The speaker, Huwaida Arraf, was one of the Free Gaza Movement organizers of the flotilla.
Unlike some number of people on the large Turkish ship, she came away intact. The 5 minute interview is very much worth listening to.
Can nonviolent action work? Will the sacrifice of the lives of people on this flotilla help to relieve the suffering of the people of Gaza? That depends on those of us who weren't there. The world outside the United States and Israel comprehends that both international law and human compassion demand an end to Israel's punitive blockade. Can we bring this empire up to the level of common humanity? That's the moral question these events pose to people in the United States.