[Ads-l] Antifa

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Thu Mar 16 17:47:46 EDT 2017

"Antifa" has been a very common term in German and other European left-wing
activism (the exact nature of which changes with times) for a long time.
The full term, "Antifaschismus" in German for example seems to be as old as
fascism itself. I'm not able right now to figure out when the shortened
form became common, but it certainly has been since the 90s.


On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 12:17 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>

> A couple of vectors for "antifa", which has also been heard among TV
> talking heads. The first is in Wiki. The second just appeared
> https://goo.gl/fxrQaW
> https://goo.gl/6Oq4T5
> https://goo.gl/Zfux3J
> https://goo.gl/ik3NhC
> https://goo.gl/M8tGm0
> https://www.reddit.com/r/antifa/
> https://goo.gl/DcDjqm
> And not just English
> https://m.facebook.com/ANTIFA.CZ/
> VS-)
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