Abolish Nuclear Weapons
For Immediate Release
From: Ed Flaherty, Secretary, Veterans For Peace #161
When: Tuesday, August 9. 6:30-8PM
Where: Old Brick lower level, 26 E. Market St. Iowa City
Further Information: Contact Ed Flaherty 319 621-6766. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sailing Into the Future; Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Abolish Nuclear Weapons
In 1958, four Quakers sailed their boat, the Golden Rule, from California, bound for the Marshall Islands. Their purpose was to insert themselves into the nuclear bombing the US was doing there. They didn’t make it. They were arrested in Hawaii, the boat was sold. In 2010, the battered Golden Rule was found in a salvage yard. Peace activists recognized its significance, and the boat was restored.
A video about the sailboat, the Golden Rule, will be shown on August 9th, accompanied by a presentation on the historic and very present dangers of nuclear war by Dr. Maureen McCue, president of Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility. She will commemorate the deaths of 70,000 people in Nagasaki on Aug 9, 1945. John Jadryev, President of Veterans For Peace #161, will describe the upcoming sailing of the Golden Rule down the Mississippi River this October, with educational events in many Iowa Mississippi River cities. Sponsored by Veterans For Peace #161, Johnson County United Nations Association, PEACE Iowa and Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Admission is FREE. Donations to support the work and journey of the Golden Rule will be accepted.