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Rachel Corrie

October 30, 2005

Rachel Corrie died almost 2.5 years ago under a bulldozer. A hideous industrial accident you might think. She was on a construction site and fell under the bulldozer. Of course this construction site was for the construction of settlements in the Gaza Strip.

One eyewitness states:

“If he’d stopped at this point, he may have only broken her legs, but he continued forward, which pulled her underneath the bulldozer. We ran towards him, and waved our arms and shouted, one activist with the megaphone. But the bulldozer driver continued forward, until Rachel was underneath the central section of the bulldozer. At this point, it was more than clear that she was nowhere but underneath the bulldozer, there was simply nowhere else she could have been, as she had not appeared on either side of the bulldozer, and could not have stayed in front of it that long without being crushed. Despite the obviousness of her position, the bulldozer began to reverse, without lifting its blade, and drug the blade over her body again. He continued to reverse until he was on the boarder strip, about 100 meters away, and left her crushed body in the sand.”

Two years on, a memorial concert in Alaska has had to be cancelled, ‘due to safety concerns for the performers’. According to the blog for the main piece of music to be played,

 

“The composer and soprano had received email and telephone threats.”

 

It is now due to be premiered at the Hackney Empire in London on Tuesday 1st November.

 

People have differing opinions as to what the ISM (of which Rachel was a member) actually do. Some say they offer support for terrorist/freedom fighter/suicide bomber organizations and some say they are a

peace organisation.

 

More Info: http://www.rachelcorrie.org/

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One Comment
  1. hey,where are you from??can u email me please,thx

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