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Rachel Corrie, Remembered: Reflections on a Life Cut Short

Eoin Higgins | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

Today marks 13 years since American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by the Israeli military in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

No Justice for Rachel Corrie -- or Palestine

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Twelve years ago today, 23-year-old U.S. human rights defender Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while peacefully protecting Palestinian homes in Gaza from demolition. For these past 12 years Rachel's family has sought accountability for her killing, while also shining a spotlight on Israel's ongoing violations in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Presbyterians Poised for Historic Vote Against Israel's Occupation of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home
Robert Naiman

The most important reference point for non-Presbyterians to judge the morality and wisdom of the divestment that the Presbyterians are poised to consider is the context of failed diplomatic efforts for the last 20 years to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The Israeli Court System on Trial: The Rachel Corrie Appeal

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
The Center for Constitutional Rights

On March 16, 2003, 23-year old human rights defender Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while peacefully protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza.

Yoko Ono Celebrates John Lennon's Birthday Today By Awarding Lennon Ono Grants for Peace in Reykjavik

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Thorp

I asked Yoko Ono -- who at 79 is as youthful, energetic and beautiful as ever -- how she picks the recipients, is there a committee or board? "No, I feel it in here," she said pointing to her heart, "It comes from the heart."

Americans Seeking Justice in Israel Need Not Apply, But Can We Have Our Spy Back, Please?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Yousef Abukhdair

How can Israel continue to stand in the way of transparency and justice for an innocent young American killed in their jurisdiction but request clemency for Jonathan Pollard -- who willingly admitted to his seditious crimes against his own country?

Court: Israel Not At Fault In U.S. Activist's Deat

Reuters | Allyn Fisher-Ilan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home

HAIFA, Israel, Aug 28 (Reuters) - An Israeli court rejected on Tuesday accusations that Israel was at fault over the death of American activist Rach...

Journalism's Feminine Touch

Scott Hill | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Scott Hill

The 21st century has thrown up some exceptionally inspirational women. Whilst we still look back reminiscently at the wonderful achievements of brave,...

Israeli Military 'Witheld Evidence,' Say Slain Gaza Activist's Family

The Guardian | Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home

The family of Rachel Corrie, the US activist killed in Gaza while protesting against house demolitions in 2003, on Monday claimed the Israeli military...

The Other Jonathan

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadia Hijab

The Israel prime minister recently appealed for the release of Jonathan Pollard from an American jail. Just a week later, Israel sent Jonathan Pollak to jail. The two men could not be more different.

From Indiana to Palestine: Bring the Change We Need Home from Geneva

Nahal Zamani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nahal Zamani

Last week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review ...

From Bamiyan to Gaza: You're Not Alone

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Kelly

A week ago, at the small guest house where friends and I stayed while visiting Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV) in Bamiyan, eight of us huddled ar...

Live From the Corrie Trial in Israel Part 2: Seeking Answers and Accountability

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vincent Warren

I left the court room convinced that the military investigation that led to the swift conclusion that Rachel's death was an accident for which no one should be held accountable was anything but "thorough, credible and transparent."

Live from Rachel Corrie Trial in Israel: Seeking Answers and Accountability From Israel

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vincent Warren

The case charges that Rachel's killing was intentional, or that the Israeli government is responsible for recklessly using armored military bulldozers without regard to the presence of unarmed civilians.

Yes, War Does Have Rules

Bill Van Esveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Van Esveld

Many Israelis take the laws of war seriously. Yet Israel has not incorporated them into domestic legislation; Israeli military law does not specify various war crimes.

"There Are No Civilians During Wartime." Rachel Corrie's Family Confronts the Israeli Military in Court

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Blumenthal

The treatment of Rachel Corrie's body is peripheral to her family's lawsuit. But it demonstrates the degree to which she and those whose homes she died defending have been dehumanized.

Iran Sends Aid Boat to Gaza, Risking Exposure of Hyped Israel-Iran Conflict

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

By its vigorous support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Turkey forced the world to confront the issue of the blockade. What similar accomplishment for the Palestinians can Iran point to?

Reset: Stephen Kinzer's Vision of a New U.S. Relationship with Turkey and Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Does Turkey's new, more independent foreign policy represent a threat to America? Or might it present an opportunity for a new alignment that addresses and de-escalates the conflicts of the broader Middle East?

Mairead Corrigan, Nobel Peace Laureate, Defies Israeli Blockade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Irish Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Corrigan, who is among the 11 passengers on the MV Rachel Corrie, the Gaza-bound Irish aid ship that Israel h...

With "Linkage," Turkey and Brazil Can End the Siege of Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Suppose Turkish and Brazilian diplomats were to demand effective Security Council action to end the siege on Gaza before they assist with Iran sanctions. Do you think U.S. diplomats would get the message? I think they would.

Denis Halliday Urges Irish-Americans to Defend the Rachel Corrie

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

The issue of the Gaza blockade has tremendous resonance in Ireland, partly because of Ireland's high degree of engagement in international humanitarian causes.

Rachel Corrie Continues Towards Gaza: Will Obama Let Israel Attack?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Under international law, an Israeli military attack on the Rachel Corrie in international waters would be an attack on the government and people of Ireland.

'Rachel Corrie' Aid Ship Headed Toward Gaza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called early Tuesday for an "impartial" investigation of Israel's deadly commando raid on ships takin...

Can President Obama Mobilize His Inner Rachel Corrie?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

The anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death by an Israeli government bulldozer comes at a rare time when the U.S. appears to be putting effort into checking Israel's behavior towards Palestinians.

Rachel Corrie's (Posthumous) Day in Court

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Goodman

An unusual trial begins in Israel this week that people around the world will be watching closely. It involves the tragic death of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie by an Israeli military bulldozer.