[Marxism] Fwd: Trump’s Antifa Moment: Police Repression, Nonviolence, and Movement Building on the Left

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 28 06:29:30 MDT 2017

Antifa’s revolution against the American police state and the 
reactionary right was over before it even began. The group has no mass 
support base, and its significance is primarily symbolic, as a 
representation of militant opposition to fascism, police, and 
capitalism.  Anyone who believes Antifa protesters will prevail against 
well-armed white nationalists, hyper-militarized militia groups, and the 
police state, is sorely mistaken. President Obama did little during his 
presidency to reign in an increasingly violent and aggressive right-wing 
militia movement, as the incidents involving Cliven and Ammon Bundy made 
all too clear.  And Trump has long courted the reactionary right by 
legitimating their protests and their concerns, while refusing to send a 
consistent message that hate groups and their violence will not be 


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