Of course, there are huge advantages to having a network of fellow antifa - like having people to bounce ideas off of, share intel. with, track the fash across the region, and have people you know and trust that can be there to have your back when you need people to have your back.
Some things that will help you get off to the right start here:
1) Is there an existing network that you’re able to connect with and join? Do some googling and see what you can see!
2) You should start with antifa in other areas that you already know or trust, especially people you know IRL. Face-to-face, personal connections are always more reliable than peeps you only know on the ‘nets.
4) Once it looks like you’re going to have a regional network set up, it’s a good idea to establish some points of unity that all the network chapters agree with like Anti-Racist Action’s Points Of Unity. This lets everyone in the network know that you’re on the same page and have the same ideas and principles regarding your anti-fascist/anti-racist work. You can then use this as a prerequisite for new members and new chapters to join the network.
We are totally looking forward to the blossoming of antifa networks all over the place!