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Global Engagement for Equal Human Rights and Ken O'Keefe's Speaking Tour

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[SPOKANE, Washington] - Ex-US Marine and defender of the Mavi Mamara, Ken O'Keefe and I landed within five minutes of each other at Portland International Airport on September 19, 2010, greeted by Salem-news.com founders and editors, Tim and Bonnie King.

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Salem-news.com is also filming a documentary about the Turkish ship that is owned and was operated by IHH/The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, which carried hundreds of citizens of conscience who attempted to break Israel's illegal siege of Gaza, but were attacked by Israel on America's Memorial Day, while sailing in international waters.

On September 23, 2010, the UN released a 56-page document listing a series of crimes committed by Israeli forces during and after the raid, including willful killing and torture, and asserted that there is "clear evidence to support prosecutions. A series of violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, were committed by the Israeli forces during the interception of the flotilla and during the detention of passengers in Israel prior to deportation."

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The panel also concluded that a humanitarian crisis existed in Gaza on the day of the incident in Gaza and "for this reason alone the blockade is unlawful and cannot be sustained in law". FULL REPORT HERE.


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Ken O'Keefe began his two week non-stop speaking tour through Oregon, Washington State and Victoria, Canada, stating, "I see this world as a move-able object and any sane person can see the world needs to be changed and I believe we can do it."

On the ninth day of the tour, we traveled to Dr. Bill Dientz', lake front cabin at Sun Lake. Bill has been to Gaza five times and was aboard the first Freedom Flotilla. That night Ken shared his favorite movie with us, V For VENDETTA.

The most memorable scene for me, was at the end when V says "Ideas are Bulletproof."

And inspired by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, I imagined people of many homelands raising their flags all over the world on 30 October 2010, for THE ENGAGEMENT FOR EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS and an End to All Occupations.



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3:08 Global Engagement for Human Rights


The statehood of Israel was contingent on upholding the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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