30 September 2015A UNISON Scotland Delegation recently visited the Kurdish region in Turkey. Kurds in Turkey told them "Help us. We want democracy and peace".
30 September 2015Deidre Brock MP says: "The case for bombing in Syria has simply not been made."
30 September 2015SACC calls on MPs to reject any move by the UK Government to gain parliamentary approval for further military intervention in Syria
29 September 2015A new documentary about the Bosnia War of the 1990s will receive its Scottish premiere at Strathclyde University on Saturday, presented jointly by IHRC and SACC. The film 'Forgotten Genocide' uses expert testimony to argue that the entirety of the Bosnia War constitutes genocide.
23 September 2015Nicola Sturgeon says that the Scottish Government would oppose any attempt to scrap the Act or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.
07 September 2015At a meeting with Chief Constable Stephen House, Sheku Bayoh's family raised serious allegations of criminality with regard to certain police officers.
03 September 2015The Bayoh family advised the Commissioner Kate Frame that their confidence in PIRC has been shattered.
30 August 2015The investigation by the PIRC (Police Investigations and Review Commissioner) into the death of Sheku Bayoh demonstrates that the organisation is not fit for purpose and must be reformed. It's time for the Scottish Government to acknowledge the problem
Resisting World War 1
A new website is being launched to tell the story of the people and social movements that resisted World War 1
What's Wrong with the Terrorism Acts?
SACC campaigns for the repeal of the UK's Terrorism Act 2000 and all subsequent anti-terrorism legislation. These laws undermine fundamental human rights and criminalise whole communities.
The Terrorism Acts - why they are wrong
Write to the Detainees
There are many detainees in Britain held without charge or trial in a type of house arrest .
Please write to them
The Strange Death of the Liberal University
5.15pm, Tuesday 13 October
IAHS, University of Edinburgh
Universities ought to be bastions of liberal thinking. So how should those working and studying within universities react to the imposition of securitisation measures in the area of immigration and counter-terrorism law? For international students, university staff are required to act effectively as border guards, by reporting presence and absence. Counter-terrorism law now requires that all university staff be involved in implementation of so-called “anti-extremism” measures which have been criticised for having an excessive focus on Muslim communities in the UK.
Organised Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh University. Free, but registration is essential.
Background & Comment
Anatomy of a media counter-terrorism operation. In August, various media outlets ran lurid stories about a plot to bomb the VJ Day commemorations. Some carried reports of a supposed Glasgow terrorist dubbed "Betty Bomber." The only verifiable plotters were jouranlists working for Sky News. So what was going on?
A short guide to 'Prevent', the controversial government strategy said to be aimed at stopping people being drawn into terrorism. 'Prevent' is Islamophobic, manipulative and anti-democratic. SACC urges people not to cooperate with it.
SACC Motion for the Stop the War Coalition Annual Conference, London, 19 September 2015 - "Conference is concerned at the continuing threat to democracy, peace and community relations posed by the Prevent strategy and deplores its embodiment into UK law under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA)."
by Positive Action in HousingPositive Action in Housing (PAIH) says: "Where are the Syrians, David Cameron?" PAIH has a pool of 1200 empty rooms (and growing) and houses available.The UK government has abjectly failed, despite making a commitment under pressure, to meet a target of bringing in 500 refugees under the UK govt's Vulnerable Persons Initiative in the last two years.
by Richard HaleyPublic bodies across the UK are now under a legal obligation to implement a controversial government programme said to be aimed at stopping people turning to terrorism. What will it mean for Scotland?
The old culture of police paternalism has been mixed with the cowboy leadership style of Chief Constable Stephen House and with the fact of a national police force in Scotland. It's a deadly cocktail
The Scottish Government has responded to SACC's Open Letter on Prevent. It does not acknowledge our concerns or offer any suggestion that the Scottish Government might take steps to mitigate the harm done by the UK Government's Prevent programme
by Richard Haley"I don't know exactly what happened on that Sunday morning when Sheku died. What I know beyond reasonable doubt is that the response of Police Scotland after the event was unacceptable, and that the PIRC investigation was so inadequate that its failure was assured." - Statement by Richard Haley, Chair of SACC, at the Press Conference/Campaign launch in Glasgow on 25 July 2015