SACC campaigns against Britain's terrorism laws, against torture and detention without trial, against laws that criminalise political and community activity, against the so-called war on terror. SACC stands up for human rights and civil liberties.

News

Resisting World War 1

A new website is being launched to tell the story of the people and social movements that resisted World War 1
Resistance100

What's Wrong with the Terrorism Acts?

SACC campaigns for the repeal of the UK's Terrorism Act 2000 and all subsequent anti-terrorism legislation. These laws undermine fundamental human rights and criminalise whole communities.
The Terrorism Acts - why they are wrong

Write to the Detainees

There are many detainees in Britain held without charge or trial in a type of house arrest .
Please write to them

Background & Comment

  • Response to a freedom of information request covering the first 18 months of operation of the Scottish Preventing Violent Extremism Unit (SPVEU). The SPVEU runs the Prevent strategy in Scotland
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Armed police posing at Glasgow airport

    Anatomy of a media counter-terrorism operation. In August, various media outlets ran lurid stories about a plot to bomb the VJ Day commemorations. Some carried reports of a supposed Glasgow terrorist dubbed "Betty Bomber." The only verifiable plotters were jouranlists working for Sky News. So what was going on?

  • STWC AGM
    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)."
  • 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.
  • 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.