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.


  • 14 May 2015
    Statement issued at the Press Conference in Edinburgh on Thursday 14 May by Aamer Anwar, solicitor for the family of Sheku Bayoh.
  • 12 May 2015
    The death of Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh while in police custody in Kirkcaldy on 3 May appears to have disturbing similarities to the deaths of black people at the hands of police in England and the USA. What happens next will be a litmus test for Scotland's legal and political institutions and for Scottish civil society.
  • 15 April 2015
    The STUC Annual Congress for 2015 will be held on 20-22 April. Here's our view on some motions being debated at the Congress that are particularly important for our campaign.
  • 15 April 2015
    Following new legislation that gives statutory force to the Government's Prevent programme, SACC re-affirms its longstanding view that people should not cooperate with Prevent, and that organisations and individuals should not accept funding linked to Prevent.
  • 01 April 2015
    SACC is dismayed by the continued failure of the Scottish Government to create a clear statutory framework for Stop and Search in Scotland.
  • 25 March 2015
    The statutory Prevent guidance, including the guidance for Scotland, laid before Parliament on 12 March was approved by the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 March
  • 19 March 2015
    Candidates in the UK Election must commit to standing against racism and Islamophobia, including the institutional Islamophobia of Britain's anti-terrorism laws. And they must commit to standing up for civil liberties.
  • 15 March 2015
    SACC is extremely concerned over the news that terrorism charges have been brought against an 18 year-old Kurdish woman, Silan Ozcelik. We fear a new wave of persecution against Kurdish people who attempt to act in solidarity with Kurdish communities in Syria and Turkey.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Statement about Sheku Bayoh by his sister Kadiiartu Johnson. Sheku died in police custody in Kirkaldy on 3 May 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
  • by Richard Haley
    Vigil for Charlie Hebdo staff, Lille
    Charlie Hebdo magazine promoted islamophobia. Journalists and others are now using the slogan "I am Charlie Hebdo." I was not Charlie Hebdo the day before its staff were murdered, and I am not Charlie Hebdo today. All those connected with the magazine have my sympathy for their human loss, but I cannot give my support or respect to their work.
  • 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.
  • by Bruce Kent
    Bruce Kent says that the British Government's continuing determination to deport an Algerian man known as "Y", and the continuing restrictions imposed on "Y", go against every principle of justice.
  • Jim Murphy MP, Labour Party conference 2014
    The election of Jim Murphy as leader of Scottish Labour is the biggest threat to SACC's pro-rights, anti-racist, anti-war values to have arisen in our 11-plus years of campaigning. We need to fight back, and fight hard.