(6.11) Show your support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and thank the veterans devoted to spreading this message of peace. (That our former president once wondered, “If we have them, why can’t we use them?” reminds us that the threat of a blundering moron ending all life on earth is still very real.) So what is the Golden Rule Project?
The Golden Rule is a project of Veterans For Peace. We aim to advance Veterans For Peace opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion. We have recovered and restored the original peace ship, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear weapons tests in the Marshall Islands, and which inspired the many peace makers and peace ships that followed. The reborn Golden Rule is sailing once more, to show that nuclear abolition is possible, and that bravery and tenacity can overcome militarism.
Sunday, June 11:
Noon to 2pm, Boat arrives India Point Park, press conference, speechifying by local officials.
2pm, Forum at First Unitarian Church.
6pm, Concert at Indian Point Park with the Extraordinary Rendition Band.
Monday, June 12:
9:30am, Breakfast with crew (?).
All day, check out the tent at India Point featuring videos, art events, and onboard tours.
5pm, dinner, talk and film at Quaker Meeting House, 99 Morris Avenue.
7pm, back to India Point for a concert by Charlie King.
Tuesday, June 13:
7:45am, Blessing and goodbye to the boat.
8am, Boat leaves.
I’m no Quaker but I can certainly get behind this message. The event is being organized by Providence Friends Meeting. Veterans for Peace is an organization whose advocacy overlaps mine to a significant degree. They get three stars at Charity Navigator.
Extraordinary Rendition Band