The Roots of Antifa tour is being co-organised by members of Ums… Ganze! (Germany) and Plan C (UK) and has already been in most of the UK, discussing the organisational, theoretical and strategic developments of Antifa in Germany.
The rise of fascist movements and parties all over Europe has once again made it clear: organised antifascist resistance is necessary. In order to successfully intervene and stop fascism from spreading, it is useful to take a look at the different experiences built from movements in other countries, particularly the history of the Antifa movement which originally started in 1930’s Germany.
The speaker (a member of ums Ganze!” Bündnis has been part of antifascist initiatives and organisations for more than ten years), tries to present the major strategies, struggles, defeats, victories, splits, and theories of the Antifaschistische Aktion from 1932 to the present and bring his experience of struggles against fascism from the German context.
The Tour has already been a big sucess this month in Bristol, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Liverpool, Leeds, Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow. And it will be in London this Sunday (16th Nov).
Afterwards, there will be a discussion about the lessons there are for the movement here, going forwards in 2017.
This talk is vital to attend for anyone wanting to think more about building in the UK, powerful enough to effectively combat any far-right activity.
Keep an eye on there facebook page for updates of the event in London – www.fb.com/RootsOfAntifa2