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Announcement :: International
Fri 5/27"Rachel Corrie: An American Conscience"
25 May 2005
*Boston Premiere*
"Rachel Corrie: An American Conscience"
Never-before-seen footage of Rachel and events on the ground that marked her
journey in Palestine. approx 90mins

Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Boulevard
Somerville, MA 02144

Funds will be raised for BostontoPalestine's summer delegation, and BootCAT's work against Caterpillar equipment sales to the Israeli military ( please see http://www.bootcat.org ).
*Boston Premiere*
"Rachel Corrie: An American Conscience"
Palestinian Filmmaker Yahya Barakat brings us never-before-seen footage of Rachel and events on the ground that marked her
journey in Palestine. approx 90mins

Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Boulevard
Somerville, MA 02144

Funds will be raised for BostontoPalestine's summer delegation, and BootCAT's work against Caterpillar equipment sales to the Israeli military .

In Memory & Honor of Rachel Corrie

Sponsored by:
BootCAT: http://www.bootcat.org
BostontoPalestine: http://www.ismboston.org

for more info contact: bostontopalestine (at) palsolidarity.org

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Rachel Corrie: "An American Conscience" is a documentary film about a twenty three year old American activist who gave her life for a noble cause: defending the human rights and the freedom of the Palestinian people. Two years ago, peace loving people around the world mourned the death of this courageous young woman who symbolized peace, justice, human rights and the hope for a better tomorrow for all human beings regardless of their color, religion, race, gender or ethnicity. Rachel Corrie’s work and message has become a beacon of hope in this sadly dark world.

Rachel was not the first person killed as a result of Israel’s policy of house demolitions. Nuha Makadma Sweidan and her unborn child were killed in Gaza when Israeli army sappers “accidentally" demolished her home when they blew up another home nearby. A few weeks before that tragic incident, an elderly woman and a disabled man died under the rubble of their home in Gaza when the Israeli Army "failed to notify" them in a timely manner. These killings were no mere accidents. Israel has been routinely demolishing Palestinian homes without prior notice since 1967. In fact, thousands of homes have been demolished by Israel according to Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group based in New York City. Many of the houses were demolished on such “a short notice,” which prevented their owners from claiming their belongings.

According to all United Nations reports, most of the houses destroyed belonged to individuals who did not represent any security threat to the state of Israel. A case in point was the home of Dr. Samir Nasrallah, which Ms. Corrie died protecting with her body. Dr. Nasrallah had engaged in no hostile activities and had never been convicted by the Israelis of any guilt. His only crime was the location of his house. His house was positioned next to a “security area” where the Israelis envisioned creating a buffer zone to run their operations. Mr. Nasrallah was neither allowed the due process of appealing his house destruction nor was given any compensation for losing his home.

Mr. Yahya Barakat: Director of this powerful documentary goes beyond politics to reflect on the suffering of the Palestinians under occupation. He shows Palestinian suffering and demonstrates what motivates members of the International Peace Camp to come to Palestine to resist occupation with all its formalities.

Rachel was neither an Israeli nor a Palestinian. She was a member of the International Solidarity Movement and a member of the larger International Civil Society. Her actions demonstrate and affirm the responsibility of all human beings to end the suffering of all people around the world peacefully regardless of their religion, race, color, and gender.
See also:
http://www.ismboston.org
http://www.bootcat.org

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