Take Action in Rachel Corrie's Memory
March 12th, 2009
March 16, 2003, U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by the
Israeli military as she was nonviolently trying to protect a
Palestinian home from being destroyed.
On the 6th anniversary of
her death, the US Campaign is honoring Rachel's memory by supporting
student activism for justice in the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the
West Bank. Today, we are announcing our Fall 2009 Campus Organizing
Tour. We're also supporting Hampshire College's recent efforts to
divest from corporations that profit from Israel's illegal military
occupation - including Caterpillar, the company that made the
bulldozer that crushed Rachel Corrie.
Learn more about Rachel Corrie's life and work on our website.
Take Action - Continue Rachel's work with the action steps below.
here to email Caterpillar's board of directors and demand
accountability for the death of Rachel Corrie and the destruction of
Palestinian homes. Not only have Caterpillar bulldozers destroyed tens
of thousands of Palestinian homes, vast swaths of Palestinian
agricultural lands, and killed Rachel Corrie and dozens of Palestinians
during home demolitions, they were also used by the Israeli military as
part of "Operation Cast Lead" to destroy Palestinian civilian
infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
2. Hold a vigil, memorial or
other event honoring Rachel Corrie's life & legacy. Click here to
use the tools on our website to learn more about Rachel's life and
work, find a memorial in your area, plan your own memorial event and post it for others to find on
3. Click here to send an email supporting Students
for Justice in Palestine and divestment at Hampshire College. These
student activists have pushed their campus to be the first in the U.S.
to divest from the Israeli occupation - now let's keep it that way by
congratulating the college president & chairman of the board of
4. Click here for more information about hosting a
leg of the US Campaign's fall 2009 campus organizing tour. This tour
will work with campus communities to strengthen boycott and divestment
campaigns across the country. Students, faculty, alumni and community
members are invited to host a tour stop in October, 2009.
Tell a friend about Rachel Corrie's story and ask them to take action
in her memory. Click here to send your friends a message about Rachel
6. Support the US Campaign's ongoing work targeting
Caterpillar and other corporations supporting Israel's illegal military
occupation. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.
Monday, March 16th marks the 6th anniversary of Rachel's death, we're
taking action to end the injustices that she fought against throughout
the month of March.
March is boycott, divestment and sanctions
(BDS) month for our coalition and we invite you to take action all
month long - organize boycott & divestment campaigns in your
community, work with campus and community groups to apply to host our
fall 2009 campus organizing tour or host an educational event about
BDS. Click here for more information about our ongoing boycott of
Motorola or click here to sign up to get materials to spread the
boycott in your community. We'll wrap up our month of BDS action with
the March 30th International BDS Action Day. Visit our website for
action ideas, a list of March 30th events, and to post your own event.