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Violence on Violence: Looking Back at the British Antifa and Red Action [VIDEO]

Drawing a little from the history of Anti-Fascist Action and Anti-Racist Action, we bring back this classic reporting about the confrontations happening on U.K. streets.  The news reports goes into the work of Antifa and Red Action in England and their use of “physical resistance” and militant anti-fascism to prevent the street attacks that are happening from racist skinheads.  This is an important component of the street action that was developed in Germany and the U.K. to confront the neo-fascist organizations that focused almost solely on almost random acts of violence rather than mass organizing, and a blanket approach of complete elimination was used to silence and remove all neo-Nazi and racist sympathies.

The report itself is not always sympathetic, but does act as a useful document when looking at these movements.

2 thoughts on “Violence on Violence: Looking Back at the British Antifa and Red Action [VIDEO]”

  1. The concentration of the world in action documentary was a failed attempt by the ANL mk2 to close down the Welling BNP bookshop, putting a lot of people at risk of a battering from the Old Bill. It has nothing to do with Red Action or AFA. Whether these groups were on the poriferies of the demonstration hunting down Nazis that were looking for isolated stragglers seperated from the main demonstration I will leave you to make up your own mind.
    The ‘Battle of Waterloo’ is a much better incident to explore the AFA/Red Action dynamic

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  2. The world in action documentay concentrates on a failed attempt by yhe ANL mark2 to shut down the BNP bookshop. Inviting people to get battered by the Old Bill. It had nothing to do with AFA or Red Action.
    Now Im not saying that these groups were not operating on the perifories of the demonstration tracking down Nazis that were looking for isolated individuals who had become seperated from the main demonstration, I’ll leave you to make your own mind up whether this was the case.
    The ‘Battle of Waterloo’ is much better incident to explore the AFA/Red Action dynamic.

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