Heroes for 9/11 Truth, for Peace, for Impeachment

Superheroes will be back

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 1 pm at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto, heroes will rally to support Representative Dennis Kucinich’s articles of impeachment against Vice President Cheney, House Resolution 333. The master of ceremonies, award-winning investigative journalist and host of KPFA’s Flashpoints, Dennis Bernstein--together with Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Yoda--will pass out awards honoring “Heroic Citizens for 9/11 Truth” to Dr. Robert Bowman, Richard Gage, Janette MacKinlay, Cosmos, Jim Hoffman, and Aaron Dames. Superman (musician- August Bullock) will sing “Heroes of America,” which inspired the theme of this and last month’s impeachment rallies. After the award presentations, heroic citizens will march at 2 pm through downtown Palo Alto to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s office at 698 Emerson Street.

KPFA Flashpoints host, investigative journalist, Dennis Bernstein

9/11 has been used to sell wars, pass the PATRIOT Act, construct the Homeland Security apparatus, to institutionalize torture and to weaken the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Heroic citizens have exposed lies and omissions in the Commission Report, demanded the release of suppressed evidence and called for a genuine investigation. From a one-woman “Listening Project” in downtown Palo Alto (Wednesdays 11 am -- 1 pm), the 9/11 Truth movement has grown and raised awareness through numerous websites and conferences to the point where the majority of Americans now doubt the government’s 9/11 narrative. The demands of the 9/11 Truth movement in 2003 to “stop the 9/11 cover-up, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and demand pre-emptive impeachment of Bush,” prior to the war, were dismissed by Rep. Eshoo and other members of Congress, who continued to fund the war and have failed to respond to a growing public outcry for the impeachment of Bush, Cheney, and Gonzales.

Dr. Bob Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret. flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam and directed "Star Wars" weapons programs under presidents Ford and Carter. After retiring from the Air Force in 1978 Dr. Bowman, whose Ph.D. is in Aeronautics from Caltech, managed advanced space programs in industry. He resigned in 1982 when he felt that his job inhibited his ability to challenge US programs of offensive space weapons. Dr. Bowman has spoken out about the need for new investigations of 9/11, and charged Bush and his cronies with treason in 2003. Appearing locally in his "Patriot Tour," Bowman calls for a government that (1) Follows the Constitution, (2) Honors the Truth, and (3) Serves the People. He is on a speaking tour in Oakland, San Francisco, Campbell, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Kentfield from June 10th to 14th.

Richard Gage, AIA, the founding member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has, in 20 years practicing architecture, worked on numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. Most recently he has performed construction administration for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed gymnasium, and is currently engaged in design development for a 1.5 million square foot retail/office project utilizing about 1,200 tons of steel framing. Gage's interest in 9/11 began when Dr. David Ray Griffin spoke on KPFA radio about the catastrophic disintegration of the World Trade Center towers and Building 7. Gage was so shocked he pulled his car to the side of the road to listen. He investigated the facts for himself, and has since shared his findings in public presentations to over 75 architects in the Bay Area, and to universities, including San Diego, Sonoma, Chico, and Winnipeg in Canada. He has received encouragement from members of local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Over 100 architecture and engineering professionals have joined Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth to call for new investigations of the destruction of the World Trade Center.

Janette MacKinlay

Janette MacKinlay is a 9/11 survivor, author and artist. From her apartment across the street she witnessed the destruction of WTC 1. Her book Fortunate: A Personal Diary of 9/11 recounts her struggle to come to terms through her ikebana art with her memories of that day.


Cosmos, host of Truth Revolution on We The People Radio Network, founded the National Days of Truth Action Campaign, at www.truthaction.org. In just a few months, Cosmos's vision for Truth events on the 11th of every month has spread from San Francisco to 35 cities in 6 countries.

Jim Hoffman

Jim Hoffman, created the 9/11 Research website. In 2003, he gave the first in a series of talks, The Twin Towers' Demolition, exposing the fraudulence of the official collapse investigations and providing evidence of demolition. A software developer by profession, he performed pioneering work in mathematical visualization and has co-authored articles in Science and Macromolecules for work in polymer science.

Aaron Dames, a junior at San Francisco State University studying International Relations. Since investigating 9/11, he has worked to educate the public, primarily through weekly meetings and campus and library film screenings. Earlier this year he demonstrated in front of the White House and Capitol building and will return to DC in July. He works at a hostel in San Francisco.


I don't get the superhero costumes. Why do people need to dress up like idiots in order to rally for 9/11 Truth? Seems to me a way of demeaning the whole movement as something serious and important, not something that passersby can laugh at. I see these superheroes on this blog all the time. I still just don't see the point of it.

Why superheroes???

We used various themes for each Impeachment rally. August Bullock's video- inspired this theme and the public and press has responded very well to it. People clamor for fliers, and photographs, they sign the petitions, it captures their interest. While singing our impeachment song, total strangers will stop and sing with us. The heroes in some ways are archtypes and learning devices to encourage people to be their best selves, show courage, stand up for truth, justice, the ideals of this country- people know them, love them, would like to identify with them. We want people to be brave, to be heroes, to join us, to help us stop those who are abusing power. The caption of the local paper covering our first rally said "One with the Force" hinting that we were the good guys and up against the Evil Empire.

Our struggle really is about overcoming fear, empowering people, getting people to recognize the truth. I didn't realize until after I'd done this that Wonder Woman's tool is the lasso of truth- what a powerful thing!!! Imagine 50 Wonder Women descending on Congress seeking truth.

Truth hasn't been revered lately. People learn "spin" "framing" but searching for "truth" "all the facts" is not the goal of journalists, nor politicians. Only citizens trying to expose the problems created by the system- to challenge the system, to prevent it from continuing to do harm are committed to the truth and they are the "whistleblowers" who often take great risks in exposing the wrong doing of powerful forces.

Last year I ran for Congress on a Truth, Peace, Impeachment platform- the press completely ignored me- and never even mentioned the issue of impeachment or 9/11 Truth. This year, that has changed a bit, we are starting to get the idea, through images into the paper, and also find people very receptive in the street. It is unbelievably easy to pass out fliers, if you are dressed as a superhero- and people think "you are courageous to do so" and now people generally agree with us and our message and are more open to the "scary truth about 9/11." I would urge other 9/11 truth groups to use these costumes, too- to help them overcome some of the psychological resistance to the message that we are carrying.

Carol Brouillet

I gave you a down vote, Magician, to show disagreement,

not to attempt to squelch your question.
I don't think people "need to" dress up "in order to rally for 911 Truth." But I'm glad that a lot of people enjoy doing such things, because it is obviously very effective.
And so simple even Cro-Magnon persons can do it!


I'm for anything that brings attention to our 9/11 Truth movement. And Superheroes get a lot of attention in our society!!! Creativity is a blessing when it comes to exposing the truth.