She was a human rights activist, a pacifist, who believed we should work to make the world a better place to live in, a place where dignity, solidarity, justice prevailed. She was already aware of social issues at the age of 10, when she made a speech at school urging everybody to fight against poverty. She got killed at 23, minutes after this picture was taken. She was trying to prevent the bulldozer from destroying a Palestinian doctor's home.
Rachel Corrie interview - listen to her
"The Killing Zone"
Rachel attempts to block American-manufactured (Caterpillar) bulldozer
from demolishing home of Palestinian doctor, March 16, 2003. More photos
Read About Rachel Corrie
Read Rachel's e-mails home
Here is a free download of some of her letters (10 pages)
In her March 8 2006 radio program, Amy Goodman (journalist from Democracy Now! ) interviews Vanessa Redgrave (actress, political activist) about the cancellation of a play on Rachel Corrie. The play was shown in London in 2005, and finally got to New York in october 2006.
Read/Listen to/Watch Rachel Corrie's Parents reaction to the "postponement" of the play in New York. Plus: "A Debate over why"
"My Name is Rachel Corrie" Opens in New York
Stop Caterpillar from Demolishing People's homes
Rachel Corrie at Mujer Palabra