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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:31 AM

Antifa

Is Antifa real? Have you ever met anyone affiliated with them? Why do we never see interviews with them? Why aren't they active on here and resistance Twitter?
I truly believe there are small groups of people paid to act violent for media coverage.

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dewsgirl Nov 2019 OP
leftstreet Nov 2019 #1
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #2
Baked Potato Nov 2019 #17
boomer_wv Nov 2019 #3
Wounded Bear Nov 2019 #16
JonLP24 Nov 2019 #4
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #5
braddy Nov 2019 #6
brush Nov 2019 #7
Humanist_Activist Nov 2019 #8
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #13
brewens Nov 2019 #9
Ferryboat Nov 2019 #10
Caliman73 Nov 2019 #11
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #14
snort Nov 2019 #12
eShirl Nov 2019 #15

Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:35 AM

1. Everyone should be anti-fascist n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:37 AM

2. Indeed.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:01 AM

17. Yes!

Agreed

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:42 AM

3. The

 

vast majority of antifa are just normal people who gather locally in reaction to fascists. The guys who show up in black bloc are by far the exception, but yeah they do exist.

Let's be real though. the "acts of violence" we see attributed to Antifa are usually brought on by the fascist groups and usually by literally attacking them and then filming them defending themselves and posting it to twitter.

Follow Robert Evans @iwriteok. He does a great job of covering this stuff.

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Response to boomer_wv (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:10 AM

16. Yeah, false flag bullshit...

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:43 AM

4. They are on Twitter

I saw them go viral when Portland police officers were rough with them. I wouldn't worry about them. They mostly doxx & follow/protest Nazis such as chasing Richard Spencer's followers around town. They wear masks to prevent doxxing by the alt right.

They are anarchist so they are probably further left than the resistance. I'm further left than the resistance myself but not as far left as antifa.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:52 AM

5. I wasn't worried about them. Trump flashed a WP sign tonight

timed to the word Antifa and I was curious about them. There are times wonder, if they aren't just a Fox news boogey man.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:58 AM

6. I believe that I knew some of that crowd in So. Cal. assuming they came from the anarchist movement

 

or whatever it was in the early 2000s.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:00 AM

7. Do you know who defended clergy, a synagogue and pushed back...

against the nazi thugs in Charlottesville?

Antifa is who, and they are anti-fascists, as we should all be here on DU.

And why would people who are brave enough and physically able to push back against fascists on the street want to make themselves visible and invite FBI visits and surveillance and possible DOJ prosecution from a hostile trump administration?

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:07 AM

8. Antifa is anyone who is anti-fascist...

its not an organization, but a loose affiliation of people and groups who believe that direct action is the best way to counter fascists.

Note, direct action usually involves peaceful protests, and the worst any antifa affiliated people have done in this country are scuffles at best.

Compared to those that are affiliated with fascists, who get a little shooty, to put it mildly.

Outside of the U.S. antifa is quite strong among the Rojava forces, and over there, they have killed people, ISIS fighters.

As far as why they aren't active here or on resistance twitter, because these places are far too right leaning to stomach some of the rhetoric and positions of many antifa people. While liberals can be antifa, chances are that most antifa you meet will be various other forms of leftists, socialists, communists, anarchists, etc.

If you want to see antifa related activities online, probably look up breadtube related content on you tube, or go on twitter and follow some truly leftist groups, like the IWW, DSA, Socialist Alternative, Cooperation Jackson, Sam Seder, etc.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:17 AM

13. I had to Google breadtube.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:21 AM

9. They aren't as big of a deal as the alt.white types wish they were. It's more like a slogan

for some counter protesters and a label put on others. There isn't a web site to join Antifa and get the newsletter emails.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:40 AM

10. Once in awhile

My right wing coworkers go off on antifa, how they are a terrorist group. I take great pleasure in correcting them when I say they shouldn't be PC. Call them by their full name. Antifacists. In the past you called these guys snowflakes.
What is wrong with beating up nazi skinheads? Or do you support nazi's?

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:45 AM

11. Take a look at this.

It is long and the presenter is a far lefty from England but it is pretty thorough.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:18 AM

14. Thank you, I will check it out in the morning.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:11 AM

12. I met one.

My Dad. He had lots of Antifa peers and they served their country during WWII. But I get your drift. Everyone should be Antifa.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:04 AM

15. being against fascism is good and wholesome

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