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Anti-Communist Action (U.S.)

Anticom

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[Anti-Communist Action flag] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 4 November 2017



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Introduction

TTh Anti-Communist Action ("Anticom" for short) is a neo-Nazi group who attempts to represent themselves as not being extremist, but their philosophy is generally indistinguishable from various other white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations.

The group name is an inversion of Anti-Racist Action (ARA), historically the largest network of anti-racist and anti-fascist dedicated to confronting the far-right and disrupting their events and rallies. However, the main purpose of Anticom seems to be quite the opposite, as they serve as an "anti-communist" front for the wider internet-based neo-Nazi movements. They encourage confronting the far-left and disrupting their events and rallies through direct action, including violence. On the Discord servers they seem to associate themselves closely with groups like Vanguard America, the TWP, and Identity Europa. As part of the broader white nationalist Alt-Right Movement, Anticom members were a visible presence at the nationally televised Charlottesville Riots of 2017.

[Anti-Communist Action flag] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 4 November 2017

The black and yellow colors used on their flags are those of libertarianism and is reminiscent of various Imperial German era flags. A variation of their flag features a helicopters dropping a figure from the sky, a reference to the brutal tactics of suppressing dissent by Augusto Pinochet‚.

Text from Historical Flags of Our Ancestors, http://www.loeser.us/flags/hate.html#aca
Pete Loeser, 8 November 2017

[Anti-Communist Action flag] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 11 November 2017

A third variant of the Anti-Communist Action Flag places a variant of their Anticom logo on centered on a yellow/gold field. A black and yellow/gold stylized stars and stripes is surrounded by a black circle with the words "Anti Communist Action printed in white block letters.
Pete Loeser, 9 November 2017

[Anti-Communist Action flag] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 4 November 2017 

Here's another variant of the Anti-Communist Action (US) flag:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB-Hpi8XYAAl_A5.jpg (source: Tweet (https://twitter.com/RealAlexRubi/status/873566018760736768) by Alex Rubinstein ( @RealAlexRubi ) from his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/RealAlexRubi). Notice that in this case, the logo of the helicopter is actually the silhouette of a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk, a more modern helicopter than the Hughes 500, but still uses the same concept.
Esteban Rivera, 10 November 2017