21 November 2015SACC is increasingly alarmed at the international, domestic and public response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November.
21 November 2015The resolution passed by the UN Security Council last night, calling for the eradication of ISIL safe havens in Syria and Iraq, is a cynical attempt by member governments to bypass domestic opposition to further escalation of the wars in the Middle East. It is also a betrayal of the UN Charter.
19 November 2015We remember the dead in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut; in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and around the world. We campaign for an end to policies that have torn the Middle East apart
06 November 2015Eric Kempson, who lives in Lesvos, claims that the UNHCR and Red Cross have failed to provide humanitarian aid to assist refugees making the dangerous sea crossings there.
30 October 2015Keith Vaz says there's no room for refugees - but the government is turning offers of housing from people and organisations who are desperate to assist
22 October 2015Sheku Bayoh's sisters have written to the First Minister to say they found the recent comments by Kenny MacAskill MSP "brutal and barbaric".
20 October 2015Press Release by Aamer Anwar on behalf of Sheku Bayo's family in response to recent comments by Kenny MacAskill's and Police Ferderation lawyer Peter Watson
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".
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
NO MORE WAR
In Paris, Beirut and Baghdad:
Vos Guerres - Nos Morts
SACC demands that our MPs stand firmly against any British military intervention in Syria.
The UN Security Council resolution passed on 20 November, endorsing the use of force against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, makes the situation no less dangerous.
British bombs and troops will only add to the mayhem.
Their wars. Our dead.
Background & Comment
"We reject any national union with those responsible for wars". France's New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) offers solidarity to the victims of the Paris attacks, calls for the State of Emergency imposed by President François Hollande to be lifted, and withdrawal of French troops from all countries where they are present
by Richard HaleyGlasgow City Council has been using controversial online course to train staff about the Government's Prevent strategy. And they think that animal rights, environmental and anti-nuclear campaigns are terrorist threats.
Please ask your trade union branch, or any other organisation you are involved in, to support our Islamophobia Conference. There's a sample motion here that you can use.
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 agreed at 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?