporters of President Donald Trump and Antifas clashed at Union Square. Once things turned violent police reportedly organized a wall surrounding the pro-Trump group in an effort to separate them from other protesters. SEE ALSO: Paris police officers set on fire by Molotov cocktail during May Day protest In Paris on May Day Antifa members attacked police with improvised bombs, engulfing multiple officers in flames, according to reports. And as tensions mount between pro-Trump and Antifa groups in the states, some are wondering how long until the level of violence seen on the streets of Paris on Monday makes its way to the U.S. But the use of violence isn’t new for the group known as Antifa, or anti-fascists. The far-left organization made headlines back in January during President Trump’s inauguration when an alleged Antifa devote punched white nationalist Richard Spencer while he was being interviewed on camera. Video of the assault was quickly memed into oblivion. Just this week leading alt-right figure — and Pizzagate conspiracy theory advocate — Mike Cernovich was granted White House press credentials and quickly used his access to berate reporters for not covering “violence against Trump supporters.” Click through images from May Day protests 2017: 33 PHOTOS May Day protests 2017 See Gallery TOPSHOT – French CRS anti-riot police officers are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a march for the annual May Day workers’ rally in Paris on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI (Photo credit should read ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images) A woman wearing a costume stands during a May Day protest in New York, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY A member of riot police walks in front of a flaming barricade during a May Day rally in Gijon, Spain May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Ian Kelly from Bedfordshire shelters from the rain during a Jack in the Green May Day parade in Greenwich, South London, Britain May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY A protester dressed as a clown holds an umbrella over a Swiss police officer on a motorbike during a May Day demonstration in Zurich, Switzerland May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY French CRS riot police protect themselves from flames during clashes at the traditional May Day labour union march in Paris, France, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Demonstrators wearing masks depicting Emmanuel Macron (R), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election and his wife Brigitte walk as part of traditional May Day labour day march in Marseille, France, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY French far-right National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and his wife Jany attend a demonstration near the statue of Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) as part of the National Front’s annual May Day ceremonies in Paris, France, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Turkish riot police scuffle with a group of protesters as they attempted to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot German riot police patrols during a demonstration of leftists at May Day demonstrations in Berlin, Kreuzberg dirstict, Germany, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot A man waits for the start of a May Day demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal May 1, 2017. The sign reads “Worker”. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante German riot police detains a demonstrator during a demonstration of leftists at May Day demonstrations in Berlin, Kreuzberg dirstict, Germany, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Mang A demonstrator shouts slogans during a May Day demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante People attend the May day rally in Union Square on May 1, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images) SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – MAY 01: A woman and a girl smile during a protest as part of the International Workers Day at on May 01, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo Cris Fraga/LatinContetn/Getty Images) An opposition activist catches fire as he fails to throw a Molotov cocktail during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 01: Protesters gather at Dupont Circle before marching to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Protests around the nation were held to coincide with May Day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY – MAY 1: May Day demonstrators scuffle with counter-protestors, who defined themselves as ‘anti-communist and anti-socialists’ and supporters of President Donald Trump, during a May Day rally in Union Square, May 1, 2017 in New York City. Across the country and world people are protesting, marching and staying home from work on the traditional day of workers rights. This year’s event has taken on extra significance due to the global surge in populist and right-wing movements. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Demonstrators shout slogans during May Day celebrations in Bogota on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Luis Acosta (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images) People attend the May day rally in Union Square on May 1, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images) HAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 01: Leftist protesters carrying signs condemning the upcoming G20 summit march in annual May Day demonstrations on May 1, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg will host the G20 summit in July. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images) Workers, organized by labor unions and other labor organization take part in a rally to mark May Day, International Workers’ Day in Madrid, Spain on May 01, 2016. Every year May Day is observed and commemorated as an official holiday all around Spain. (Photo by Alvaro Hurtado/NurPhoto via Getty Images) TOPSHOT – French CRS anti-riot police officers are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a march for the annual May Day workers’ rally in Paris on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI (Photo credit should read ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: A protester is arrested as they try to march from New York’s Union Square on May Day on May 1, 2017 in New York, New York. Across the country and world people are protesting, marching and staying home from work on the traditional day of workers rights.This year’s event has taken on extra significance due to the global surge in populist and right-wing movements. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Venezuelan opposition activists clash with police during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) Venezuelan opposition activists protect themselves behind a makeshift shield, during clashes with police within a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) An opposition activist clashes with the police during a march against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held on May Day, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, USA – MAY 1: A man with his face covered during a May Day and Immigration protest in Washington, United States on May 1, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Traditional Aztec dancers from the CeAtl Tonalli group perform at a march during May Day events in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder Riot police in an armoured vehicle try to disperse protestors during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 1, 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) HIDE CAPTION SHOW CAPTION “Why won’t you demand that leaders of the Democrats disavow the violence of Antifa?” Cernovich asked. Speaking to AOL.com, a member of the NYC chapter of Antifa, who did not disclose their name, described the organization as, “a media hub sharing research and calls to action in the NY area.” NYC Antifa was established in 2010. “We believe the first amendment is intended to protect the right of free speech from the government, including the right to organize, protest, and boycott.” “Resistance is not always safe and pretty, but it is immaculate compared to our monstrous government.” The group defended its sometimes violent tactics as an appropriate retaliation to President Trump’s “unprecedented levels of surveillance, incarceration, deportations, and police brutality and murders against the US Public.” “Yet a couple punches, some pepper-spray, a broken window, and a flaming barricade is what concerns the liberals and Democrats,” said an Antifa member. “Resistance is not always safe and pretty, but it is immaculate compared to our monstrous government.” A national debate was erupted on the ethics of punching someone labeled a Nazi after an Antifa protester hit Spencer back in January. Left-leaning magazine “The Nation” called the attack “pure kinetic beauty.” Many, many, many articles were published discussing the ethics and politics of anti-Nazi attacks. But what criteria are used by Antifa to determine who might be deserving of such physical violence? “In our research, we determine someone to be a fascist, Alt Right, White Nationalist, etc. based on which groups they are a part of and endorse,” said a group member. “Nazis, fascists, white nationalists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes are specific categories, even if they overlap or are subsets or each other. Our main focus is on groups and individuals which endorse, or work directly in alliance with, white supremacists and white separatists. We try to be very clear and precise with how we use these terms.” When pressed if they would consider introducing firearms or other potentially deadly methods of protest the group would not rule it out, instead only saying, “No comment.” “We believe in a diversity of tactics,” said a member. “The level of violence is already incredibly high, but not from the left.”

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Here’s how to stop Antifa – The Rebel

The power of labelling, and the lack of critical thought by far too many in government. Antifa thinks if they self identify and label themselves as anti-fascist they immediately take the high moral ground, justifying whatever tactics they deem necessary, even if they are in fact the very ones using the historical fascist tactics of violence and threats to curtail opposing viewpoints and freedom of speech. They are on par with the politicians of North Korea, who laughingly label themselves the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea; theres clearly nothing democratic about North Korea. Nor is there anything remotely “anti-fascist with Antifa. Peaceful protest sure; masked thugs setting fires, assaulting people, looting property, no. Time that governments started getting back into the messy business of actually defending civil society by dirtying their hands rather than constantly casting a fearful glance at the ballot box to see what it might cost them in political capital should they do something substantive. Where I live, a water cannon or two at any time other than the height of summer would very much ruin the day and dampen the ardour of anyone engaged in non-peaceful protest, and send a clear message that non-peaceful protest in our society has direct consequences for those engaged in such activity (no matter how they nobly they self-identify). Giving Antifa free rein because it is politically expedient (if not actually politically correct) to do so only runs the risk of giving rise to groups of similar disposition but with diametrically opposing viewpoints, who will band together out of self defense if for no other purpose. Then watch the sparks really fly. We deserve better out of our governments.

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Anti-fascism – Wikipedia

Anti-fascism is opposition to fascist ideologies, groups and individuals. The anti-fascist movement began in a few European countries in the 1920s, and eventually spread to other countries around the world. With the development and spread of Italian Fascism, i.e. original fascism, the National Fascist Party’s ideology was met with increasingly militant opposition by Italian communists and socialists. Organizations such as the Arditi del Popolo[1] and the Italian Anarchist Union[2] were born in the period 19191921 to combat the nationalist and fascist surge of the post-World War I period. Thus as soon as Fascism coalesced into a coherent ideology, a militant leftist opposition sprouted in response. Meanwhile, in the words of historian Eric Hobsbawm, as fascism developed and spread, a “nationalism of the left” developed in those nations threatened by Italian irredentism (e.g. the Balkans, and Albania in particular).[3] After the outbreak of World War II, the Albanian, and Serbian resistances were instrumental in antifascist action and underground resistance. This combination of irreconcilable nationalisms and leftist partisans constitute the earliest roots of European anti-fascism. Less militant forms of anti-fascism arose later. For instance, during the 1930s in Britain, “Christians especially the Church of England provided both a language of opposition to fascism and inspired anti-fascist action”.[4] The diversity of political entities that share only their anti-fascism has prompted the historian Norman Davies to argue in his book Europe at War 19391945: No Simple Victory that anti-fascism does not offer a coherent political ideology, but rather that it is an “empty vessel”. Davies further asserts that the concept of anti-fascism is a “mere political dance” created by Josef Stalin and spread by Soviet propaganda organs in an attempt to create the false impression that Western democrats by joining the USSR in the opposition to fascism could in general align themselves politically with communism. The motive would be to lend legitimacy to the dictatorship of the proletariat and was done at the time the USSR was pursuing a policy of collective security. Davies goes on to point out that with Winston Churchill as a notable exception, the concept of anti-fascism gained widespread support in the West, except that its credibility suffered a serious but temporary blow while the USSR and Nazi Germany coordinated their wars of aggression in Eastern Europe under their MolotovRibbentrop Pact.[5] In Italy, Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime used the term “anti-fascist” to describe its opponents. Mussolini’s secret police was officially known as Organizzazione per la Vigilanza e la Repressione dell’Antifascismo (OVRA), Italian for “Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism”). In the Kingdom of Italy in the 1920s, anti-fascistsmany from the labour movementfought against the violent Blackshirts and against the rise of fascist leader Benito Mussolini. After the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) signed a pacification pact with the National Fascist Party on 3 August 1921, and trade unions adopted a legalist and pacified strategy, members of the workers’ movement who disagreed with this strategy formed the Arditi del popolo. The General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and the PSI refused to officially recognize the anti-fascist militia, while the Italian Communist Party (PCI) ordered its members to quit the organization. The PCI organized some militant groups, but their actions were relatively minor, and the party maintained a non-violent, legalist strategy. The Italian anarchist Severino Di Giovanni, who exiled himself to Argentina following the 1922 March on Rome, organized several bombings against the Italian fascist community.[6] Italian liberal anti-fascist Benedetto Croce wrote Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals, which was published in 1925.[7] Another notable Italian liberal anti-fascist around that time was Piero Gobetti.[8] Between 1920 and 1943, several anti-fascist movements were active among the Slovenes and Croats in the territories annexed to Italy after World War I, known as the Julian March.[9][10] The most influential was the militant insurgent organization TIGR, which carried out numerous sabotages, as well as attacks on representatives of the Fascist Party and the military.[11][12] Most of the underground structure of the organization was discovered and dismantled by the Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism (OVRA) in 1940 and 1941,[13] and after June 1941, most of its former activists joined the Slovene Partisans. During World War II, many members of the Italian resistance left their houses and went to live in the mountainside, fighting against Italian fascists and German Nazi soldiers. Many cities in Italy, including Turin, Naples and Milan, were freed by anti-fascist uprisings.[14] In Italy, the first anti-fascist resistance emerged within the Slovene minority in Italy (19201947), who the Fascists meant to deprive of their culture, language and ethnicity.[citation needed] The 1920 burning of the National Hall in Trieste, the Slovene center in the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Trieste by the Blackshirts,[15] Benito Mussolini who, at the time, was yet to become Duce, praised as a being a “masterpiece of the Triestine fascism” (capolavoro del fascismo triestino…).[16] Not only in multi-ethnic areas, but also in the areas where the population was exclusively Slovene, the use of Slovene language in public places, including churches, was forbidden.[17] Children, if they spoke Slovene, were punished by Italian teachers who were brought by the Fascist State from Southern Italy. The Slovene teachers, writers, and clergy were sent to the other side of Italy. The first anti-fascist organization, called TIGR, was formed in 1927 in order to fight Fascist violence. Its guerrilla fight continued into the late 1920s and 1930s when by the mid-1930s, already 70,000 Slovenes fled Italy mostly to Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia) and South America.[citation needed] The Slovene anti-fascist resistance in Yugoslavia during World War II was led by Liberation Front of the Slovenian People. The Province of Ljubljana, occupied by Italian Fascists, saw the deportation of 25.000 people, equaling 7.5% of the total population, filling up Rab concentration camp and Gonars concentration camp and other Italian concentration camps. In the 1920s and 1930s in the Weimar Republic, Communist Party and Social Democratic Party members advocated violence and mass agitation amongst the working class to first stop the Freikorps movements in immediate post-WW I Germany, and not long thereafter, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky wrote: [F]ighting squads must be created … nothing increases the insolence of the fascists so much as ‘flabby pacifism’ on the part of the workers’ organisations … [It is] political cowardice [to deny that] without organised combat detachments, the most heroic masses will be smashed bit by bit by fascist gangs.”[18] Among the anti-fascist organizations formed to counter the Nazis was the Roter Frontkmpferbund (“Red Front Fighters’ League”), which was created in 1924. The Roter Front was a paramilitary organization affiliated with the Communist Party of Germany that engaged in street fights with the Nazi Sturmabteilung. Its first leader was Ernst Thlmann, who would later die in a concentration camp and become widely honored in East Germany as an anti-fascist and socialist. In Spain. large-scale anti-fascist movements were first seen in the 1930s, before and during the Spanish Civil War. The republican government and army, the Antifascist Worker and Peasant Militias (MAOC) linked to the Communist Party (PCE),[19] the International Brigades, the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) and Spanish anarchist militias, such as the Iron Column, fought the rise of Francisco Franco with military force. The Friends of Durruti, associated with the Federacin Anarquista Ibrica (FAI), were a particularly militant group. Thousands of people from many countries went to Spain in support of the anti-fascist cause, joining units such as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the British Battalion, the Dabrowski Battalion, the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, the Naftali Botwin Company and the Thlmann Battalion. Notable anti-fascists who worked internationally against Franco included: George Orwell (who fought in the POUM militia and wrote Homage to Catalonia about this experience), Ernest Hemingway (a supporter of the International Brigades who wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls about this experience), and radical journalist Martha Gellhorn. Spanish anarchist guerrilla Francesc Sabat Llopart fought against Franco’s regime until the 1960s, from a base in France. The Spanish Maquis, linked to the PCE, also fought the Franco regime long after the Spanish Civil war had ended. In the 1920s and 1930s in the French Third Republic, anti-fascists confronted aggressive far-right groups such as the Action Franaise movement in France, which dominated the Latin Quarter students’ neighborhood.[citation needed] After fascism triumphed via invasion, the French Resistance (French: La Rsistance franaise) or, more accurately, resistance movements fought against the Nazi German occupation and against the collaborationist Vichy rgime. Rsistance cells were small groups of armed men and women (called the maquis in rural areas), who, in addition to their guerrilla warfare activities, were also publishers of underground newspapers and magazines such as Arbeiter und Soldat (Worker and Soldier) during World War 2, providers of first-hand intelligence information, and maintainers of escape networks.[citation needed] The rise of Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (BUF) in the 1930s was challenged by the Communist Party of Great Britain, socialists in the Labour Party and Independent Labour Party, anarchists, Irish Catholic dockmen and working class Jews in London’s east end. A high point in the struggle was the Battle of Cable Street, when thousands of eastenders and others turned out to stop the BUF from marching. Initially, the national Communist Party leadership wanted a mass demonstration at Hyde Park in solidarity with Republican Spain, instead of a mobilisation against the BUF, but local party activists argued against this. Activists rallied support with the slogan They shall not pass, adopted from Republican Spain. There were debates within the anti-fascist movement over tactics. While many east end ex-servicemen participated in violence against fascists,[20] Communist Party leader Phil Piratin denounced these tactics and instead called for large demonstrations.[21] In addition to the militant anti-fascist movement, there was a smaller current of liberal anti-fascism in Britain; Sir Ernest Barker, for example, was a notable English liberal anti-fascist in the 1930s.[22] There were fascist elements in the United States in the 1930s such as Friends of New Germany, German American Bund, the Ku Klux Klan, and Charles Coughlin.[23] During the United States Red Scare after the end of World War II, the term “premature anti-fascist” came into currency to describe Americans who had strongly agitated or worked against fascism, such as by fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, before fascism was seen as a proximate and existential threat to the United States (which only occurred generally after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and universally after the attack on Pearl Harbor). The implication was that such persons were Communists or Communist sympathizers whose loyalty to the United States was suspect.[24][25][26] However, historians John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have written that no documentary evidence has been found of the US government referring to American members of the International Brigades as “premature antifascists”; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Strategic Services, and United States Army records used terms such as “Communist”, “Red”, “subversive”, and “radical” instead. Haynes and Klehr indicate that they have instead found many examples of members of the XV International Brigade and their supporters referring to themselves sardonically as “premature antifascists”.[27] With the defeat by the Allies of most of Europe’s fascist governments, anti-fascism changed. Both conservative historians, such as Norman Davies, and libertarian left writers, such as Loren Goldner,[28] have argued, “anti-fascism” became the official ideology of Stalinist parties, although anarchists, Jewish communities and migrant activists have also continued to identify as anti-fascists. From 1961 the East German Socialist Unity Party used the term “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart” (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) as the official name for the Berlin Wall, in sharp contrast to the West Berlin city government which would sometimes refer to it as the “Wall of Shame”.[29][30] After German reunification in 1990, many anti-fascist groups formed in reaction to a rise in far-right extremism and violence, such as the Solingen arson attack of 1993.[31] According to the German intelligence agency Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the contemporary anti-fascist movement in Germany includes those who are willing to use violence.[32] Militant behaviour against police is an expression of the “Autonome Szene” and part of the concept “Antifaschistische Aktion”. There are illustrations made public in the antifascist movement with mottoes that sometimes call for not only violence against police or skinheads but also bishops and judges. There are slogans like “antifascism means attack” not only against neonazis but also against the civil and capitalist system of the “Bundesrepublik Deutschland”.[33] In modern usage, anti-fascism is sometimes shortened to “Antifa”.[34] One of the bigger antifascist campaigns in Germany in recent years was the effort to block the annual Neo-Nazi marches in Dresden. After World War II, Jewish war veterans in the 43 Group continued the tradition of militant confrontations with Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement. In the 1960s, the 62 Group continued the struggle against neo-Nazis.[35] In the 1970s, fascist and far-right parties such as the National Front (NF) and British Movement (BM) were making significant gains electorally, and were increasingly bold in their public appearances. This was challenged in 1977 with the Battle of Lewisham, when thousands of people disrupted an NF march in South London.[36] Soon after, the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) was launched by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). The ANL had a large-scale propaganda campaign and squads that attacked NF meetings and paper sales. The success of the ANL’s campaigns contributed to the end of the NF’s period of growth. During this period, there were also a number of black-led anti-fascist organisations, including the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) and local groups like the Newham Monitoring Project.[37] The SWP disbanded the ANL in 1981, but many squad members refused to stop their activities. They were expelled from the SWP in 1981, many going on to found Red Action. The SWP used the term squadism to dismiss these militant anti-fascists as thugs. In 1985, some members of Red Action and the anarcho-syndicalist Direct Action Movement launched Anti-Fascist Action (AFA). Their founding document said “we are not fighting Fascism to maintain the status quo but to defend the interests of the working class”.[38][39] Thousands of people took part in AFA mobilisations, such as Remembrance Day demonstrations in 1986 and 1987, the Unity Carnival, the Battle of Cable Street’s 55th anniversary march in 1991, and the Battle of Waterloo against Blood and Honour in 1992.[40] After 1995, some AFA mobilisations still occurred, such as against the NF in Dover in 1997 and 1998. However, AFA wound down its national organisation and some of its branches and had ceased to exist nationally by 2001.[41] There was a surge in fascist activity across Europe from 198991 after the collapse of communism. In 1991, the Campaign Against Fascism in Europe (CAFE) coordinated a large militant protest against the visit to London by French right-wing leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen. This sparked a surge in anti-fascist organisations throughout Europe. In the UK alone, in 1992 a number of left-wing groups formed anti-fascist front organisations, such as a re-launched ANL in 1992, the Socialist Party’s Youth against Racism in Europe YRE, and the Revolutionary Communist Party’s Workers Against Racism. A number of black-led organisations, along with the Labour Party Black Sections and the National Black Caucus, formed the Anti-Racist Alliance in 1991, which eventually became the National Assembly Against Racism.[42] In 2001, some former AFA members founded the militant anti-fascist group No Platform, but this group soon disbanded. In 2004, members of the Anarchist Federation, Class War, and No Platform founded the organisation Antifa. This predominantly anarchist group has imitated AFA’s stance of physical and ideological confrontation with fascism.[citation needed] Antifascistisk Aktion (AFA) is an anti-fascist group founded in Sweden in 1993. AFA’s Activity Guide advocates violence against neo-Nazis. Some in the mainstream media have labelled them left-wing extremists.[43][44][45] An editorial in the tabloid newspaper Expressen argued that the label anti-fascist was misleading, because of the organization’s methods,[46] such as stealing the subscriber list of the National Democrats newspaper, and threatening the subscribers.[46] Other critics say the group does not respect freedom of speech, because some members have attacked moderate conservatives and other nationalists.[47]

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Urban Dictionary: antifa

Short for (militant) anti-fascists. Middle-class champagne socialist/communist/anarchist white boys who don’t like nationalists or fascists. They consider themselves to be rebelling against the establishment, whilst upholding all of its ultra-politically correct views. Antifa only dislike racism when its carried out by whites, and do not have the bottle to stand up against anti-white racism; leading to many people on the right to refer to them as ‘traitors’. I’d rather just call them morons. Most are teenagers and university students who grow out of the fad when they start paying taxes. Antifa is stupid. Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton). a bunch of skinhead brats living in their moms basements looking to beat the crap out of anyone who doesnt follow their point of view. They believe their tactics are for the greater good, but have pretty much ran out of nazies to chase after so take it out on anyone else. They will beat you up using mace, batons, boots, brass knuckles and anything else at their disposal. They are the fascist anti fascists. Remember they are cowards, will gang up on you, and only attack in groups. See a lone antifa and they will run screaming. “are you a nazi?” Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton). A terrorist group generally made up of degenerate anarchy loving teenagers, similar to that of the ARA, who hate anyone that is a racist/nationalist/”nazi”/etc. They are well known for not being able to hold any sort of protest or demonstration without becoming rowdy, damaging property, or attempting to use violence. “Man, yesterday half of those pathetic Antifa’s got arrested at the march when they tried to start a riot” Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton). Anti-capitalistic, anti-personal freedom (unless you agree with them) anti-spiritual, anti-point. Harbors a social superiority with lack of civility or natural intelligence. These dim bulbs (at best) can be characterized by, greasy hair, basement dwellings and being totally devoid of any style or attraction. Usually spotted lurking at night in large groups of marauding retards of like mind (or lack thereof) near a large University or College, anywhere they can find safety in shear numbers (because their pussy’s) but has been known to venture out in the daylight to antagonize, mace women, light garbage cans and cop cars on fire at DJT rallies for money. We don’t care if you’re 80 years old, we are ANTIFA and were delivering a knuckle sandwich old man. Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton). An antifascist is somebody who is usually young, upper to middle class(wo)man who sits in their parents house standing against racism on their computers while sipping expensive wine. Most of them are anarchists or far-leftists such as communists or Marxists (or any socialists for that matter.) When they get off their computers and go into the real world, they usually flood the streets in packs waving red and black flags symbolizing anarcho-communism, or maybe they just fly black flags or red flags. Since they are too dumb to realize that anarchism and socialism were ideas written from behind a desk and not able to be used in reality. Usually antifa groups will not fight in a one on one match with a skinhead, they always attack in packs or cells. However, most are vegans and/or hippies so this is understandable since they’re all weaklings. Even if you do not agree with half of what I said, these people are politically correct hippies who adopt the most mainstream political views and then they make it look like they’re a special fucking snowflake. Some wave the flag of the USSR, if you see it, shove it up their ass! Not a Subhuman: Excuse me, why do you not like white pride? Antifascist: Because it’s racist! Not a Subhuman: Really? Well, I’ve talked with some white nationalists and they say that they just want to live their lives in peace and harmony without being part of another racial community and to preserve their culture. Antifascist: But that implies segregation! Not a Subhuman: True, but it’s voluntary, on the white nationalist’s side too. He’ll live in a community of his peers. Who follow the same culture, and are of the same race. Not to mention, you don’t stand against black pride, brown pride, or gay pride. Why is that? Antifascist: Because…but…but that’s racist! RACIST! You’re a fascist! You sound like a Nazi too! Not a Subhuman: *sighs and walks away* Antifascist: I won the argument! Good night, White pride! Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton). In the United States, antifa stands for anti-First Amendment. While many claim that the group is anti-fascist, their actions have focused on shouting down and in some cases physically attacking those who oppose Progressive big government. Antifa demonstrators were seen attacking participants at a pro-Trump rally/ Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton). Communists that aim to destroy anything they do not believe, even if it means their mothers death. Basically a terrorist congregation created by bored punk kids. I’m so antifa, I burnt down my grandma’s house, it was cool. Lotsa space for your liquids. Lotsa space for your liquids. Your favorite word on a white mug. One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids. Soft and offensive. Just like you. Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

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Antifaschistische Aktion – Wikipedia

This article is about the German organization Antifaschistische Aktion and its international branches. For other organisations with similar names in other languages, see Anti-Fascist Action (disambiguation). Antifaschistische Aktion, Antifascistische Aktie, Antifascist Action or Antifascistisk Aktion abbreviated as Antifa (German/Dutch/English) or AFA (Scandinavian) is a far-left, extra-parliamentary, communist, anti-fascist network in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the United States of America whose stated goal is to “smash fascism in all its forms”.[1] Some of its members are influenced by the theory of triple oppression, while others are influenced by liberation theology; its members oppose sexism, racism, and classism. The point of the organization is to exchange information and to coordinate activities between local groups. The group’s activities have included handing out flyers, organizing demonstrations, direct action, and rioting. They believe that physical aggression and violence are necessary to achieve their goals, due to the violence and aggression minority groups face at the hands of fascists and the far-right. In line with their ideology, and as a consequence of being constantly monitored by the police, the group has no central authority. This means it has a flat organization consisting of many independent groupings, without a board or leader. AFA works with other anti-racist groups all over Europe.[2][3] It is also described as a heterogeneous group which in the late 1930s and early 1940s was mostly made up of social democrats, communists, and progressive Christians.[4] The first German movement to call itself Antifaschistische Aktion was proclaimed by the German Communist Party (KPD) in their newspaper Rote Fahne in 1932 and had its first rally in Berlin 10 July 1932. May 1932 the communist paramilitary organisation Rotfrontkmpferbund had been banned and after a fight between Nazi and Communist members of parliament the Antifaschistische Aktion was created to ensure that the communists could have a militant organisation to rival the paramilitary organisations of the Nazis. After a forceful dissolution by the Nazis in 1933, the movement was revived during the 1980s.[citation needed] One of the biggest antifascist campaigns in Germany in recent years was the ultimately successful effort to block the annual Nazi-marches in the eastern German city of Dresden which had become “Europe’s biggest gathering of Nazis”.[citation needed] In October 2016, the Antifa in Dresden campaigned on the occasion of the 3rd October German Reunification Anniversary for “turning Unity celebrations into a disaster” (Einheitsfeierlichkeiten zum Desaster machen), explicitly not ruling out the use of violence.[5] Antifascistisk Aktion (AFA) was founded in Sweden in 1993. Their Activity Guide advocates violence against neo-Nazis.[6] AFA members have admitted to arson by timed firebombs,[7] and have pleaded guilty to burning the Trvad spinnery in 2005.[8] In January 2006, Swedish AFA members attacked the Norrkping immigration office and threatened officials.[9] In June 2006, AFA members broke windows of an estate of the Christian Democrats in Kalmar.[10] In October 2006, AFA members threatened to block a municipal council meeting in Gothenburg, because the Sweden Democrats had been elected to the council.[11] In July 2007, AFA members threatened and attacked an immigration judge in Gothenburg.[12] The judge’s front door was hit with an axe, and the house was vandalized with red spraypaint. Personal information about the judge and other judges was posted in the Internet.[13] On 7 March 2008, Spo, the Swedish security police agency, reported that AFA or people using its symbols constantly threaten municipal and provincial elected council members.[14] In August 2008, AFA members spread announcements in Uppsala with the name and image of an opponent, encouraging people to attack him. For this, AFA promised to pay 500 Swedish kronor and a free “knogjrn” (knuckle duster).[15] In February 2009, AFA members attacked the National Democrats politician Vvra Suk.[16] Some in the media have called Swedish AFA left extremists.[17][18][19] An editorial in the tabloid newspaper Expressen argued that the label ‘anti-fascist’ was misleading, because the organization’s methods, such as stealing the subscriber list of the National Democrats newspaper, and threatening the subscribers are counterproductive and similar to methods used by fascists.[20] On the day of the President Donald Trump’s inauguration, protesters used “black bloc” tactics to damage property, vehicles and public infrastructure. Protesters deliberately causing damage were described as members of Antifa, however were generally lone individuals grouped together by loose radical left-wing ideology.[21] In April 2017, non-peaceful protesters disrupted multiple Republican speakers at the University of California, Berkeley who were described as local members of Antifa and anarchists. Protesters were members of By Any Means Necessary, a radical left-wing militant group formed in 1995.[22] A prominent member of that Berkeley group is Yvette Felarca.[23] Logo of Antifaschistische Aktion (Germany) Logo of Antifaschistische Aktion (1930s) (Germany) Toilet brush symbol adopted for the Hamburg protests (Antifaschistische Aktion (Germany)) Logo of Antifascistische Aktie (Netherlands) Logo of Sicilia Antifascista (Sicily) Logo of Action Antifasciste Marseille (Marseille) Logo of Union Antifasciste Toulousaine (Toulouse) Logo of Action Antifasciste 06 (France) Logo of Action Antifasciste 04 (France) Logo of Antifascistisk Aksjon (Norway) Logo of Antifa London (London) Logo of Accin Antifascista (Spain) Logo of Acci Antifeixista Pasos Catalans (Catalan Countries)

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Anti-Antifa! (USA)

Originally by Jim Goad for VICE Magazine (Vol. 11 Number 10: The Hate Issue/2004) (*In no way shape or form is the author of this article affiliated with us, our anything else for that matter.) Blood pours from my nose as I stand on a downtown Portland street corner, arguing with antiracist skinheads about grammar. “Why the FUCK did you have to hit me?” I implore the half-dozen halfwits half my age who surround me. “If you had a problem with me, why couldn’t you TALK about it? Fuck, I’ll spot any one of you 40 IQ points and still outargue you!” “Dumbassoutargue’ isn’t a word,” one of them smirks. “It’s in the DICTIONARY! It’s one word! It’s not even a HYPHENATE!” I scream. I wipe my face. Both my palms are covered in my own blood. One of the muttonchopped Brit clones had sucker-punched me while I was in a nondefensive position. I had been standing outside a nightclub’s pizza window with my severely Jewish-looking Jew girlfriend when I first espied the six skins and a pair of skinettes eyeballing my Iron Cross necklace. I identified them as the Rose City Bomber Boys, a rootin’, tootin’, pathologically antiracist skinhead crew who boast one Vietnamese member to deflect attention from the fact that the rest of them are the color of Ivory soap. They claim to no longer be affiliated with the Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice movement, yet I’ve never heard of them bum-rushing anyone for reasons other than nigger-hating or telling Jew jokes. “What’s with the Iron Cross?” one of the white boys had finally grilled me. “It’s a white thing,” I said sarcastically. “Why don’t you punch me for it?” “That’s fucked-up,” he grunted. “Yeah, manyou can make a name for yourself. My name is Jim Goad, and if you hit me, it’ll be in every paper in the city.” “I’d like to be the guy who beats Jim Goad up,” he said a microsecond before smashing my nose with his right fist. As the blood started flowing, I looked down the street and saw a cop car about two blocks away. Unlike any of these young rebel skinheads, I’d been to prison and was on parole. “What the fuck is your problem, anyway?” I ask as they swarm around me. “You all hate yourselves for being white?” “I’m not white,” one of the white boys says. “Bitch, if you went to prison, I’ll bet the brothers would think you’re white.” My big-schnozzed girlfriend is screaming that she’s Jewish and I’m not a Nazi and what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck?!?a dozen years prior, she was the one who dropped a dime to the FBI, ratting out the Nazi skins who’d beaten an Ethiopian man to death with baseball batsa crime from which lily-white Portland, the most Caucasian metro area in the USA, still feels the need to “heal” itself. In essence, she’d done more for the SHARP cause then they could ever do. Still surrounded by a half-dozen short-haired mosquitoes, I now see clearly that my only option is to fight. I crack my assailant with an Earnie Shavers-style left hook, staggering him. I land three or four clean punches to his head, while all he can do is tear at my T-shirt like a bitch. A cop car pulls up and we all scatter. All except the two skinettes, who lie to the police that it started when some assholes were shouting racist things. I felt super-macho for days. A golfball-size lump formed on my left-hand middle finger, where I’d slammed his head. “Goddamn, let me think twice before messing with you!” the club’s security guard later laughed. “I’ve NEVER seen a left hook like that! You left a dent in that boy’s head!” Yes, sir. And I didn’t feel guilty about it. I was furious. For all my alleged fascism, I’d NEVER harassed anyone based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, or fashion choices. It was a simple fucking IRON CROSS. And even if I’d been wearing a goddamned Flavor Flav swastika clock hanging down to my balls, it was NOBODY’S business to try and bully me about it. A few days later, I see a wheelchair-bound black homeless man who’d witnessed the fight. “Why were those Nazis bothering you?” he asks me. “They aren’t Nazis,” I tell him. “They thought I was a Nazi.” He’s confused. As am I. As is the rest of the world. I first heard of Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice in the early 90s. Defining themselves as the antidote to Nazi skins, they claim to be the “true” skinheads, reclaiming a tradition the racists had perverted. They operate from the assumption that it is possiblerighteous, evento beat someone into embracing racial tolerance. The SHARPies argue that you can’t argue with Nazisthat Nazis only understand violenceand they have been proactive in routing white-power elements from the nearly all-white punk-rock scene. But despite their name, you won’t find SHARPs attacking members of the Nation of Islam, who clearly preach racial prejudice. No, their beef is entirely with white peopleor, for the ones who believe race is only an ideological construct, with the IDEA of whiteness. Only whites can be racist, goes their thinking, so only whites deserve to have their noses broken for itby other whites, of course, who aren’t being patronizing to black people or Jews at all by acting as their surrogate Defense League. The SHARPs believe it’s horrible to harass people for their skin color but MANDATORY to bully them over their alleged beliefs. A terrible thing to exterminate racial “scum” but a sacred duty to wipe out ideological “scum.” Their antifascist rhetoric is amusingly fascistic. SMASH the Nazis with the Fist of Solidarity! LYNCH the racist scum! Don’t let the sun set on you in THIS town, Nazi! In Portlandonce known as skinhead capital of the U.S.SHARPs staged several strategic battles with racist skin gangs such as East Side White Pride. In 1993, Eric Banks, singer for white-power band Bound for Glory, was shot dead on the P-town streets by SHARP associates. Banks’s murder didn’t get nearly as much publicity as the Nazis’ baseball-bat bludgeoning of the Ethiopian, because as we all know, human lives are NOT equal, and the life of a white, male American Nazi is CLEARLY not worth as much as an Ethiopian immigrant’s. We all know this to be a fact, so let’s not even GO there. In Portland, the antiracist skins were perhaps a little TOO successful in their mission. I moved here in ’94. Ten years later, to my touristy disappointment, I’ve yet to see a single Nazi skinhead anywhere in town. And because there are no real Nazis left, the SHARPs had to broadly expand their definition of what constitutes a Nazi in order to justify their existence. Greasers, since they embraced a style from the segregation era, became prime targets for lopsided SHARPie beatdowns. So did skateboarders who wore the Independent logo with its evil Iron Cross. Really, anyone who made eye contact with them and didn’t coweror whatever intrepid soul dared question their thuggish Stalinist tacticsbecame an automatic Nazi worthy of a pummeling. I’ve heard one story after the next of the Rose City boys smashing pint glasses in faces, holding a knife to a girl’s throat, kicking a kid in the face when he was already down, and beating the brains out of a skinny German teen because he wasn’t ashamed of being German. And despite all the violence, and regardless of their loudly barked anticop stance, what’s queer is that they hardly ever get arrested. Some have murmured that they must have friends in high places, sympathetic string pullers willing to allow just about any act of antiracist hooliganism so long as Portland’s streets are kept Nazi-free. See, it’s like thisalthough they pose as street warriors bravely fighting a racist society, the truth is that SHARPs operate with society’s overwhelming sympathyall the news outlets, all the courts, all but a paltry handful of psychopathic racist nutjobs are APPALLED by Nazis to the point where they believe murder is too good for ’em. In 2004, you risk very little by saying you hate Nazis. It’s such a popular stance, it borders on cowardly. The bottom line is that SHARPs enjoy the homoerotic rush of boys bonding together through crisp uniforms and manly blood oaths, of sublimating their Rosicrucian cumlust through the orgiastic ritual of joining together and attacking another male’s body. Nothing wrong with that, really. What’s despicable is that they just can’t come out and admit it. Instead, they hide behind the risk-free shield of anti-racism, the last refuge of scoundrels. A few days after my initial run-in with the anti-Nazisalso, ironically, a few days after a white-power website accused me of being a Jew lover and a race traitora representative of the Rose City skins meets with me and explains that his gang has no beef with meit was merely a personal thing between me and the sucker-puncher, who had read my work and decided I was a “sick” individual who needed to be killed. Sucker-punch boy had told his homies I’d written about how I enjoyed “beating the Jew” out of my wife. “That’s ludicrous!” I say, resentful that I even have to explain myself. “I’ll give you my booksyou can see for yourself. I’ve never written anything remotely like that. My book The Redneck Manifesto is the most nonracist book in the worldit argues that class, not race, is what’s important.” “I don’t want to read your stuff,” he says, almost wary that it might rub off on him. “All you had to do was take off that Iron Cross, and everything would have been OK.” “But that’s just the pointnobody appointed you the police. Fuck, you guys dress all British, and that’s the most racist nation in history! It wasn’t the Americans who enslaved Africa and colonized India and China. And while we’re on the topic, I’m Irish, and frankly, I’m a little offended by your UK fetish. But the difference between me and you is that I don’t dictate what you should wear. So who’s the real asshole here? Who’s the real fascist? Again, if any of you have a problem with me, I’m always available for a debate. I love to argue ideas.” “Some things are NOT open for debate,” he says ominously. “WE were the ones who put the shackles on the black man’s ankles, and WE were the ones who brought them here.” I don’t know how old this cat was, but I sure as fuck wasn’t alive when all that shit went down. And I’m not going to swallow a guilt trip for crimes I didn’t commit. Guess that makes me an automatic Nazi, huh? Nearly a year later, I’m invited to a friend’s bar to introduce another friend’s band when nine or so Rose City boys show up and begin vibing the room. A couple of them bump into me on purpose. Normally neurotic and skittish, but a fearless lion in the face of danger, I walk straight up to them and ask what’s up. “You’re a piece of shit,” says their leader, a balding, short-but-thick man in his 30s. He claims to be Jewish and wears a Star of David necklace whichsurprisingly, since I’m supposed to be a NaziI don’t demand that he remove. “Oh, I’m a piece of shit?” I say. “So, I’m scum? So, I’m worthless? So, I need to be exterminated? Funny, that’s how Nazis used to look at Jews.” “You’re a sad man,” he says, getting nose-to-nose. “Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m sad.” “I know who I am,” he announces with dumb pride. “I know who I am, too,” I counter, “and I don’t need to be surrounded by nine guys to prove it.” “You’re a nobody,” he tells me, his uncomprehending, beady eyes flaring with anger. “I’m known around the world,” I say. “You’re only known by your road dogs and maybe a dozen other people in this town.” “You can’t even argue with me on a logistical level,” he proclaims. “You’re a moron and can’t even use words properly,” I tell him. Unable to argue, he head-butts me. But it doesn’t hurt. It doesn’t even break the skin. I have the hardest head on earth. I’m still on parole. I’m not going to fight nine guys. I’m not going back to prison over some clowns who can’t even articulate why they hate me. The Armenian bar owner asks Jewskin why he head-butted me. “He doesn’t like black people,” the Jewskin lies. “Well, I’m a sand nigger,” says the bar owner. “Are you going to hit me, too?” Yes. The bar erupts into a brawl. I leave before the cops arrive. The Portland police consider the Rose City skins to be Oregon’s second-largest gang. Their “logistical” leader is suspected by police to be the primary shooter in one homicide and an accomplice in several attempted homicides. In 1992, he beat a 16-year-old alleged Nazi kid into a coma, causing permanent brain damage (in the kidnot sure what caused the assailant’s obvious brain damage). A few months later, I see fat, bald Jewskin and two of his henchmen outside another downtown Portland club. A manic-depressive, black cowboy date-rapist had tipped them off to my presence there. When I spot the Jewskin, I tell my friends to go inside. “Hey, Goad, you don’t like me and I don’t like you,” he says, walking up to me. “Yeah, that about sums it up.” He sucker-punches me. A clean shot to the temple. I’ve been hit a lot harder. He has a rep as a badass, but maybe he’s losing his touch. “You know I’m on parole and I’m not going to risk fighting on the streets again,” I tell him. “But I will fight you in a boxing ringjust as long as I get to debate you first and prove to the world what a MORON you are.” “I’m not too good on the lyrical skills,” he says, admitting that perhaps he’s stupid, “but let’s go around the corner and I’ll show you what I got.” “AgainI’m not going to get busted because of you. For some weird reason, the cops don’t arrest you guys. But I’ll fight you in a boxing ring as long as I get to fight you with words first.” And that’s when I saw a familiar look in his eyes. HATRED. Blind, dumb, animal hatred. The hatred of fools. The hatred of subhumans. You can’t fight hatred with more hatred. And you can’t fight Nazis by acting like a Nazi. It just turns the whole world into Nazis. I’m off parole now, so the game has changed. I’m not nearly as hesitant to defend myself should the need arise. I’ve been beat up dozens of times. No big deal. But if you beat me up, what does that prove? That might is right? That’s a Nazi idea, G. My politics? I’m a Goad Supremacist. I’ve had my ass kicked, but I’ve never lost an argument. So if you’re fighting over ideasif you’re really something more than dumb thugswhy can’t you act like men and DISCUSS those ideas? Send me your brightest mindyour sharpest SHARPand watch me turn him into a monkey. I don’t hate Jews or blacks, but I hate hypocrites. I hate people who hide behind a “good” cause to do their dirty work. I want to know what we’re fighting for. If it’s free speech, then I’ll fight. If it’s the right to think and wear whatever I want, then I’ll fight for that, too. I just won’t fight for Hitler. My new Jewish girlfriend wouldn’t approve.

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Antifa – Metapedia

From Metapedia Antifa (from anti-fascism) is a term commonly used to describe often criminal and violent groups which attack organizations and individuals claimed to be “fascist” or “racist”. Many openly admit that the goal is to deny their opponents freedom of expression and organization by using intimidation and violence. Their targets may not even be race realists or nationalists but simply be critical of the mass immigration or have other less politically correct views. They only attack Whites, never non-Whites, even non-Whites supporting non-White nationalism. Groups such as Muslims wanting to implement sharia laws are ignored. There are numerous examples of antifa by mistake criminally attacking wrong targets. Several groups refer to themselves as “Anti-Fascist Action” in the respective language of the countries they operate in with “Action” referring to the euphemism “direct action”. Antifa groups often claim to be social anarchist or Trotskyist. The social anarchist variants are usually loosely organized networks of largely independent groups. More covert motivations may include thrill-seeking from committing crimes and non-Whites supporting their own perceived group interests by trying to prevent Whites from supporting White interests. Jewish antifa activists opposing White identity see their activism as an affirmation of and celebrating Jewish identity both religious and secular.[2] See also Jews and immigration. Antifa criminal activities are very often misrepresented by and covered-up by politically correct mainstream mass media which often ignore that the groups often even openly (but anonymously) state their criminal intentions and brag about committed crimes. There are often associations with other forms of far left criminality such as criminal pro-illegal immigration activism, criminal animal rights activism, criminal environmental activism, criminal squatting activism, criminal pro-abortion activism, and other variants (similarly often misrepresented and covered-up by the mainstream media). Another association is with various “anti-racist” surveillance organizations/papers where criminal antifa activists may work, gain surveillance information needed for crimes, and/or receive other forms of support. Non-White participants may have associations with organizations supporting the interests of non-Whites and which would be labelled as “White supremacist” if instead being pro-White organizations.

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Four Arrested at Gavin McInnes Event as Antifa Protesters …

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Following afight,which started after protesters started to assault McInnes as he entered the venue and ended in a stolen Make America Great Again hat being set on fire, protesters followed McInnes into the venue and attempted to disrupt his show with chants. One attendee was also attacked by anti-fascists with water as he gave an interview on camera. The NYU Anti-Fascists organized the event on Facebook titled Disrupt Gavin McInnes at NYU, reported Pix 11, however unlike the riot that anti-fascists startedduring Breitbart Senior Editor MILOs show at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, New York police intervened and managed to prevent a large-scale incident from taking place. Protesters made chants of get out of here you Nazi scum, at McInnes, and hurled expletives at police, and others who attempted to either enter the venue or keep students and attendees safe. Theres a neo-Nazi speaking, so were here to protest, said one protester who was holding a sign written in Arabic. We have freedom of speech in this country, however if youre going to promote something that is hateful and hurtful to our democracy, we have a right to come out and explain why our democracy exists, said another. The protesters were seemingly unaware that McInnes is a libertarian, and has never been associated with neo-Nazism. There was a lot of shoving and scuffling and punches were thrown, declared Pix 11 reporter Marvin Scott, who was on the scene. Police had to move in, and they made several arrests. McInnes was able to finish his speech, which was interrupted throughout, without having to evacuate the building,and the crowd of protesters eventuallydispersed after a warning from the police. Far-left anti-fascist rioters assaulted numerous attendees, started fires, smashed up shops and ATMs, and attacked peoples carsduring the riot on Wednesday night in protest ofMILOs UC Berkeley show, forcing the event to be cancelled. Several celebrities and news outlets expressed support for the riot, including Hollywood director Judd Apatow,who deleted his tweet shortly after, and Fusion, who smeared MILO as a Nazi, before praising rioters. On Thursday, MILOs tour bus was tracked down by anti-fascists and vandalized, forcing both him and his team to evacuate the premises after hislocation was leaked online. Charlie Nash is a reporterforBreitbart Tech. You can follow himon Twitter@MrNashingtonorlike his page at Facebook.

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"Militant Antifa Activists Have Deep Ties to Notorious …

Militant Antifa leftists responsible for organizing the riots in Berkeley have been tied to NAMBLA, a notorious pedophile groupwhose name is an acronym forNorth American Man/Boy Love Association. The Antifa group known as the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) has been linked to anti-Republican violence that rocked Berkeley several times this year (By Any Means Necessary is Sartre quote that was famously invoked by Malcolm X ina call forracial violence). BAMNsefforts led to the riots at UC Berkeley against the alt-rightprovocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Earlier this month, BAMNs plans to disrupt conservative writer Ann Coulters speech at UC Berkeley caused its cancellation over safety concerns. This weekend, new documentssurfaced bythe Daily Callerallege deep ties between BAMN and the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). According to the documents, BAMNs parent organization worked directly with NAMBLA prior to founding BAMN. Additionally, one of BAMNs founders is an admitted member of the pro-pedophile activist group and described societys disdain for pedophiles as a witch-hunt. As Heat Street previously detailed, BAMN was founded in 1995 as a front group for a Detroit-based communist party called the Revolutionary Workers Leaguean organization deemed radical even by UC Berkeley standards. Many of BAMNs leading members have also been members of RWL. Internal NAMBLA publications provided to The Daily Callerdescribe the RWL as being supportive of gay rights in general and NAMBLA in particular. In addition to organizational details, the NAMBLA publicationscontained erotic stories about underage boys. A separate NAMBLA bulletin described the RWL as a NAMBLA ally. Per the investigation by the The Daily Caller, BAMN founder and co-chair Shanta Driver has hadopen affiliations to RWL since 1983, according to a communist publication called the Workers Vanguard. Driver also identified herself as an RWL member in the LA Times in 1995 during a Berkeley protest. Drivers former law partner, Eileen Scheff, who represented BAMN at the Supreme Court, has been a self-described member of NAMBLA and is identified within a 1992 NAMBLA bulletin as an RWL member. At a 1991 press conference, Scheff spoke out against the witch-hunt of pedophiles. As an activist in the legal and political struggle for lesbian/gay rights and for freedom of sexual expression, I am here to support NAMBLA and to demand that the witch-hunt against it must be stopped, said Scheff. The media and police are targeting NAMBLA because it stands for the rights of young people to have consensual sex with whomever they want. Scheff called for the creation of youth-controlled centers where children could freely have sex. As a pro-pedophile organization, NAMBLA proposes eliminating age of consent laws, providing children the ability to divorce their parents, and the end of age-based curfews. Its most famous affiliated member was the acclaimed poet Alan Ginsberg. Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at@stillgray on Twitterand onFacebook.

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