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Honolulu Supports Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty And Welcomes the Golden Rule Peace Boat to Oahu

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On Tuesday November 6, 2019 the City and County Council of Honolulu voted unanimously on Resolution 19-262 supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Back from the Brink Framework to reduce the possibility of nuclear war!

Introducing these Resolutions and educating people about the Treaty is a major focus of the Golden Rule Project work!

The Council unanimously passed Resolution 19-262, which also "" declares its support for Veterans For Peace and the Golden Rule Project and encourages all residents to welcome the Golden Rule peace boat and her crew to O'ahu."

Golden Rule was in Ala Wai Harbor in Honolulu in 1958 on the way to the Marshall Islands to interfere with atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. The U.S. Coast Guard stopped the boat and jailed her crew, bringing international attention to the dangers of radiation floating all around the globe at the time, and building support for the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed by President Kennedy, the UK and the USSR in 1963.

The rebuilt Golden Rule, a project of Veterans For Peace, is back in Hawaii, 61 years later, headed to the Marshall Islands, Guam, Okinawa, and on to Japan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the horrific atomic bombing of the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

"We are "Sailing for a Nuclear-Free World and a Peaceful, Sustainable Future," said Gerry Condon, president of Veterans For Peace.

Thanks to longtime Honolulu peace activist Debbie Kimball, who championed the resolution and Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) and Project Manager Helen Jaccard, who spoke in favor of the Resolution.

Veterans For Peace hopes to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands, Guam, Okinawa, arriving in Japan by early August in time for the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to this historic voyage online at or mail a check to VFP Golden Rule Project, PO Box 87,Samoa, CA 95564

In Peace and Friendship,
Helen Jaccard

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Helen Jaccard is the coordinator for the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule project and  has been an associate member of Veterans for Peace for 10 years. Helen has been very active in anti-nuclear issues for decades with several (more...)
 

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