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The Golden Rule has finally come home to Humboldt Bay.   As always, you can “Follow the Golden Rule” on this map!

 

We are busy preparing for next year’s voyage, most likely to San Diego.  So those of you who missed us in 2015 will get a chance to see this historic vessel and learn about her voyages and mission to educate people about nuclear issues.

 

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 and plans for the winter and our 2017 voyage.

 

As we go into our winter maintenance, repair and upgrade season, please consider a generous donation!

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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.

 

https://youtu.be/bjmeGX1EeV4
https://youtu.be/PfNSfuKsh3Q
https://youtu.be/mb_f4Edvbio

 

 

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 vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com

You can download the newsletters here:

Golden Rule Newsletter November 2015

And, here’s an update from April 2016:

Golden Rule Newsletteer 2016 04

 

DONATE TO THE GOLDEN RULE

 

Help the original nuclear protest boat and support her mission to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

 

There are several ways that you can help us complete our missions. Cash donations are the simplest way to help with the 2016 season, sailing to the Pacific Northwest. You can donate via PayPal by clicking the button above or donate by check to:

 

VFP Golden Rule Project
P.O. Box 87
Samoa, CA 95564

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.

 

 

Humboldt Bay VFP Chapter 56 recently donated over $3,000 to purchase a 6-person inflatable lifeboat for the Golden Rule.  Greater Seattle VFP Chapter 92 recently donated $500, and is planning to donate more in the future.  San Diego VFP Chapter 93 continues with its monthly sustained donations of $100.  The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, located next to the Bangor Trident Submarine Base on the Hood Canal near Poulsbo, 25 miles west of Seattle, has donated $1,000 for the Golden Rule’s visit to the Puget Sound.

 

“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.

 

 

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 VFP Golden Rule Project is accepting applications for captains and crew.  The Crew Selection Committee will begin meeting in January.  If you are interested in joining the crew to San Diego or on the Gulf Coast, whether for a week or a month, please let us know.  Experience is preferred, but intrepid novices may also apply at http://www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org/crew-application/