Sumud proposes no model from the towering heights of a superior culture. Sumud wants to simply listen and provide support to those who struggle, in the dominated countries, against poverty and for liberation, through a kind of voluntary commitment which is neither sentimental nor condescending, rejecting any kind of complicity with those who think volunteer associations should provide sedation against rebellion.
Association for anti-imperialist voluntary work - the art of resistance
The name comes from a very ancient Arab root, with many meanings: samda means a rock firmly planted in the earth; mismâd is a camel which goes on giving milk in a drought.
Interview with Ali Fayyad, MP of Hezbollah, Lebanon
Conducted by the Sumud delegation in Beirut, August 6, 2010
Leila Khaled visits „Sumud“ in Ein-Elhiweh
The brigade had a long day filming and interviewing the reality in the camp, as in the late afternoon the news arrived: Leila Khaled is surely coming this evening. Delegation participants were excited to meet what they saw as a Palestinian living legend, who performed two aircraft hijacks within less than two years (1969 and 1970), attrackting the world attention to the Palestinian cause and becoming an icon who personified Palestine in the minds of two leftiest generations.
Last Report from the Sumud delegation
Amid war threats Sumud concludes its project with screening the films produced with the youth of the camp. It met also Hezbollah' MP Ali Fayyad.
Fifth Report by the Sumud delegation
Sumud delegates met a Hamas leader, improved the film work, visited the Ghassan-Kanafani-school and discuss the strategies of resistance with a PFLP leader.
South Lebanon: on the footsteps of the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance
Martyrdom and victory are the two faces of the same coin, mostly. The rather sad visits to the martyrs memorials in Beirut were necessary to understand the historical process the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance had to pass through, until a victory could be realised in 2000 by the Israeli unconditional withdrawal from South Lebanon. The war of 2006 was a second victory of the resistance, who was able to humiliate the Israeli army and survive its fierce offensive. In this spirit, the delegation moved on to the South on Friday morning 30th July.
Beirut: Martyr memorials and the load of history
On the morning of Thursday, July 29th, Sumud’s delegation, Nashet’s activists and the young participants of the short-film workshop headed to Beirut, where visits of specific places and Palestinian and Lebanese political forces were scheduled.
2nd report by the int'l Sumud brigade 2010 in Ein el Hilweh, Lebanon
Already on Sunday evening, the first brain storming supplied the basic idea of the documentary film. The link between the short film workshop for the youth and the documentary film of the international participants could be elegantly established by the idea of turning selected teenagers into the main film character: Show me YOUR camp!
First Report from the international brigade 2010 in Ein el Hilweh, Lebanon
Members of the Sumud 2010 Delegation arrived in Beirut and Sidon, where Nashet activists were awaiting them to accompany them to the Palestinian refugee camp Ein el Helweh. 17 participants had made their way from Austria, Germany and Italy to Lebanon to send a signal of constructive, creative and political solidarity. The delegation is accommodated in the Sumud Centre, which was renovated in 2009 in the course of the first Sumud volontary mission.
Ain el Hilweh, Lebanon, summer 2010: Creative, constructive and political solidarity
In August 2009, an international youth brigade visited the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Hilweh starting the joint project of Sumud and the Palestinian-Lebanese association Nashet.
For the return of Palestinian refugees and the democratic secular state in historic Palestine
In recent years there were a number of conferences concerning the subject of the right of return, which had a basic role in expressing and consolidating a growing political and public consensus in support of the return of the Palestinian refugees to their lands and homes from which they were forcibly displaced during and after the Nakba. The Haifa conference is a qualitative addition to these efforts, proposing a specific political framework, logical and moral, for the implementation of the right of return.