In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Donald Trump´s initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the ´´antifa´´ opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from? As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism - also known as ´´antifa.´´ Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and ´30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump administration and the alt-right. They could be seen in news reports, often clad all in black with balaclavas covering their faces, demonstrating at the presidential inauguration, and on California college campuses protesting far-right speakers, and most recently, on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, protecting, among others, a group of ministers including Cornel West from neo-Nazi violence. (West would later tell reporters, ´´The anti-fascists saved our lives.´´) Simply, antifa aims to deny fascists the opportunity to promote their oppressive politics, and to protect tolerant communities from acts of violence promulgated by fascists. Critics say shutting down political adversaries is anti-democratic; antifa adherents argue that the horrors of fascism must never be allowed the slightest chance to triumph again. In a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a detailed survey of the full history of anti-fascism from its origins to the present day - the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against fascism in all its guises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010460/bk_blak_010460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born soon after fascism was invented in the early 20th century, the anti-fascist movement - aka ´antifa´ - has a long, fascinating history that is surprisingly little known. As it makes a dramatic and widespread reappearance in Trump´s America, this book is both a riveting history, and an accessible guide to methods used over the years to fight repressive demagogism.
Der zweite Band der gewaltigen Trilogie Antifa in England präsentiert das Ende der Ära Thatcher und die Anfänge einer politisierten Clubkultur im MADchester der 1990er Jahre. Eine neue Generation proletarischer lads stand auf und organisierte AFA - Anti-Fascist-Action (161). Nachdem sie Manchester fest in ihrer Hand hielten, reisten sie als Steward-Gruppen durch ganz England um Intoleranz und Rassenhass von den Strassen zu prügeln. Rechte Hooligans, nordirische Loyalisten und die Eierschädeln von Skrewdriver oder No Remorse: Sie alle zitterten in ihren Stiefeln, wenn wie aus dem Nichts die gefürchteten AFA-lads plötzlich vor ihnen standen. Die atemlose und fesselnde Autobiographie des 2009 verstorbenen Autors David Hann (der Zeit seines Lebens Bauarbeiter von Beruf war) liegt nun endlich auf Deutsch vor.