[Marxism] Commemorate Rachel Corrie: Stop Caterpillar, End the Occupation

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Tue Mar 16 06:27:20 MST 2004


Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie. 
Please join a vigil in your city or fax, call, and/or email your 
Representative in Congress and ask him/her to cosponsor the Rachel 
Corrie Resolution (House Concurrent Resolution 111) -- click on 
<http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=83> for more 
information.

--- Friday, March 19, 2004 ---

Commemorate Rachel Corrie: Stop Caterpillar, End the Occupation

A Vigil to Commemorate Rachel Corrie
Stop Caterpillar - End the Occupation!

Date & Time:
Friday, March 19, 2004, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location:
15th Ave. & High St., Columbus, Ohio

Join us on Friday, March 19, 2004 at 15th Ave. & High St., Columbus, 
Ohio to commemorate Rachel Corrie, stop Caterpillar, and end the 
occupation!

March 16, 2004 is the one year anniversary of the death of Rachel 
Corrie.  Rachel was a 23 year-old U.S. peace activist who was killed 
by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while trying to prevent 
nonviolently the demolition of a Palestinian house in the Gaza Strip 
on March 16, 2003.  (For more information on Rachel, please see 
<http://www.rachelcorrie.org>.)

The March 19th vigil in Columbus, OH to commemorate Rachel Corrie is 
organized in solidarity with more than 30 vigils and educational 
events to mark the one-year anniversary of her death in 30 cities in 
19 states plus the District of Columbia.  (Details for all of the 
events can be found at <http://endtheoccupation.org/calendar.php>.)

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will deliver to each 
Member of the House of Representatives a petition signed by more than 
210 organizations in at least 33 states plus the District of 
Columbia.  The petition asks Congress to pass the Rachel Corrie 
Resolution (H.Con.Res.111) calling for an independent U.S. 
investigation into her death.  Endorsing organizations include United 
for Peace and Justice, the country's largest coalition of peace and 
justice organizations, and the United States Green Party.  The list 
of endorsing organization can be found at 
http://endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=320.

The City of Santa Cruz, California (population 55,633) proclaimed 
March 16 to be "Rachel Corrie Day."  According to Mayor Scott 
Kennedy, "Rachel Corrie was a nonviolent activist protesting the 
destruction of civilians' homes by a military power with machinery 
built in the United States pursuing a policy subsidized by the United 
States.  It is a very sad commentary on the state of political 
affairs in the United States, that our national government has done 
virtually nothing to find out what happened and to insist that those 
responsible for her death be held accountable."  Our vigil in 
Columbus, OH is one of many efforts to change the state of political 
affairs that Mayor Kennedy deplores.

Contact: Wendy Ake, ake.2 at osu.edu

Sponsors: Committee for Justice in Palestine, Women in Black 
(Columbus, OH), Columbus Campaign for Arms Control, Student 
International Forum
-- 
Yoshie

* Bring Them Home Now! <http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/>
* Calendars of Events in Columbus: 
<http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/calendar.html>, 
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://www.solidarity-us.org/>




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