Fred Woodworth

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Fred Woodworth is possibly the longest publishing zine editor still at it. Since 1969 Woodworth has published the internationally-known anarchist zine The Match from his home in Tuscon, AZ. The Match has consistently questioned authoritarian government, society, and religion since the magazine’s inception - computers, organized religion, the police, the U.S. Census, jury duty, and the bookselling industry are just a few of the institutions regularly disparaged in its pages. Woodworth is a collector of antique printing machinery and he puts his collection to regular use, beautifully hand-printing each issue himself.

Other publications include The Review, subtitled "Mystery, Adventure, Obsolete Popular Culture, Criticism, Literature, Opinion," and Pulling The Strings, the guide to "How Businesses and Institutions Attempt to Control the Small Press."

Woodworth recently had to undergo major surgery. A plea went out throughout the zine and anarchist communities in July 2006 to help him out with donations since he's never had healthcare coverage. Woodworth can be contacted c/o The Match, Box 3012, Tucson, Arizona 85702, USA.

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