Scott Horton Interviews Craig and Cindy Corrie

Scott Horton, June 04, 2010

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Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of peace activist Rachel Corrie who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, discuss Rachel’s enthusiastic work on behalf of Palestinian victims of occupation, witnessing firsthand the destructive effects of Operation “Cast Lead,” how Israeli checkpoints fracture communities and prevent a functional Palestinian society, why Israel shouldn’t be trusted to conduct a real investigation of its own crimes and how Rachel’s legacy continues through (among other things) the Rachel Corrie Foundation and the stage play “My Name is Rachel Corrie.”

MP3 here. (44:03)

Craig and Cindy Corrie are board members of the Rachel Corrie Foundation. Their daughter, Rachel Corrie, was 23 when she was killed in the Gaza Strip while trying to prevent Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes.

10 Responses to “Craig and Cindy Corrie”

  1. Great pic of Rachel Corrie
    http://www.zionismontheweb.org/rachel-corrie-flag

  2. I'm sure activists like will stop burning the American flag when the American government stops killing civilians, or supporting governments that kill civilians.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful interview. I deeply appreciate it.

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  6. The Mocking of Rachel Corrie by the FAUK site makes me sick. These people are soul of Israel and the enemies of America

  7. i wonder if palestinians in general are so dignified, anyway. would they bite the bullet living in population-controlled china? it is true however that israel has been fighting palestinian children since at least the intifada.

  8. Rachel Corrie was no angel,she was a provocateur,the ME is a dangerous place,you should watch your step there,if one side doesn't get you, the other side will.

  9. I am not happy that Rachel Corrie burned a U.S. Flag but she did not deserve to die for this or anything else she did. She died because she was more useful to the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestinians dead than she was alive.

    I have to question whether Craig and Cindy Corrie want justice for their daughter or the publicity that comes with their Israel-bashing trips and public appearances. I am on record as sending them evidence–taken directly from the International Solidarity Movement itself–that the ISM knowingly, willfully, and recklessly endangered their daughter's life by allowing or encouraging her to kneel in front of a bulldozer. The ISM itself stipulates that Rachel and another activist had almost been run over earlier in the day, thus making the dangers involved in this form of civil disobedience obvious and its continuation reckless.

    Afterward, two ISM leaders including one (Joseph Smith) who was present when Rachel was killed said openly that she was more useful to the ISM and the Palestinians dead than alive. All of this was forwarded to the Craig and Cindy Corrie Foundation. None of it is an allegation from "Zionist" sources but straight from the mouths (or keyboards) of the ISM itself. In light of that kind of evidence, I find it amazing that the Corries still blame Israel for their daughter's death.

    On a side note, I was recently at a plant tour of a gas drilling operation. Even though no heavy equipment was in use during the tour, everybody had to wear a hard hat and eye protection. The ISM, on the other hand, recklessly endangered its activists by having them interact with bulldozers and wear no head protection while doing so–and at least some of the injuries that reputedly caused Rachel's death were head injuries.

  10. Re: "it is true however that israel has been fighting palestinian children since at least the intifada. "

    If so, that is because Palestinian parents and teachers raise Palestinian children from birth (there are pictures of toddlers dressed as suicide bombers) to throw rocks and bombs at Israelis. If you think Israel overreacts to thrown rocks, try throwing a rock at an American police officer or even at one of Britain's polite and unarmed "Bobbies" and see what happens to you.

    The bottom line is that you reap what you sow, and the Palestinians have been sowing hatred and violence for decades. They have no right to complain about what they harvest as a result.

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