Introducing Haymaker, Chicago’s New Anti-Fascist Gym

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The growth of explicitly anti-fascist organization has been massive, with people entering into, and creating new, organizations all around the country to confront the rise of the Alt Right and white nationalism in Trump’s America.  Many organizations taking up the Antifa mantle are using direct confrontation with fascists, meaning that they may need to defend themselves and their communities from racist attacks.
With this in mind a new gym named Haymaker, a place for “popular fitness and self-defense,” has been formed.  We spoke with the founders of this gym to ask a few questions about why it was formed and what function it will serve to the community.
Why does a gym like this need to exist?
An anti-fascist, anti-sexist, and anti-racist martial arts gym will provide needed self-defense training for those most at risk of not only far right violence on the street, but…

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Author: loganglitterbomb

Logan Glitterbomb is a freelance writer, editor, podcaster, YouTuber, nerd personality, and political commentator based out of Florida. She is a Fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society, the former editor of Pink&Black magazine, an occasional cameo guest for Troma Films, a volunteer with Heroes United Against Cosplay Bullying, and the co-host of the Hall of Justice podcast and the spin-off YouTube show, The Rebel Alliance. In her free time she enjoys cosplaying, going to conventions, reading, binge-watching, and hanging out with the folks at the communal farm where she lives.

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