Articles

  • 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.

  • Stop Arming Saudi

    Revulsion over British complicity in Saudi war crimes has put Britain’s relationship  with Saudi Arabia under welcome scrutiny. But attention is likely to be deflected onto Britain’s Muslim communities. They are at risk, yet again, of being scapegoated from the outside and de-politicised from the inside. A Scottish initiative is a world leader at doing just that.

  • Samena Dean presenting Islamophobia in Edinburgh Schools

    A new report on experiences of Islamophobia in Edinburgh schools was launched at a packed meeting at Edinburgh's Annandale Mosque on Friday 2 June. It received enthusiastic support from Ben Macpherson MSP and Councillors Gordon Munro, Amy Mcneese-Mechan and Susan Rae.

  • Islamophobia in Edinburgh Schools

    Islamophobia in Edinburgh Schools reveals worrying levels of both verbal and physical abuse. The booklet can be downloaded here.

  • by Paul O'Hanlon
    Manchester Town Hall

    Let’s stand firm with the victims of violence be it Manchester, Madrid, Moscow, Nice, Paris, Brussels, New York, London, Fallujah, Aleppo, Mosul, Palestine and indeed everywhere. And let’s have an ethical foreign policy and drain that swamp.

  • Armed police posing at Glasgow airport

    A freedom of information response from Strathclyde Police, dated 29 January 2010, gives an interesting picture of the development of the Prevent strategy in Scotland. The statement emphasises the intelligence-gathering aspect of Prevent.

  • Scrap Prevent

    SACC briefing on Prevent, updated for Spring 2017. What Prevent is, why it's wrong, what the law says about it and what we should do about it.

  • Robert Gordon University

    87% of funding awarded to NGOs by the Scottish Government to support delivery of the 'Prevent' counter-extremism strategy goes to undisclosed organisations.  The Scottish Government has provided limited information on how the remaining 13% is being spent. Recipients have included Robert Gordon University, St Andrews University and Edinburgh University.

  • Scrap Prevent

    Model resolution on the Prevent strategy for political parties and other organisations in Scotland.

  • Policing the classroom

    The Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE) has been heavily funded by the police. What exactly are the police getting for their money?

  • Speakers at the SACC/IHRC Islamophobia conference 2016, Edinburgh
    The SACC/IHRC Islamophobia Conference was held at the Augustine United Church, Edinburgh on Saturday 3 December.
  • Orkney Islands Council Coat of Arms
    A Prevent Action Plan released by Orkney Islands Council reveals that not just teachers, but Parent Councils and volunteers working with schools are to be given briefings on Prevent. A similar plan from Aberdeen reveals worrying intelligence-gatherin activities.
  • Inauguration of the Court of Session, 1532
    Public bodies say that they are legally required to implement the Prevent strategy under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (CTSA) 2015. Are they really?
  • by Frances Webber
    ADX Florence, Colorado
    Writing in October 2012, former barrister Frances Webber looks at the injustice confronting Khalid al-Fawwaz, the facing extradition to the US after being held for 14 years without trial in the UK
  • by Richard Haley
    Take Onwership workshop, Falkirk, December 2016

    Amina MWRC was given £21,000 by the Scottish Government in 2016 for "Educating Against Extremism". This sits awkwardly with its claim that its workshops were not funded by Prevent.

  • 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.