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July 9, 2017

The August Peace event welcomed the Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Peace Boat

In 1958, activists sailed the Golden Rule toward the Marshall Islands in an attempt to stop atmospheric nuclear bomb tests. They weren’t successful then and, later, the boat was damaged. But a group of Veterans For Peace volunteers brought the boat and the mission, back to life!

The Golden Rule Peace Boat docked at spots along the West Coast – including Sacramento -- to promote a nuclear-free future, to educate about the dangers of radiation to humanity and the environment, and to support peaceful alternatives to war.

Why in July? The United Nations had just convened negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Per Veterans For Peace’s Gerry Condon, “These UN negotiations are energizing the movement for nuclear disarmament, as is public concern about the very real possibility of nuclear war.”

October 26, 2016

Watch the 30th Annual August Peace Event (31 minutes) on "Media Edge" (initial airing on cable TV during the period of September 3-9, 2016): At the 2016 event (on August 7) John Burroughs spoke on “Challenging the Nuclear Giants to Disarm." Burroughs is a member of the international legal team representing the Marshall Islands in the International Court of Justice, developing legal cases against the nuclear-armed states for their failure to disarm as required by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and international law.

October 20, 2015

Watch the YouTube video of the 2015 August Peace Event, featuring Andrew Lichterman of Western States Legal Foundation, music by Chanteuses, Ideas for Action presented by Bill Durston of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sacramento, and candle lighting ceremony by Helen Hobart and Terry Wenner of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. The event was recorded and broadcast by Access Sacramento.

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