The Rachel Corrie Foundation joins communities around the world to celebrate the Egyptian people’s courageous fight for freedom and democracy. The momentous events of February 11, 2011, have given hope to the democratic aspirations of people throughout the region and around the world. We look to the opening created by the Egyptian Revolution for an honest dialogue on a people’s right to self-determination as a nation among equals in the global arena. We believe that this moment portends a new era of international relations, with hopeful implications for people in the Middle East in general, and for the people of Palestine/Israel who have struggled more than sixty years for a just resolution to their conflict.
The Rachel Corrie Foundation urges you to participate in solidarity actions in your community. Let your representatives know that you support democratic elections in Egypt, free of outside interference, including that of the United States or any of its allies in the region. In keeping with our memory of Rachel, ask our leaders to listen to young people as they struggle to assert their visions for a democratic future.