Thursday, May 19, 2005

Activist recalled for her devotion to Iraqis - CNN

A report from the DC tribute to Marla.

CNN International

Monday, May 09, 2005

Burlington Free Press - Editorial

Marla Sightings

1. Toward the end of the Enron movie, it's the summer of 2001. While Jeff Skilling is speaking before the public about the California energy crisis, he receives a pie in the face. The pie thrower is escorted from the room. In the next shot we see Marla being similarly "escorted" and saying, "Where I work, half the people come to me and say they can't pay their electric bill."

2. There is a very revealing interview with Marla beginning at page 299 of the book - Embedded: The Media War in Iraq, An Oral History - by Bill Katovsky and Timothy Carlson. Among other things, she talks about undergoing an identity change after consoling traumatized young reporters in Afghanistan and why she spent so much time swimming.

Just wanted to share these "sightings",

Terry Silver
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Friday, May 06, 2005

Capitol Hill Tribute to Marla Ruzicka - Saturday, May 14

The Capitol Hill tribute to the life and work of Marla Ruzicka will be held in Washington on Saturday, May 14, from 2-4 p.m., in the Senate Caucus Room (Room 325 of the Russell Senate Building).

Entrance will be through the adjacent Dirksen Senate Building, at the corner of First and C Streets, N.E.

Marla Ruzicka, who at the age of 28 was killed by a car bomb in Baghdad on April 16, was a passionate advocate for innocent victims of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. She documented their stories and inspired congressional support for their needs. Congress responded by creating unprecedented war victims assistance programs that are now at work in Afghanistan and Iraq under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

Leahy will host the tribute, and speakers will include U.S. government officials and some of Marla's many friends.

A reception will immediately follow at Perry's Restaurant, at the corner of Columbia Road and Biltmore Street, N.W., in Washington's Adams-Morgan neighborhood. The press and the public are invited to both events.

Contact: David Carle of the Office of Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy, 202-224-3693

Iraqi Civilian War Casualties Report - FINAL

a note from the director of the survey...

Each one of these thousands has a life, memories, hopes. Each one had his moments of sadness, moments of joy and moments of love.

In respect to their sacred memory, I would appreciate it if you could spend some minutes reading the database file: read their names, and their personal details, and think about them as human beings, friends, and relatives -- not mere figures and numbers.

Read the report here.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Glimpses of Marla

A short film shown at the activists' memorial for Marla Ruzicka in San Francisco on 5/3/05.