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Articles from 2015

  • 14 November 2015
    by SACC
    Vos guerres, Nos Morts
    "We reject any national union with those responsible for wars". France's New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) offers solidarity to the victims of the Paris attacks, calls for the State of Emergency imposed by President François Hollande to be lifted, and withdrawal of French troops from all countries where they are present
  • 12 November 2015
    by Richard Haley
    CCTV camera
    Glasgow City Council has been using controversial online course to train staff about the Government's Prevent strategy. And they think that animal rights, environmental and anti-nuclear campaigns are terrorist threats.
  • 10 November 2015
    by SACC
    Islamophobia Conference, Edinburgh 12 Dec 2015
    Please ask your trade union branch, or any other organisation you are involved in, to support our Islamophobia Conference. There's a sample motion here that you can use.
  • 19 September 2015
    by SACC
    SACC Motion agreed at the Stop the War Coalition Annual Conference, London, 19 September 2015 - "Conference is concerned at the continuing threat to democracy, peace and community relations posed by the Prevent strategy and deplores its embodiment into UK law under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA)."
  • 17 September 2015
    by SACC
    Cameron and May
    A short guide to 'Prevent', the controversial government strategy said to be aimed at stopping people being drawn into terrorism. 'Prevent' is Islamophobic, manipulative and anti-democratic. SACC urges people not to cooperate with it.
  • 11 September 2015
    by Positive Action in Housing
    Syrian refugees,  Hegyeshalom, Hungary
    Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) says: "Where are the Syrians, David Cameron?" PAIH has a pool of 1200 empty rooms (and growing) and houses available.The UK government has abjectly failed, despite making a commitment under pressure, to meet a target of bringing in 500 refugees under the UK govt's Vulnerable Persons Initiative in the last two years.
  • 07 September 2015
    by SACC

    Hundreds of people marched through Kirkcaldy on Sunday 6 September to demand justice for Sheku Bayoh. Sheku's family, and their lawyer Aamer Anwar, were amongst those taking part, along with representatives from trade unions and other organisations.

  • 09 August 2015
    by Richard Haley
    Stop the Massacre in Gaza - London Protest 26 July 2014
    Public bodies across the UK are now under a legal obligation to implement a controversial government programme said to be aimed at stopping people turning to terrorism. What will it mean for Scotland?
  • 08 August 2015
    by SACC
    Police kettle anti-war protestors, Glasgow 2003
    The old culture of police paternalism has been mixed with the cowboy leadership style of Chief Constable Stephen House and with the fact of a national police force in Scotland. It's a deadly cocktail
  • 02 August 2015
    by SACC
    Nicola Sturgeon
    The Scottish Government has responded to SACC's Open Letter on Prevent. It does not acknowledge our concerns or offer any suggestion that the Scottish Government might take steps to mitigate the harm done by the UK Government's Prevent programme
  • 01 August 2015
    by Richard Haley
    Shelu Bayoh campaign launch
    "I don't know exactly what happened on that Sunday morning when Sheku died. What I know beyond reasonable doubt is that the response of Police Scotland after the event was unacceptable, and that the PIRC investigation was so inadequate that its failure was assured." - Statement by Richard Haley, Chair of SACC, at the Press Conference/Campaign launch in Glasgow on 25 July 2015
  • 26 July 2015
    by Aamer Anwar
    Shelu Bayoh campaign launch
    Statement by Aamer Anwar at the campaign launch and press conference on 25 July
  • 12 June 2015
    by CAMPACC
    Statement by CAMPACC for IHRC-CAMPACC conference, 'Preventing Violent Extremism?', 13 June 2015, London. How to build collective resistance which undermines the Prevent agenda? We need to understand better how it exerts pressures on administrators, staff and students to comply.
  • 17 May 2015
    by SACC
    Theresa May at  Al Madina Mosque, east London
    The Spirit of Theresa May has been magically recreated in an apparently ordinary person of Scottish extraction "You are a front for Islamists" says expat Scot to SACC.
  • 15 May 2015
    by SACC
    Statement by Collette Bell (partner of Sheku Bayoh), read out the press conference in Edinburgh on15 May. Sheku Bayoh died in police custody in Kirkcaldy on 3 May 2015.
  • 14 May 2015
    by SACC
    Statement about Sheku Bayoh by his sister Kadiiartu Johnson. Sheku died in police custody in Kirkaldy on 3 May 2015
  • 20 March 2015
    by Paul O'Hanlon
    Iraq, July/August 2003
    Today is 'three twenty' - the 12th anniversary of the (illegal) attack on Iraq by the US with Britain in tow
  • 19 March 2015
    by SACC
    Open Letter calling on the Scottish Government to challenge the UK Government's Islamophobic Prevent strategy
  • 06 January 2015
    by SACC
    The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill is being fast-tracked through Parliament. It creates draconian new police and government powers that are certain to be abused.