Save The Veterans Building For Veterans

San Francisco's Historic War Memorial Veterans Building

“Patriotic Organization” Petition by the Posts of the American Legion
Monday, November 2, 9am
San Francisco Superior Court, Room 204
McAllister @ Polk Street

Support Us Attend the hearing and show your support for the Veterans community. We’ve worked years to be able to get this petition heard.

A hearing in SF Superior Court over the SF Posts of the American Legion’s petition asking the Probate Court to construct a definition of “patriotic organizations” as it is used in the 1921 Trust Agreement in the phrase on the Legion’s rights:

“The San Francisco Posts of the American Legion, or a majority of them, shall under such rules and conditions as they may prescribe, provide headquarters for the Veterans of the Mexican War, Grand Army of the Republic, Spanish-American War Veterans, and other such patriotic organizations as said San Francisco Posts of the American Legion may from time to time desire to install.”

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Meet The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule in San Francisco BayWednesday, October 7, 7 pm
GOLDEN RULE: Public Meeting/Reception
Veterans Building, Room 206
San Francisco Civic Center
401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister

The Golden Rule peace boat and her crew coordinate with Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink and others to provide a peaceful counterpoint to the US Armed Forces’ display of militarism during Fleet Week. Continue reading

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Fleet Week: VFP & IVAW On The Waterfront

2014 Fleet Week1VFP & IVAW Fleet Week table
Saturday, October 10, 10 am to 6 pm
Jefferson & Powell Sts, San Francisco
Contacts:
Nadya Williams, 415 845-9492
Jim Dorenkott, 415 505-4791

Our third year—information tables, banners, signs and literature to hand out, boots on display and maybe a tent,  & more… At the base of Pier 41 – by the Marine Terminal Building (white w/ blue trim). Can’t miss us – we’re always at the corner where Powell dead-ends at the water. ​Since October of 2011, with support from VFP, IVAW has had an important counter-presence at this annual promotion of the U.S. military. Continue reading

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Making Waves: VFP Peace Boat Meets Fleet Week.

2015-1006-12-Golden-Rule-flyer1000October 6-11, 2015
Sailing For A Nuclear Free World!
The Golden Rule In San Francisco
Contacts: Gerry Condon 206 499-1220, ProjectSafeHaven@hotmail.com
Helen Jaccard 206 992-6364, helen.jaccard@gmail.com
JeanChas Morris 707 291-5751, eyes2ayes@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm
GOLDEN RULE: PUBLIC MEETING RECEPTION
Veterans Building, Room 206, San Francisco Civic Center, 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister (southwest corner) Continue reading

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Veterans For Peace Advocates Diplomacy During San Diego Conference

30th Annual Veterans For Peace Conference Bridget Naso reports for NBC7 News, San Diego, California, August 6, 2015

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The Journey of the Golden Rule

Golden Rule, Eureka 2005 July 24. Photo: Nate Lomba

Golden Rule, Eureka 2015 July 24. Photo: Nate Lomba

The Golden Rule is the first environmental action and peace vessel to put to sea. She is the direct precursor of all the peace and justice vessels that followed in her wake. She sails to promote a nuclear-free world and a sustainable environment.

In 1958, the Golden Rule, a 30-foot ketch and its crew Capt. Albert S. Bigelow, William Huntington, Orion Sherwood and George Willoughby ignited the international movement to stop the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons; they attempted to sail into a nuclear-bomb test zone in the Marshall Islands. She was boarded by the US Coast Guard off Hawaii and her crew arrested. In Honolulu the crew was jailed, tried, and convicted.

The Golden Rule now sails again to promote a nuclear free world. Veterans For Peace restored this historic sailing ketch and is undertaking a ten-year peacemaking voyage around North America, illuminating a key chapter in American history and challenging military solutions to the world’s problems. She is once again sailing in the cause of world peace. Continue reading

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Veterans For Peace Celebrate Peace & Reconciliationter

2015 August 5-9: Peace & Reconciliation Veterans For Peace 30th Anniversary National Convention, San Diego CaliforniaVFP 30th Anniversary National Convention
August 5-9, 2015 San Diego, California
vfpnationalconvention.org

Keynote Banquet Speaker:  Seymour Hersh and Speakers: Sylvia Aurora, Dr. Kathleen Barry, Phyllis Bennis, Majorie Cohn, Ben Griffin, Dr. Thao Ha, Willie Hager, Le Ly Hayslip, Ray McGovern, Dr. Akiko Mikamo, Miko Peled

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Renew Vietnam Screening

2015 0717 Project Renew filmscreeningPreview Screening & Q&A
Friday, July 17, 6-9pm
Grease Diner
6604 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
$5/donation
Renew Vietnam Indiegogo Campaign

Benjamin Welmond’s latest film project tells the story of Project Renew, an organization in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province dedicated to removing unexploded ordinances — bombs, mines and other dangerous explosives — in one of the most bombed places in history. In Quang Tri province there are over 800,000 pounds of bombs and Agent Orange still in the soil. Continue reading

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June 20: Golden Rule Sails For Peace Again

2015 0620 Golden Rule launchGolden Rule Splashdown: June 20, 2015
2pm: Christening, presentations
4pm: Launch
Zerlang and Zerlang Marine Services
1493 Fay Avenue, Samoa, California
5-8pm: Viewing, speakers, food & refreshments
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, California
Information: Golden Rule Project
Contacts:  VFPgoldenruleproject@gmail.com707.443-5180

The Golden Rule—Sailing Out of History The historic Golden Rule antinuclear protest boat is setting sail again, continuing its journey for peace and nuclear disarmament. In 1958 four Quaker activists attempted to sail the Golden Rule into the seas around the Marshall Islands, in order to halt US nuclear atmospheric testing. They were stopped and arrested in Hawaii and spent time in jail, but news of their quest went around the world, inspiring others to act. The 1958 voyage of the Golden Rule is credited with helping to achieve the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963, which banned nuclear testing in the air, underwater and outer space. Continue reading

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2015 St Patrick

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Photos: Judith Sandoval

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