Take Action on the 5th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Death & the Iraq War
March 16th, 2008
On March 16, 2003, the Israeli army killed U.S. peace
activist Rachel Corrie with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer in a refugee camp in Rafah,
in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip. Rachel
was killed while she non-violently tried to prevent the demolition by Israel
of a Palestinian family’s home.
Three days later, on March 19, 2003, the United States launched what former UN Secretary
General Kofi Annan deemed an “illegal” war on Iraq.
Corrie’s all too brief life was dedicated to promoting justice, the dignity of
all human beings, and a world free of want and war.
forward to more moments like February 15  when civil society wakes up en
masse and issues massive and resonant evidence of it’s conscience, it’s
unwillingness to be repressed, and it’s compassion for the suffering of
others.”-Rachel Corrie, February 28, 2003
the tragic 5th anniversary of her death and our country’s ongoing
war on and occupation of Iraq, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
asks all of its member organizations and individual supporters to recommit
themselves to the ideals for which Rachel Corrie stood and to take action to
realize the goals for which she struggled.
1. Hold a
vigil to commemorate Rachel Corrie on March 16. To download a vigil guide,
click here. To view events and/or add
your vigil to our calendar, click here. When adding a vigil, please select “Rachel
Corrie National Day of Action” as the category. If you are planning an event,
please email details of it as well to firstname.lastname@example.org
corporations accountable for profiteering from war and human rights
abuses. The US Campaign is running
corporate accountability campaigns against Caterpillar and Motorola, two U.S. corporations that profiteer from war and
human rights abuses both in both Iraq
and Palestine. To get involved with these campaigns, contact
Suha Dabbouseh, National Organizer, at email@example.com
3. Protest U.S. arms transfers to Israel. Israel
misuses U.S. weapons paid
for by U.S.
taxpayers to enforce an illegal military occupation and to commit human rights
abuses against Palestinians in violation of the U.S. Arms Export Control and
Foreign Assistance Acts. To get involved
with our campaign to challenge U.S.
arms transfer to Israel,
4. Watch the
Winter Soldier hearings. From March
13-16, Iraq Veterans against the War will hold a series of hearings in Washington, DC featuring
veterans who have participated in the U.S.
occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. To learn more about Winter Solider and how
you can view the hearings, click here.
in an action in DC or locally on March 19. The US Campaign has endorsed United for Peace and Justice’s (UFPJ) “5
Years Too Many” campaign. Join UFPJ in Washington, DC
for creative, nonviolent action and civil disobedience, or join one of more
than 465 local actions around the country. For more details, click