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The Match! #109

The Match! #109

Product Review (submitted on August 12, 2012):
I can’t resist quoting the entire masthead from this publication: “First published in 1969, this publication exists solely to criticize authoritarian society and religion in order to argue for the many humane advantages of freedom and rationality. We are not affiliated with any groups or organizations. Any publication of this same general orientation may reprint anything herein. DONATIONS: we welcome them and need them. But please: no checks. Just cash or stamps only. No kidding, no checks! Submissions of letters are extremely welcome, and all letters will be considered as being for publication unless you indicate otherwise. We have no telephone, no email, so either write or don’t communicate at all. Typesetting and printing by Editor and Publisher, Fred Woodworth, 2011. No computers are ever used in this production.” I have to admit that the NO CHECKS! kind of fondly reminded me a little of BROOKLYN ’s stance on the same issue. There’s a lot to consider here, and it’s rare to see a zine with the kind of lengthy publishing history that THE MATCH! has (over 40 years!). If you’re interested in ethical anarchism or are interested in reading more about it, THE MATCH! is a publication you’ll want to consider. It’s free, but consider sending along a few bucks or some stamps. This issue included a piece about the Bodies Exhibition that I found especially interesting, but, again, at 80 pages there’s a lot here – including a lengthy letters section, so if you don’t want your letter published, make sure you indicate that in your letter (see above in the masthead).