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What Antifa Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters

By Michael Kenney and Colin Clarke

War on the Rocks

As senior citizen Martin Gugino was lying in his hospital bed, suffering from a subdural hematoma, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to suggest that Gugino “could be an ANTIFA provocateur.”

One day earlier, two Buffalo, New York, police officers shoved Gugino, leaving him bleeding from his ear. What led the president to believe that Gugino — a 75-year-old and lifelong peace activist — was a member of Antifa, a highly decentralized movement of anti-racists who seek to combat neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and far-right extremists whom Antifa’s followers consider “fascist”?

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  1. Typical sympathetic lefty puff piece. Antifa has only become better organized in The States in recent years. In Europe they have a long history of association with left-wing political parties, including the German SPD and Labour in Britain. They have committed outright murder and terrorism in Western Europe while the estsblishment and its media look the other way.

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