Links

Directory of websites related to SACC's campaign

Campaigns Against Anti-Terrorism laws and Support for Prisoners

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities - UK-wide campaign to repeal the terrorism acts.

CAGE - "a non-sectarian Islamic human rights website that exists solely to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror." An essential resource, updated every day.

Witness Against Torture - follow up to the 2005 walk to Guantanamo by 24 friends, mainly from the US. Now campaigning to shut down Guantanamo.

Free Babar Ahmad - Supports Babar Ahmad - a British citizen who was extradited to the USA and has now retirned to the UK as a free man.

Free Talha Ahsan - Supports Free Talha Ahsan - a British citizen who  was extradited to the USA and has now retirned to the UK as a free man.

Stop Isolation - campaign against prisoner isolation and solitary confinement

Ethical Census - A campaign initially set up to oppose the involvement of US defence contractor CACI in Scotland's census. Ethical Census is continuing to support people who resisted the census, and to campaign against complicity in torture.

Craig Murray - As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the CentralAsian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helpedexpose vicious human rights abuses by theUS-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is nowa prominent critic of Western policy in the region.

Redress- a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation

HHUGS (Helping Households Under Great Stress provides practical support and advice to households devastated by the arrest of a family member.

ACLU "Safe and Free" pages "Safe and Free" Campaign of the American Civil Liberties Union (USA)

Center for Constitutional Rights - Center for Constitutional Rights (USA) - "The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Human Rights & Civil Liberties in general

Reprieve a UK charity that fights for the lives of people facing the death penalty and other human rights violations, founded by human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith in 1999. Involved in a number of Guantanamo cases

The Islamic Human Rights Commission

Amnesty International

Liberty

Human Rights Watch

Statewatch - Monitoring Civil Liberties in the European Union

Human Rights First - a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C. It accepts no government funding.

Scottish Human Rights Commission - The Scottish Human Rights Commission was established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament and started its work in 2008. The Commission is independent of Government, and the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments.

March For Justice an all-inclusive human and civil rights movement that aims to improve upon human life by furthering the causes of justice. Made up of a worldwide network of volunteers

ACLU- American Civil Liberties Union (USA)

Center for Constitutional Rights- "The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

PUCL- People's Union for Civil Liberties (India)

Algeria Watch- Information on the Human Rights situation in Algeria

Tamil Centre for Human Rights- TCHR facilitates and encourages international efforts to raise awareness of human rights situations around the world and works towards putting an end to human rights violations.

Russian Justice Initiative - a groundbreaking initiative that utilizes domestic and international legal mechanisms to seek redress for human rights abuses committed in the North Caucasus"

One Snall Window - a view on human rights from Aisha Maniar

Himalaya Community Links - Useful links relating to Human Rights in the Himalayan region

Anti-Racism & anti-Islamophobia

Institute for Race Relations

The Transnational Institute

The Campaign Against Racism And Fascism

Centre for Education for racial Equality in Scotland

Community InfoSource a Scottish-based Community Interest Company (CIC) working mainly, though not exclusively, with minority ethnic, refugee and migrant communities

Unite Against Fascism - a national campaign with the aim of alerting British society to the rising threat of the extreme right, in particular the British National Party (BNP), gaining an electoral foothold in this country." Aims to "unite the broadest possible spectrum of society to counter this threat.

Islamophobia Watch - Documenting anti Muslim bigotry

Love Music Hate Racism - uses the positive energy of the music scene to fight back against the racism being pushed by Nazi organisations like the BNP.

Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism - promoting a multi-faith, multi-ethnic Britain.

Support for asylum seekers & refugees

The Unity Centre - "Offering friendly, practical solidarity and mutual aid to all asylum seekers, refugees and sans papiers."

Scottish Refugee Council

UK Refugee Council

Positive Action in Housing Scottish charity that assists minority ethnic and refugee communities to overcome homelessness, racial harassment and poor housing.

Right to Remain (formerly the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns NCADC) assists anyone who asks for help to remain in the UK - a key resource

Anti-imperialism, anti-war
UK Stop The War Coalition

Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Trident Ploughshares- "pledged to disarm the UK Trident nuclear weapons system in a non-violent, open, peaceful, safe and fully accountable manner."

Nukewatch - about the dangers of nuclear weapon convoys that come up to Scotland from Aldermaston.

Faslane 365 - year-long continuous peaceful blockade of the Trident nuclear base at Faslane

Community, Culture, Faith

The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh - a self-managed social resource centre for groups or individuals to use who are trying to make a better society and improve their lives.

Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh

Muslim Association of Britain

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - Britain - a long-established supporter of peace movements

Arts

Forrest Cafe. A not-for-profit cafe and exhibition space in Edinburgh.

Love Music Hate Racism - uses the positive energy of the music scene to fight back against the racism being pushed by Nazi organisations like the BNP.

International Solidarity
Media

ZNet

Indymedia

Indymedia Scotland

Schnews

John Pilger

Counterpunch - "America's best political newsletter" - edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.

Truth Out _US based, many articles on war, civil liberties etc.

al Jazeera

Media Lens - correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media.

Information Clearing House - "News you won't find on CNN or Fox News"

SpinWatch -scrutinises spin and lobbying, especially in the UK and EU.

Muslim News - independent UK-based monthly Muslim newspaper

Islam Online - global Islamic site that provides services to Muslims and non-Muslims in several languages.

Lawyers
Books
Indymedia Scotland