Articles from 2017

  • 24 September 2017
    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.

  • 06 June 2017
    by SACC
    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.

  • 03 June 2017
    by SACC
    Islamophobia in Edinburgh Schools

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

  • 26 May 2017
    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.

  • 27 April 2017
    by SACC
    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.

  • 27 April 2017
    by SACC
    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.

  • 01 April 2017
    by SACC
    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.

  • 17 February 2017
    by SACC
    Scrap Prevent

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

  • 25 January 2017
    by Richard Haley
    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?