[sixties-l] Greetings

From: Sorrento95@aol.com
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 00:08:47 CUT

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    I'm writing to just reintroduce myself to
    the recently renewed list.

    I'm Michael P. Wright of Norman, Oklahoma.
    I was a somewhat prominent member of the
    University of Oklahoma campus radical scene
    in the late 60s and early 70s.

    I was also jailed for four months for "trespass"
    at Tinker Air Force Base following an arrest on
    May 4, 1972. One of the attorneys representing
    the defense was none other than Stephen Jones,
    who later gained fame as the defense lawyer for
    convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
    Jones showed himself to be a real rat during the
    Tinker trial and appeal proceedings.

    In the early 70s I was involved in community
    politics, and failed in an attempt to arrange
    an electoral victory for a local socialist
    organization. The internal conflicts in the
    organization which led to that failure might
    be interesting for some to explore.

    I donated a complete set of newsletters from
    this organization -- the Oklahoma Socialist
    Movement -- to the OU Libary Western History
    Collection. In the last issue, there is an
    article by a guy named Alan Atkinson, who
    publicly confessed to being a "reforming male
    chauvinist" and, in the name of combating
    sexism, embraced the notion of universal

    I invite list members to read some of my
    current online writings, about various

    1. Supporting President Mbeki of South
        Africa in his decision to listen to the
        voices of AIDS dissent:

        Guest Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle,
        May 24, 2000

        Go here: http://www.sfgate.com

        Click on ARCHIVES, enter May 24 for FROM
        and TO, and then select EDITORIAL from
        the "Chron" drop-down box.

    2. A critique of "date-rape" feminism as
        expressed at the University of
        Oklahoma: http://www.popecenter.org

        Click on Clarion (Mar/Apr) and then
        scroll down to the link above my name.

    3. A somewhat unflattering article about
        David Boren, former head of the US Senate
        Intelligence Committee, and now president
        of the University of Oklahoma:

        Magnus, January 2000 (San Francisco)

        Select PAST ISSUES; then select January
        online, page 17.

    ~~ Michael Wright
      Norman, Oklahoma

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