Bob Bowman to Wisconsin State Legislators: Urge University to Re-Hire Kevin Barrett!

Former "Star Wars" Chief to State Legislators: Urge University to Re-Hire Kevin Barrett!

Contact: Kevin Barrett, 608-583-2132;

For Immediate Release - July 23, 2008


Dr. Kevin Barrett; 608-583-2132,

On Tuesday, July 29th, the head of the "Star Wars" space weapons program under two U.S. presidents, Dr. Robert Bowman, will ask State Legislators to request the re-instatement of Dr. Kevin Barrett as a University of Wisconsin instructor.

Col. Bowman, a rocket scientist with a doctorate from Cal Tech who flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam as a fighter pilot, will present his request to the legislature at a press conference in the State Capitol building, Room 330 Southwest, at 11 a.m. Tuesday 7/29/08.

Kevin Barrett, the target of a 2006 witch-hunt by State Rep. Steve Nass, has not been rehired at UW-Madison, despite his repeated applications for open positions, since he finished teaching his controversial Islam course in fall 2006. His most recent application, for the spring 2008 semester, was rejected in favor of a less-qualified and less-experienced applicant.

Barrett was also turned down for a tenure-track position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2006. Then-Dean of Humanities Howard Ross told Barrett "You were discriminated against." Ross, who was part of the hiring process, says that Barrett was the most qualified of the three finalists, but that the position was offered to the other two finalists because of Barrett's political views. When both of the less-qualified finalists turned down the job, the University closed the position, denying students Arabic and Humanities instruction, rather than hire Barrett, whose teaching has repeatedly received excellent reviews from colleagues and students alike. Barrett is currently the self-styled "peace candidate" for Congress in Wisconsin's District 3:

Bowman argues that Barrett should be rehired on free-speech and academic freedom grounds, regardless of the merits of his views on 9/11 and other political controversies. Additionally, Bowman -- a former fighter pilot who "knows the drill" regarding interceptions of errant airliners -- agrees with Barrett that the official story of 9/11 is "impossible" and that a genuine investigation, focusing on the possibility of official complicity, is urgently needed.

Dr. Bob Bowman will be speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday (see below for details). For more information about Bob Bowman see

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Barrett to Introduce "Best 9/11 Documentary" In Viroqua

On Tuesday, July 29th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the film 9/11 Mysteries, considered by many the best 9/11 truth documentary, will be shown at Western Technical College, 220 S. Main, Viroqua, WI; click here for map and directions. Dr. Kevin Barrett will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

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Former "Star Wars" Space Weapons Chief Coming to Lone Rock

On Wednesday, July 30th, 7 p.m., meet Dr. Bob Bowman at Kevin Barrett's open house! RSVP, 608-583-2132. Fine Mediterranean food from former Casablanca Deli chef Fatna Bellouchi will be available, and a $10 donation to cover costs is requested.

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