DONATE TO THE GOLDEN RULE

Help the original nuclear protest boat and support her mission to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. You can donate via PayPal by clicking the button below or donate by check to:
VFP Golden Rule Project
P.O. Box 87
Samoa, CA 95564

 

We are so thankful for our many supporters.

Humboldt Bay VFP Chapter 56 continues to donate to the Golden Rule. San Diego VFP Chapter 93 continues with its monthly sustained donations of $100 with a challenge to other chapters to do the same.

 

“There is lots of excitement and many people are stepping up to help make the Golden Rule voyages successful,” said Helen Jaccard, Golden Rule Project Manager.

Attend our February 25 fundraising event in Newport Beach! Visit the Facebook Event page, or view our “Upcoming Events” tab for more details.
The Golden Rule is in San Diego for the winter. We have room for a few more people to go sailing February 17 at 10 am. March 3 has openings at 10 am and 2 pm.

Attend our March 25 fundraising event at the Peace Resource Center in San Diego! View our “Upcoming Events” tab for more details.

Follow the Golden Rule on Facebook!

Nuclear News
On December 11, 2017 International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Watch the full video to see Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN.

 

Download our December 2017 Newsletter.

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Send us your favorite photos from our 2017 journey to vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com! We would love to post them on our website and Facebook page.

Download our December 2017 Newsletter to read more about our successful journey!

 

In the newsletter you can also read about the Golden Rule’s reunion with her sister sailboat the Phoenix of Hiroshima after 59 years

 

Watch a video of the reunion, made by film maker Brian Cowden.

 

 

Speaking Engagements

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.

 

 

VFP GOLDEN RULE PROJECT

 

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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 testing in the atmosphere, 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.

 

The Golden Rule crew spreads the word about the continuing dangers of nuclear power, and the poisoning of the air, water and soil from the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to the disposal of nuclear waste.

 

“We gave a platform to local activists who are concerned about threats to the environment from proposed coal and natural liquid gas ports throughout the Northwest,” said Helen Jaccard. “Veterans For Peace is also very concerned about the militarization of Washington state, where the Navy is conducting widespread electronic war games on the Olympic Peninsula and even invading Seattle city parks.”

 
THE GOLDEN RULE RETURNS TO HAWAII IN 2018! Approximately June 1, 2018 the Golden Rule will set sail from California to Ala Wai Harbor in Honolulu, where the crew was stopped in 1958 from reaching the Marshall Islands to interfere with atmospheric nuclear bomb tests.
 
Veterans For Peace President Gerry Condon and ever-present activist Col. Ann Wright (Retired) are there now to meet with organizers. We plan to visit all of the islands and discuss the increased threat of nuclear war and how to implement the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!
 
In 2019 we plan to sail to and around the Marshall Islands, Guam, and Okinawa. The ultimate goal is to be in Japan in 2020 for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While in Asia, we may visit other places like Korea.
 

 
If you would like to crew – to Hawaii, around the Hawaiian Islands, or beyond, please submit your crew application as soon as possible!

Preparation to visit Japan Project Manager Helen Jaccard just returned from a trip to Japan! Here is the trip report.

Many people in Japan have asked for a copy of her PowerPoint presentation in Japanese, so here it is.

 

You can download the Golden Rule PowerPoint presentation in English here and there is a Script to go with it. These presentations are always changing, especially the nuclear issues parts – so please let us know if you have suggestions for updates!

 

Event Volunteers Needed

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 in Hawaii, 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 vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com.