Corrie trial continues in Israeli court
rachel corrie foundation for peace and justice
05-Dec-2010 (11 comments)
Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. Since her killing, an enormous amount of solidarity activities have been carried out in her name around the world.... The Nov. 15 court date has been CANCELED.
Next court dates scheduled for Dec. 22 and 23, 9am - 5pm.
The Haifa District Court will continue the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie’s family against the State of Israel for her unlawful killing in Rafah, Gaza.

The bulldozer commander who was the second soldier in the bulldozer that ran over and killed Rachel Corrie is scheduled to testify, and is expected to do so in plain view. The driver of this bulldozer testified last month, but did so behind a screen, after government lawyers requested the court allow him to he do so for security reasons. However, because the commander’s face was already known to the public, the court ruled he would not be granted the same extraordinary security measures.

Two other soldiers who were on the ground the day Rachel Corrie was killed, the operator of a second bulldozer and a platoon commander in an armored personnel carrier (APC) who were both at the scene, are also scheduled to testify , and are e... >>>

Remembering Rachel

by DelilahNY on

The link is to the home page. The trial information is under'trial updates'.



The point is not the Palestuinian issue

by bachenavvab on

The issue of media control and apathy of the masses is a problem that effects all oppressed peoples across the globe, including Iranians.  Had it not been for the tragic video of Neda's unfortunate death, not much of the demonstrations would have been shown on the major network news.  As concerned citizens, not only are we required to have the bandwidth to look into such global issues, but also we have to understand it in order to use it to our advantage.  IRI is not an isolated entity.  Unless we understand how the IRI fits into the big global picture, the next revolution will be stolen as well and another form of dictatorship will take our nation hostage.       


Rachel's death, as tragic

by Simorgh5555 on

Rachel's death, as tragic as it was, and which left questions unanswered  as to the conuct of the Israeli soldiers is an Israli-Palestinian issue. What part of the word Iranian do you people not understand.

 Rachel's death is no more tragic than the hundreds of dead in protests against the Chinese occuopation of Tibet in 2008. 


I am very moved at the tremendous response to this

by DelilahNY on

item both in terms of number of views, and in posting, and want to say some things. But I will not be able to do so until tomorrow. Please do check this thread again tomorrow afternoon.



Mr. Gilani

by bachenavvab on

I know I am daydreaming about a day that is not in the near future.  There is no quick revolution as ours was derailed back in 1979.  The conditions are far from where they should be to even think about a long term armed struggle, assuming of course, Mr. Masoud Ahmadzade's analysis is just as applicable today.

Nonetheless, it is encouraging to know that there actually was talk of organized take over of key targets.  Thanks for the info.   


On you avatar bachenavab

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

On Ashura day, amongst all the chaos, there were calls to march onto the Radio and TV stations and capture them. But then there was indecision. Indecision on both sides indeed. The regime was really taken back. I then wondered what if only a fraction of demonstrators were armed. I was actually expecting to see some armed demonstrators, but I did not. I am not sure at all which way it'd have gone. Despite all the risks, I think that we should have had a go on that day, but my sensible side tells me that without a clear leadership -which was the case- with a clear plan and strategy, it'd have been a major failure with lots of good people losing their lives.  

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


My Avatar

by bachenavvab on

A good idea for a statue in the middle of Enghelab Square; don't you think?  I am waiting for an update that would include firearms in the hands of our people.  What a glorious day it would make to see Basijee thugs running for cover!  Cheers indeed.       


The Off-Broadway play with one person liking it on Facebook

by bachenavvab on

 is a testiment to the state of affairs in the US.

"Initial stagings and response

Alan Rickman first staged My Name is Rachel Corrie in April 2005 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and it went on to win the Theatregoers' Choice Awards for Best Director and Best New Play, as well as Best Solo Performance for actress Megan Dodds.[5] The play was scheduled to be transferred to the New York Theatre Workshop in March 2006. However, the New York theatre decided that, because of its political content, the play was to be "postponed indefinitely", after the artistic director polled numerous Jewish groups to get their reaction to the play.[6] Rickman and Viner denounced the decision and withdrew the show.[7][8] The play ran as a commercial production at the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village in the fall of 2006.[9]" 


Media control, what media control ????

by Bavafa on

Helen Thomas is once again paying a price for speeking the truth.



Rachel Corrie who could be called the American Neda who was murdered at the hand of a fascist regime, and just like in Iran and no media is [really] allowed to talk about Neda, no media will talk or discuss Rachel Corrie.


Hoshang Targol

There are actually couple of plays about her life,

by Hoshang Targol on

so there is some kind of awareness, but you're right, over all the media is still very dominant, did I ever mention how much I like that avatar, cheers


How many Americans would even recognize her name?

by bachenavvab on

Know of, or believe her story.  A testament to the apathy of people and the extent of media control.  Let's not forget :



Thanks for the article.