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Honolulu Supports Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty | VFP

November 21, 2019

On November 6, 2019, the City and County of Honolulu joined hundreds of other cities, counties, and the US States of Oregon, California and New Jersey in…

“…calling on the United States government to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and take other measures to stop the possibility of nuclear war!
The Council unanimously passed Resolution 19-262, which also

“… declares its support for Veterans For Peace and the Golden Rule Project and encourages all residents to welcome the Golden Rule peace boat and her crew to O’ahu”

Golden Rule was in Ala Wai Harbor in Honolulu in 1958 on the way to the Marshall Islands to interfere with atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. The U.S. Coast Guard stopped the boat and jailed her crew, bringing international attention to the dangers of radiation floating all around the globe at the time, and building support for the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed by President Kennedy, the UK and the USSR in 1963.

Source: Honolulu Supports Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty | Veterans for Peace

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