Articles

  • 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.
  • Ediburgh University replies to our letter supporting a student sit-in over Prevent
  • 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
  • by Richard Haley
    Prevent is a racist policy
    Letter from SACC Chair, Richard Haley, to Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, Principal of Edinburgh University, on the implementattion of Prevent at Edinburgh University
  • Students not Suspects
    Open letter calling on the government to take urgent action to repeal the legislation imposing "Prevent" on public bodies, and for all those working in affected sectors to make clear their opposition to it