Sabtu, 19 November 2011

Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie

10 April 1979 - 16 March 2003




We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs.

We have got to understand that they are us. We are them.




Tomorrow, 16 March, will mark the day seven years ago that Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist, was brutally crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while opposing the bulldozing of a Palestinian home in Rafah.




She was an extraordinary human being who realised her life task from a very early age. Her compassion and deep love for humanity remain an inspiration to us all.




An exerpt from Rachel's 5th grade speech at a Conference on World Hunger in 1990:

"I’m here for other children.
I’m here because I care.
I’m here because children everywhere are suffering and because forty thousand people die each day from hunger.
I’m here because those people are mostly children.
We have got to understand that the poor are all around us and we are ignoring them.
We have got to understand that these deaths are preventable.
We have got to understand that people in third world countries think and care and smile and cry just like us.
We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs.
We have got to understand that they are us. We are them.
My dream is to stop hunger by the year 2000.
My dream is to give the poor a chance.
My dream is to save the 40,000 people who die each day.
My dream can and will come true if we all look into the future and see the light that shines there.
If we ignore hunger, that light will go out.
If we all help and work together, it will grow and burn free with the potential of tomorrow."

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