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-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=* = = * YIPL (TAP) Issue # 1 * = June 1971 = * * =TAP ON-LINE Courtesy of BIOC Agent 003 & Sherwood Forest ][ – (914) 359-1517= * * -=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-==

For this selection, I had to turn back through over 360 pages of TAPs which represent the results of over 13 years of "subversive" work by several dozen people. I have tried to reproduce it as accurately with possible since there are a few diagrams. As for the format it was a four page booklet (the same format that is still used 13 years later) – It was typewritten except for the larger print which was handwritten. Today, TAP looks a little more professional than it did in its former days. Also, TAP has become extremely "conservative" compared to the days of its youth when the newsletter was run by anti-war/anti-government/anti-everything yippies. Now, onto issue #1.

						     - BIOC Agent 003
						       Associate Editor

——————————————————————————- Published June, 1971 Monthly

		       We at YIPL would
			 like to offer
			   thanks to
			all you phreeks
	      out there.  Most of you who are now
	receiving this met us in Washington on Mayday,
       where we distributed 10,000 promo flyers.  So far
       we have received over 50 responses, complete with
       contributions, encouragement, and spirit.  We may
       not have done well percentage-wise, but the fact
    that there are 50 people all over the country willing
    to fight back speaks for itself.  We are sure that from
    the spirit of response, YIPL membership will really
    skyrocket.	However, more important than our numbers,
    in our opinion, is the feeling and motivation for this
    movement.  The disappointment we feel toward Amerika has
    turned to hatred as we saw the futility of the movement
    to improve it, and to frustation as our outside efforts
    were repressed and forbidden.  But we did NOT turn our
    backs on the movement for change.  YIPL believes that
    education alone cannot affect the System, but deucation
    can be an ivaluable tool for those willing to use it.
    Specifically, YIPL will show you why something must be
    done immediately in regard, of course, to the improper
    control of the communication in this country by none
    other than the BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY.
    So if your friends want to get in on the fun, let them
   read your newsletter, and you might want to research your
  own questions in your local library, and help to start the
 education of your community of the phone company's part in the
war against the poor, the non-white, the non-conformist, and in
     general, against the people.  Show your neighbors, friends and the
    representatives of your area how the Bell System and the Amerikan
   government are co-conspirators.  If your friendscan't subscribe to
  YIPL, that; is cool, is convenient for our small staff, and is right on
 if they can send a buck as a donation and read your newsletter.  We also
need stamps, letters, and envelopes, which maybe they can get from their
office at work.  Because we are already sending out issues to people short

on bread, we really do need this kind of help. We will report on all of our finances from time to time, and if you can dig it, we will probably need some kind of bail fund set up. If any YIPL busts happen, we'd like to ask you all

in advance to work extra hard for the cause.	People, thanks again.  Love

The 1971 Credit Card system works as follows: The telephone number (7 digits) of the number to be billed is followed by the secret number for the area code of the number. They are listed below for several cities. At the end of the number comes a letter that matches the sixth digit of the telephone number. Many people look up the number of a large Company in the area and use their number, cause using any old number might lead to THAT person refusing to pay, and the Phone Company's hasseling the person to whom the call was placed. They should say that others use that phone, and they don't know anything. Fraud is illegal, so WE don't think you should make free calls. This Code has already been printed in many underground papers, as you know. Detroit-083 Boston-001 Phila.-041 1=Q 4=H 7=R 0=Z Washington-032 San Fran-158 Pitts.-030 2=A 5=J 8=U New York-021 Chicago-097 3=E 6=N 9=W

Example- 769-1900-069-Z (I.B.M. ,Amant,N.Y.)



As long as you're paying a bill, the phone company will tend to let you be. We all know that you might have extra phones you want connected as freebees. Not Western Electric phones, of course. Remember, the phone company "frowns upon" hooking them up yourself, so wwe suggest you have a friend do it.

On-hook voltage:45V Off-hook voltage:4.5V Your telephone line is usually a red and a green Ring pulses: 90V wire. A yellow is sometimes used for ringing. Un-

		 screw your storebought phone on the bottom and

you will find a box with a bunch of screws on it. Connecting as in the phone will keep it a secret from "Them".

! *Disconnect this Bell wire(it is red) ! * *←——–^^^^^ ! * * * * ! ! ——— W W W W* —-*—*——–*—- ! ! ( ) I I I I * O * G R##############################> ! ( Bell )R R R R ! O # Y## O ! ! ! ————-E E E E ! # O ###############################* ! ! ! —————–#####################################*##> ! ———– ( ) ! ! ! ! ( ) ! ! Connect the Yellow and the ! ! ( Dial ) ! ! Green wires together as one ! ! ( ) ! ! where they meet the main ! ! ( ) ! ! telephone wires. ! — ( ) —– ! ! ( ) ! Ever wonder how those conference call makers that are sold on the commercial market work? What they do is as follows:

      DOUBLE-POLE, DOUBLE-THROW,>>>>>		**********> TO PHONE
  CENTER-OFF, SWITCH		    !		*    *****>
			  !--------!<<	      !-*----*-!
			  ! I**  I**************I ***I !
			  !   *    !	      !   *    !
			  !   *********************    !
	  LINE 1	  !	   !	      !        !    LINE 2
   RED<*******************************   !	      !  *************>RED
			  !    *   !	      !  *     !
 GREEN<***************************I  **I !	      ! I*   I********>GREEN
			  !	   !	      !        !
			  ! ************************** !
			  ! *	   !	      !      * !
			  ! I	 I**************I    I !
			  !--------!	      !-!----!-!
						ZZZZZZ<-1000 OHM,1 WATT

Flickering a switch up puts the phone on that number. Flicking it down puts that number on "hold". The center position turns the first number off. The resistor keeps the line "off the hook" electrically, so if it is on hold, you will not be able to receive phone calls on that number. You line would would appear "busy" to callers. Simple enough?

Yippies have been know to fool around with shit like this from time to time without the permission of their local telephone company and even though they usually get away with it, we at YIPL would never think of advocating that thype of irresponsible activity. You should always check with your local phone company to pay them any extra money that you might be responsible to them for, before ever fooling around with your phone. The phone company is our friend, and they are here to help you.


Dear phreeks, I'm a phreeks in need of information, so I can balance the score between the Bell Kompany & the people. I enclose a dollar. Your brother in the movement- H.M., Jamestown, N.D.

My dearest sirs: Nothing pleasure me more than ripping off Mother Bell. Please send newsletter. Encloses is $1 U.S. Also-a question…A few friends of mine make long distance calls free from pay phone booths by holding the mouthpiece of the phone they're using up to the phone next to it so the operator hears the change jingle and makes the connection. I've tried it here in D.C. and the operator says the cash hasn't registered (which of course it hasn't). Please tell why. Thanks a lot. B.S., DuBois, Pa.

   In our nation's Kapital there are the shiny new pay phones that work

electronically, instead of the ding (5c), ding-ding (10c) or dong (25c).New ones have only one slot for depoit, and oon old ones your trick works, but hold the handset CLOSE to that phone!


Send me the shit and don't rip me off (please) S.M., Winchester, Pa.

Dear Y.I.P.L., I thought you might be interested in a movement started here in Lancaster. The movement is to have people who wish to see our troops out of Vietname this year call their local phone company manager and have their phone removed. The manager must be told why if it is to have any effect.Hopefully enough people will feel strongly & give up phone service to begin showing up on the profits of the phone company. This would push the phone lobbies to speak out (Bell especially) to end our continued involvement there. If you can assist in any way by encouraging this to take place in other areas it would be appreciated. Thanks! J.G., Lancaster, Pa.

Hi People, Here's my bill, send me shit on fucking the Bell System. Man do I need info on this kinda shit thanks D.B., State College, Pa.


Our example of eavesdropptin that touches a vast number of Americans was related to the Subcommittee by Joseph Beirne, President of the Communications Worker of America. He revealed that the phone company does not limit its invasions of privacy to assisting the FBI an other government tappers. He pointed out that " as part of its training program, and as part of its cont- inuing close supervision of its employees, the telephone industry has developed equiptment for monitoring its operators, its service assistants, its commercial office employees-in short, all of its employees who deal with the customer. Such monitoring means, of course, that the customer is, in effect, monitored at the same same time." "An alert snooper is sometimes able to obtain the information he needs simply by calling the telephone office and posing as a telephone repairman. Or, if the tapper is a law-enforcement officer, here may be able to secure the outright cooperation of the telephone company in the placing of his taps. In Kansas City, the existence of just such an arrangement between the telephone company and the chief of police was reveled." The above two quotes were made by Senator Edward V. Long.

In the office we call it "The System", and use of the word "the" means dog- matic finality. The wall comes up pretty fast when you start tampering with the way things are done within The System, and you either slow down and do things Bell's way or knock your brains out.-AT&T junior executive,spring,1967

In April of 1966, as the government was excalating the Vietnam war, Congress passed a law raising the Federal tax on telephone service to 10%. "It is clear," said Rep. Wilbur Mills, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, "that Vietnam and only the Vietnam operation makes the bill necessary". -Congressional Record,February 23,1966.

The War Tax Resistance is showing people how to refuse to pay this war tax. In most cases, the IRS will come to collect with 6% interest but your phone service will continue. But the more it's done, the more it costs Them in time, trouble and embarrasment for Uncle Sham. Do it, and tell your friends, relatives and neighbors to do the same. Include a letter to this effect to the phone company and your congressmen:


BECAUSE OF THE BRUTAL AND AGGRESSIVE WAR the United States government is conducting against Vietnam, the amount of federal excise tax, $…………., has been decucted from my payment of this bill. I have opposed this war and protested against it in many ways. Now I must testify to my opposition by refusing to pay this tax.

 The telephone excise tax was raised in April, 1966, only in order to help

pay for the war in Vietnam. Paying the tax means helping to pay for outright atrocities, for the murder of innocent women and chidren. It means helping to pay for the indicscriminate bombin and napalming of defenseless villages. It means helping to finance the shipping of American boys half way around the world to die defending an unpopular, totalitarian and corrupt regime.

 I am sorry for any incovenience my tax refusal may cause your office and

hope you will understancd that this protest is not directed against the telephone company. I hope also that you will soon join me and the many others others who have decided that it is now necessary to oppose the war by refusing to pay the telephone exciese tax that helps finance it.

 Sincerely in peace,

Distributed by WAR TAX RESISTANCE/339 Lafayette Street/New York, N.Y. 10012


How do we communicate with our people serving time in Nam? WPAX has a way. They're putting rock and sould and rap and education tapes on the air through Radio Hanoi, who is donating free air time to broadcast these "subversive" sounds, now banned by our government's stations. But WPAX need YOUR blank and recorded tapes, and of course, bread. Send what you can. If you want ot record your own show to be aired, ask them for details and they'll be happy to supply them. WPAX, Box 410, Cooper Station, N.Y.,N.Y. 10003


Obviously, as the people join up later on, they're going to want info that was already published. So we'll have a stock of past issues, available at the ridiculous (?) price of 50c each. This MIGHT start to erase our deficit, but we'll lover the price if we can get enough contributions.


We will have more letters, info, shit, and our man on the scene, Al Bell, will have some INSIDE INFO on the "Blue Box' that people all of the country are using on Ma Bell. Plus a dialouge with Russel Baker and Abbie Hoffman on Fones

*Picture of the OLD, OLD Bell logo (the one with the bell that has 'Bell System' written inside) with No. 1 written in the bell and Public Enemy written in the circular outside ring.

We beg you consider donating a small percent of what YIPL helps you save.

One year of newsletter is $4. YIPL,Room 504, 152 W. 42 St., N.Y.,N.Y.


[Courtesy of Sherwood Forest ][ – (914) 359-1517]

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