Greta Berlin has been an advocate for justice for the Palestinians since the early ‘60s. She is one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement, which seeks to break the siege of Gaza through seaborne nonviolent action. Free Gaza is the only initiative that successfully sailed boats into Gaza five times in 2008. Since retiring from teaching engineers in 2011, she’s continued to work on sailing boats to Gaza and was the US spokesperson for Freedom Flotilla I, the flotilla attacked by Israeli commandoes, killing 10 passengers and wounding over 60 on all six boats. She’s been in the West Bank three times (over five months total) since 2003 working with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM,) a Palestinian-led movement that applies nonviolent principles to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. Greta recently celebrated her 80th birthday and has no plans to curb her enthusiasm. In fact she’s writing a memoir that tells all.