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a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms

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This illustrated book describes the rise, influence, activities, and fall of HitlerAEs SA (Sturmabteilung der NSDAP), also known as the Nazi Stormtroopers and later called the Brownshirts. The book charts the role of the paramilitary units in HitlerAEs rise to power and describes the factors that led to their fall from favor as the Nazis gained more power.
6"Antifa combines radical left-wing and anarchist politics, revulsion at racists, sexists, homophobes, anti-Semites, and Islamophobes, with the international anti-fascist culture of taking the streets and physically confronting the brownshirts of white supremacy, whoever they may be," ( Antifa NYC told The Nation last month.
Hitler had his Brownshirts private militia of stormtroopers before he became chancellor.
The SA, also known as the Brownshirts, were the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party in its early years.
Even in China, cadets at the Whampoa Military Academy tried to launch a Chinese "Blue Shirts" movement akin to Mussolini's Blackshirts or Hitler's paramilitary Brownshirts, the Sturmabteilung.
On November 22, 1930 a group of Sturmabteilung (SA) Brownshirts had attacked a leftist workers' meeting at the Tanzpalast Eden in Berlin.
In many ways Awan is similar to those young men let down by a broken country and robbed of opportunity by the Treaty of Versailles who flocked to a great cause in the form of Hitler's Brownshirts and like the Brownshirts too they were empowered in their identity by defining themselves against an inferior 'other' whose subjugation was their glorious cause.
He was old enough to have stood with his father across the street from Berlin's main synagogue as it burned on Kristallnacht, when the Brownshirts unrolled a Torah scroll in the street and charged passersby the equivalent of a dime to trample the length of it.
Then came the brownshirts and, amid the smoldering ash of Hitler's Third Reich, an official abstraction (Fritz Winter, Ernst Wilhelm Nay) arose endorsed by western-zone taste, the reversing mirror of the eastern zone's socialist realism.
I then added that "...its type of a newly emerging Blackshirts (the paramilitary group of Mussolini) and Brownshirts (Hitler's paramilitary mobs).
Likewise, Benedict was influenced first by the Second Vatican Council and then by the upheaval that followed it and the 1968 student riots, which reminded him of the Nazi Brownshirts of his youth.
The current Tory Government, responding to the demands of its billionaire paymasters, is not yet minded to use gangs of thugs, but is substituting the brownshirts with legal methods which make it almost impossible to withdraw labour and remain within the law.
Doherty begins his exposition with Hollywood's first confrontation with Nazism on December 4, 1930, when a mob of brownshirts invaded a motion picture theater and trashed the screening of Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front, an award-winning lament of the slaughter of the young in World War I to nurture old men's dreams of glory, and ends when after the death of its courageously anti-Nazi producer, Carl Laemmle, Universal Studios rereleased the film accompanied by a prologue reviewing the Great War and its aftermath, including the now iconic newsreel footage of the 1933 book burning.
In June 1934, they acted like Hitler's brutal Brownshirts during a massive, Nurembergstyle rally at London's Olympia.