Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Reposting in honor of the seventh and most publicized Gaza Aid boat Rachel Corrie being seized by Israeli forces Saturday morning ..... Rachel There have been a series of individuals and events which have opened my eyes to the realities happening in occupied Palestine, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and to the horrific actions and policies being implemented by the Israeli government towards the people living there, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and as well to those who actively oppose such policies.    One such individual was Rachel Corrie. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Please watch this short video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMO-FQwIRiM Rachel was a 23 year old activist from Washington State who had a promising future ahead.   From her early years there seemed to be something special about Rachel.   There also seemed something special about the quality of education she received, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which from an early age, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder focused on important social and environmental issues which seems unfortunately unique compared to the more standard education model taught in our schools today.  While most young girls are more concerned with Barbies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder clothes and make up, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel from what I've read seemed to have much bigger concerns on her mind.    I came across a link which showed an older clip of Rachel when she must have been no older than five or six, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder giving a grade school speech about poverty and how it affects children in other countries.   Even at such a young age she was eloquent and poised.  It was apparent that the issue of ending human suffering was a driving force for Rachel all her life. Rachel at Capital High School, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Olympia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder WA When she was 23, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel entered the war torn world of occupied Palestine with a hand ful of other activists from the International Solidarity Movement.  An ISM protest in Gaza against Israel's shooting of Palestinian children. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder On the right, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel Corrie When she arrived, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder  Rachel and the other activists attended two days of training in non-violent resistance and essentially volunteered to protect and block Palestinian homes that were being demolished by the Israeli Defense Forces.     Rachel Corrie chats with a Palestinian friend, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder living in a dire situation in Rafah, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Gaza. To listen to Rachel as she was volunteering in occupied Palestine only days before her death, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder watch the powerful video below:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3JI-axaRF4 On March 16th, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 2003 an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer two-stories high crushed to death 23-year-old Rachel Corrie.  According to witnesses and photographic documentation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder she was killed intentionally.   Rachel Corrie stands in front of an Israeli army bulldozer wearing an orange jacket so that she can be easily identified and seen. Rachel as she stands between an Israeli bulldozer and a Palestinian physician's house in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. The Israeli bulldozer ran over her and then backed up, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder crushing her chest and skull. Friends try to help Rachel as they wait for transportation to the nearest hospital.  However, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.  With five other nonviolent human rights defenders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel had been in front of a family home in Palestine, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder standing in front of the property in hopes of protecting it from being destroyed.   That day the Palestinian home was not destroyed.  However the life of Rachel Corrie was destroyed by an Israeli soldier who crushed her under the weight of the bulldozer.  "Rachel and a handful of others practicing Gandhian nonviolence in the Gaza Strip had been pleading with Israeli soldiers for two hours not to destroy a Palestinian family home. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Suddenly, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder the Israeli bulldozer operator began driving his giant bulldozer toward the home, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel sitting in the bulldozer’s path. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Witnesses report that she then stood up on the mound of debris and dirt pushed by the bulldozer blade and looked straight at the operator through the window. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder He continued, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and she was pulled underneath the tractor, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder its blade crushing her. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder He then backed up, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder running over her again, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder burying her deeper into the dirt."  (www.ifamericansknew.org ) I have been profoundly moved by Rachel's life, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as have thousands of others.  Her life, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and death, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have changed me. I hope Rachel may change you as well. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder A quote worth sharing: "Ironically, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel's killer was granted an honor and privilege few of us will ever know: He looked directly into the eyes of a humanitarian young woman of utter bravery, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder deep conviction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and selfless courage. A person who, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when confronted with violence and hatred, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder refused to strike back to save herself or those she had pledged to protect, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder but relied instead on the sheer force of her spirit and her firm belief in the sacred principles of International Humanitarian Law. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder He saw humanity at its very best. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder She was a victim of humanity at its very worst. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rachel's body was fragile, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder no match for a US-supplied armoured Caterpillar bulldozer; it is broken now, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder her life extinguished. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder The goals and visions for which she sacrificed her life, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder however, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are as tough and resilient as was her spirit, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and not so easily expunged. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder May the tragedy of her death, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the nobility and courage of her life, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder inspire all High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to do their sacred duty and halt Israeli impunity." http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article1259.shtml