News

  • 05 January 2019

    GMB Scotland have disciplined a shop steward as a result of his authorship of a petition that criticised Israel as racist and challenged the Labour Party's use of the controversial IHRA definition of anti-semitism

  • 15 December 2018

    SACC/IHRC Conference sends a message of solidarity to the Kurdish community in Edinburgh following house raids and arrests.

  • 02 October 2018

    SACC shares the distress of Sheku Bayoh's family at rumours that no charges will be brought against police officers involved in the events that led to Sheku's death. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a public inquiry

  • 15 March 2018

    The Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) has withdrawn from the anti-racism march in Glasgow on Saturday  over the organisers' failure to stand against Israeli apartheid and racism

  • 28 February 2018

    The anti-racism demo in Glasgow in March 2017 was marred by the participation of a small number of supporters of The Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland (COFIS). COFIS works to close down public discussion of Israeli crimes. SACC is asking the organisers of the demo to tell COFIS that it isn't welcome this year.

  • 10 November 2017

    Stand Up to Racism Scotland is asking for support for a "Football for All - No to Racism, No to Islamophobia!" unity event in Edinburgh on November 25th. The event is being called in response to a demo planned by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) in Edinburgh on the same day. The FLA has a track record of attracting racist support.

  • 25 October 2017

    Campaigners met with the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, yesterday to urge the Scottish Government to take action to tackle Islamophobia in schools.

  • 31 August 2017

    In the early hours of Wednesday 30th August 2017, police raided the homes of members of the Kurdish community living in Edinburgh, accusing them of having participated in terrorism activity on 26 March 2017. This was in fact a celebration of Newroz (the Kurdish New Year).

Background & Comment

  • The SACC/IHRC annual Islamophobia Scotland conference was held at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh on 15 December 2018. This year's theme was "Islamophobia and silencing criticism of Israel"

  • Police have raided the homes of members of Edinburgh's Kurdish community in relation to alleged support for the PKK. Evidence of this so-called support consists, apparently, of scarves and flags in the colours of Kurdistan.

  • Aamer Anwar speaking outside the Lord Advocate's office, 3 October 2018

    Sheku Bayoh's family were devastated to hear that no charges are tp be brought against police over his death in police custody. Full statement issued by Aamer Anwar on behalf of the family.

  • The Justice for Sheku Bayoh Campaign was launched at a meeting in Glasgow on 25 July 2015. Around 200 people attended the meeting, dissolving the toxic fog of silence and disinformation that until then had surrounded Sheku's death in police custody.

  • by Richard Haley
    Queuing for renewal of residence permits, Turin

    The SACC website has been offline since June for technical reasons. Sorry!

  • Protestors create a wall in front of COFIS, Glasgow 17 March 2018

    Stand Up to Racism Scotland rejected requests for it to tell the Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland (COFIS) – an organisation that works with the Israeli government to undermine Scottish solidarity with Palestine – that it would not be welcome on the anti-racism march in Glasgow on 17 March 2018. Richard Haley reveals how this damaging decision was taken.

  • Student occupation of St Andrews University in solidarity with Gaza, 2009

    Letter to Interfaith Scotland regarding our concerns over their planned youth (18-30) conference on “Radicalisation and Reconciliation”, featuring speakers from the Active Change Foundation and Quilliam International. We believe the work of these organisations to be incompatible with Interfaith Scotland's aims.

  • The circulation of the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters has caused concern. Stay safe and stand up to hate.

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