News

  • 02 October 2018

    SACC shares the distress of Sheku Bayoh's family at rumours that no charges will be brought against police officers involved in the events that led to Sheku's death. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a public inquiry

  • 15 March 2018

    The Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) has withdrawn from the anti-racism march in Glasgow on Saturday  over the organisers' failure to stand against Israeli apartheid and racism

  • 28 February 2018

    The anti-racism demo in Glasgow in March 2017 was marred by the participation of a small number of supporters of The Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland (COFIS). COFIS works to close down public discussion of Israeli crimes. SACC is asking the organisers of the demo to tell COFIS that it isn't welcome this year.

  • 10 November 2017

    Stand Up to Racism Scotland is asking for support for a "Football for All - No to Racism, No to Islamophobia!" unity event in Edinburgh on November 25th. The event is being called in response to a demo planned by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) in Edinburgh on the same day. The FLA has a track record of attracting racist support.

  • 25 October 2017

    Campaigners met with the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, yesterday to urge the Scottish Government to take action to tackle Islamophobia in schools.

  • 31 August 2017

    In the early hours of Wednesday 30th August 2017, police raided the homes of members of the Kurdish community living in Edinburgh, accusing them of having participated in terrorism activity on 26 March 2017. This was in fact a celebration of Newroz (the Kurdish New Year).

  • 12 June 2017

    SACC has filed a submission to the Inquiry into Bullying and Harassment of  Children and Young People in Schools by the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee

  • 01 June 2017

    SACC will on Friday 2 June launch a new report on experiences of Islamophobia amongst Muslim students at schools in Edinburgh.

Background & Comment

  • The Justice for Sheku Bayoh Campaign was launched at a meeting in Glasgow on 25 July 2015. Around 200 people attended the meeting, dissolving the toxic fog of silence and disinformation that until then had surrounded Sheku's death in police custody.

  • by Richard Haley
    Queuing for renewal of residence permits, Turin

    The SACC website has been offline since June for technical reasons. Sorry!

  • Protestors create a wall in front of COFIS, Glasgow 17 March 2018

    Stand Up to Racism Scotland rejected requests for it to tell the Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland (COFIS) – an organisation that works with the Israeli government to undermine Scottish solidarity with Palestine – that it would not be welcome on the anti-racism march in Glasgow on 17 March 2018. Richard Haley reveals how this damaging decision was taken.

  • Student occupation of St Andrews University in solidarity with Gaza, 2009

    Letter to Interfaith Scotland regarding our concerns over their planned youth (18-30) conference on “Radicalisation and Reconciliation”, featuring speakers from the Active Change Foundation and Quilliam International. We believe the work of these organisations to be incompatible with Interfaith Scotland's aims.

  • The circulation of the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters has caused concern. Stay safe and stand up to hate.

  • by Richard Haley

    A motion calling for COFIS to be told they would not be welcome at the anti-racism march in Glasgow was discussed at the Stand Up to Racism Scotland Steering Committee meeting on 10 March. This article provides some background and explains the formal basis for the resolution.

  • by Richard Haley
    Apartheid Wall

    The Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland says its members will join the anti-racism march in Glasgow on 17 March. They will try to use their participation to promote the idea that they can be anti-racist at the same time as supporting Israeli apartheid, to smear as anti-semitic those who oppose that position, to co-opt the march into their smear campaign, and to crow over their success in participating in it.

  • by Richard Haley
    Anti-semitism is a crime, anti-zionism is a duty

    The Scottish Government has adopted the controversial definition of anti-semitism used by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. It needs to think again.

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