Robert J. Millar

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Bob Millar


Robert J. Millar is a Reading, Pennsylvania activist.

Sanders Award

Reading Times, 1/3/88

Bernie Sanders, Mayor of Burlington Vermont received the third annual Maurer-Stump Award from the Reading-Berks Democratic Socialists, an affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America, at a meeting at the Crystal Springs restaurant, January 1988. About 50 people attended. Michael Harrington, leader of Democratic Socialists of America, who shared the award with Sanders was unable to attend. The award was given by Robert J. Millar, chair of Reading-Berks Democratic Socialists.

Sanders told Deidre Riley of the Reading Times "Revolution can be done through the government, if you raise the right issues." [1]

Planning Commission

In 1991, The Reading Socialist reported that its chair, Bob Millar, had been appointed to a four year term on the Berks County Planning Commission. [2]

Socialist TV

In 1995 Reading-Berks Democratic Socialists of America members Bob Millar and John Sellers continued to host Alternative News and Different Views on Berks Community Television (BC-TV).[3]

Democratic Socialists of America

In 1997, Bob Millar was the Reading - Berks contact for Democratic Socialists of America.[4]

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Robert J. Millar of the Reading Area Community College signed the statement.[5]

References

  1. [Reading Times, 1/3/88 by Deidre Riley, Socialist tells of need to expand awareness]
  2. DEMOCRATIC LEFT MARCH-APRIL 1991, p 15
  3. Dem. left Jan./Feb. 1996
  4. [1] DSA website 1997, accessed May 27, 2010
  5. Liberal Education website: Bill Ayers supporters