Both Brendan and Mike BS's perspectives are important ones in the history of this thing. The question of "when does a safe space become oppressive space?" is definitely something that played itself out in real life at ABC--and well, the current climate over there speaks for itself, for better or worse (depending on your POV).
Good stuff, Rich. ... There's a lot of fucking history revision happening in regards to ABC-NO-RIO and *our history*...it's good that you are gathering the stories, bro. Cheers!