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Interviews with Cindy Corrie and Joe Carr About the Life and Death of Rachel Corrie and Palestinian Solidarity

Rachel Corrie, a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), was killed by a D-9 Caterpillar bulldozer driven by Israeli soldiers on March 16th, 2003 while non-violently attempting to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in the refugee camp of Rafah, Occupied Gaza. There has never been an independent investigation into her killing.

On March 13, 2005, George Cadman, host of Peace Talks on Free Radio Santa Cruz 101.1fm interviewed Joe Carr, an eyewitness to Rachel Corrie's killing. Joe spoke about what he saw on the day that Rachel was run over by an Israeli bulldozer. He also talks about what kind of person Rachel was, what motivated her to do the work she had done and how he and others are continuing her work. He also answers criticisms of the International Solidarity Movement, the movement that both he and Rachel were a part of. (31:29 / 21.6 MB)
Audio: Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3

After speaking with Joe Carr, George Cadman interviewed Cindy Corrie about her daughter Rachel Corrie. Cindy talks about what kind of person Rachel was, why she did the work that she did, how Rachel's killing has affected her family and how they are continuing her work. Cindy also reads a few short clips of Rachel's writings and talks about their efforts to get an independent investigation into Rachel's killing. (57:44 / 52.9 MB)
Audio: Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3

See Also: The Courage of Rachel Corrie | Family of American Woman Killed by Military Bulldozer Files Suit Against Catepillar, Inc | Santa Cruz's Recent Visitor Amy Goodman Spotlights Lawsuit | Maia Ramnath speaks about her recent travels to the West Bank with the ISM
From the Rachel Corrie Memorial Web Site


The most obvious way to honor Rachel is to continue working on issues that mattered to her. Peace and justice for the Palestinian people is probably at the top of that list. We should also pursue a thorough investigation of Rachel's death and demand accountability by the Israeli army. Finally, we can donate money to organizations dealing with issues that mattered to Rachel (some are listed below).

March 16: National Day of Action for Rachel Corrie

Ask Congress to Support H.Con.Res. 111, (Calls for Investigating Rachel Corrie’s Death)

Honor Rachel, End Home Demolitions - Jeff Halper, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions

STOP Caterpillar from selling its bulldozers to Israel until Israel stops using these machines to destroy Palestinian homes and livelihoods

Greens Call for an Investigation of the Murder of American Peace Activist Rachel Corrie by Israeli Forces

Monetary Donations are accepted by:

Middle East Justice Scholarship, in memory of Rachel Corrie

The Community Foundation of Puget Sound - Rachel Corrie Memorial Fund

Evergreen State College - Rachel Corrie Memorial Fund

Videotapes of the three-hour memorial service held recently in Olympia are available for $10.00, with $5 going to a charitable memorial fund in Rachel's memory. Purchase from Evergreen State College.

A poster commemorating Rachel is available from "If Americans Knew"; to order, see


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March 16 National Day of Action for Rachel Corrie

What You Can Do on March 16

1) Organize a vigil to remember Rachel Corrie

2) Fax, call, and/or email your Member of Congress and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor to H.Con.Res. 111, the Rachel Corrie Resolution. This resolution calls upon the "United States government to undertake a full, fair, and expeditious investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie." The full action alert can be found at:

3) Get organizations to endorse a petition that the US Campaign will deliver to each Member of the House of Representatives on March 16 urging the House to take action on the Rachel Corrie Resolution. Organizational endorsements must be received by Sunday, March 14 to be included in the petition delivered to the House of Representatives.

Petition in Support of the Rachel Corrie Resolution (H.Con.Res. 111)

Rockin' the Boat: Remembering Rachel Corrie

Rockin' the Boat: Remembering Rachel Corrie (2004)

"Today on RTB we remember the life of Rachel Corrie, killed one year ago by a bulldozer in Rafah. Joining me is Simona Sharoni, professor of peace studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia. We begin with a clip of Cindie Corrie, Rachel Corrie's mother, who I spoke with on July 3 2003."


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