Is a group really antifascist jut because it calls itself “antifa”? I suppose it all depends on what “fa” means. Unfortunately, the state of our educational system is such that hardly anybody knows what “fascism” was all about. Most of the time it’s just an epithet slapped on somebody or something that the speaker or writer doesn’t like.
They’ve been around for a while now. We’ve seen them in the streets of Washington, D.C., demonstrating against big international financial institutions. Previously we saw them in Rome, doing their anarchist thing: smashing property, attacking the cops, denouncing capitalism.