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Tribute to my brother Vittorio (Vik) Arrigoni – by Ken O’Keefe

15.04.2012   Ken O'Keefe   Blog   9 Comments

There simply cannot be enough praise for brother Vik, he was a man who exemplified what it is to be human, to be a loving, courageous, full fledged human being. I am blessed till the end of time for knowing him; I will love him to the day I die. And the greatest way to honour Vik is to never give up, to never abandon Palestine, to seek truth and justice at every turn, to shed the fear and never accept the unacceptable.

US CONGRESSIONAL BILL LISTS ME AS HAMAS, AL QAEDA LINKED TERRORIST

13.01.2012   Ken O'Keefe   Blog   33 Comments

Ken O’Keefe has been named as having ‘known links to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorist organizations’ in US Congressional Bill now being processed through the traitorous US Congress. Here is the applicable paragraph;
‘(9) In 2010, IHH organized a flotilla that included the ship Mavi Marmara carrying 40 IHH members, including Fatima Mahmadi, Ken O’Keefe, Hassan Iynasi, Hussein Urosh, Ahmad Umimon, and others with known links to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorist organizations who were armed with 100 metal rods, 200 knives, 150 military self-defense vests, 50 wooden clubs, gas masks, and a telescopic sight for a gun.’

Samouni Inter-Trade Palestine, Trade Not Aid

9.05.2011   Ken O'Keefe   Blog   9 Comments

Our Mission
Samouni Inter-Trade Palestine (SIP) is a social enterprise international trade mission. We endeavour to catalyse the end of Gaza’s charitable dependency through import and export trade. We do not seek simply to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza. Our ultimate objective is to eliminate preventable, blockade-derived suffering. We recognise the loss of dignity that is inherent in compelling a people to live on aid. We are focused on the root of the problem and thus we are committed to replacing aid with trade.

The Egyptian Blockade of Gaza – March 4, 2011 March to Gaza

15.02.2011   Ken O'Keefe   Blog   39 Comments

Is there any sane, right-minded person who supports the blatant and brutal collective punishment of the people of Gaza? So why would it carry on? There is only one reason, because we allow it. I say we carry on with what the people of Egypt started, they got rid of the dictator, let us, people of conscience, once and for all smash to pieces the abominable Egyptian blockade of Gaza.

Guilty as Charged in Gaza Prison

I arrived in Gaza with 45 others from 16 different countries on August 23, 2008 as part of the Free Gaza Movement.[1]  For this we are guilty of exercising the

Free Gaza Arrives! – August 23, 2008

Departing Cyprus I felt, as did many of us, relief that we were finally setting off for Gaza.  I can honestly say that I always believed that we had a

Free Gaza – Crete to Cyprus August 2008

Leaving Sitia Port in Crete we finally confronted the test of the boats that would include a minimum of 20 hours straight in the open sea.  But the departure from

Free Gaza – Greece to Cyprus, August 2008

The Free Gaza Movement had already been delayed for various reasons including lack of funding, probable interference from Israel in the purchase of a boat, the death of one of

Free Gaza Preparation – Arrival in Greece, July 2008

Free Gaza Movement I first heard about the Free Gaza Movement via an email from a friend who sends me such info from his email list. The first moment I