There's not much of a connection between Nick Morgan and Ariel Dorfman, I suppose. The connection here is that I saw the film, A Promise to the Dead - a bio pic of sorts - about The 1973 coup in Chile and Ariel Dorfman, specifically at the Sanctuary for Independent Media. I learned a lot from this film. Its as if the recent history of Latin America does not exist in US public schools... then again, its hard to think of one thing i actually learned in high school. After seeing the film, I think it's one of the most important political eras and/or progressions to understand and think about with respect to protofascism and the real threat of a police state in this country. Anyways. the connection.....
I recently coordinated a presentation of work by Seth Tobocman at the Sanctuary for Indpendent Media. I had heard Seth's name exalted in radical circles during my time in NYC, but never had any opportunity or reason to meet him. I knew him, as I suspect most people do, by his work on a collection of comics called World War 3 Illustrated and a graphic novel (big thick comic book) called War in the Neighborhood, which is pretty much the definitive history of the Tompkins square riots - told truthfully and powerfully and visually.