Lee Cataluna: An Unusual Protest, An Ongoing Battle – Honolulu Civil Beat

Over 60 years ago, the Golden Rule sailboat and its dedicated crew of volunteers braved the seas to protest nuclear weapons being tested in the Pacific.

For 75 years, the people of Bikini in the Marshall Islands have been waiting to go home after they were moved off their island so the United States could have a target for nuclear weapons testing.Opinion badge v2 2 150x150 Lee Cataluna An Unusual Protest An Ongoing Battle 8211 Honolulu Civil Beat

This week, members of both groups joined together for a protest and commemoration that they described as both heartbreaking and uplifting.

March 7 is Bikini Day, marking the day in 1946 when 167 people were asked to leave the island so America could test its bombs. Last Monday, about 30 of their descendants now living on Oahu gathered at Magic Island with members of the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule project. read more

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