Help Out Fred Woodworth
Fred Woodworth, publisher of The Match! in Tucson, Arizona, has fallen on hard financial times because of health problems.
Fred's periodical has been an anarchist institution for over 35 years. The last I heard, it has about two thousand readers. I suspect most of them, as I do, get a pleasant surprise every time they get that distinctive big envelope in the mail. The Match! is printed without computers, with loving care, and chock full of interesting prints. The layout and typography on every page display Fred's exacting standards of craftsmanship. Every issue contains Fred's individualist anarchist commentary, and the most amazing letters section you've ever seen. And although Fred has managed to run The Match! on whatever contributions his readers have seen fit to send in, it's cover price is listed as free.
For over 35 years, Fred has avoided anarchist fads of all kinds, and never once compromised his plumbline of "ethical anarchism" (what some might call treating the means as the end in progress) for the sake of short-term expediency.
Besides this ruat coelum stand on matters of principle, he has also been a tireless advocate for the underdog, and a voice for those who get kicked around the most.
If you have anything to spare (preferably cash, since Fred doesn't do banks), you can send it to
P.O. Box 3012
Tucson, AZ 85702
And while you're at it, do yourself a favor: kick in something for a few back issues of The Match!, and find out why it's had so many loyal readers for so long.