27 September 2014The Westminster Parliament has voted for the third Iraq War. SACC is dismayed by the decision of the UK's three main political parties to support this reckless action. We will campaign for the cessation of British military action in Iraq and we will continue to oppose any British military action in Syria.
08 September 2014Claim that the Islamic State (ISIS) threat against hostage David Haines is intended to "drive Scots to embrace independence" is "pure fantasy" says SACC
28 August 2014SACC calls for humanitarian and political support for the people of Kurdistan and North Iraq - our message to the demo in Glasgow (Saturday 30 August) organised by Scottish Friends of Kurdistan and Scottish Kurdish Human Rights
23 August 2014SACC welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government that it "strongly discourages trade with companies active in Israeli settlements which are recognised as illegal under international law" and that such companies could be excluded from public contracts in Scotland.
12 August 2014The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) has issued a dossier on ISIS attacks and Kurdish resistance in Kurdistan. It says that more than 300,000 Ezidi Kurds have been displaced from Sinjar, where almost 300 children have died from malnutrition and dehydration.
10 August 2014A Scottish demo in solidarity with Palestine was held in Edinburgh on Saturday 9 August (photos)
07 August 2014Campaigners have responded positively to the Scottish Government call for an immediate arms embargo against Israel and a UN led investigation into Israel’s war crimes.
06 August 2014Glasgow City Council is to fly the Palestinian flag from the City Chambers on Friday 8 August as a mark of support for the people of Gaza.
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
Institutional Islamophobia Conference
Saturday 13 December
A conference to examine state racism and social engineering of the Muslim Community.
Speakers: Hatem Bazian (Co-founder of Zaytuna College, UC Berkeley), Malia Bouattia (Black Students' Officer at the National Union of Students), Marie Breen-Smythe (author and academic, University of Surrey), Ramon Grosfoguel (Author and academic, UC Berkeley), Les Levidow (CAMPACC and Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods; Open University) (Richard Haley, SACC), Arzu Merali (Director of Research at IHRC), Peter Oborne (Chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph and associate editor of the Spectator), Salman Sayyid (Author and academic, University of Leeds), AbdoolKarim Vakil (Chair of the Research and Documentation Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, King's College London), Lee Jasper (Co Chair of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts & National Black Members Officer for the Respect Party)
Organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission and supported by SACC, CAGE UK, Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain, NUS Black Students and many other groups
2pm - 6.30pm, Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX
Background & Comment
by Richard HaleyBritish citizen Talha Ahsan was given a sentence in a US court on 16 July that means he should be a free man. But he is still (15 August) being held in US immigration detention, awaiting repatriation to Britain. Co-defendant Babar Ahmad will probably be free within a year. The light sentences given to both men reflect the unreliability of the presentation by prosecutors, who had called for much stiffer sentences. They also raise wider questions about government conduct in the "war on terror."
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."
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.
The Scottish Government says it believes that engagement with those who represent both sides in the Palestine conflict is vitally important.
The Guardian pinned the headline How outsourcing terror cases to the US can inadvertently result in a fair trial above an otherwise excellent article about the sentencing of Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan. But Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan didn't get a fair trial, or even an unfair one. Instead, they were pressured into a plea bargain.
by SACCA new campaign has been launched to stop Sainsbury's sourcing fresh produce from companies that operate in illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine
The SDL and the North East Infidels are planning to hold a march in Berwick upon Tweed on the 5th July 2014. Berwick upon Tweed & District Trades Council, Unite Against Fascism Berwick and RMT Berwick Branch have initiated a Unity statement in support of a counter a counter demonstration
by Richard HaleySDL supporters - one of them a teenage mother of a very young child - have been given custodial sentences for desecrating Edinburgh Central mosque with strips of bacon in January 2013. Richard Dawkins called the sentences “law gone mad.” But the islamophobia promoted by the SDL has led to arson attacks on mosques.