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
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
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
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
UK Stop The War Coalition
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.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - Britain - a long-established supporter of peace movements
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign - Campaign for a peaceful solution of the Kurdish question
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.
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.