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Kenneth O’Keefe (born July 21, 1969) is an American born humanitarian activist who renounced his US citizenship on March 1, 2001. He has since acquired Irish, Hawaiian and Palestinian citizenship. He replaced his US passport with a World Citizen Passport, proclaiming “ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth.” He is a former U.S. Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War. He is widely known for leading the Human Shield Action to Iraq (2003) and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the Turkish Aid ship MV Mavi Marmara (2010) in which he participated in “defending the ship” and “disarming two Israeli Commandos”. Ken calls on people of conscience in the world to rise against their oppressive governments.