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  • 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.

  • Islamophobia Conference 2019, Ibtihal Ramadan speaking

    The sixth annual IHRC/SACC Islamophobia Conference took place on 14 December 2019 with concurrent events in London and Glasgow. This year's conferences focussed on the relationship between Islamophobia and the widely-noted shrinkage of civil society space. Report and videos.

  • launch of the inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland

    Submission to the Inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland conducted by the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group (CPG) on Tackling Islamophobia from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC)

  • by Hal Fish
    Graduation day, Cambridge University, May 2015

    The thought of Oxbridge does not conjure an image of multiculturalism, it brings to mind a procession of Eton graduates and members of the Bullingdon boys club continuing on a production line for the entitled, white and wealthy. Oxford took on 2180 white students in 2016, while accepting just 35 black applicants.

  • by Abddurrahman Ezz
    Abdurrahman Ezz

    Abdurrahman Ezz describes how police at Edinburgh airport questioned him under draconian "Schedule 7" anti-terrorism powers and then pinned him to the floor of a disabled toilet, leaving him with injuries that are still impacting his day to day life.

  • by Hal Fish
    UK Visa

    The Home Office is refusing visa applications from Africans at twice the rate of applications from elsewhere in the world. Critics say this amounts to an unofficial "travel ban" on academics, businesses, church and NGO leaders, musicians, artists and performers from Middle Eastern and African countries.

  • by Richard Haley
    Countering Islamophobia Kit - Key National Messages

    A particular strength of the Counter Islamophobia Kit is that it recognises the central role of the state in building Islamophobic narratives. As Arzu Merali says: “Securitization haunts every discourse regarding Muslims.”

  • Scrap Prevent

    2018 has seen a sharp rise in the number of people in Sotland reported through the controversial 'Prevent' counter-radicalisation scheme

  • by Richard Haley
    COFIS on an anti-racism march, Glasgow, 18 March 2017

    Friends of Israel say they will be joining this year's anti-racism march in Glasgow. They robustly support Israel while claiming to be anti-racist. Who are they?

  • The SACC/IHRC annual Islamophobia Scotland conference was held at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh on 15 December 2018. This year's theme was "Islamophobia and silencing criticism of Israel"

  • Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit

    The Counter-Islamophobia Kit (CIK) contains key actionable messages to be conveyed to policy makers, national governments, professionals, civil society, the media and practitioners from across the EU. It was launched at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26 Seprember 2018.

  • Police have raided the homes of members of Edinburgh's Kurdish community in relation to alleged support for the PKK. Evidence of this so-called support consists, apparently, of scarves and flags in the colours of Kurdistan.

  • Aamer Anwar speaking outside the Lord Advocate's office, 3 October 2018

    Sheku Bayoh's family were devastated to hear that no charges are tp be brought against police over his death in police custody. Full statement issued by Aamer Anwar on behalf of the family.

  • The Justice for Sheku Bayoh Campaign was launched at a meeting in Glasgow on 25 July 2015. Around 200 people attended the meeting, dissolving the toxic fog of silence and disinformation that until then had surrounded Sheku's death in police custody.

  • by Richard Haley
    Queuing for renewal of residence permits, Turin

    The SACC website has been offline since June for technical reasons. Sorry!

  • Protestors create a wall in front of COFIS, Glasgow 17 March 2018

    Stand Up to Racism Scotland rejected requests for it to tell the Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland (COFIS) – an organisation that works with the Israeli government to undermine Scottish solidarity with Palestine – that it would not be welcome on the anti-racism march in Glasgow on 17 March 2018. Richard Haley reveals how this damaging decision was taken.

  • Student occupation of St Andrews University in solidarity with Gaza, 2009

    Letter to Interfaith Scotland regarding our concerns over their planned youth (18-30) conference on “Radicalisation and Reconciliation”, featuring speakers from the Active Change Foundation and Quilliam International. We believe the work of these organisations to be incompatible with Interfaith Scotland's aims.