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What is ANTIFA? History, ideology and tactics explained | UNPACKED

26 Jun 2020

Is Antifa a ‘terrorist organization,’ as US President Donald Trump claims, or a mere resistance movement trying to fight fascism? In this episode of Unpacked, we walk you through Antifa's story from Nazi Germany to present day America.

Antifa, which is short for anti-fascist, is not a unified organisation, but a loose term used to describe far-left activists who oppose anyone they see as holding facist views.
Antifa wants to stop the far right, white supremacists, homophobes, xenophobes and racists, from having any presence in society, from trying to embed themselves in communities and spreading their ideas as common sense and grow their political power.
In addition to that, Antifa activists tend to be opposed to the values of capitalism.
Groups that identify with the Antifa label are most commonly found in Europe and North America.
But anonymity along with a lack of structure, and overlap in ideas with other leftist groups makes it hard to know exactly how many people count themselves as Antifa members.
Antifascism is more of a counter movement, Because antifascism is a social movement, but it's specifically oriented towards opposing another movement .
Antifa groups also share a common set of tactics to achieve their goals. They conduct research, organize information campaigns and demonstrations to counter far-right street presence.

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