Greetings friends of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Nuclear weapons have certainly figured prominently in the news lately, and almost none of it has been good news. Insisting the U.S. has fallen behind in terms of nuclear weapons, President Trump recently told Reuters that......No comment
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OLLI Class about the Golden Rule and Nuclear Issues
The VFP Golden Rule Project is offering a 6-week class through Humboldt State University’s Osher Lifetime Learning Institute:
Wednesdays April 5 to May 10, 6 – 8:30 pm. Call 707-826-5880 or visit www.Humboldt.edu/OLLI to register for Course # 27525. If you live near Eureka, please sign up and take the class! See the flyer for more information.
Speakers are available to talk with your group or the media about the Golden Rule and nuclear issues. Please call Helen Jaccard, 206-992-6364 to make arrangements.
Repairs, Maintenance, Upgrades
We are looking for volunteers to help with sanding, painting, varnishing, electrical issues with the inverter, installation of heating and ventilation, galley upgrades, rigging, engine maintenance and other critical tasks. Please call Restoration Coordinator Chuck DeWitt, 707-445-4790 or email email@example.com to help!
2017 Voyage and Educational Plans
We are busy preparing for our voyage to San Diego with about 20 educational stops along the way. Those of you who missed us in 2015 will get a chance to see this historic vessel and learn about her voyages and current nuclear issues.
Here’s the Proposed Sailing Schedule for the 2017 voyage of the Golden Rule.
As we go into our winter maintenance, repair and upgrade season, please consider a generous donation!
Peace Pirate Camps
New Program! “Peace Pirate Camps!” This is a chance for veterans, youth, women and others to join together to learn to sail, learn the principles of non-violent direct action, participate in an action planned during the camp, and learn about nuclear issues today. It will be a lot of fun and you might be chosen for future crew!
There will be one camp from June 21 – 28 in San Francisco Bay and two or three in
San Diego. A 2-day version is being planned in Santa Barbara, August 4-5.
The Golden Rule to visit the Phoenix of Hiroshima!
The reunion will be the first we know of since 1958, when the Golden Rule crew handed the baton to the Phoenix crew in Honolulu to complete the historic attempt to stop atmospheric nuclear bomb testing.
The same year that the Golden Rule sank and was brought up from the bottom of Humboldt Bay, the Phoenix of Hiroshima sank only a short distance away! The Phoenix has been located and efforts to raise and restore her are underway. If the Phoenix is still in the area of the Sacramento River in early July, we will have a wonderful reunion celebration.
If all goes well this spring, the Phoenix will be on the water instead of under it!
The Golden Rule only sails with help from our supporters and helpers!
We need funds and volunteers for repairs, maintenance and upgrades, including:
- Main sail rigging repairs
- New power charger/inverter
- Electrical and galley improvements
- Heating and ventilation
- Propeller shaft seal repair
Please call Restoration Coordinator Chuck DeWitt, 707-445-4790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help!
Event Volunteers Needed
The 2017 sailing season will be very exciting! We will sail from Humboldt Bay to San Diego. With many educational stops, we need a lot of help, all hands on deck and there are many roles to play!
Organizers, authors, public speakers, a web master, photographers, videographers will all be needed and appreciated.
If you live on the coast of California, we also need help to organize events and seed money for each stop. To volunteer, please contact Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364 or send an email to email@example.com or make a donation.
2016 Voyage News
The 2016 voyage was an amazing mix of educational events, wooden boat shows, support of the Indigenous Canoe Journey, and protests against various military activities in the Pacific Northwest. We have just published our Golden Rule Newsletter with Crew Pictures so you can find out all about the 2016 voyage.
Cool video by Clint Weimeister: Golden Rule arrives in Port Townsend
3 videos by Clint Weimeister of the Golden Rule and 3 other boats sailing past the Indian Island Munitions Transfer area near Port Townsend – where big war ships load weapons to take to wars all over the world.
Special Edition Newsletter, great pictures of the 2015 season from Humboldt to San Diego and back.
If you want a beautiful copy of the newsletter sent to you, please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the newsletters here:
And, here’s an update from April 2016:
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