News

  • 13 July 2020

    SACC is one of the organisations supporting an open letter

  • 02 July 2020

    A group of refugees and asylum-seekers from Glasgow have set up a new campaign in response to the deep wounds the city has suffered as a direct result of inhumane treatment of people who seek asylum in the UK

  • 27 June 2020

    SACC gives a cautious welcome to the forthcoming public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh. But we believe that the inquiry’s remit is only just wide enough for the task it must confront. If the inquiry is to succeed it will need to exercise its remit with boldness and determination.

  • 05 June 2020

    Statement on the proposed BlackLivesMatter demonstrations in Scotland, issued by Aamer Anwar and Kadie Johnson.

  • 08 April 2020

    The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act contains measures that cause us serious concern. We are also remain gravely concerned over Scottish Government proposals, not included in the Act but potentially still in the pipeline, to abolish jury trials. SACC is calling for 5 steps to be taken to set the situation right.

  • 02 April 2020

    The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill contains measures that will alleviate the pressure on hundreds of thousands of ordinary people. It also contains measures intended only to relieve the pressure on government and governmental machinery

  • 03 March 2020

    As organisations opposed to all forms of racism, we regret that we are unable to support the march organised in Glasgow by Stand Up to Racism to mark the UN's International Day Against Racial Discrimination

  • 11 December 2019

    The sixth annual IHRC/SACC Islamophobia Conference will take place on Saturday with concurrent events in London and Glasgow. This year's conferences will focus on the relationship between Islamophobia and the widely-noted shrinkage of civil society space.

Background & Comment

  • Counter terrorism response level notice

    The new Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2020 will not enhance public security.

  • by Richard Haley
    Badreddin Abadlla Adam

    Badreddin Abadlla Adam was shot dead by police after he attacked people with a knife. There may be circumstances in which firearms are the correct response to a knife, but they will be very rare. So what happened?

  • by SACC
    Police outside the Scottish Parliament, 2013

    An outine of lockdown law in Scotland and your rights.

  • by Richard Haley
    Sheku Bayoh

    On 21 March the Scottish Government announced the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh. It remains to be seen whether Sheku Bayoh’s family will finally obtain justice.

  • by Richard Haley
    Demo in support of Rojava, Paris

    Police forces around the UK have been categorising campaigners as "domestic extremists". Political policing has to stop. The starting point is to scrap the UK's terrorism laws and counter-extremism policies

  • by Richard Haley
    Otheristani, an animated poem by Talha Ahsan

    Otherstani is a newly-released animation of a poem by Talha Ahsan.  Talha wrote the poem during his time in prison where he spent 8 years across the UK and the United States without trial.

  • Hajo Meyer

    Speech by holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer at a public meeting in the Augustine Church, Edinburgh on Saturday 23 January 2010.

    "Only people who are already dehumanised due to indoctrination and propaganda are able to dehumanise others. These occupation forces are not really human. A great part of the Israeli population, not all of them, is dehumanised after three generations"

  • by Richard Haley
    No war with Iran, Edinburgh 9 Jan 2020

    Speech at No War With Iran protest organised by Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition on the evening of 9 January 2020. We need to demand that British and US troops get right out of the Middle East, right now. And while they’re at it, covert operatives and private military contractors – mercenaries to you and me – need to get out too.

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