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.

News

  • 03 March 2015
    SACC Chair Richard Haley says "I stand with Cage."
  • 26 February 2015
    Police Scotland are refusing to disclose the basic parameters of their probe into the use of Scottish airports by CIA torture flights. Their response follows a decade of official stone-walling. It is therefore impossible to place any confidence in their investigation.
  • 13 February 2015
    The Counter Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill received royal assent on 12 February. It is arguably the most far-reaching piece of anti-terrorism legislation to go onto the statute books since the Terrorism Act 2000. Its implications for Scotland are still very unclear.
  • 09 February 2015
    Scottish Lib Dems say they will bring forward amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill to outlaw extra-legal stop and search in Scotland.
  • 07 February 2015
    The Scottish Government has once again ducked its responsibility to deal with the uncontrolled use of stop and search by Police Scotland.
  • 05 February 2015
    Dundee welfare activist Tony Cox has been threatened with arrest if he attends the scheduled SUWN (Scottish Unemployed Workers Network) protest in Arbroath on Thursday. We demand that welfare activists are not prevented from conducting their work and nothing be put in the way of benefit claimants’ fundamental right to advice and representation.
  • 30 January 2015
    On 28 January Glasgow showed its solidarity with Ferguson with its own "Black Lives Matter candlelit" vigil in Buchanan Street in support of the victims of US and UK injustices in Ferguson, New York and London.
  • 10 January 2015
    Unite Against Fascism (UAF) condemns the Paris shootings and warns of the danger that far-right and fascist groups will try to exploit the tragedy.

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
Resistance100

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 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
    Anonymous
    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.
  • Jim Murphy MP, Labour Party conference 2014
    The election of Jim Murphy as leader of Scottish Labour is the biggest threat to SACC's pro-rights, anti-racist, anti-war values to have arisen in our 11-plus years of campaigning. We need to fight back, and fight hard.
  • Gaza, 7 August 2014
    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."
  • Gaza, 7 August 2014
    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.
  • Gaza, 6 August 2014
    The Scottish Government says it believes that engagement with those who represent both sides in the Palestine conflict is vitally important.
  • Solitary confinement is no place for a poet

    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.