Children attending a social justice-themed camp in Massachusetts — which has been dubbed the “Commie Camp” — designed their own Antifa flags this week, pictures posted to social media show.
What are the details?
Kids at Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Massachusetts, which bills itself as the “summer camp with a conscience,” designed nearly 50 Antifa flags, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported.
Many of flags were complete with Antifa’s hallmark colors — red and black — as well as the organization’s logo.
— Mark Bray (@Mark__Bray) July 18, 2018
One of the pictures Mark Bray — who is a Dartmouth scholar — posted to Twitter, included Bray’s book on Antifa, titled: “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.”
Antifa, short for anti-Fascist, is a radical left-wing militaristic conglomeration of loosely affiliated groups that employ violence and intimidation tactics against people who they identity as fascists, racists, bigots, or anyone deemed to be on the “far-right.”
Antifa has gained notoriety over the last several years for using violence during protests and clashing with right-wing groups.
More about the camp
As the camp proudly boasts on its website, a filmmaker dubbed it the “Commie Camp” in a 2013 film.
The camp’s mission statement reads: “Camp Kinderland is a multicultural summer camp and community that honors our progressive secular Jewish roots through our commitment to economic, racial, and social justice. Kinderland’s summer programming and year around activities integrate progressive values with arts, recreation, and activism in a compassionate and caring environment.”
The camp’s values include “social, economic, and racial justice,” in addition to “diversity,” “community,” and “respect and compassion.”