Thursday, March 17, 2005

Remembering Rachel Corrie two years on

I remember the silence on part of the Administration when Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer & how silent Bush was on the incident. If it had been another country, there would have been an outrage! Today I was at a House subcommittee hearing on UN efforts to fight terrorism, and I was amazed at how one of the witnesses and one of the members thought that the UN was anti-Israel - the witness had the nerve to give the massacre at Jenin as an example of Israeli self-defense & UN's double standardness towards Israel! Scary...

RACHEL CORRIE: ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF A DEATH

There is a quiet battle going on for the memory of a young woman who could have been my daughter, or perhaps yours.On one side are those who would like to erase her from history - her actions, her beliefs, her murder. If they are unsuccessful at that, they will settle for posthumous slurs on her character, falsifications of her death. Onthe other side are those who feel her shining principles should be praised, her courage honored, her death grieved.On this side are those who believe that heroism is noble, bravery admirable, and compassion for others the most fundamental form of morality.

FAMILY OF RACHEL CORRIE FILES SUIT AGAINST CATERPILLAR, INC.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and partnering law firms today filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois-based Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of the parents of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American peace activist and student who was run over and killed by a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer on March 16, 2003. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western Federal District of Washington, alleges that Caterpillar, Inc. violated international and state law by providing specially designed bulldozers to Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that it knew would be used to demolish homes and endanger civilians.