August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Other peace activists will meet on land at Waterfront Park at Piers 57 to 59 on the Seattle waterfront at the same time for a nonviolent demonstration against weapons of war.
What: Peace activists at Seafair. This is the fifteenth year for this demonstration.
When: Tuesday, August 2, noon, Peace Fleet in Elliott Bay. Demonstration on land at Waterfront Park at Piers 57 to 59 at 1 PM.
Where: Elliott Bay, near Pier 66. Demonstration on land at Waterfront Park.
For the fifteenth year, peace activists will address the public display of warships and warplanes in our community. The Golden Rule will be open to the public in Bell Harbor Marina from August 3-6, while moored several hundred feet from Navy warships.
Why would we demonstrate for peace at a Seattle maritime festival? Because the celebration of warships in our harbor helps bring about the normalcy of modern war. The fleet arrival at Seafair is a public relations and recruiting event for the U.S. Navy. Previous years have brought Trident nuclear submarines complete with nuclear warheads and Navy warships used to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first and second Wars on Iraq and the War on Afghanistan. The fleet is displayed for four days in downtown Seattle at tremendous cost to taxpayers while crucial social services in education, health care, and transportation are being cut for lack of funds.For more information and to learn how to participate (either on the water or dockside), send an email to email@example.com."