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.


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

  • Armed police posing at Glasgow airport

    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?

  • Cameron and May
    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 Housing
    Syrian refugees,  Hegyeshalom, Hungary
    Positive 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 Haley
    Stop the Massacre in Gaza - London Protest 26 July 2014
    Public 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?
  • Police kettle anti-war protestors, Glasgow 2003
    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
  • Nicola Sturgeon
    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
    Shelu Bayoh campaign launch
    "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