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

  • 16 December 2014
    On 13 October the House of Commons voted to recognise the state of Palestine. Alan Beith MP explains why he didn't support the move.
  • 11 December 2014
    The Lord Advocate has asked Scottish police to include the US Senate's torture report in their ongoing investigation of rendition. But the investigation has so far been a charade.
  • 27 September 2014
    The Westminster Parliament has voted for the third Iraq War. SACC is dismayed by the decision of the UK's three main political parties to support this reckless action. We will campaign for the cessation of British military action in Iraq and we will continue to oppose any British military action in Syria.
  • 08 September 2014
    Claim that the Islamic State (ISIS) threat against hostage David Haines is intended to "drive Scots to embrace independence" is "pure fantasy" says SACC
  • 28 August 2014
    SACC calls for humanitarian and political support for the people of Kurdistan and North Iraq - our message to the demo in Glasgow (Saturday 30 August) organised by Scottish Friends of Kurdistan and Scottish Kurdish Human Rights
  • 23 August 2014
    SACC welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government that it "strongly discourages trade with companies active in Israeli settlements which are recognised as illegal under international law" and that such companies could be excluded from public contracts in Scotland.
  • 12 August 2014
    The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) has issued a dossier on ISIS attacks and Kurdish resistance in Kurdistan. It says that more than 300,000 Ezidi Kurds have been displaced from Sinjar, where almost 300 children have died from malnutrition and dehydration.
  • 10 August 2014
    A Scottish demo in solidarity with Palestine was held in Edinburgh on Saturday 9 August (photos)

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

  • 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.
  • by Richard Haley
    Fathers of Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmadon day of extradition
    British citizen Talha Ahsan was given a sentence in a US court on 16 July that means he should be a free man. But he is still (15 August) being held in US immigration detention, awaiting repatriation to Britain. Co-defendant Babar Ahmad will probably be free within a year. The light sentences given to both men reflect the unreliability of the presentation by prosecutors, who had called for much stiffer sentences. They also raise wider questions about government conduct in the "war on terror."
  • Gaza, 7 August 2014
    British Government urges Israel to do everything it can to avoid civilian casualties, but recognises "Israel's right to take proportionate action to defend itself."
  • Gaza, 7 August 2014
    The Scottish Government says it does not advocate a policy of boycotting Israel, but at the same time it calls for equal determination in the UK Government’s approach to the situation in Gaza as they have shown in regard to the atrocity involving Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
  • Gaza, 6 August 2014
    The Scottish Government says it believes that engagement with those who represent both sides in the Palestine conflict is vitally important.
  • Solitary confinement is no place for a poet

    The Guardian pinned the headline How outsourcing terror cases to the US can inadvertently result in a fair trial above an otherwise excellent article about the sentencing of Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan. But Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan didn't get a fair trial, or even an unfair one. Instead, they were pressured into a plea bargain.

  • by SACC
    A new campaign has been launched to stop Sainsbury's sourcing fresh produce from companies that operate in illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine
  • The SDL and the North East Infidels are planning to hold a march in Berwick upon Tweed on the 5th July 2014. Berwick upon Tweed & District Trades Council, Unite Against Fascism Berwick and RMT Berwick Branch have initiated a Unity statement in support of a counter a counter demonstration