Antifa FAQs: What Is Antifa?

Some Answers to Questions About Antifa (full series) What Is Antifa? | Where Did Antifa Come From? What Does Antifa Want? | Who Supports Antifa?   Summary: No movement on the American Left except maybe Black Lives Matter has captured the attention of media and the general populace in recent months quite like Antifa. Antifa is a very loosely organized and decentralized…

Antifa FAQs: Where Did Antifa Come From?

Antifa’s roots are primarily found in interwar Europe, especially within the tumultuous jockeying among the fascist, communist, and democratic political factions trying to fill the vacuum that was Weimar Germany in the early 1930s. Modern American Antifa traces its organizational lineage to the 1980s, and at least some of its ideological legacy to the various radical-left movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

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