‘No Fascist USA!’: how hardcore punk fuels the Antifa movement

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The anti-fascist movement draws on punk’s political awareness and network for activism – and right now may be its most crucial moment

“No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!”

When Green Day chanted the repurposed lyrics from Texan punk trailblazers MDC’s 1981 song Born to Die during the 2016 American Music Awards, it gave the burgeoning anti-Trump, anti-fascist movement the slogan it needed – and it would soon appear on placards, T-shirts and be chanted by protesters in their thousands in months to come.

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