Remember Rachel Corrie
Tuesday, March 16th 2004 4-6 PM
Los Angeles, California
One year ago, 23 year old American Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer as she stood in front of the home of a Palestinian physician in Gaza. The home was due to be destroyed by the 4th largest military in the world, so it could build a sentry tower.
The Israeli government has bulldozed thousands of Palestinian homes and businesses over the past three years, simply because it wants the land. Rachel was trying to stop them from demolishing this one. She was in full view of the driver, dressed in a fluorescent vest, with only a bullhorn and her bravery to protect her.
The soldier ran over her, then left the Caterpillar bulldozer blade down as he dragged it back over her body in full view of several witnesses from the International Solidarity Movement. To date, no one responsible for her murder has been charged or arrested. Instead, the Israeli government has blamed Rachel, the victim, for her own murder.
Please join us in front of the consulate to remember Rachel Corrie and carry on her work of opposing Israel's brutal 37-year military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
Israeli Consulate 6380 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles California
Women in Black-Los Angeles, Palestine Aid Society, ADC LA/OC Chapter, Al-Awda-Los Angeles, Cafe Intifada, Council on American-Islamic Relations - Southern California (CAIR-LA), International Action Center, ISM-LA, Middle East Peace Fellowship So. Calif., National Lawyer's Guild-LA, Palestine Solidarity Committee, Palestinian American Congress, Palestinian American Women's Association, Students for Justice in Palestine-UCLA , Union of Palestinian American Women, United Arab Students of UCLA, Writing Empowerment Project.