Friends, this was a wonderful week. Last Monday I had the pleasure of joining the captain and crew of the Golden Rule Peace Boat. We met at Marina del Rey, then had a gathering at the Chain Reaction in Santa Monica. The historic Golden Rule peace boat, lovingly restored by Veterans For Peace over the past five years, will arrive in Marina Del Rey Sunday, Aug. 30, on a voyage from San Diego to its homeport Eureka on California’s northern coast.
The 30-foot ketch and its Quaker crew ignited an international movement to stop atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in 1958, when they attempted to sail into a nuclear bomb test zone in the Marshall Islands. The Golden Rule is now sailing again to promote a nuclear free world.
“Nuclear weapons are still with us and the threat of nuclear war is very real,” said the Golden Rule’s Captain Ron Kohl of San Diego. “We are dismayed that the U.S. government plans to invest One Trillion Dollars into upgrading its nuclear arsenal, instead of reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons, as called for in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.” Read More