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Monday, March 26, 2007

Her Name Was Rachel Corrie

posted by on March 26 at 16:39 PM

My Name Is Rachel Corrie opened at the Rep last week and Seattle is again abuzz about the activist who died under a bulldozer in Rafa. Brendan Kiley has complicated feelings about the production—you’ll see his review in Wednesday’s paper—but Annie Wagner and Christopher Frizzelle both liked it. Anyway, this reminded me of Eli’s 2003 piece on Corrie for which he went to the Gaza Strip days after her death to talk to people on both sides of the conflict about what happened. It’s worth a read if you missed it the first time.

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Damn, this is going to piss off Shoshanna!

Posted by longball | March 26, 2007 5:42 PM

Why waste the print on the idiot rachel?

She was a misguided little shit who was taken advantage of by an idealistic college professor.

If you want to blame anyone for her death, Blame evergreen college for putting her in that position.

Then blame her parents for not straightening her ass out.

Posted by Oh Good Riddance | March 26, 2007 7:07 PM

Right, and the Isaeili soldier running the bulldozer had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Posted by COMTE | March 26, 2007 7:18 PM

You mean the ones saying, move or I'll run you over?

Seems to me that driver was a man of his word.

Bottom line, stupidity and ego got her killed.

Posted by Oh Good Riddance | March 26, 2007 7:22 PM

Yeah, but did she deserve to DIE for (allegedly) being naive? The price for naivite should be DEATH? Seems like a harsh punishment to me.

In my opinion, the solider shouldn't have killed her with his bulldozer. She was unarmed and he had a gun and giant bulldozer.

Posted by wow | March 27, 2007 1:29 AM

Did she deserve to die?

Of course she didn't deserve to die.

Is there Ironic humor in her death?


She had her little orange jacket on taunting the Soldier.

her weapons?
1. She was American and felt she her politics outweighed theirs.
2. She was a lod mouthed liberal pushing her agenda in an erea where she had no business.
3. She was a woamn and felt the would never harm her.

This chick was a first class, west coast, loon.

And seriously... On the first anniversarry of her death, her supporters host a pancake breakfast is held as a way to benefit her?

Posted by Oh Good Riddance | March 27, 2007 4:49 AM

You know, everyone is going to hate me for saying this but am I the only one who kinda thinks both sides in the Isreali-Palistinian conflict are the villians on all of this? I mean they both act like little children. But Rachel's death is clearly the Isreali's fault.

Posted by Andrew | March 27, 2007 5:26 AM

Come to an event and discuss this further. The link in my name will take you to the page with all the info. Braden Abraham, the director of the production, and the Corrie family will be there on Thursday, April 12 for a reception and panel discussion.

Posted by Gabe Global | March 27, 2007 10:00 AM

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