Ken O’Keefe’s original marine conservation work has been somewhat overshadowed by his non-violent but fully confrontational work for human rights. An ex-US marine and Gulf War Veteran who has formally renounced his US citizenship (2001), O’Keefe’s activities to date include: Founder of Human Shield Action to Iraq (2003)
– Served as captain on first Free Gaza Mission (2008)
– Survivor of Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara (2010)
– Social Enterprise Managing Director of Aloha Palestine CIC and the Samouni Project
– Published author and lecturer O’Keefe now holds Irish, Hawaiian and Palestinian citizenship but his ultimate allegiance is to the ‘entire human family’ and ‘Planet Earth’
His style of activism is characterized by his involvement in disarming two Israeli commandos as nine of his fellow Mavi Marmara passengers were executed. The Israeli military later claimed that O’Keefe was a ‘terrorist operative of Hamas’. O’Keefe has stated repeatedly that Israeli Mossad and its assets, along with traitorous elements in the US, are entirely responsible for the ‘False Flag’ 9/11 attacks.
Kahu. B. Kauilimalaihi Helemano, Ka 'aha hui na'auao
''The work that Ken and Deep Ecology have done to promote marine environment ethics and protection has a three decades history of not only helping too create marine protected areason the North shore of O'ahu but the recess of dozens of endangered Hawaiian sea turtles...''