From The Gym To The Gun Range, Here's Where Anti-Fascists Learn To Fight
Good Sports: The Chicago Gym Using Fitness As Political Resistance
“We’re trying to build a space for people who may not be accepted by heteronormative macho gym culture,” Lanski said. For him, Haymaker is as much about building strength as it is about building community. “People feel very scared, and one of the effects of fear is isolation,” he said. “This is one of the ways we want to break away.”
Pacific Standard: The Long, Fascinating History of Leftist Self-Defense
“We’re in a moment where it feels like everything’s falling apart and nobody is coming to save us,” McNeill reflects, “so we have to think about how to organize ourselves. That’s frightening but also very empowering.”
Tucker Carlson Tonight: Interview with Naila from the Haymaker Collective
Elizabeth King considers Haymaker as part of a historical movement of leftist self-defense
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Tucker Carlson invited us on to talk about the gym....or so we thought. He cut Naila's clip from 5 to 2 minutes when she insisted on talking about Haymaker.
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Final Straw Radio: Haymaker Gym in Chicago
America's favorite ranter thinks Haymaker is going to help people rediscover their humanity. We like to agree.
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Anti-Fascist News: Introducing Haymaker, Chicago's New Anti-Fascist Gym
In a Podcast special, Final Straw Radio interviews two collective members about Haymaker
It's Going Down: Announcing Haymaker
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.
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Announcing Haymaker: Popular Fitness and Self-Defesnse
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