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Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day: March 16th

Remember Rachel Corrie's Life
and Build her Legacy

Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.

Since her killing, an enormous amount of solidarity activities have been carried out in her name around the world.  Remember Rachel and continue to build her legacy by planning an event or campaign launch to coincide with the March 16th, 2010 seventh anniversary of her death.  We suggest drawing attention to Caterpillar's continued involvement in Israeli occupation and apartheid, since it was a Caterpillar bulldozer that killed Rachel.

Take Action: Remember Rachel Corrie & Keep Fighting for Freedom in Gaza
Take action on March 16th, the 7th anniversary of Rachel Corrie's tragic death by Caterpillar bulldozer in the Gaza Strip. Rachel's family has requested we all call the White House and demand that the United States break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Who Was Rachel Corrie?
Learn more about the heroic young woman who has become a symbol for resistance to Israel's collective punishment and home demolition policies.
Find an event in your area or register your event on our website.
Action Ideas
Find the event type that best fits your group and then implement it to honor Rachel Corrie's memory in your community.
Use these resources to educate yourself and plan your Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day activities.
Learn More About Caterpillar's Involvement in Israel's Occupation and Apartheid
Rachel was crushed and killed by a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer. Israel uses these machines, and other Caterpillar equipment to enforce collective punishment against Palestinians and to consolidate it's hold on Palestinian territory through the apartheid wall and settlements. Find out what you can do to stop Caterpillar from further "bulldozing peace."