The PJC agreed to co-sponsor a presentation by Ken O’Keefe based on our knowledge of him as a staunch anti-war and human rights activist. We did not expect him to speak as he did. His assault on Jewish people, his extreme profanity, and his overall negativity are not things we support.
I apologize to our members and to the public who we may have mislead by putting our name on this event. Please be in touch if you have questions or concerns.
(802) 863-2345 x1 or [email protected]
An Amazing Night an Amazing Man
April 19, 7-9:00 PM
Main Street Landing Black Box Theater
60 Lake Street, Burlington, Vt
Free – donations accepted.
Organized by The Reluctant Activist with co-sponsorship from Nancy Benerofe and PJC.
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.