Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) is a non-hierarchical, autonomous network of political groups whose goal is to smash fascism and other forms of oppression. The two-flags Antifa logo is inspired by the original logo of the Antifaschistische Aktion a militant anti-fascist organization in Germany that existed from 1932 to 1933. It remains a widely used symbol of militant anti-fascism. The black flag represents anarchism and the red flags represent communists, both united against fascism.
Anti-Fascist Action was refounded in the UK in 1985 by a wide range of anti-racist and anti-fascist organizations. It was active in fighting far-right organizations, particularly the National Front a… Read more
The Three Arrows symbol was first used as a symbol of the resistance against Nazism in 1932, representing opposition against monarchism, nazism, and authoritarian communism. Today, the Three Arrows symbol is popularly used within the Antifa movement in the United States, along with flags based on the symbol of Antifa in Germany. Anarchists and anti-fascists frequently use the symbol, usually against authoritarianism, fascism, and authoritarian socialism.
Anti-fascism is a political movement in opposition to fascist ideologies, groups and individuals. Beginning in European countries in the 1920s, it was at its most significant during World War II, where the nazis and fascists were opposed to dozens of resistance movements worldwide. Anti-fascism has been an element of movements across the political spectrum and holding many different political positions such as anarchism, communism, anti-capitalism, republicanism, social democracy, socialism, and syndicalism.
After World War II, the anti-fascist movement continued to be active in places where organized fascism continued or re-emerged. There was a resurgence of Antifa in Germa… Read more