Remember the “Golden Rule” Direct Action against Nuclear Testing

An article from the History News Network entitled, “The ‘Golden Rule’ Will Sail Again,” describes how one crew of anti-nuclear activists sailed into a Pacific ocean nuclear test zone in their ship, “Golden Rule,” despite injunctions and regulations prohibiting their presence in those waters. Their actions inspired other activists and organizations, including GreenPeace, to sail into the test site. Because of the courageous acts of these activists, atmospheric nuclear testing ban in the landmark Partial Test Ban Treaty.

Later the “Golden Rule” passed into new ownership and was eventual shipwrecked. Recently this symbol of life and freedom from nuclear annihilation was recovered.

Read the full story at History News Network.

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