Tim King – Salem-News.Com –
Ken O’Keefe’s International NW Tour leads to interviews with a second Gaza Flotilla attack survivor.
Tim King interviews Ken O' Keefe
(SALEM, Ore.) – The last thirteen days of my life will leave an indelible impression from here on out; to say any less would be a vast understatement. I have been accompanying Ken O’Keefe on an international speaking tour of the NW Americas.
This man who fought Israeli commandos last May aboard the passenger ship Mavi Marmara isn’t afraid to admit that it takes strength to bring about real change. I like his program and I certainly admire Ken’s spirit.
From the midst of a movement to free Palestine from Israeli occupation that is largely tied to non violence, Ken admits that it takes direct action, physical resistance, and yes, sometimes violence, to counter a deadly threat to peaceful action.
The message is truth. “All you ever have to do is rely on The Golden Rule,” he says, boiling the complexity out of moral dilemma.