A! (2020)

Melanie Cervantes
9″ x 12″
1 layer screen print, Archival Water Color Paper, October 2020
Edition of 80

Definition of antifa from the Merriam-Webster dictionary

an·ti·fa | \ an-ˈtē-fə , ˈan-tē-ˌfä \
variants: or less commonly Antifa

1: a person or group actively opposing fascism
The groups … prominently featured about 100 Christian ministers in clerical garb, angry Charlottesville residents, peace advocates, Black Lives Matter activists, and self-styled anti-fascists who call themselves “antifas” …— Peter Weber

After the war, Antifas varied in size and composition across the former Reich, now divided into four zones of occupation, and developed in interaction with the local occupying power.— Loren Balhorn

2: an anti-fascist movement
Antifa is the backlash to the backlash, a defensive response to the growing presence of right-wing extremism.— Todd Gitlin

Other Words from antifa
antifa adjective
antifa protesters

First Known Use of antifa
1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for antifa
borrowed from German Antifa, short for antifaschistisch “anti-fascist,” in Antifaschistische Aktion (multiparty front initiated by the German Communist Party in 1932 to counter Nazism) and in other collocations

This piece is part of a series of small prints we have created to give away for free. Because of Covid we drop them into orders or share them with folks when there is a way to do so safely.