Times Square by Howard Zinn and Wes Modes.
I wrote this like a million years ago, illustrating a story that Howard Zinn used to tell about his moment of radicalization. It inspired me because I had a similar experience and epiphany. In 2002, I was brutally arrested by the San Francisco PD with hundreds of others peacefully protesting on the first day of the Iraq War in 2002. This was long before I’d taken my deep dive into the terrible oppressive history of the United States, and the exact same thought struck me, “But this is America.”
I had a chance to give Howard a copy of the comic a few years later in Boston.
This is an excerpt and I might see if I can slip the whole comic into this issue. If space allows.
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