July 2010

2nd report by the int'l Sumud brigade 2010 in Ein el Hilweh, Lebanon
Elisa, Ulrike & Mohammad
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
Elisa Wiener and Mohammad Aburous
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.
Public Meeting
Azad, the spokesperson of the Central Committee of CPI (Maoist) along with a freelance journalist, Hemant Pandey from Delhi was murdered in cold blood in the early hours of 2 July 2010
Haifa conference amid decay of left Zionism
Willi Langthaler
From May 28 to 30, 2010, the “Second Conference for a Secular Democratic State in Historic Palestine and the Right to Return” took place. Both regarding the number of participants as well as the political broadness the conference was a considerable success. The obvious failure of the two-state formula, the unabated Zionist land grab has completely unmasked “left” Zionism. More and more people, including Jews both from within Israel and across the globe, embrace the perspective of one common democratic state no more colonising the Arabs.
(Statement to be endorsed by Organisations and Individuals)
Maoists detained west bengal
On July 1, 2010 the special police branch of the Indian state assassinated in cold blood, Azad, (Cherukuri Rajkumar) the spokesperson of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) having earlier forcefully abducted him and Hem Chandra Pandey, a freelance journalist accompanying him. Both were tortured and executed and their bodies dropped and left in a distant forest. Yet the state and the media at its disposal claim that the two were killed in an “armed encounter”.