United Nations passes ban on nuclear weapons!

NEW YORK, NY  July 7, 2017– Despite a boycott by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed countries, the UN adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide. Costa Rican Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference on prohibiting nuclear weapons was jubilant. “We all feel very emotional today. We feel that we are responding to … More United Nations passes ban on nuclear weapons!

Hibakusha appeal at the United Nations for a strong treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Jun 29, 2017 — Historic negotiations for “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination” are now taking place at the United Nations in New York. Civil society representatives from around the world are gathered there to urge all nations to work in good faith to achieve the strongest, most effective … More Hibakusha appeal at the United Nations for a strong treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Why Raise the Phoenix?

As daughter of the designer, builder, and first owner and “skipper” of the Phoenix and as first cabin girl (1954-64), here are my reasons for raising and preserving the yacht Phoenix. Apart from being part of my own personal history, my home from the age of 10 until I went off to college, the Phoenix is a part of American and world history. … More Why Raise the Phoenix?