02 March 2014Glasgow Housing Association has agreed to tell the Home Office of suspicions about the migration status of housing applicants
02 March 2014A man was injured in a racist attack in Glasgow on 22 February
01 March 2014SACC statement on the decision to charge Moazzam Begg with "terrorism"
01 March 2014CAGE says charges against Moazzam Begg are politically motivated
26 February 2014CAGE says the arrest of Moazzam Begg is s designed to ensure that any travel to Syria is deemed suspicious
21 February 2014TCCUK is holding a protest at 10 Downing Street against the UK's insistence on keeping the LTTE on EU’s list of banned terrorist organisations
20 February 2014Baby Mohammad Sudais will be finally arriving in Glasgow this evening, 20 February, for medical treatment.
18 February 2014
Edward Snowden has been elected by Glasgow University students as their rector
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
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Former Guantánamo prisoner Moazzam Begg and three other people were arrested by West Midland police on Tuesday 25 February, supposedly on suspicion of "terrorism"offences linked to Syria. Moazzam Begg has now been charged with providing terrorist training and funding terrorism overseas. Human rights group CAGE, for whom Moazzam Begg worked, says that the charges against him are politically motivated.
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Background & Comment
by Joy HurcombeJoy Hurcombe, Chair of the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign, says "Moazzam's work has been recognised across the world. Free Moazzam Begg, drop the charges, now"
by Akhtar KhanScotland is well known for its vibrant political activist scene on social justice and humanitarian issues at home and abroad, from participating in international brigades in the 1936-39 Spanish civil war against fascism to the Red Clydeside trade union movement, to more recently its leading role in the antiwar movement in UK.
by Zareen Taj
The love for human beings at the core of Helen Keller’s and Safiya Bukhari’s beliefs and activism is what is more productive than hate. We need to nurture a new strong society not just overthrow oppressors. That’s where women’s voices are so important in politics.
(published in the Scottish Left Review)
by Robina QureshiThe constant barrage of anti immigrant rhetoric emanating from UK government ministers and certain tabloid press is sickening. Politicians should be careful of targeting communities in their immoral, calculated blame game
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice has published a new report on Stop and Search in Scotland. They say that "non-statutory" stop and search should be phased out.
by Abdullah Öcalan
Letter to the Guardian from Abdullah Öcalan, in response to their editorial n the occasion of Nelson Mandela's death (5 December 2013) - "Madiba and I have more parallels than contrasts"
The 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing is prompting renewed interest in who - or perhaps who else besides Abdelbaset al Megrahi - could have been responsible for the crime. Some of this may turn out to be important. But irrespective of any leads pointing to other suspects, it''s time to recognise that Megrahi cannot reasonably be held to be guilty.
In 2001, investigative journalist Paul Foot wrote: "the judges brought shame and disgrace to all those who believed in Scottish justice"