Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Guardian publishes Cindy Corrie on U.S. complicity in collective punishment
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is a coalition member of the US Campaign. The US Boat to Gaza--The Audacity of Hope--is also.
US collusion in the Gaza blockade is an affront to human rights
My daughter's death shows the cruelty of an America that won't protect its own and is complicit in harming Palestinian civilians
By Cindy Corrie, in The Guardian
July 8, 2011
When Greek authorities prevented the US ship the Audacity of Hope leaving its port in Athens this week, they dealt a blow to a group of brave and principled Americans who were trying to carry thousands of letters from US citizens to those who wait on Gaza's shores.
I know many of the people who were on this boat, and my family's letter was part of their cargo. In 2003 my daughter Rachel Corrie made her journey to Gaza and was run down and killed by a US-made Israeli military Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer. She was trying to protect a Gazan family and their home, one of thousands illegally destroyed in Israeli military clearing operations.