Billy Bragg : The Lonesome death of Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie was an american activist of the International Solidarity movement (ISM – an organisation comprising of British and American activists), she trained herself in non violent combat and individually aspired to challenge the Isreali Bulldozers in the Gaza strip which were ruthlessly demolishing palestinian homes.

She succmbed to her death when an Isreali bulldozer ran her over in front of the house she was defending.

The following two videos are those reflecting the passion of a fifth grade child and how resolute she was in her cause., the second video is a song by Billy Bradd borrowed from Bob Dylan.

I personally found the two videos very inspiring and worked effectively as a conscience check, questioning the luxuries we moan about not having.

More about her can be read at her memorial website here .


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