SACC campaigns against Britain's terrorism laws, against torture and detention without trial, against laws that criminalise political and community activity, against the so-called war on terror. SACC stands up for human rights and civil liberties.


  • 25 March 2015
    The statutory Prevent guidance, including the guidance for Scotland, laid before Parliament on 12 March was approved by the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 March
  • 19 March 2015
    Candidates in the UK Election must commit to standing against racism and Islamophobia, including the institutional Islamophobia of Britain's anti-terrorism laws. Ans they must commit to standing up for civil liberties.
  • 15 March 2015
    SACC is extremely concerned over the news that terrorism charges have been brought against an 18 year-old Kurdish woman, Silan Ozcelik. We fear a new wave of persecution against Kurdish people who attempt to act in solidarity with Kurdish communities in Syria and Turkey.
  • 14 March 2015
    Guidance for public bodies on their duties under Prevent have been laid before Parliament. Once approved, this will give Prevent legal force for the first time. The effect may be noticed most strongly in Scotland.
  • 13 March 2015
    The Kurdish community and supporters of the Kurdish struggle are incensed at the arrest and imprisonment of 18 year old Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, who is accused of wanting to join the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS).
  • 05 March 2015
    The Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland condemns inflammatory teaching materials given to young children in a North Lanarkshire school which seeks to demonise Palestinians.
  • 03 March 2015
    SACC Chair Richard Haley says "I stand with Cage."
  • 26 February 2015
    Police Scotland are refusing to disclose the basic parameters of their probe into the use of Scottish airports by CIA torture flights. Their response follows a decade of official stone-walling. It is therefore impossible to place any confidence in their investigation.

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

Background & Comment

  • by Paul O'Hanlon
    Iraq, July/August 2003
    Today is 'three twenty' - the 12th anniversary of the (illegal) attack on Iraq by the US with Britain in tow
  • by Richard Haley
    Vigil for Charlie Hebdo staff, Lille
    Charlie Hebdo magazine promoted islamophobia. Journalists and others are now using the slogan "I am Charlie Hebdo." I was not Charlie Hebdo the day before its staff were murdered, and I am not Charlie Hebdo today. All those connected with the magazine have my sympathy for their human loss, but I cannot give my support or respect to their work.
  • by SACC
    The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill is being fast-tracked through Parliament. It creates draconian new police and government powers that are certain to be abused.
  • by Bruce Kent
    Bruce Kent says that the British Government's continuing determination to deport an Algerian man known as "Y", and the continuing restrictions imposed on "Y", go against every principle of justice.
  • Jim Murphy MP, Labour Party conference 2014
    The election of Jim Murphy as leader of Scottish Labour is the biggest threat to SACC's pro-rights, anti-racist, anti-war values to have arisen in our 11-plus years of campaigning. We need to fight back, and fight hard.
  • Gaza, 7 August 2014
    British Government urges Israel to do everything it can to avoid civilian casualties, but recognises "Israel's right to take proportionate action to defend itself."
  • Gaza, 7 August 2014
    The Scottish Government says it does not advocate a policy of boycotting Israel, but at the same time it calls for equal determination in the UK Government’s approach to the situation in Gaza as they have shown in regard to the atrocity involving Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
  • Gaza, 6 August 2014
    The Scottish Government says it believes that engagement with those who represent both sides in the Palestine conflict is vitally important.