The Gist

Sure, Punching Nazis Feels Good …

But are the antifa in the right?

Demonstrators march to protest the alt-right movement and to mourn the victims of the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 13 in Chicago.

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The antifa movement is resurging. It started in 1920s Europe to fight Hitler and Mussolini and has returned to oppose the current wave of xenophobia in the United States. Author Mark Bray walks us through the history of the antifa movement. Bray is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.

In the Spiel: Trump’s campaign speech in Phoenix.

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