Background & Comment

  • Thought crime
    The government’s Prevent strategy is dividing our communities and will do nothing to deter terrorism, warns Stephen Smellie in the Morning Star
  • Moray Place
    The National Council of the EIS agreed a resolution opposing Prevent in January 2016
  • Rahman Mohammadi speaking at Prevent Conference, London
    Rahmaan Mohammadi speaks about his experience as a school student targeted by Prevent at the age of 15 because of his support for Palestine
  • Know your rights
    Being targeted by PREVENT doesn't mean you are suspected of a crime, but it puts you at risk of further police attention and could put you at risk of prosecution. What should you do if you are targeted?
  • SACC banned
    Following the fantastic Challenging Prevent conference in London on 4 June, SACC has agreed its action plan to stop Prevent in Scotland.
  • Scrap Prevent
    The Government says that Prevent aims to "protect" vulnerable individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. But its effects are much wider than that. It is trying to change the way we think about Britain's wars in the Middle East. It works by casting suspicion on Muslims
  • by Richard Haley
    Take Onwership workshop, Falkirk, December 2016
    Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre (Amina MWRC) was given a £15000 grant for "tackling radicalism" in the year ending 31 March 2015, according to accounts filed at Company House. The grant was most likely used to fund Amina's "Take Ownership" workshops, targeting young Muslims
  • Nahella Ahraf speaking in Edinburgh, 30 April 2016
    Public meeting on prevent, 30 April 2016, Edinburgh. If you missed it, you can watch it here. With Zareen Taj, Pete Cannell, Nahella Ashraf, Richard Haley