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.


  • 19 June 2015
    Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned Kurdish leader, will be granted honorary life membership of the USSA [University of Strathclyde Students’ Association ] at a ceremony on Saturday 20 June at the University of Strathclyde Students Association in Vertigo at 5pm
  • 12 June 2015
    A week ago, SACC wrote to Nicola Sturgeon asking for the Scottish Government's response to our Open letter about the Prevent Programme. We are awaiting a response.
  • 03 June 2015
    The PIRC investigation into the death of Sheku Bayoh has become a fiasco. PIRC evidently lacks either the resources or the will to do its job, which is to investigate the most serious incidents involving the police. There must now be a re-think of the way that these incidents are dealt with in Scotland (SACC statement).
  • 28 May 2015
    The University and College Union (UCU) has condemned the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and agreed to boycott the Government's Prevent agenda in colleges and universities.
  • 14 May 2015
    Statement issued at the Press Conference in Edinburgh on Thursday 14 May by Aamer Anwar, solicitor for the family of Sheku Bayoh.
  • 12 May 2015
    The death of Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh while in police custody in Kirkcaldy on 3 May appears to have disturbing similarities to the deaths of black people at the hands of police in England and the USA. What happens next will be a litmus test for Scotland's legal and political institutions and for Scottish civil society.
  • 15 April 2015
    The STUC Annual Congress for 2015 will be held on 20-22 April. Here's our view on some motions being debated at the Congress that are particularly important for our campaign.
  • 15 April 2015
    Following new legislation that gives statutory force to the Government's Prevent programme, SACC re-affirms its longstanding view that people should not cooperate with Prevent, and that organisations and individuals should not accept funding linked to Prevent.

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

  • by CAMPACC
    Statement by CAMPACC for IHRC-CAMPACC conference, 'Preventing Violent Extremism?', 13 June 2015, London. How to build collective resistance which undermines the Prevent agenda? We need to understand better how it exerts pressures on administrators, staff and students to comply.
  • Theresa May at  Al Madina Mosque, east London
    The Spirit of Theresa May has been magically recreated in an apparently ordinary person of Scottish extraction "You are a front for Islamists" says expat Scot to SACC.
  • Statement by Collette Bell (partner of Sheku Bayoh), read out the press conference in Edinburgh on15 May. Sheku Bayoh died in police custody in Kirkcaldy on 3 May 2015.
  • Statement about Sheku Bayoh by his sister Kadiiartu Johnson. Sheku died in police custody in Kirkaldy on 3 May 2015
  • by Paul O'Hanlon
    Iraq, July/August 2003
    Today is 'three twenty' - the 12th anniversary of the (illegal) attack on Iraq by the US with Britain in tow
  • by Richard Haley
    Vigil for Charlie Hebdo staff, Lille
    Charlie Hebdo magazine promoted islamophobia. Journalists and others are now using the slogan "I am Charlie Hebdo." I was not Charlie Hebdo the day before its staff were murdered, and I am not Charlie Hebdo today. All those connected with the magazine have my sympathy for their human loss, but I cannot give my support or respect to their work.
  • by SACC
    The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill is being fast-tracked through Parliament. It creates draconian new police and government powers that are certain to be abused.
  • by Bruce Kent
    Bruce Kent says that the British Government's continuing determination to deport an Algerian man known as "Y", and the continuing restrictions imposed on "Y", go against every principle of justice.