Friday, 16 March 2012

Rachel Corrie ( 10/4/79 - 16/3/03) - The Courage to Resist.

Rachel Corrie was killed 9 years ago today in the Gaza Strip in Palestine on March 16th 2003, trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian family.
She was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer whilst undertaking nonviolent direct action. Her name has not been forgotten and carries on being an inspiration to solidarity activists around the globe. Today we remember her.

Billy Bragg - The lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie

David Roviks - A song for Rachel Corrie

She witnessed the oppression
she stood with the Palestinian
shoulder to shoulder in a land of occupation
she stood in front of force
in act of non violent resistance
to try to prevent destructive demolition
her breath was one of peace
the world witnessed as she was crushed
we will never forget
Rachel Corrie was her name
her message of solidarity
still strong
her spirit remains free
because oppressors
can never kill a thought
defiance will always rise
wherever there is injustice
In the town of Rafah 
they remember their sister's passion and courage
 forever and ever
and the skys are still weeping.

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