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Hello everyone,
I’m sorry to post this news here, but I think most have already heard.
Marla Ruzicka was killed yesterday in Baghdad. She was, to say the least, a dynamic and tireless activist, and a unique figure in the messed up places we work. She was 27.

NBC News will do a story on Marla on Nightly News tonight. James Hattori is the correspondent. CNN will also be doing a story, with correspondent Jane Arraf.

I’m passing on an email from Matt MacAllistair regarding her funeral.

> The funeral is set for Saturday in Lakeport, California. It’s about
> two hours drive north of San Francisco. You can fly to SF, Sacramento
> or Oakland. It will likely be a morning event so one could drive from
> SF in the morning.
> But Marla’s
> mother also wanted to know how many rooms to book in Lakeport itself.
> I found
> this site and there are some nice B&Bs there –
> http://www.lakeportchamber.com/members/sdaccomindex.htm. It seems to
> be a small, pleasant town on the coast near or in wine country. My
> thoughts are that having made the long journey it might be nice for
> those who go to all agree to spend Friday and/or Saturday night in the
> same town – either SF or Lakeport.
> Probably
> Lakeport, I would have thought.
> Please spread this info as far and wide as you can. I’m sure I’ve
> forgotten some people. Catherine is at cphilp@compuserve.com and will
> no doubt be passing on more info soonish.
> Matt

by teru kuwayama at 2005-04-17 08:33:00 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Brooklyn/East Side , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Here is a link to Marla´s organization, CIVIC:


This page also bears a link to the current CNN article on her death

by Jon Anderson | 17 Apr 2005 12:04 | Astoria Queens, United States | | Report spam→
there will be a memorial service for marla here in baghdad tomorrow.
there’s not much more that can be said, such is the utter senselessness and tragedy of her death. i saw her the day before, she was her usual upbeat self.

by [former member] | 18 Apr 2005 09:04 | Baghdad, Iraq | | Report spam→
I’ve read today at The Guardian G2 a nice story about Marla called ‘Bubbles of Kabul’, written by Rory Carroll. For anyone interested, here is the link:

by [former member] | 20 Apr 2005 09:04 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→

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