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  • Today the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project delivered postcards written during the recent Rachel Corrie commemoration, along with an event flier, to Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office in Madison. The cards called for an immediate and permanent Gaza ceasefire, the opening of Gaza to unlimited humanitarian aid, and an end to US support of the Israeli military.…


  • Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St, Madison 1:30-3:30 pm Free & open to all Donations to Middle East Children’s Alliance welcome Music by Ensemble Shamaali, featuring Oud, Drum and Flute Join us for Madison’s annual event honoring the life of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old peace activist from Olympia, WA. She was crushed to death…


  • From Craig Corrie – 21 Years Later Gaza Crushed With Our Tax Dollars On March 16, 2003, our daughter Rachel Corrie was killed as she stood to protect the home of a Palestinian family in Rafah in Gaza. Rachel was crushed to death by the Israeli military under a militarized, Caterpillar, Inc. D9R bulldozer, supplied…


  • Sunday, March 12: WORT interview with Masafer Yatta Activist Thursday, March 16: Cindy and Craig Corrie on WORT Thursday, March 16: Tantura Film and Discussion   On Sunday March 12 at 5 pm, tune into WORT’s World View program for a taped interview with Masafer Yatta activist Ali, who will discuss the current situation of…


  • No Path to Justice

    Israeli Forces Keep Killing Americans While U.S. Officials Give Them a Pass Rachel Corrie stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer to protest the destruction of Palestinian homes along the Rafah-Egypt border on March 16, 2003. Corrie was killed later the same day. Photo: Courtesy of the Corrie family Alice Speri, The Intercept, July 13…


  • WORT 89.9FM Madison · Buzz – 3-16-22 – Attala Madison Rafah Sister City Project, WORT 89.9 FM, March 16, 2022 “Holding Israel Accountable” is the theme of the Rachel Corrie Commemoration sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project. The commemoration honors the 19th anniversary of the…


  • Register in advance for this webinar March 16, 2022, 7 pm CT/5 pm PT Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice and Madison-Rafah Sister City Project for Holding Israel Accountable, a commemorative webinar marking the 19th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s stand in Gaza. How do we hold Israel accountable for decades of oppression,…


  • On the 19th anniversary of the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie by Israeli soldiers in Rafah, MRSCP will again join with the Rachel Corrie Foundation to honor Rachel’s life and work, and to raise funds to benefit the people of Rafah. Join Rachel’s parents Craig and Cindy and a panel of distinguished speakers…


  • This event with Tarek Abuata has been cancelled by coronavirus precautions. You can still listen to an interview with Tarek from Gaza on WORT 89.9 FM’s A Public Affair with host Esty Dinur on Friday, March 27 from noon to 1 pm. Call in at 256-2001 or listen live on line. Tarek Abuata grew up…


  •   Join us for the 2019 tribute to Rachel Corrie with Ahmed Abu Artema Writer, refugee and peace activist from Rafah   First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive Madison 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ahmed Abu Artema wrote a Facebook post on January 7, 2018 from his home in Rafah, Gaza that echoed an…


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  • Featuring Rachel’s parents, Craig and Cindy Corrie Sunday, April 8 St. James Catholic Church 1128 St. James Court, Madison, WI 2:00 – 5:00 pm Joe Catron and Islam Maraqa from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) will also be presenting. Rachel was volunteering with this group on March 16, 2003 when she was killed by an…


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  • Mark Your Calendars for Sunday Afternoon Annual Rachel Corrie Commemoration Featuring Dessert and a Program Time and place TBD 2018 marks 15 years since Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer, as she tried to prevent the demolition of a family home in Rafah. 2018 also marks the 15th anniversary of the Madison-Rafah…


  •   St. James Church 1128 St. James Ct, Madison 2:00 pm [Map] Please RSVP to Michele Bahl at mibahl02 at yahoo.com by Friday, March 31. Intimate Portraits of Gaza’s Lost is based on the #ObliteratedFamilies project by French photographer Anne Paq and Palestinian-Polish journalist Ala Qandil. The project profiles Gaza families partially or entirely annihilated…


  • Painting by Malak Mattar; read more about her painting at We Are Not Numbers. March 16th, marks the 14th anniversary of the day our daughter Rachel stood in Gaza with other international activists and challenged the Israeli military’s illegal confiscation of Palestinian land and the demolition of Palestinian homes. Rachel’s life was stolen that day,…


  • March 16 marked 13 years since 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of the Nasrallah family home in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine. While some measure of accountability and justice has been achieved for UK citizens Tom Hurndall and James Miller,…


  • Sunday, April 3, 7 pm, Christ Presbyterian Church 944 East Gorham Street, Madison WI You are invited to the annual Rachel Corrie commemoration: Dessert and an Eye-Witness Report   Featuring a local activist just returned from volunteering with Operation Dove in the South Hebron Hills, Palestine Free and open to the public; beverages and desserts…


  • Saturday, October 12th 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm High Noon Saloon $5 Suggested Donation Music con Brio w/ special guest Yid Vicious, Intemperance Collective Family Friendly Benefit/fundraiser with proceeds going to the Rachel Corrie Library Center in Rafah. There will also be a craft sale to raise extra funds for the library. Please Join…


  • Ramzy Baroud, CounterPunch, March 21, 2013 “Hi Papa .. Don’t worry about me too much, right now I am most concerned that we are not being effective. I still don’t feel particularly at risk. Rafah has seemed calmer lately,” Rachel Corrie wrote to her father, Craig, from Rafah, a town located at the southern end…



  • Sunday, March 17 Nile Restaurant, Madison 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:15 pm March 16, 2013 will mark the tenth anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie in Rafah in the Gaza Strip. As we have for the last few years, MRSCP will mark this occasion with our annual dinner benefit, once again at the Nile…


  • Demands End to Siege in Gaza and Justice for Rachel Corrie Ongoing Attacks in Gaza Underscore Urgent Need for Human Rights Defenders in Occupied Palestine Washington, DC | www.adc.org | November 19, 2012 — Last Friday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), CODEPINK, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and the U.S. Campaign to End the…


  • Interfaith Peace-Builders, November 5, 2012 November 5, 2012 – Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) is pleased to announce that our 21 member delegation to the Gaza Strip passed safely through the Rafah Crossing Monday morning and is now safely in the Gaza Strip. Interfaith Peace-Builders has sent more than 44 delegations to Palestine/Israel since 2001. This is…


  • Arab Voices, KPFT 90.1 FM, September 26, 2012 mp3 audio file Jennifer Loewenstein Political activist and Faculty Associate in Middle East Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an expert on contemporary Middle East: history, politics, culture, religion, and U.S. foreign policy in the region. She is a freelance journalist, a human rights activist,…


  • BARB OLSON, Cap Times, Aug 31, 2012 The verdict in the civil lawsuit against the state of Israel for the killing of peace activist Rachel Corrie more than nine years ago was announced Aug. 28 at the District Court in Haifa, Israel. While many human rights advocates had high hopes that the court would provide…


  • The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project invites you to the Third Annual Rachel Corrie Commemorative Benefit Dinner Sunday, March 18, 5:00 pm The Nile Restaurant [Map] 6119 Odana Road, Madison, WI Featured guests: Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of Rachel (Program information to follow) Cost: $20 per person/$35 per couple for a Middle Eastern dinner of…


  • Cash bar/socializing 5:30 pm Dinner 6:00 pm Program 7 – 9 pm Bunky’s Cafe 2425 Atwood Avenue Madison [Map] Film: One Family in Gaza Speaker: Ziad Abbas of the Middle East Children’s Alliance This year’s dinner will be a benefit for the MAIA clean water project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA). The program…


  • Cindy & Craig Corrie: March 16, 2011 Statement from Johan Genberg on Vimeo.


  • Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, July 2010 THE RACHEL Corrie Foundation and Break the Silence Mural Project unveiled the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural on May 8 at Labor Temple building, in downtown Olympia, WA. The mural tells a tale of two cities linked through tragedy: Olympia, WA, where Rachel Corrie grew up and attended Evergreen…


  • Commemorating the life of Rachel Corrie Sunday, March 21 4:30-5:30 pm Silent Auction viewing and bidding 5:30-6:30 pm Vegetarian Dinner by Lulu’s restaurant 6:30-9:00 pm Program Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison [Map] A benefit dinner and program sponsored by the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and Madison Playgrounds for Palestine. Tickets…


  • Still image from Rachel; inset: Simone Bitton I think they had a pro-Palestinian agenda, and I don’t think that having a pro-Palestinian agenda means having an anti-Israeli agenda. Actually, as an Israeli, I have a pro-Palestinian agenda, and I think that when life will be normal and reasonable for Palestinians, it will be much better…


  • Madison, Orpheum Theater March 7-8, 2008 Madison, Overture Center March 14-15, 2008 Monona, St. Stephens, May 3, 2008 Door County, July 25-27, 2008 Madison, Edgewood College, October 3-4, 2008 Milwaukee, Marquette University, February 16-17, 2009 University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, April 6-9, 2009 March 16 will mark five years since the death of Rachel Corrie…


  • Thank You!

    Friends, Thank you so much for your support of the Rachel Corrie Ramadan Soccer Tournament for Youth. Because of your kind contributions we made our goal and the event was a huge success. Twenty teams of youths and mentors played as neighbors in an uplifing community event. Together we helped created a genuine community space…


  • Dear Members and Friends of MRSCP, We have been asked by some of our friends from Olympia, Washington, Rachel Corrie’s home town, to solicit support for an ambitious new undertaking to benefit the young people of Rafah. In September, during the month of Ramadan, the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), one of our partner…


  • JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photo Adrian Pijoan, Badger Herald, Mar 7, 2008 Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American peace activist, was killed in 2003 while volunteering for the International Solidarity Movement in the Gaza Strip. Corrie was fatally injured while attempting to prevent an Israeli military bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian home in the city of Rafah. While…


  • JESSE McKINLEY, New York Times, February 28, 2006 Potential Off Broadway production of play My Name is Rachel Corrie is delayed because of concerns about show’s political content; play follows story of Rachel Corrie, idealistic American demonstrator and Palestinian rights activist who was crushed to death by Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop destruction of…


  • Thank you Madison/Rafah Sister City Project for your endorsement of the Rachel Corrie Mural Project: Break the Silence’s project in honor of Rachel Corrie, a US solidarity activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer while defending the Nasrallah home, and the many Palestinian families and activists who have lost their lives in the struggle against occupation…


  • Panel Discussion with Craig and Cindy Corrieand Khaled and Samah Nasrallah Saturday, June 25, 2005 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Crossing, 1127 University Ave., Madison, WI (corner of University and Charter) Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza…


  • Mohammed Omer, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May/June 2005 THEY BREATHE the same air, drink the same water, are covered by the same blue sky, yet the extremists among the Israeli settlers in occupied Palestine live in a different universe from that of their Palestinian neighbors. Ariel Sharon, who originally championed the settler movement…


  • STOP CATERPILLAR CAMPAIGN — PROTEST IN PEORIA APRIL 23 — BUS INFO BELOW stopcat.org, April 20, 2004 The “Stop CAT” Coalition invites you to join us in standing up for Palestinian human rights and to demand that Caterpillar cease all sales to Israel. This demonstration is part of the April 23 “International Day of Action…


  • Tuesday, March 9 The Crossing 1127 University Avenue (University and Charter) 7:00 pm Wednesday, March 10 Grainger Hall Morgridge Auditorium (University and Park) 7:00 pm The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project is hosting the Madison premiere of The Killing Zone, a 45-minute British documentary about conditions in Rafah and the murders of International Solidarity Movement workers…


  • The killing fields of Rafah

    Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Nov 30, 2003    Quietly, far from the public eye, Israeli soldiers continue killing Palestinians. Hardly a day goes by without casualties, some innocent civilians, and the stories of their violent deaths never reach the Israeli consciousness or awareness. If there is one consistent piece of data in the current intifada, it…


  • Fragments of Rafah

    An iron wall on the right, a line of rubble from destroyed homes on the left, one of many toxic untreated human waste in the foreground are all that remains in this part of the Block “O” refugee camp in Rafah. A mobile IDF watchtower in the distance looms over the remaining homes. (Mark Zeitoun) Laura…