By E. Pfotenhauer

During any time of political unrest, you’ll see them. Men and women dressed from head to toe in all black, hiding their faces and causing chaos. Most people see them as thugs. But who really are these people and what is their cause?

These people will usually refer to themselves as Anti-Fascist. But there are many branches of Anti-Fascists. The Iron Front is Anti-Fascist, Anti-Monarchist, Anti-communist paramilitary force that originated in Germany back in the 30’s. The Iron Front tends to be more organized & more strategic.

Antifaschistische Aktion (AFA) is a more rowdier version of the Iron Front. They pledge to smash fascism, racism, sexism and classism. They believe the only way to handle the fascism is with violence. They use brute force and vandalism to get their point across and strike fear into the hearts of fascists.