Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 00:50:11 -0500 From: stan is the bastard (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Anarcho Punk Federation The Anarcho Punk Federation is a loose federation of anarchist punks working toward making a social change and creating a viable counterculture from punk rock rather than the stale subculture which exists today. This federation is a means for active anarchist punks to organize and communicate with one another in order to lend mutual support and begin to create a real movement for social change within the subculture. The current structure of the APF is based on Primary Groups located in regions around the globe. The role of the primary group is to be contact for a particular region to distribute "Counterculture" (the APF newspaper). Primary groups should also be working in their area to propogate the ideals of anarchism in the punk scene and beyond. Primary Groups have also made commitments to help fund "Counterculture" through benefit shows and other donations. So far, there are 12 Primary Groups with new groups forming every day. The twelve are as follows: Connecticut APF c/o Us Against Them 107 Occum 83 Windham St. Willamantic, CT 06226 Illinois APF c/o Subvert Collective PO Box 624 Manteno, IL 60956-0624 Maryland APF PO Box 65431 Baltimore, MD 21209 (email@example.com) Minnesota APF PO Box 3491 Duluth, MN 55803 New Hampshire APF c/o Geoffrey McNamara RFD #2 Box 172 Peterborough, NH 03458 Maine APF c/o Autonomous Action 3 Vaughn St. Farmingdale, ME 04344 New York APF c/o SFW? 253 Alexander St. Apt. 322 Rochester, NY 14602 Texas APF c/o STS Zine PO Box 1611 Houston, TX 77251 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Washington APF c/o Molly 4977 19th Ave. South Seattle, WA 98108 APF Japan c/o Ryuji Asada 102 Nakane House 3-25-20 Kdenji Minami Suginami Ku Tokyo 166 Japan APF Phillipines c/o Punks Not Thugs Collective PO Box 148 Taguig P.O. M. Mla. Phillipines APF Poland c/o Wotjek Kuczynski PO Box 115 15662 Bialystok 26 Poland (email@example.com) Aside from the Primary Groups, there are thousands of individual supporters. Any individual anarchist punk who works to make anarchism a reality in their lives to whatever extent possible is free to be an APF supporter. "Counterculture" is the primary voice of the APF. It is published by the MD Primary Group as a way of communicating ideas about anarchism and its relation to punk culture. To date, there have been three issues of "Counterculture" with a press run of 3000 copies each. These have been very expensive to produce and mail, so donations are greatly needed and appreciated. "Counterculture" is currently being distributed through primary groups and certain anarchist punk distributors. For a copy, please contact the Primary Group closest to you. Finally, the APF mailing list has been created to further help organize anarchist punks. You may subscribe to it by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the APF, please contact the Primary Group in your area.