Dr. Robert Bowman in Pittsfield
at 7:30 pm in the
Susan B. Anthony Lounge
Susan B. Anthony Building
Berkshire Community College
1350 West St.
Some biographical information about Dr. Bowman
Letter from Dr. Bowman to Peace Activists
Some information from a 2008 Patriot Tour Flyer
Directions to Berkshire Community College
Dr. Bob Bowman – Some biography
1494 Patriot Dr, Melbourne, FL 32940; (321) 752-5955
Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret. is President of the Institute for Space and Security Studies, Executive Vice President of Millennium III Corporation, and retired Presiding Archbishop of the United Catholic Church. The recipient of the Eisenhower Medal, the George F. Kennan Peace Prize, the President's Medal of Veterans for Peace, the Republic Aviation Airpower Award, the Society of American Military Engineers' ROTC Medal of Merit (twice), the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous other awards, he is one of the country's foremost authorities on national security.
Colonel Bowman flew 101 combat missions as a fighter pilot in Vietnam and directed all the DoD “Star Wars” programs under presidents Ford and Carter. He has been an executive in both government and industry, and has chaired 8 major international conferences. Professor Bowman taught at 5 colleges and universities, serving as Department Head and Assistant Dean. His Ph.D. is in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from Caltech. He has lectured at the National War College, the United Nations, Congressional Caucuses, the Academies of Science of six nations, and the House of Lords.
Dr. Bob Bowman ran for President in the Reform Party in 2000 and was the Democratic candidate for the US Congress from the 15th Congressional District of Florida in 2006. Bob and his wife of 52 years, Maggie, have 7 children and 21 grandchildren.
Letter Sent by Dr. Bowman to Peace
Activists before the Start of the 2008
Dear fellow peace activists,
From June 13 to October 17, 2008, I'll be touring the country, speaking in about 120 different cities. I'd appreciate very much if your organizations could co-sponsor my talk. I am attaching the tour documents.
Because some of you may not know me, I'd like to explain who I am and what I'm trying to do. My bio gives details of my military career and education to establish credibility, but it doesn't mention my work for peace.
I've been an anti-nuke anti-war activist for 26 years. In the early 80s I worked closely with Sen. Claiborne Pell, Sen. Mark Hatfield, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and others to prevent an arms race in space, end nuclear testing, end anti-satellite weapons testing, and prevent nuclear war. I have given about 7,000 speeches around the country against Reagan's "Star Wars", against Bush One's first Gulf War, against Clinton's rape of Kosovo, and against practically everything Shrub does. My support has always come from Catholic Workers, Quakers, Unitarians, Veterans for Peace, WILPF, Peace Action, etc. The overall goals of the Patriot Tour (get a government that will follow the Constitution, honor the truth, and serve the people) are designed to make conservatives feel welcome. (Many of them are just as unhappy about things as we are.) But the immediate goals are to end the occupation of Iraq and prevent an attack on Iran. The only way I can see that happening soon (I'm not willing to wait until 2009 for another president) is with the simultaneous impeachment of Cheney and Bush, and I call for that loud and clear. I'm probably one of the most radical progressive populist liberals there is. But I don't think the left can succeed by itself. That's why I'm recruiting honest conservatives to our cause. They understand that this administration is anything but conservative. Real conservative Republicans like Bob Taft stood for fiscal responsibility, avoidance of foreign military entanglements, and protection of our individual rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Is it any wonder these folks can't stand Bush? We can make common cause with real conservatives (not the Bushie big-money imperialist fascist neo-conservatives now in charge of our government). The article "The Patriots" (attached) is designed to emphasize our common ground with real conservatives and to recruit them to our cause. I am having considerable success around the country bringing left and right together to "Take Back America."
One of the ways we are bringing folks together is through the 9/11 Truth movement. It includes folks from all across the political spectrum who love their country but fear their government. I am not a "conspiracy theorist," because I don't claim to have a theory about how 9/11 happened. But like about 80% of the American people, I don't think we have been told the truth. 9/11 has been exploited by Cheney and company to get us into unnecessary and illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to take away our freedoms through the misnamed "Patriot Act," and to involve us in a phony but seemingly endless "War on Terror." We are succeeding in getting the 9/11 Truth movement to oppose the results of the 9/11 tragedy as much as the act itself. For all these reasons, I am asking you to work with folks in the 9/11 Truth movement to jointly put on my speaking event. I have not met all of them, but those in the movement I have met are mostly patriotic anti-war activists, not nutcases as the corporate media portrays them. (Sure there are a few pretty strange folks involved, but that's true of the peace movement as well.) :) So give them a chance. You don't have to agree with them on 9/11, just work with them on our common goals.
The thrust of my talk is to end the occupation of Iraq, prevent an attack on Iran, and impeach Cheney and Bush for deceiving us into war.
The bottom line is that I'd like you to give me a chance. The Los Angeles Times called me "probably the best public speaker in the country today." I think that was a bit of an exaggeration in the 1980s, but I'm a lot better now than I was then. In any event, I guarantee you won't be disappointed! Thanks!
P.S. If you want to see my position on every conceivable issue, go to the "Issues A to Z" document on our web site www.thepatriots.us I am not running for political office in 2008. All money raised goes to "The Patriots," a 501c(3) non-profit associated with the Institute for Space and Security Studies.
Some Information from a
2008 Patriot Tour Flyer
“The Best Public Speaker in
-- Los Angeles Times
Dr. Bob Bowman
Lt Col, USAF, ret. (101 Combat Missions as Fighter Pilot in Vietnam)
Is bringing his 2008 Patriot Tour to town!
Dr. Bowman challenges us to “Take Back America” for the people. He explains why we need a government that:
(1) Follows the Constitution
(2) Honors the Truth, and
(3) Serves the People.
Think what a difference that would make! No more imperial presidency. No nuclear attack on Iran. No more undeclared wars of aggression. No more spying on the American people. No more jailing of dissidents. No more corporations importing and exploiting millions of illegal immigrants to drive down wages. No more exporting of jobs. No more NAFTA. No more North American Union. No more government lies, false-flag attacks, and cover-ups. No more corporate welfare. No more health plans written by insurance companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers. No more energy policies written by Exxon and Enron. No more trillions in debt. Most importantly, no more using our sons and daughters to kill Arabs for the oil companies. Let’s “Take Back America!!”
Directions to Berkshire Community College
Berkshire Community College’s (BCC’s) main campus is located at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield, MA. To get to the campus follow the directions below:
From the north:
Follow Rte. 7 to Park Square in downtown Pittsfield. At the traffic light, go downhill on West Street, pass the Big Y Supermarket on the right, and turn left at the stop sign. Continue on West Street for 3 1/2 miles. The college's main entrance is on the right.
From the east:
Follow Rte. 9 through Dalton and Pittsfield to the intersection with Rte. 7. Turn left at the traffic light and follow Rte. 7 to Park Square. Follow the directions from Park Square above.
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 West) to Exit 2 in Lee. Turn right onto Rte. 20. After Rte. 20 merges with Rte. 7 in Lenox, follow Rte. 7 to Park Square. Go around the traffic circle and follow the directions from Park Square above.
From the south:
Follow Rte. 7 to Park Square. Go around the traffic circle and follow the directions from Park Square above.
Follow Rte. 20 to the NY/MA border. Continue on Rte. 20, pass the Citgo gas station on the right, and turn left onto Hungerford Street (about 1 1/2 miles past the gas station). Bear left onto Forthill Avenue underneath a railroad overpass. Turn left at the stop sign onto West Street.