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Antifa : the anti-fascist handbook / Mark Bray.

Author/Creator:
Bray, Mark (Political activist) author.
Publication:
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xxiv, 259 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Anti-fascist movements -- History.
Anti-fascist movements -- United States.
Summary:
"In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, 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 amidst 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, fighting police at the presidential inauguration, and on California college campuses protesting right-wing speakers, and most recently, on the streets of Charlottesville, VA. Simply, antifa aims to deny fascists the opportunity to promote their oppressive politics--by any means necessary. 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 one-of-a-kind look inside the movement, including a detailed survey of its history 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 resistancefighting back against the alt-right"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
¡No pasarán! : anti-fascism through 1945
"Never again" : the development of modern antifa, 1945-2003
The rise of "pinstripe Nazis" and anti-fascism today
Five historical lessons for anti-fascists
"So much for the tolerant left!" : "no platform" and free speech
Strategy, (non)violence, and everyday anti-fascism
Conclusion : Good night white pride (or whiteness is indefensible)
Appendix A: Advice from the anti-fascists of the past and present to those of the future
Appendix B: Select works on North American and European anti-fascism.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-259).
Other format:
Online version: Bray, Mark (Political activist), author. Antifa
ISBN:
9781612197036
1612197035
OCLC:
984595655
Publisher Number:
99973406895
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