Ken O’Keefe was born in July of 1969, and has worked as an SOCIAL entrepreneur, marine conservationist, and Human Rights Activist. Born in California, he renounced my American citizenship on March 1, 2001 in Vancouver Canada. Ken now proudly hold Irish, Hawaiian and Palestinian citizenship; although his ultimate allegiance is to all people and thus in truth he is a world citizen.
Before being awakened he served in the United States Marine Corps. During the 1991 Gulf War Ken was ordered, along with several hundred thousand other service members, to take experimental injections and pills that have since been identified as a factor in “Gulf War Syndrome”, many have subsequently died from this condition. He also has reason to believe that he/they were exposed to Depleted Uranium while in Kuwait and on the border of Iraq. But in the true Marine way he vowed to never relinquish HIS freedom again and to defend freedom without fear.
As a Marine Ken spoke out openly about abuse of power by his “superiors” and as a consequence paid a heavy price, it was then he realized that honor and integrity were virtues which are often punished rather than rewarded and the Marines supplied him with his first serious taste of injustice. This experience taught Ken one central lesson, just how precious freedom is.
In 2002 Ken founded the Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action to Iraq and in 2004, P10K. Both of these direct actions acknowledge the huge disparity between the value of Western life vs. everybody else, the greatest example being the less than 3000 people who died on 9-11, vs. the well over one million Iraqis and Afghani’s who have died (based on false premises no less) as retaliation. Disproportionate does not even begin to explain this horrid hypocrisy and injustice. But in this reality we as Westerners have tremendous power for good, should we ever truly decide to use it. Ken shall continue to work with those who see this reality and are ready to act on it intelligently.