The term "Redskin" is an abbreviation of "Red Skinhead", it is used by anti-fascist skinheads to differentiate themselves from racist boneheads and non-political skinheads. Before being a movement associated to skinheads, punks, and the alternative scene, the term redskin referred to the British soul-rock group The Redskins (1979-1986), several of whom belonged to the Socialist Workers Party. Redskins are often associated with communism, but many anarchists and anarcho-communists identify themselves as Redskins. The Redskins are a branch of the revolutionary left as well as an activist branch of the skinhead movement. This movement was born in radical opposition to the violence of … Read more
The Red And Anarchist Skinheads (RASH) is a global movement of communist and/or anarchist skinheads who fight against fascism, racism, and capitalism. Far-left skinheads value anarchism, libertarian communism, anti-nationalism, anti-patriotism, anti-fascism, anti-racism, and alter-mondialism, in many ways ranging from street action to armed struggle and direct action
The colors black and red have been used by anarchists since at least the late 1800s, though generally used by anarcho-communists. The flag was used as the symbol of the anarcho-syndicalists by the CNT during the Spanish Civil War. The black represents anarchism and the red represents leftist and socialist ideals. George Woodcock writes that the bisected black-and-red flag symbolized a uniting of "the spirit of later anarchism with the mass appeal of the First International"