Saturday, December 8, 2007

Marilyn Buck

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U.S. political prisoner and poet Marilyn Buck translated and wrote a nuanced introduction to "State of Exile," an essay and poems by Uruguayan Cristina Peri Rossi, now exiled in Barcelona. It is published by City Lights Books as part of its Pocket Poet series

"State of Exile is a haunting work that sat for decades, awaiting, like cicadas, its proper season. That time is now." -- Mumia Abu-Jamal

For more information, see

In the window of City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco – the poet's dream come true!

Rescue The Word. 2001. Friends of Marilyn Buck, % LSPC, 1540 Market St., #490; San Francisco, CA 94102. Noted prison poet Buck's first chapbook of her own work. Conscious, poignant, internationalist and consistently revolutionary. Paper, 22 pages.

From the title poem:

"sacred words are in danger
fugitives, they seek cover
bury themselves alive
shamed by the profane purposes
they are forced to serve
dressed in lily-white lies

"sing them        shout them
teach them
wear them
around your neck
amulets against amnesia"

Wild Poppies: A poetry jam across prison walls. 2004. Freedom Archives, Poets and musicians honor political prisoner Marilyn Buck, reading 46 of her poems and their own. Hear South African poet laureate Dennis Brutus and a host of others including Amiri Baraka, Genny Lim, devorah major, Vini Bhansali, Mariann Wizard, Akwasi Evans, Samsara, Carlos Quiles, Piri Thomas, Aya de Leon, Kwame Ture, and Marilyn herself, reading her work over the censored telephone lines of the Federal Correctional Institute at Dublin, CA. Compact disc.

Hear a sample cut of Marilyn reading now:

Marilyn grew up in Austin, attended school at the University of California at Berkeley, and later returned to Austin for a short time, where she hung around The Rag and appeared anonymously in its pages, although she didn't write any articles for it. Later she went to Chicago and edited Students for a Democratic Society's national newsletter, New Left Notes, then back to California, where she became an active member of Newsreel and a trusted supporter of San Francisco's militant Black Liberation forces. She had been imprisoned on a variety of charges off and on since the early 70s, except for several years spent as a fugitive, living life "underground". While in prison, she completed two college degrees and maintained a lively correspondence. She taught literacy to other women prisoners, and had participated, while imprisoned, in fund-raising walks for women with AIDS and other solidarity events. Sadly, Marilyn died on 3 August 2010 at the home of her attorney Soffiyah Elija in New York, just nineteen days after being released from prison. For more detail about her passing, click here. There is also a tribute page located at

In addition to her poetry, Marilyn was a gifted ceramic artist

Greg Calvert

Greg Calvert's two books on the New Left are:

A Disrupted History: The New Left and the New Capitalism, by Greg Calvert and Carol Neiman (also a former Rag staffer), published in 1971 by Random House and now out of print.

Democracy from the Heart: Spiritual Values, Decentralism, and Democratic Idealism in the Movement of the 1960s, published in 1991 by Communitas Press. Available from Communitas Foundation, P.O. Box 4542, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

Greg published numerous articles, many of them in "New Left Notes" and "Liberation."

Probably Greg's most important and widely-quoted speech was given at Princeton University, in February 1967. It has been reprinted in a lot of different places, including Massimo Teodori's book, The New Left: A Documentary History, published by Bobbs Merrill 1969.

There is also a series of interviews with Greg in the archives of the Columbia University Oral History Project.

Gary Chason

Gary is also an acting teacher and has served as a motion picture casting director, working with such artists as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdonovich.

Feature-Length motion pictures:

God Thinks You're a Loser (2008) Writer/Director currently finishing post-production; A disturbing comedy about guilt and going to Hell. Told in a comic-book style.

Go to God Thinks You're a Loser for preview, clips and stills.

Gary Chason, far left, talks with cast and crew during
making of God Thinks You're a Loser.

Everything or Nothing (2007) Producer/Director on the festival circuit; a heroin movie about a young girl who, at age 6, is orphaned by her father's murder-suicide and who becomes a prostitute and drug addict, then struggles to straighten out her life.

The Trust (1993) Producer on the shelf; The story of William Marsh Rice and the creation of Rice University. Stars Sam Bottoms and Karen Black. Played festivals briefly; is probably available for rent somewhere.

Charlie's Ear (1992) Writer/Producer/Director played festivals (SXSW '94) won top awards at Madrid and Mannheim Festivals, played for one week at the Dobie; a farce noir about a guy (Austin Pendleton) who has a momentary thought about killing his wife, then some thugs show up and do it for him. Or do they?

Legitimate Theater as a Playwright:

Killing Little Cindy (2003) short play about a woman who accidentally kills her childhood imaginary friend, Little Cindy, thus unlocking her repressed sexuality. Was performed at Austin's Frontera Fest along with...

Terminally Straight (2003) On his death bed, a man reconciles with his mother, who always wanted him to be gay - like his father - instead of the beer-swilling, stripper-loving straight guy he turned out to be. It somehow has a happy ending when the man dies.

Denizens (1978) full-length stage play, produced by The Equinox Theater in Houston. A zany comedy about a guy with a poisonous snake for a penis, which, of course, gets cut off.

Charlie's Ear (1977) full-length play, produced by The Equinox Theater. The same story line as the movie.

I also played a lead role (yes, as an ACTOR) in a feature that created quite a buzz at festivals:

Dear Pillow (2004) was just released by Heretic Films and is available on NetFlix, Blockbuster Online, and Played at festivals all over the world and got great reviews. It's a strange "buddy" movie about an aging, gay pornographer (me) who writes erotic letters ostensibly from women for a men's magazine called Dear Pillow. He becomes friends with a teenage boy and coaches him on writing erotica.

Dear Pillow on

Gary Chason in scene from movie Dear Pillow.

I am currently writing a screenplay called Bogwert about a 6 year old boy and his "imaginary" friend, Bogwert, and their adventures in the Alternate Universe. It's family-friendly and weird at the same time.

And there's this recent article that appeared on The Rag Blog.

Thorne Dreyer

Thorne Dreyer howls at demonstration against U.S. Sen. John (Corn Dog) Cronyn in Austin, February 15, 2008.

Thorne Webb Dreyer lives in Austin where he is a writer, editor, broadcaster, activist, and bookseller. He is editor of The Rag Blog, a progressive internet news magazine with a global audience, and is host of Rag Radio, aired Friday afternoons 2-3 p.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, and streamed live on the internet.

Thorne Dreyer was the first Funnel of The Rag and then was a member of the editorial collective of Liberation News Service in New York City and a founding member of the Space City News (later Space City!) editorial collective in Houston. Later he worked for KPFT-FM, the Pacifica radio station in Houston for which he served a stint as general manager, hosted a long-running interview show, and started and edited KPFT's Mighty Ninety News (And World Report).

His writings in the Sixties and Seventies appeared in dozens of publications around the world, and his work has been cited or excerpted in over 100 books and scholarly papers. He later was a correspondent for Texas Monthly, and through the years he was a freelance writer, published and edited newsletters and other materials for political organizations, for the City of Houston and for arts and civic groups, and wrote reams of advertising and public relations copy.

And that’s just the writing part of the story!

He also owned and operated a successful Houston public relations business and worked as a public information officer for the City of Houston, an actor, a political consultant, an event producer, a union booking agent and personal manager for rock and jazz musicians, and managed a jazz club.

Thorne Dreyer at KOOP studios in Austin, September 29, 2009. Photo by Alan Pogue.

Here's a neat little hodge podge for starters.

Radical returns to Austin for Cornyn protest: Thorne Dreyer back after 40 years. Feature story by Brad Bucholz in the Austin American-Statesman.

This has been in every edition of Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary (plus the unabridged, international, etc.) since the 70s (also here).

The Spies of Texas was an exclusive cover story in the November 17, 2006 issue of The Texas Observer, about surveillance of radicals and iconoclasts in Sixties Austin.

And here is an interview with Texas Public Radio about the publication of the Texas Observer article:

Here is a link to the audio and uncorrected transcript of a one hour and 23 minute oral history inverview with Thorne Dreyer, recorded 7/16/1976, from the Houston Public Library digital archives.

Bio and pic in Next Left Notes, of which Thorne is a Contributing Editor.

Dreyer mini-memoir prepared for The Rag Reunion.

Who's Who in the Sixties listing, from a French anarchist web site.

Max and the Mummy, a dispatch from Harris County Jail.

God Goes to the Astrodome in Texas Monthly. Guru Maharaj Ji ushers in the Millennium, this from the former premie’s own site.

The Movement and the New Media, overview piece on the Underground Press, written with Victoria Smith for Liberation News Service and referenced in a number of scholarly works.

…..and here it is in French!

Thorne Dreyer, with first issue of The Rag, confronted by kampus kop on the campus of UT-Austin in October, 1966.

Dreyer's letter to the Underground Press Syndicate announcing The Rag and its intent to join. Yes, friends, an actual historical document, for your edification and viewing pleasure.

People call for revolution: Pentagon up-tight, article written for The Rag and the Washington Free Press, and distributed by Liberation News Service. It ran in dozens of publications and has been excerpted in a number of books, including Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night.

Translation of an article on commercialization of the Haight Ashbury Summer of Love that ran in papers all over the country, posted here in La Presse Anarchiste.

Video clip from People's History in Texas and another.

The Strangest Neighborhood in Texas, Montrose Lives! Vintage article from Texas Monthly written with Al Reinert. Probably the definitive work on the Montrose, it’s culture and history.

What Ever Happened to the New Generation? In 1976 we revisit Sixties Texas radicals, many of them Ragstaffers. Published by Texas Monthly and reposted on The Rag Blog with a 2008 afterword.

This is the cover of Free Press: Underground & Alternative Publications 1965-1975 by Jean-Francois Bizot, published in 2006. The picture was taken at the initial meeting of the Underground Press Syndicate at Stimson Beach, California. Dreyer (stoned, in hat at left) and Carol Neiman represented The Rag.

Dreyer on News 8

Free Poetry was edited by Thorne Dreyer and John Schonenberg (of the San Francisco Mime Troupe) in San Francisco in 1966. It was published and distributed by the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). According to Google Books: "This is a booklet of poems, a forum, an attempt to initiate action & dialogue, propaganda ..."

Books in which Dreyer is quoted or excerpted according to Google. At least those that have been digitized. Includes Congressional reports on subversion from the New Left!

And some searchable ones on Amazon….

Thorne Dreyer with Victoria Smith in the offices of Space City! in Houston circa 1970.

Alice Embree

"Media Images 1:  Madison Avenue Brainwashing" by Alice Embree, in Sisterhood is Powerful, Edited by Robin Morgan, Random House, 1970.

Compañero Renato Espinoza in the Texas Observer, June 15, 2007.

Sick of our Health System? NOKOA: The Observer, August 30, 2007.

Jack Jackson (aka Jaxon)

Photo by Kathy Doyle, copyright 2006 Kathy Doyle

Friends, fans remember Jack Jackson
Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ahead of his time, this creator of comics and histories managed to transform both

To his friends and admirers, Jack "Jaxon" Jackson was an artist's artist, an historian's historian, a Texan's Texan.

And to his artistic credit and financial detriment, Jackson was always a little too ahead of his time.

Jackson, who died June 8 in Stockdale, published the underground comic book "God Nose" in Austin in 1964, three years before alternative funny books sprang forth half a continent away in San Francisco.

Five years later, he founded San Francisco's seminal Rip Off Press, which would become a staple of the burgeoning countercultural economy.

His comics moved away from hippie-flavored shock value and into Texas history well before nonfiction cartoonists such as Joe Sacco galvanized the form.

Jackson's graphic novel "Los Tejanos" (1981) was the first book published by pioneering art-comics house Fantagraphics.

But the years of laboring on the cutting edge — if not the more lucrative center — of art, comics and history took a toll on Jackson.

Tina Jackson, his wife of 22 years, said Jackson was struggling with prostate cancer and diabetes at the time of his death, which is being investigated as a suicide. Jackson also is survived by his son Sam, 19.

"If Clifford Antone was like my kid brother," a clearly upset Threadgill's owner Eddie Wilson said Wednesday, "Jack was like my older brother." Blues champion Antone died May 23.

The inspiration

Jackson was born May 15, 1941, in the south-central Texas ranching community of Pandora, the descendant of Texans who settled here during the Republic years after 1836.

Like many Texans of his generation, Jackson grew up reading "Texas History Movies," a collection of comic strips on Texas history that was distributed in schools, a book that inspired and influenced many Texas cartoonists and aided Jackson's fascination with the state's complicated history.

Jackson worked at the Texas Ranger humor magazine while at the University of Texas. "Jack had this list of college bookstores and traded the Ranger with other schools," said friend and Rip Off Press co-founder Dave Moriaty. "It's how the Ranger was voted best humor magazine over and over. Jack made those connections."

In 1964, Jackson created "God Nose," regarded widely as the first commercially available underground comic, featuring discussions between the Almighty and "the fools he rules."

" 'God Nose' was printed in secret in the basement of the Texas State Capitol building on a state-owned printing press," said Moriaty. "He hawked it on the Drag. Little old ladies claimed he was a godless Communist and others claimed he was a fascist. It was a nice, middle-of-the-road comic book."

"Jackson was first, but he was stuck in Austin," Fantagraphics co-founder Gary Groth said Tuesday. "Robert Crumb was better able to tap directly into the zeitgeist in San Francisco."

Jackson moved to San Francisco in '66 to join the "Texas Mafia," the transplanted Texans who were juicing up the San Francisco scene. He became the art director and informal accountant for the Family Dog, a music booking concern founded by fellow Texan Chet Helms, for whom Jackson created wild posters.

Along with "Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, Moriaty and college buddy Fred Todd, Jackson in 1969 founded Rip Off Press, which became an internationally known publisher of underground comics and the counterculture's printer of choice.

Rip Off Press founders Fred Todd, Gilbert Shelton, Jack Jackson,
Jackson's girlfriend Beatrice Bonini, and Dave Moriarty

"Jack still had that list of bookstores from his time with the Ranger," said Moriaty. "It occurred to him he could sell Family Dog posters to college bookstores. To everyone's amazement, they sold incredibly well and were a major source of income for the company. Rip Off used the same list and suddenly we had a distribution network." Jackson's underground comics work has been collected in the books "God's Bosom," the surrealist history "Secret of San Saba: A Tale of Phantoms and Greed in the Spanish Southwest" and "Optimism of Youth."

A page in history

By the late '70s, Jackson had returned to Austin, where he produced comics about Texas history, including "Los Tejanos," "Lost Cause," "Comanche Moon" and "The Alamo."

"Jackson's histories were studies in misapprehension and out-of-control appetites," comics critic Tom Spurgeon wrote on his "Comics Reporter" Web site. "(They were) authoritative portraits of a region whose future was shaped from the buffeting winds of greed and desire.

"Of all the early graphic novels that appeared in the late 1970s," Spurgeon continued, "Jackson's were the most like the form as we understand it now and would stand out the least were they published for the first time today."

Fantagraphics published "Los Tejanos" in 1981. "(Jackson) was doing this stuff long before it was commercially viable," said Groth. "Jack was a genuine historian, and there was an authenticity to the art, that gritty visual aspect. He could really capture that period, re-create it, dramatize it and make it relevant to readers. But it's historical, and how many Americans really want to know about history?"

"These are confrontational histories," lifelong friend and writer Mike Price said Wednesday. "He defied his readers not to wallow in glamorous mythology."

On a more local level, Jackson also drew "Threadgill's: The Cookbook," (1996) with Eddie Wilson of Threadgill's. "He really paid me the biggest compliment that anyone has ever paid me by turning my life story into a comic book," Wilson said. "I knew how serious he was about his history. He told me, 'I'd love to do it, you just can't be in a hurry.' He really believed anything worth doing was worth doing slowly."

Groth is torn about Jackson's direct artistic impact. "What Jackson did was so sui generis and so noncommercial that I think a lot of artists wisely chose not to follow in his footsteps. The comics underground was about breaking taboos, and Jack moved away from that, breaking comics into a new field. I think it was only in retrospect that people saw how mature that was."

But Jackson's study of history wasn't confined to comics. An independent scholar who published a number of works on Texas history, Jackson's books included "Los Mesteños: Spanish Ranching in Texas, 1721-1821," "Almonte's Texas: Juan N. Almonte's 1834 Inspection, Secret Report & Role in the 1836 Campaign" and "Indian Agent: Peter Ellis Bean in Mexican Texas."

"In my opinion, Jack is the only professional historian I knew," said fellow historian Tom Lindley, author of "Alamo Traces." "Most historians don't write history to make a living. They teach. Jack wrote history, and he was always very generous with his research."

Lindley says Jackson's scholarship was pioneering, especially his work on early Texas ranching. "Those books aren't going to sell in the thousands," he said. "They're going to go to libraries and specialists. But he was a unique and irreplaceable guy."

"I could ask Jack questions on Texas history all day and all night," Wilson said. "The information that flowed out of him. It turned me into a little kid."

A final salute

A memorial service for Jackson was scheduled yesterday at Hyde Park Christian Church. The cover of the program was drawn by Jackson's son Sam, who has inherited his father's skill and has started drawing his own comics.

"When we found out about Jack," Tina Jackson said Thursday, "Sam's pals came over to be with him, and he stayed up all night drawing a portrait of himself from the back drawing his father drawing comics. He called it 'A Meager Salute to an Artistic Genius.' "

By Sam Jackson, Jack's son

Nobody's arguing with that last part.

Mariann G. Wizard

In 1987, Jaxon and I collaborated on The Adventures of Oat Willie (copyright Austintatious Comix), then operated in partial partnership by Doug Brown and Mike Kleinman. (Planet K didn't yet exist.) A daily question in every Oat's store was, "Who the heck is Oat Willie?" Mike and Doug wanted a comic response.

We talked with Jack about the art for about a year. Supportive and agreeable, he'd say, "Come see me when you have a story!" But when I had a script, he wasn't totally thrilled! He'd been working hard to establish himself as a historical artist and historian, struggling with opposition and outright disrespect because of his underground past. Now we wanted him to draw Austin's silliest iconic hero: a skinny guy in shorts in a wheeled bucket of … oats???

But he started reading it, laughing, seeing how to draw it, and exclaimed, "It's a history of Austin's counterculture!" Although we did only one issue before Doug and Mike split the sheets, it was a start: An innocent kid comes to the Big University seeking Truth and Purpose, finds instead Parties and Lies, Takes Acid, Runs Amok, and Changes the World … or at least himself. Oat Willie is our Pilgrim, our Everyman, his life a metaphor for our lives and times. Though many stories remain untold, I'm so proud that Jack saw the people's history in my words and gave them life with his craft and pen.

We went to a comics convention in California. Dozens of people came to see Jaxon, bringing cherished copies of Comanche Moon and Skull, Family Dog posters, even ancient God Noses – not only for autographs but to thank him for his work. Jack was amazed; he had no idea he was a legend.

Growing up, I didn't know many college folks. My parents, though, expected me not only to go to college but somehow to select one. My friend Nancy had a sister in school here who sent the Texas Ranger home to Fort Worth. A total teenage misfit, I devoured it – proof that college weirdness existed outside of the out-of-reach The Harvard Lampoon. "I'm going to Austin," I decided and did so, against all common sense. Whatever I've done with my life since then, it's the fault of Jack and the other Rangeroos, my real-life heroes, without whose dubious influence I might have been a conservative talk-show hostess or a NASCAR fan.

Jack was my friend. But it was only at the Austin memorial service that I began to see his contribution to Texas history. Not writing or teaching, although he did that, but his own potential role in it. Jaxon showed us what we must grasp if Texas is to survive as anything but a theme-park subsidiary of the earth-eating octopus of multinational greed. He told us a great economic and demographic truth of our time, recalled by Reies Tijerina: "Somos tejanos." Could we, his Anglo friends, truly comprehend and embrace that fact, then history would be made, and Jack Edward Jackson be remembered as its agent.

And if he left any drawings of old forts along the Red, can we please harden up that pesky northern border?

Vaya bien, hermano. – Mariann G. Wizard
Austin Chronicle

Paul Buhle on Jack Jackson

The unique, voluminous work of Jack Jackson, recognized as an important scholar of early Texas history as well as one of the innovators of 1960s-70s underground comics, has put on display an artistic as well as scholarly “revisionist” who offers sympathy to nearly all sides. From the siege of the Alamo to the multicultural Indian Lover: Sam Houston & the Cherokees, Jackson created historical documents of complexity and detail.

Paul Buhle, Brown University

Austin Chronicle obit special

Interview with Jack Jackson, Comics Journal #213

Excerpts from a tribute to Jack Jackson, Comics Journal

Robert Faires on Jack Jackson, Austin Chronicle

Tribute to Jack Jackson, Art & Artiface

Jackson bio in Wikipedia

Jack Jackson by Scout Stormcloud

Jaxon Bibliography

Underground Comic Books

All Stars (1970)
Barbarian Comics #4 (1975)
Berkeley Con Program Guide (1973)
Best of Rip Off Press (1973)
Bogeyman #3 (1970)
Douglas Comix (1972)
Exile into Consciousness (1970)
Fantagor #2 (1972)
God Nose (1964 & 1969)

Grim Wit #2 (1973)
Happy Endings Comix (1969)
Hydrogen Bomb & Biochemical Warfare Funnies #1 (1970)
Insect Fear #3 (1972)
Juicy T-Shirt Catalog (1975)
Mother's Oats Comix #2 (1971)
New Gravity #1 (1969)
One Color #1 (1979)
Radical America Komiks (1969)
Rip Off Review of Western Culture #2 (1972)
San Francisco Comic Book #1 (1970)
Skull Comics #1 (1970)
Skull Comics #2 (1970)
Skull Comics #3 (1971)
Skull Comics #4 (1972)
Skull Comics #5 (1972)
Slow Death Funnies #1 (1970)
Slow Death Funnies #2 (1970)
Slow Death Funnies #3 (1971)
Slow Death Funnies #4 (1972)
Slow Death Funnies #5 (1973)
Slow Death Funnies #6 (1974)
Slow Death Funnies #7 (1976)
Tales From the Berkeley Con (1974)
Tales From the Leather Nun #1 (1973)
Up From the Deep #1 (1971)
Zap #7 (minicomix) (1972)
"The Adventures of Oat Willie", with Mariann Wizard, also includes work by Gilbert Shelton, Charlie Loving, Kerry Awn, Micael Priet, Joe E. Brown, Jr. and Lieuen Adkins, Austintatious Comix, 1987.

Plus several strips of “God Nose” in The Rag.

History Comics

White Commanche (1977)
Red Raider (1977)
Blood on the Moon (1978)
Commanche Moon (Paperback Compilation 1979 and 2003)

Recuerden El Alamo: The true story of Juan N. Seguin and the Texas-Mexicans after San Jacinto (1979)
Tejano Exile (Paperback Compilation 1980)
Los Tejanos (Paperback Compilations 1982)
Jaxon's Illustrated Tales (1985)
God's Bosom and Other Stories: The Historical Strips of Jack Jackson (1995)

From The Comics Journal website

Texas History Books

Almonte's Texas: Juan N. Almonte's 1834 Inspection, Secret Report, & Role in the 1836 Campaign by Jack Jackson and John Wheat (2005)
Imaginary Kingdom: Texas As Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767 (Barker Texas History Center Series) by Pedro De Rivera, Texas State Historical Association, Cayetano Maria Pignatelli Rubi Corbera Y Saint Clement Rubi, and Jack Jackson (Jan 1981 & 1995)
Texas by Terán: The Diary Kept by General Manuel de Mier y Terán on His 1828 Inspection of Texas (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture) by General Manuel de Mier y Terán, Scooter Cheatham , Lynn Marshall, and Jack Jackson (2000)
Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast: The Contributions of St. Denis, Olivan, and Le Maire by Jack Jackson, Robert S. Weddle, and Winston De Ville (1990)
Soldiers, Sutlers, and Settlers: Garrison Life on the Texas Frontier (Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series, No 2) by Robert Wooster and Jack Jackson (1987)
Flags along the coast: Charting the Gulf of Mexico, 1519-1759 : A Reappraisal by Jack Jackson (1995)
Shooting the sun: Cartographic results of military activities in Texas, 1689-1829 by Jack Jackson (1998)
Lost Cause: John Wesley Hardin, the Taylor Sutton Feud, and Reconstruction Texas by Jack Jackson (1998)
Indian Agent: Peter Ellis Bean in Mexican Texas (Canseco-Keck History Series) by Jack Jackson (2005)
Indian Lover: Sam Houston & the Cherokees by Jack Jackson (1999)
The Alamo: An Epic Told from Both Sides by Jack Jackson (2002)
Secret of San Saba: A Tale of Phantoms and Greed in the Spanish Southwest (Death Rattle Series) by Jack Jackson (Hardcover Nov 1989)
Long Shadows: Indian Leaders Standing in the Path of Manifest Destiny, 1600-1900 by Jack Jackson (1985)
Los Mestenos: Spanish Ranching in Texas, 1721-1821 by Jack Jackson (1997 & 2006)
Manuscript Maps Concerning the Gulf Coast, Texas, and the Southwest (1519-1836) by Jack Jackson (1995)

Compilations and Collections

Optimism of Youth (1993)
Portfolio of Underground Art (1980)

Miscellaneous Publications

Threadgill's the Cookbook: The Ck by Eddie Wilson, Jack Jackson, and Threadgill's (1996)
"Jaxon" interview by Bruce Sweeney, Cascade Monthly Vol. 21, 1980
"Tejano Cartoonist" interview by Bill Sherman, The Comics Journal #61, winter 1981
"The Lunatic Fringe" interview by Susan Sneller, Trajectories, winter 1992
"Jack Jackson at Dallas" interview by Gary Groth, The Comics Journal #75, September 1982
"A Phenomenon by Jaxon" written by Jack Jackson, Infinity 1972
"Texas in Bold Dark Strokes" by Jesse Sublett, The Austin Chronicle, Vol. 16, No. 11, November 15, 1996
The Comics Journal #100, July 1985
Comics as History by Joseph Witek, 1990

Comic Books as History : The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar (Studies in Popular Culture) by Joseph Witek, (University Press of Mississippi, 1990).

Book Description

This well focused and perceptive analysis of a phenomenon in our popular culture—the new respectability of the comic book form—argues that the comics medium has a productive tradition of telling true stories with grace and economy. It details vividly the outburst of underground comics in the late 1960s and ‘70s, whose cadre of artistically gifted creators were committed to writing comic books for adults, an audience they made aware that comic books can offer narratives of great power and technical sophistication.

In this study Joseph Witek examines the rise of the comic book to a position of importance in modern culture and assesses its ideological and historical implications. Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar are among the creators whom Witek credits for the emergence of the comic book as a serious artistic medium. As American codes of ethics, aesthetics, and semiotics have evolved, so too has the comic book as a mode for presenting the weightier matters of history. It is safe to claim that comic books are not just for kids anymore.

Richard Jehn

That's something that I wouldn't want to have to account for, is a sentence like this one. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics (CWPL) No. 5:51-62. 1979.

Particle t'a in Snowdrift Chipewyan. CWPL No. 6:9-79. 1980. Presented a preliminary version of this paper at the Alberta Conference on Language (ACOL), Banff, Alberta, November 1979.

Aspects of current phonological change in Snowdrift Chipewyan. CWPL No. 6:51-60. 1980. Presented a revised version of this paper at the Symposium on Athapaskan Linguistics and Language Planning, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 1980.

A phonetic timing model based on "relative" timing. Paper presented at ACOL, October 1981.

Invented spelling in adults: More data. CWPL No. 7:41-52. 1982.

On the notion "inherent segment duration" in phonetic timing research. Papers from the XVIIIth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. K. Tuite, R. Schneider, and R. Chametzky (eds.), pp. 244-256. 1982.

Radical linguistics: A look at the competence/performance distinction from behind the left field fence. Department of Linguistics Seminar, University of Alberta, October 1982.

Reconciling physical fact and phonology: Temporal factors in speech. Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, January 1983.

Yellow Rain, Global Politics, and Graduation from the University of Alberta. Convocation Address, University of Alberta, June 1983.

Graduate Student Funding at the University of Alberta, 1974 to 1983. Graduate Students' Association publication, Fall 1984.

University Agony? A Study of Recent Events at the University of Alberta. Graduate Students' Association publication, February 1985.

Is the UofA exaggerating money woes? Edmonton Journal, February 18, 1985.

Configuring Access to an SNA Gateway Across an IBM OS/2 LAN Services Network from a Novell NetWare 3.11 Network. Novell Netwire Users' Forum (NOVUSERS), October 4, 1993. Now located at [You will have to join a forum to view my article.]

TCP/IP Workshop. Presentation to the Puget Sound NetWare Users Group. October 24, 1995.

Abend Recovery for NetWare 3.x and 4.x. Presentation to the Puget Sound NetWare Users Group. June 24, 1996.

Feasting with Family and Friends. G&R Publishing. 1999.

Ita Jones

The author was born in Poland in 1945, has a BA in philosophy from University of Texas in Austin and currently resides in Colorado. She was named for her paternal grandmother who died in a concentration camp, exact time and place unknown. In 1972 Random House published The Grubbag, a collection of weekly columns she wrote (under the name Ita Jones) for the Liberation News Service from 1968-70.

The Grub Bag, by Ita Jones (Vintage Books, 1971).

The Grub Bag, which began in The Rag and continued in distribution by Liberation News Service, has become something of a legend, especially among aficionados of obscure cookbookery. "An underground cookbook. The practical, philosophical and political aspects of food - with recipes and metaphysics," and photographs by Art Herald. How to bring about the revolution, and what to eat while doing it.

The Gift, A Journey of Liberation, by Ita Willen (The Wessex Collective, 2005).

A memoir that describes how the study of Buddhism helped the author cope with her painful holocaust legacy. The close of the Nazi death camps was a beginning rather than an end for those who survived. Told through the eyes of a child of Holocaust survivors, The Gift lets us feel the pain and the courage that reaches into the decades beyond the war. Compelling and insightful. A memorable read. -- Barb Lundy, poet

Jeff Jones

"Institutionalized Discrimination in SF's Arts Funding Patterns." 1989.

"SF's Prominent Arts Organizations: Why Aren't They Equal Opportunity Employers?" 1987.

Also- see Introduction section for why these two reports were important.

Jeff Jones, who served as president of the student body at UT-Austin, is shown here -- in tie-dyed bellbottoms -- selling The Rag on campus

Sarito Neiman

Carol Neiman, now Sarito, served along with Thorne Dreyer as the original "funnella" of The Rag and later edited New Left Notes, national newspaper of Students for a Democratic Society.

With Greg Calvert, Neiman authored one of the seminal books of the New Left, A Disrupted History : The New Left and the New Capitalism, published in 1971 by Random House.

From 1997 - 2007, Sarito served as editor in chief at the New York office of Osho International, the foundation entrusted with making available the works of Osho, the contemporary mystic whose work is now centered at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India. In that capacity she compiled and edited several volumes of Osho's work including Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic.

Sarito Carol Neiman is also an actress who studied at Hagen Berghof (HB) Studios in New York. She appeared in several stage productions in New York City and in the movie Moonshine which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.

Sarito currently lives in Junction where she works with her brother Bill Neiman in Native American Seed,

Carol Neiman in demonstration against the War in Vietnam in late Sixties Austin. Also pictured, from left, Ragstaffers Thorne Dreyer (with beard), Gary Chason, and David Mahler (with guitar). Police surveillance photo.

Books written by Sarito Carol Neiman

A Disrupted History : The New Left and the New Capitalism, by Greg Calvert and Carol Neiman (Random House, 1971).

Afterlife : The Complete Guide to Life After Death, by Carol Neiman and Emily Goldman (Viking Studio Books, 1994).

Portable Reiki : Easy Self Treatments for Home, Work, and On the Go, by Tanmaya Honerbogt with Carol Neiman (Ulysses Press, 2006).

Books compiled and edited by Sarito Carol Neiman.

Zen Tarot : The Transcendental Game of Zen, by Osho (St. Martin's Press; Book and Access edition, 1995).

The Book of Secrets, by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 1998).

Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic, by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 2001).

Aware : The Key to Living in Balance (Osho, Insights for a New Way of Living), by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 2001).

Art of Tea, by Osho (St. Martin's Press, 2001).

Love, Freedom, Aloneness : The Koan of Relationships, by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 2002).

Tarot in the Spirit of Zen : The Game of Life, by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 2003).

Your Answers Questioned : Explorations for Open Minds, by Osho (St. Martin's Press, 2003).

Pharmacy For the Soul : A Comprehensive Collection of Meditations, Relaxation and Awareness Exercises, and Other Practices for Physical and Emotional Well-Being, by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 2004).

Body Mind Balancing : Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body, by Osho (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005).

The Book of Understanding: Creating Your Own Path to Freedom, by Osho (Harmony, 2006).

Emotional Wellness: Transforming Fear, Anger, and Jealousy into Creative Energy, by Osho (Harmony, 2007).

An Interview With Carol Neiman, Editor-in-Chief of Osho International, February 1, 2003, Elizabeth Bissette.

Susan Torian Olan

The Earth Remembers by Susan Torian Olan, pub by "TSR Inc" (a company of Random House) in December 1989 paperback, science fiction, 317 pp
Lib of Congress Catalog Card # 88-51732
ISBN: 0-88038-778-5

TSR Inc (as of '89)
PO Box 756
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

The Rag: A Study in Underground Journalism. Susan Torian Olan. Masters Thesis, University of Texas. 1981.

Robert Pardun

About the Author

Robert Pardun was born in Kansas and raised on the edge of the prairie in Pueblo, Colorado. As a graduate student, he was a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter at the University of Texas in 1964, became a regional SDS organizer, and then an SDS national officer in 1967-68, which put him in the SDS national office at the height of the antiwar movement. After the collapse of SDS, he spent 1971-76 on a commune in the Ozarks. Robert recently served as associate producer of the critically acclaimed documentary film on SDS, Rebels with a Cause, and is one of the people interviewed in the film. Robert now lives in the mountains near Santa Cruz, California.

Pardun, Robert, Prairie Radical : A Journey Through the Sixties (Los Gatos, California : Shire Press, 2001)

Prairie Radical is a highly regarded memoir of the sixties. From Amazon.

From the Author

I decided to write Prairie Radical because I found that most histories of the sixties say very little about the day-to-day activities on the local level or about the lives of the individuals involved. The movement was, after all, the combination of thousands of local movements each made up of individuals who were willing to risk their lives and careers to end injustice, racism, and the Vietnam War. It was on the local level that the strategy and tactics for reaching new people were developed and where the connections between the civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women’s and other liberation movements, and the counter-culture were forged. I hope that this “history with a human face” helps people experience the passion of that decade rather than just learning what happened.

No Apologies: Texas Radicals Celebrate the ‘60s (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1992), edited by Daryl Janes, “It Wasn’t Hard to Be a Communist in Texas,” by Robert Pardun, pp, 49-61.

Rebels With a Cause, documentary film on SDS, Produced, directed, and edited by Helen Garvy; associate producer, Robert Pardun.

Rebels with a Cause chronicles the movements for social change of the Sixties that began with the civil rights movement and culminated with the angry protests against the US war in Vietnam. Told through the eyes of SDS members, the film is about far more than SDS. It’s about the values, motivations, and actions of a generation that lost its innocence but gained a sense of power and purpose. It’s about a decade that changed America.

This American Life: Review of Prairie Radical, Dick J. Reavis, September 14, 2001

Alan Pogue

Alan Pogue
Texas Center for Documentary Photography
2104 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702

512-478-8387 studio
512-423-9812 mobile

My book, Witness for Justice, is prominently displayed on my web site. I sell it for $40 (+ $3.30 tax in Texas) plus shipping and I will sign it and inscribe it however the buyer likes.

Alan Pogue Photographs, c.1970

Pogue (Alan) Photographic Archive

No War On Iraq: Understanding the People of Iraq: Alan Pogue Audio Interview

Dick Reavis

Pop-Up Ad Journalism? A Way Out of the Newspaper Abyss. CounterPunch. Dec. 21, 2007.

If White Kids Die, University of North Texas Press, 2001.

This American Life: Review of Prairie Radical, September 14, 2001.

Editor and translator, Diary of a Guerrilla, Arte Público Press, 1999.

The Ashes of Waco, Simon & Schuster, 1995; Syracuse University Press, 1998.

Texas, Fodors/Random House/Compass, 1995, 1997, 2004.

Editor and translator, Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant, Arte Público Press, 1991.

Conversations with Moctezuma, William Morrow & Co., 1990 ; Quill, 1991.

Without Documents, Condor Publishers, 1978.

A Guide to the Dick J. Reavis Papers, ca. 1956 - 2006

Steve Russell

No way I could list everything because I got not just bit but chewed up and spit out by the writing bug.

I've written for half a dozen or so underground papers besides The Rag and had regular gigs with The Daily Texan, The Texas Observer, The American Reporter,, and at this time, Indian Country Today. When I was an elected judge in Austin I had an opinion column in a rural newspaper under a nom de plume.

I guess my most famousest writing, the one that got me a Pulitzer nomination by my editor that was thrown out because first publication was on line, was "The X-On Congress: Indecent Comment on an Indecent Subject," an essay written to provoke a lawsuit to challenge the Communications Decency Act in 1996. In Shea v. Reno, my lawsuit got the act declared unconstitutional before the case that eventually made it to the Supreme Court, ACLU v. Reno. It's still archived many places on the web since it was one of the early "viral messages" because posting it was an act of civil disobedience. Here's the link to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Refereed and Law Review Articles:

“Law and Bones: Religion, Science, and the Discourse of Empire,” 99 Radical History Review 214-226 (2007).

“Chains and Circles: Hierarchy and the Status of Animals,” (with Sara M. Walsh) 3 Ayaangwaamizin: The International Journal of Indigenous Philosophy 271-290 (2006).

“Sex, Lies and Law: Moral Turpitude as an Enforcer of Gender and Sexuality Norms,” (with Sara M. Walsh and Krista Eckhardt) 3 Sexuality Research and Social Policy 37-51 (2006).

“Making Peace With Crow Dog’s Ghost: Racialized Prosecution in Federal Indian Law,” 21 Wicazo Sa Review 89-114 (2006).

“The Racial Paradox of Tribal Citizenship,” 46 American Studies 147-169 (2005).

“From the Red Core to the Black Sky: Corporate Crime in the Transnational Matrix,” 12 Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 148-165 (2005).

“Since September 11, All Roads Lead to Rome.” 13 Critical Criminology 37-53 (2005).

“Sovereign Decisions: A Plan for Defeating Federal Review of Tribal Law Applications.” 20 Wicazo Sa Review 93-108 (2005).

“In Search of the Meritocracy.” 27 American Indian Quarterly 400-411 (2004).

“Ethics, Alterity, Incommensurability, Honor.” 27 Cream City Review 121-144 (2003) and 3 Ayaangwaamizin: The International Journal of Indigenous Philosophy 31-54 (2003).

“Honor, Lone Wolf, and Talking to the Wind.” 38 Tulsa Law Review 147-157 (2002).

“Social Control of Transnational Corporations in the Age of Marketocracy.” (With Michael J. Gilbert) 30 International Journal of the Sociology of Law 33-50 (2002).

“Globalization of Criminal Justice in the Corporate Context.” (with Michael J. Gilbert) 38 Crime, Law and Social Change 211-238 (2002).

“Apples are the Color of Blood.” 28 Critical Sociology 65-76 (2002).

“The Jurisprudence of Colonialism.” 25 Legal Studies Forum 605-617 (2001).

“Truman’s Revenge: Social Control and Corporate Crime.” (with Michael J. Gilbert) 32 Crime, Law and Social Change 59-82 (1999).

“Critical Criminology at the Trial of Joseph K.: A Trial Judge’s Reflections on Asma’s Critique.” Journal of Postmodern Criminology, Vol. 5, Art. 4 (1999).

“A Black and White Issue: The Invisibility of American Indians in Racial Policy Discourse.” 4 Georgetown Public Policy Review 129-147 (1999).

“In the Ghetto: Legal Studies in Criminal Justice Programs,” 9 Journal of Criminal Justice Education 267-280 (1998).

“American Indians in the Twilight of Affirmative Action.” 2 Chicago Policy Review 37-45 (1998).

“Sacred Ground: Un-Marked Graves Protection in Texas Law,” 4 Texas Forum on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 3-23 (1998).

“The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall in Strawberry Season,” 23 Thurgood Marshall Law Review 19-43 (1997).

“The Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing: Implementation of NAGPRA in Texas.” 19 American Indian Culture and Research Journal 193-211 (1995).

"‘Sacred to All’: American Indians Seek Religious Freedom,” 58 Texas Bar Journal 362 (1995).

“Political Correctness as a Plea for Rhetorical Disarmament,” 56 Texas Bar Journal 1144 (1993).

“The Futility of Eloquence: Selected Texas Family Violence Legislation 1979-1991,” 33 South Texas Law Review 301-375 (1992), reprinted in 5 Texas Family Law Service 1-17 (1993).

“The New Outlawry and Foucault's Panoptic Nightmare.” 17 American Journal of Criminal Justice 39-50 (1992).

“Commentary on Representative Justice,” 16 Thurgood Marshall Law Review 57-74 (1990).

“Status of the Texas Necessity Defense in Abortion Clinic Trespass Cases Assuming the Demise of Roe v. Wade,” 17 American Journal of Criminal Law 1-17 (1989).

“Family Violence: What Lawyers and Judges Can Do,” 49 Texas Bar Journal 965-968 (1986).

Book Chapters:

“The Cherokee Nation: A Colonial Morality Play in Three Acts,” in Eating Fire, Tasting Blood: Breaking the Great Silence of the American Indian Holocaust 128-145 (Marijo Moore, ed., 2006).

“Levande Indianer” and “Döda Indianer” in De Kallar Oss Indianer 93-117 (Annika Banfield, ed., 2004).

“Apples are the Color of Blood,” in Race and Ethnicity Across Time, Space and Discipline 19-30 (Rodney D. Coates, ed., 2004).

“The Jurisprudence of Colonialism,” in American Indian Thought 217-228 (Anne Waters, ed., 2004).

“Invisible Emblems: Empty Words and Sacred Honor,” in Genocide of the Mind 211-227 (Marijo Moore, ed., 2003).

“Rent-a-Judge and Hide-a-Crime: The Dark Potential of Private Adjudication,” in Privatization of Criminal Justice: Past, Present and Future 113-122 (David Shichor & Michael J. Gilbert, eds. 2000).

“Undercurrents of Judicial Policy: Demystifying the Third Branch of Government and the O.J. Simpson Case,” in Representing OJ: Murder, Criminal Justice & Mass Culture 178-182 (Gregg Barak, ed., 1996).

“Native American Reburial Issues in State Courts,” Vol. 1, No. 11 in Indian Law Summaries (National Judicial College 1995).

“The New Outlawry and Foucault’s Panoptic Nightmare,” in We Who Would Take No Prisoners 70-79 (Brian D. MacLean & Harold E. Pepinsky eds. 1993), reprinted in Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process 266-270 (7th ed. John J. Bonsignore, Ethan Katsh, Peter d’Errico, Ronald M. Pipkin, Stephen Arons and Janet Rifkin, eds. 2002).

“Trials Before the Municipal Court,” “Plea Bargaining in Municipal Court,” “Jury Trials in Municipal Court,” all in Travis County Practice Handbook (Austin Young Lawyers Association 1982).

Book/Film Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries:

“The Second Amendment” and “Criminal Jurisdiction of Tribal Courts” in Battleground: Criminal Justice, pp. 645-650, 778-783 (G. Barak, ed., 2007).

Book Review of Jon Sorensen and Rocky Leann Pilgrim, Lethal Injection: Capital Punishment in Texas During the Modern Era (University of Texas Press, 2006) in Journal of the West, Vol. 45, No. 4 at 94 (2006).

“Consent as a Defense to Criminal Liability,” “Criminal Courts: Personnel,” “Necessity as a Defense to Criminal Liability,” and “Battered Women Defense to Criminal Liability” in Encyclopedia of Criminology, Vol. I, pp. 95-96, 224-226, 297-299, Vol. II, p. 1027 (Richard A. Wright and J. Mitchell Miller, eds., 2005).

Book Review of Jedrzej George Frynas and Scott Pegg (eds.), Transnational Corporations and Human Rights (Palgrave Macmillian 2003) in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 3 at 783-785. (2004).

Book Review of Eva Marie Garroutte, Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America (University of California Press 2003) in Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Vol. 27, No. 1 at 147-153. (2004).

“Indian Civil Rights Act,” in Major Acts of Congress, Vol. 2, 186-188 (Brian K. Landsberg, ed. 2004).

Book Review of David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (University of Oklahoma Press 2001) on H-AmIndian List (Michigan State University 2003).

Film Review of Naturally Native, American Philosophical Association Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2 at 16-17 (2002).

“Gaming,” “The Mexican-American War,” and “The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo,” in The Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics 623-624, 656, 700 (Schultz, et al. eds. 2000).

Book Review of John William Sayer, Ghost Dancing the Law: The Wounded Knee Trials (Harvard University Press 1997) in The Texas Observer, Vol. 89, No. 21 at 27, (Nov. 21, 1997).

Film Review of A Time to Kill, 4 Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 80 (1996).

Book Review of John R. Wunder, "Retained by the People:" A History of American Indians and the Bill of Rights (Oxford University Press 1994) in 9 Western Legal History 97 (1996).

Book Reviews of Lawrence W. Sherman, Policing Domestic Violence: Experiments and Dilemmas (The Free Press 1992) in 21 American Journal of Criminal Law 321 (1994) and 57 Texas Bar Journal 291 (1994).

Non-refereed Articles:

“Teaching Criminal Justice Debate.” (with Craig Hemmens, Mathieu Deflem, Vance McLaughlin, and Tom O’Connor) 26 ACJS Today (1): 13-14 (2003).

“The Two Faces in the U.S. Human Rights Mirror.” (with Audrey Zamora and Christopher Boeck) 13 Peace Review 537-544 (2001).

“Identity as Survival.” 11 Peace Review 299-301 (1999).

“The Invisible People,” Texas Spectrum, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1998).

“Background on the Indian-Archaeologist Wars” (bibliography), Tennessee Archaeology, (January 1998).

“Broken Windows: Prevention Strategy or Cracked Policy?” (roundtable discussion), The Critical Criminologist, Vol. 8, No. 1 at 7-10 (Fall 1997).

“Exon Act, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” The American Reporter, Vol. 3, No. 580 (June 27, 1997).

“Twixt Texas and the Pearly Gates,” The American Reporter, Vol. 3, No. 482 (February 11, 1997).

“The Politics of Indian Identity,” 9 Peace Review 515-519 (1997).

“The Roots of NAGPRA” (interview), The Mining Company, (September 6, 1997).

“Picking Bones in the Legislature,” The Texas Observer, Vol. 89, No. 14 at 15 (Aug. 1, 1997).

“Naming the Dragon: Law School Admissions in the Twilight of Affirmative Action,” Conference Proceedings, The Minority Student Today: Recruitment, Retention, and Success (University of South Carolina 1996).

“The Public Problem of Private Matters,” The American Reporter, Vol. 2 No. 320 (June 28, 1996).

“An Indecent Act,” Harper’s Magazine at 24 (May, 1996).

“Confessions of an Indecent Subversive,” Texas Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 26 at 28 (Sept. 9, 1996).

“A Time to Bury the Dead,” 8 Peace Review 245-247 (1996).

“Indians and Anthropologists and the Politics of Identity,” epilogue to Quigg et al., Archeology and Native American Religion at the Leon River Medicine Wheel (Department of the Army 1996).

“Heresy From the Ivory Tower: Killing the Corporate ‘Person’,” The American Reporter, Vol. 2, No. 311 (June 17, 1996), reprinted in The Progressive Populist and The Albion Monitor.

“Waiting Out the CDA Challenge,” The American Reporter, Vol. 2, No. 308 (June 12, 1996).

“The X-On Congress: Indecent Comment on an Indecent Subject,” The American Reporter, Vol. 2, No. 219 (February 8, 1996), reprinted in The Philadelphia City Paper.

“Courtrooms are Ground Zero of US Immigration Policies,” The American Reporter, Vol. 1, No. 76W (July 22, 1995).

“Why the Exon Amendment Matters,” The American Reporter, Vol. 1, No. 63 (July 5, 1995).

“The Law of Diminishing Alternatives,” Voice for the Defense, Vol. 17, No. 7 at 18 (1988).

“Pretrial Release at the City Jail: A Primer for Civil Lawyers,” 3 Austin Lawyers Journal 7 (1981).

“Lest We Forget,” The Texas Observer, Vol. 71, No. 21 at 16 (December 28, 1979).

“Getting Organized in the Valley,” The Texas Observer, Vol. 70, No. 2 at 18 (February 3, 1978).

“Oh Say, Can You See What's Going On Here?,” The Texas Observer, Vol. 69, No. 11 at 16 (June 3, 1977).

“I Chose Law,” The Texas Observer, Vol. LXVIX, No. 4 at 17 (February 25, 1977).

“300,000 Migrants and the Legislature,” The Texas Observer, Vol. LXVIX, No. 3 at 7 (February 11, 1977).

“Looking Toward the Legislature,” The Texas Observer, Vol. LXVIII, No. 15 at 3 (August 6, 1976).

Poetry and Fiction:

“Honor Rap,” Pulse, (May 4, 2004).

“Indistinguishable Color,” Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers 289-290 (boice-Terrel Allen, ed., 2003).

“Disruption, 1997,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Vol. 18, No. 2 at 1-2 (2003).

“What Indians Want,” Gatherings: The En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples, Vol. 13, 81-82 (2002).

“Donna’s Potsherds,” “How to Succeed as an Indian Poet,” and “Chitto Harjo,” Messenger Journal of Cherokee Literature, Vol. 1, No. 1 at 3-5 (2001).

“Six O’Clock News,” in Hozho: Walking in Beauty 97-103 (Carolyn Dunn and Paula Gunn Allen, eds. 2001).

“The Year They Drilled for Oil,” “Eleven Mile Hill,” and “Bison Bones,” South Dakota Review, Vol. 38, No. 1 at 15-21 (2000).

“Repatriation,” Moccasin Telegraph, Vol. 6, No. 6 at 13 (1996).

Jim Simons

Jim Simons
PO Box 922
Austin, TX 78767

Molly Chronicles: Serotonin Serenade, 2007, Plain View Press.

A memoir of Jim's experience as an activist and a lawyer for the movement for social change that swept America in the 1960's and beyond.

Available signed through the web site at $ 14.95 plus $3.00 shipping and handling per copy (up to $6.00,) and from Plain View Press, BookPeople, MonkeyWrench Books,,

No Apologies, 1992, Eakin Press.

Contributor, with other Austin radicals.

Out of print, may be found on, ABE Books, etc., and perhaps in a used book store near you. Paperback, b&w, 294 pp, originally priced at $16.95.

Mariann Wizard

Mariann Garner (Vizard; Waterhouse) Wizard

Personal Websites:

Publications & Links

1. The Pictorial Key to the Republican Tarot, In press Nov. 2007, Lulu
preview; order:
Coming soon to, Barnes &, and other on-line booksellers.
A satirical recasting of the traditional Waite-Ryder Tarot featuring the characters, charlatans and chicken-hawks of the modern Republican Party. Skewed Humor, Skewered History, Major Party Fun, Lady of Arms and much much more!
Paperback, b&w, 232 pp, under $25°°.

2. The Electronic Republican Tarot Deck, 2007, Lulu
Click here for preview
Available only through the Lulu Marketplace as an electronic download. Make your own Full-Color, 80-card companion Deck to The Pictorial Key to the Republican Tarot, complete with Sturdy Box and 32-page Introductory Booklet, with ordinary office supplies and fifth-grade skills, or view electronically.
Nixon as DEATH; Newt Gingrich as THE SUN; "Dubya" as the Knave of BUSHES; Condoleezza Rice as Lady of ARMS – much much more for the upcoming political folly season!
Electronic file (pdf), 20+ pages.

3. SIXTY, 2006, Lulu
With Scout Stormcloud.
preview; reviews; order:
Click here for reviews
Also sold at Austin's finest bookstores, and at (see more reviews there!), Barnes &, and other on-line booksellers.
Sixty of Mariann's poems and 60 of Scout's photos celebrate life, friendship, eros, nature, and change; recall former days; remind that we still got no peace; and we still got no justice; therefore, we aren't finished yet. Paperback, color, 100 pp, $39.95.

EXSE Spoken Word 2008-Mariann Wizard

4. HerbClips™; HerbalGram™, 1999 – present, American Botanical Council.
Contributor, reviews and articles on scientific trials of herbal medicines; ethnobotany; herbal regulation and legislation; industry reports; more.
Search or by author's or reviewer's name, herb, medical condition, more. ABC is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the preservation of traditional and "folk" knowledge about herbs and other valuable plants, and the exploration of that knowledge through modern scientific methods. Members enjoy substantial benefits in prices of publications, books, conferences, and herbal eco-adventures worldwide.

5. No Apologies, 1992, Eakin Press.
Contributor, with numerous other Rag writers and other Austin radicals.
Read Mariann's essay at
Out of print, may be found on, ABE Books, etc., and perhaps in a used book store near you. Paperback, b&w, 294 pp, originally priced at $16.95.

6. The Adventures of Oat Willie, 1987, Austintatious Comix.
With Jack Jackson (Jaxon); Charlie Loving.
Reprints of original comic strips featuring Austin's iconic weird guy, Oat Willie, by Joe E. Brown and Gilbert Shelton, and Loving's Nunzio the Narc, from The Rag. Origin story written by Wizard and drawn by Jaxon explores philosophical meaning of Austin slogan, "Onward Through the Fog"; other comic adventures. Covers by Shelton; Michael Priest. $??, original cover price $2.00.

7. Project Tejas '86 Teacher Guide, 1986, Texas Department of Agriculture.
With Lorri Gavin and others.
Developed as a classroom aid in the course of a two-year state-wide educational and fundraising project, focused on Ethiopian famine, jointly conducted by the Texas Department of Agriculture, under the leadership of then-Commissioner Jim Hightower, and Save the Children Federation (Westport, CT). Introduction to Ethiopia, problems of hunger and famine, paths toward self-sufficiency, Texas agriculture. Enrichment activities, fundraising ideas. Pre-K-12.
Paperback, b&w, 52 pp. A very limited number of copies are available; write to $7.50 + postage.

8. Turning the Guns Around: Notes on the GI Movement, 1971, Praeger; 1972, Delta Dell.
With Larry G. Waterhouse.
One of the few contemporary accounts of the late 1960s revolt against the Vietnam war (and military discipline in general) within the US Armed Forces, and the only one written by an active-duty GI and his spouse. Frequently cited in later works. Relying on primary sources (other GIs, airmen, sailors, Marines, recently discharged veterans and their supporters); with renewed relevance as the Iraq War staggers bloodily onward. Written from inside the belly of the monster, reminds that today's pig is still just tomorrow's bacon. Epilogue by Vietnam Veterans Against the War leader Terry DuBose. Frontispiece; chapter illustrations by Jude Binder. Chillingly accurate analysis of what were then future US military trends, borne out by 35+ years of increasing aggression.
See contemporary reviews, sample chapter at:
Long out of print, may be found on, eBay, etc., and perhaps in a used book store near you. Hardback, b&w, 211 pp, originally priced at $6.95; paperback, b&w, $2.45.

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And before any of that:

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Coming Soon

At Mariann Wizard's suggestion, this is a new blog which will list all former Ragamuffins (meaning those who were involved with the Rag of Austin, Texas between 1966 and 1977) who have published, their publications, and links to their Web sites and sources of published material.