Antifa activists on the streets of Salem, Oregon, at a rally of extreme right-wing groups such as the Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys on September 7.
The anti-fa movement gained momentum in the United States following the election of Donald Trump. However, its members do not constitute a threat in the sense of the American president.
A police officer pushes an antifa demonstrator out of the way during a 2019 protest in Washington, D.C.
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The anti-fascist movement is a decentralized collection of individual activists who mostly use nonviolent methods to achieve their ends.
Participants in the Women’s March gather near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January 2018.
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The United States is exhibiting several of the signs that have historically resulted in uprisings and revolutions. Is another American revolution looming?
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon holds a news conference with National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the northern French city of Lille in March 2018.
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
‘Antifasc’ as portrayed in Romper Stomper.
Stan's remake of the 1992 film Romper Stomper swaps skinhead culture for the complexities of contemporary Australian extremist politics. In doing so, it highlights disillusion with mainstream politicians and media.
Antifa, or militant progressives, have always existed and flourished in democracies.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
A supporter of President Donald Trump, center, argues with a counterprotester at a rally in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
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We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascists and racists in a way that doesn't help them.
Donald Trump eats dinner with Mitt Romney (right) and Reince Priebus.
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Two Italian scholars who fled fascism in the 1920s urgently warned that American democracy was vulnerable to the same gradual erosion as in Italy. Their message still rings true today.
Orwell (tallest, centre) in Huesca, Spain in 1937.
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Comparisons of foreign volunteers in Syria to the International Brigades of Spain are apt, but not for the reasons you think.
Preaching unity in 1948 on the Freedom Train.
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Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
Delivering life lessons.
Mothering Sunday comes just once a year, but mum's help build the landscape of politics all year long.
Mindless violence: the mosque in Gillingham, Kent, which was attacked after the Woolwich killing. A man is in police custody on suspicion of racially-aggravated criminal damage.
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Many people in Britain would have had nightmares last night. The news that a serving British soldier was hacked to death on the streets of London and the graphic images broadcast and printed by the media…