[Ads-l] Antifa

Joe Salmons jsalmons at WISC.EDU
Thu Mar 16 18:32:39 EDT 2017


I recall it from the early 1980s, maybe 1980-81. A quick look at NgramViewer for German (link below) shows that it was around earlier, but took off right at 1980. (I spot checked a couple of citations and they are for this word.)

Joe

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=antifa&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=20&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cantifa%3B%2Cc0#t1%3B%2Cantifa%3B%2Cc1<https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=antifa&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=20&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1;,antifa;,c0#t1;,antifa;,c1>


On Mar 16, 2017, at 4:47 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET<mailto:chris at LASCRIBE.NET>> wrote:

"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.

Chris

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

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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