A member of the Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists says alt-right individuals or organizations are impersonating her group and others like it in order to falsely portray the antifa movement in general as ultra-violent and morally bankrupt. She adds that the fields of battle include the Internet, where a bogus Colorado Springs Antifa Facebook page remains online at this writing, and the streets, via methods such as fake fliers, bogus letters and dubious graffiti intended to rile up and confuse both the mainstream media and the citizenry as a whole.
In regard to the Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists, suspicious incidents include the spraying of supposedly anarchist graffiti at John Venezia Community Parks; local officials denounced the perpetrators, who did an estimated $80,000 in damage. There was also a letter posted to a bulletin board at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs that called for all veterans to be banned from campus. The Indy suggests that the missive may have been a parody, but some local media outfits treated it like antifa overreach.
For more information on this phenomenon, we reached out to a Colorado Springs Anti-Fascist spokesperson who goes by the name of Rosa Luxemberg — a nom de plume that nods to a historical figure she describes as a “famous German anarcho-Marxist.” The following Q&A, conducted via email a few days before seven reputed antifa representatives were arrested for rock-throwing amid a demonstration in Portland, Oregon, digs deep into alleged instances of alt-right disinformation in the Springs and Denver — where the Rocky Mountain Antifa is said to have been targeted — as well as nationwide. The conversation is…
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