CINCO DE MAYO

originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2003; this longer version appeared in CommonDreams.org, May 5, 2006; reprinted in Mesh Magazine #14, May/June 2006 Maximillian I of Mexico RECLAIMING CINCO DE MAYO by Matt Gonzalez MOST AMERICANS INCORRECTLY

CINCO DE MAYO

originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2003; this longer version appeared in CommonDreams.org, May 5, 2006; reprinted in Mesh Magazine #14, May/June 2006 Maximillian I of Mexico RECLAIMING CINCO DE MAYO by Matt Gonzalez MOST AMERICANS INCORRECTLY

BANNING FUR

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 19, 2002 Meret Oppenheim’s fur-lined tea cup, 1936 ESCAPING THE ICE AGE by Matt Gonzalez THERE WAS A TIME when fur played a necessary role in a person’s ability to protect

BANNING FUR

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 19, 2002 Meret Oppenheim’s fur-lined tea cup, 1936 ESCAPING THE ICE AGE by Matt Gonzalez THERE WAS A TIME when fur played a necessary role in a person’s ability to protect

ALEXEI KRUCHENYKH, RUSSIAN FUTURIST

first published as Let’s Bellyache! A book review in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002 A SLAP IN THE FACE! A book review by Matt Gonzalez [Suicide Circus: Selected Poems by Alexei Kruchenykh (Copenhagen & Los Angeles: Green Integer,

ALEXEI KRUCHENYKH, RUSSIAN FUTURIST

first published as Let’s Bellyache! A book review in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002 A SLAP IN THE FACE! A book review by Matt Gonzalez [Suicide Circus: Selected Poems by Alexei Kruchenykh (Copenhagen & Los Angeles: Green Integer,

JACK HIRSCHMAN, POET LAUREATE

first published in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002; revised May 20, 2006 Photograph of Jack Hirschman at the Caffe Trieste by John Perino. CHOROSHO! AN AUTO/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JACK HIRSCHMAN by Jack Hirschman & Matt Gonzalez BORN IN

JACK HIRSCHMAN, POET LAUREATE

first published in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002; revised May 20, 2006 Photograph of Jack Hirschman at the Caffe Trieste by John Perino. CHOROSHO! AN AUTO/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JACK HIRSCHMAN by Jack Hirschman & Matt Gonzalez BORN IN

MY GREEN MANIFESTO

first published in Comet Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 1, The Tenacity Issue, 2003 Detail of My Green Manifesto, printed by the Greenwood Press, photograph by Pino Trogu. MY GREEN MANIFESTO by Matt Gonzalez for Isaac Opalinsky, Alison Gibbons, & Erik

MY GREEN MANIFESTO

first published in Comet Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 1, The Tenacity Issue, 2003 Detail of My Green Manifesto, printed by the Greenwood Press, photograph by Pino Trogu. MY GREEN MANIFESTO by Matt Gonzalez for Isaac Opalinsky, Alison Gibbons, & Erik

PREFACE TO DON PAUL’S FLARES: POEMS, SONGS, PROSE

first published as the preface to Flares: Poems, Songs, Prose (SF: Irresistible/Revolutionary, 2001) by Don Paul FOREWORD by Matt Gonzalez I  FIRST MET DON PAUL a couple of years ago on Federico Garcia Lorca’s birthday, June 5. He had come

PREFACE TO DON PAUL’S FLARES: POEMS, SONGS, PROSE

first published as the preface to Flares: Poems, Songs, Prose (SF: Irresistible/Revolutionary, 2001) by Don Paul FOREWORD by Matt Gonzalez I  FIRST MET DON PAUL a couple of years ago on Federico Garcia Lorca’s birthday, June 5. He had come

WHY I JOINED THE GREEN PARTY

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 15, 2000 WHY I TURNED GREEN by Matt Gonzalez SO HERE’S HOW it happened. I went to a rally held in front of KRON, channel 4, with my friends Adam Raney

WHY I JOINED THE GREEN PARTY

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 15, 2000 WHY I TURNED GREEN by Matt Gonzalez SO HERE’S HOW it happened. I went to a rally held in front of KRON, channel 4, with my friends Adam Raney

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JACK BLACK, YOU CAN’T WIN

first published in the The Recorder, August 23, 2000 Jack Black JACK BLACK RIDES THE RAILS AGAIN. A book review by Matt Gonzalez [You Can’t Win by Jack Black. Introduction by William Burroughs. Afterward by Michael Disend. AK Press, 2000,

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JACK BLACK, YOU CAN’T WIN

first published in the The Recorder, August 23, 2000 Jack Black JACK BLACK RIDES THE RAILS AGAIN. A book review by Matt Gonzalez [You Can’t Win by Jack Black. Introduction by William Burroughs. Afterward by Michael Disend. AK Press, 2000,

JACK MICHELINE, RAGGED LION

first published in Ragged Lion: A Tribute to Jack Micheline (Ellenburg, WA: Vagabond Press/The Smith, 1999), ed. John Bennett Jack Micheline & Matt Gonzalez on Albion Street in San Francisco, c. 1993, photo by Andrew McKinley. THE ELUSIVE JACK MICHELINE

JACK MICHELINE, RAGGED LION

first published in Ragged Lion: A Tribute to Jack Micheline (Ellenburg, WA: Vagabond Press/The Smith, 1999), ed. John Bennett Jack Micheline & Matt Gonzalez on Albion Street in San Francisco, c. 1993, photo by Andrew McKinley. THE ELUSIVE JACK MICHELINE

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THE DEATH PENALTY

first published in the Stanford Humanities Review (Fall/Winter 1990) Newsweek photograph by Ken Light THE DEMISE OF DUE PROCESS: MURRAY AGAINST GIARRATANO by Matt Gonzalez “Even though a person be the immediate occasion of another’s death, he is not a

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THE DEATH PENALTY

first published in the Stanford Humanities Review (Fall/Winter 1990) Newsweek photograph by Ken Light THE DEMISE OF DUE PROCESS: MURRAY AGAINST GIARRATANO by Matt Gonzalez “Even though a person be the immediate occasion of another’s death, he is not a

EUGENE DEBS, SOCIALIST

first published in Mesh Magazine #6, September/October 2004 Eugene Debs speaking at Canton, Ohio, June 16, 1918. This photograph was used as Government Exhibit No. 17 for the prosecution. IN ANOTHER ERA: THE SOCIALIST CIRCLE OF EUGENE DEBS by Matt

EUGENE DEBS, SOCIALIST

first published in Mesh Magazine #6, September/October 2004 Eugene Debs speaking at Canton, Ohio, June 16, 1918. This photograph was used as Government Exhibit No. 17 for the prosecution. IN ANOTHER ERA: THE SOCIALIST CIRCLE OF EUGENE DEBS by Matt

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AMADOU DIALLO

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 8, 2000 Amadou Diallo, a 23 year old African immigrant who was killed by New York City police in the building in which he lived in the Bronx, February 4, 1999.

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AMADOU DIALLO

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 8, 2000 Amadou Diallo, a 23 year old African immigrant who was killed by New York City police in the building in which he lived in the Bronx, February 4, 1999.

JACK MICHELINE, THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY

from the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999); Edited by Alan Kaufman and S.A. Griffin, pg 95-97 Jack Micheline. Photograph by Rosemarie Hausherr (from the Jack Micheline Foundation website) JACK MICHELINE by Matt Gonzalez JACK MICHELINE DEVOTED

JACK MICHELINE, THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY

from the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999); Edited by Alan Kaufman and S.A. Griffin, pg 95-97 Jack Micheline. Photograph by Rosemarie Hausherr (from the Jack Micheline Foundation website) JACK MICHELINE by Matt Gonzalez JACK MICHELINE DEVOTED