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.


  • 03 May 2016
    SACC condemns the continuing airstrikes on Aleppo by Syrian Government and/or Russian forces. The airstrikes are producing a humanitarian catastrophe. They shame all the governments represented in the International Syria Support Group and the UN Security Council.
  • 28 April 2016
    Following the sit-in by Students Not Suspects Edinburgh University on 25 April, the students sent a message to senior staff at the university. Read it here
  • 28 April 2016
    On 25 April, students at Edinburgh University staged a sit-in at the University’s Main Library in protest of the implementation of the Prevent strategy. Statement from the students.
  • 27 April 2016
    Our hustings for Lothian region were held in the Augustine United Church, Edinburgh on Monday 25 April with Cat Headley, Jacquie Bell, Colin Fox, Lorna Slater, Kevin Gore, Kate MacDonald, Alex Stewart Clark and Alison Dickie. Watch the video here.
  • 27 April 2016
    SACC's Glasgow hustings were held at the STUC on Saturday 23 April, with Pauline McNeill , Patrick Harvie, Robert Brown, Pinar Aksu, Lynn Sheridan, Anne Beetha, John Mason. Watch the video here
  • 28 March 2016
    SACC is deeply shocked at the killing of Asad Shah in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on Thursday. We stand in solidarity with the Ahmadiyya community and we call on the communities affected to work to eradicate tensions.
  • 28 March 2016
    The NUT annual conference today (28 March) unanimously agreed a resolution setting out its opposition to the Prevent strategy.
  • 12 March 2016
    The Scottish Government is now proceeding rapidly with the implementation of Prevent. Despite the importance of Prevent and its potential impact on Scottish Society it has not been on the agenda for this weekend’s SNP conference.

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

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

  • by Richard Haley
    Take Onwership workshop, Falkirk, December 2016
    Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre (Amina MWRC) was given a £15000 grant for "tackling radicalism" in the year ending 31 March 2015, according to accounts filed at Company House. The grant was most likely used to fund Amina's "Take Ownership" workshops, targeting young Muslims
  • by Richard Haley
    Prevent is a racist policy
    Letter from SACC Chair, Richard Haley, to Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, Principal of Edinburgh University, on the implementattion of Prevent at Edinburgh University
  • Students not Suspects
    Open letter calling on the government to take urgent action to repeal the legislation imposing "Prevent" on public bodies, and for all those working in affected sectors to make clear their opposition to it
  • Glasgow City Chambers
    "I'm tired of hearing that opposition to UK foreign policy by Muslims is a pathway to terrorism. It's a pathway to peace and justice". Speech by Richard Haley at the seminar on "countering extremism" held by the Muslim Council of Scotland in Glasgow City Chambers on 2 March 2016
  • Glasgow City Chambers
    Response from SACC to questions raised at the Muslim Council of Scotland seminar on countering extremism. The Muslim community and its institutions have shown great resilience and common-sense under the pressures that have developed since 9/11. We hope that the community will maintain and develop this course. And we hope it will refuse to cooperate with the Prevent strategy
  • Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
    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.