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Human Shield Action (Iraq)

On the 25th of January, 2003, thirty human shield volunteers and three double-decker buses left London for Iraq, picking up other volunteers throughout Europe on their way. At their peak in Iraq they numbered approximately 500.

The action’s primary goal, instigated by Ken O’Keefe, was simple; get thousands of (mostly white) Westerners to Iraq to make the bombing and invasion of Iraq politically untenable. In this goal the action obviously did not succeed, not in the least because of time constraints.

Aid to Gaza (Mavi Marmara)

In June 2010, O’Keefe was aboard the MV Mavi Marmara. During the Gaza flotilla raid, he was one of the passengers who disarmed IDF commandos boarding the ship. According to O’Keefe, he disarmed one from the 9mm pistol he was carrying, removing its bullets before hiding the pistol with the intention to keep it as evidence of the Israeli action against the ship. O’Keefe said he subsequently helped disarm another of the ship’s IDF soldiers, by prising the commando’s fingers from the rifle he was holding.

Turtle Rescue (Hawaii)

In 1996 Ken O’Keefe founded a scuba diving company in Hawaii that would become ‘Deep Ecology’, a company with the following mission statement:

  1. Provide superior service and customer satisfaction;
  2. Protect and defend the marine environment we operate within.

Aloha Palestine

Hello and Welcome to Aloha Palestine – why “Aloha” I hear you ask. Well an extract from our website should answer that: “Aloha reflects the common values of hospitality, generosity and desire for a just peace that are found both in Hawaii and Palestine.” Aloha Palestine will not trade in weapons or instruments of violence of any kind, ever.