04 April 2014Commonwealth Games Committee has no concept of the misery caused by Red Road flats, says Robina Qureshi
25 March 2014SACC calls for a clean-up of stop and search practices in Scotland, following a police admission that figures are partly "made-up"
20 March 2014Alan Smart (aka Citzen Smart) has been acquitted of racism charges for singing "Go on home English Tories go on home" outside the Tory party conference in Stirling last year
02 March 2014Glasgow Housing Association has agreed to tell the Home Office of suspicions about the migration status of housing applicants
02 March 2014A man was injured in a racist attack in Glasgow on 22 February
01 March 2014SACC statement on the decision to charge Moazzam Begg with "terrorism"
01 March 2014CAGE says charges against Moazzam Begg are politically motivated
26 February 2014CAGE says the arrest of Moazzam Begg is s designed to ensure that any travel to Syria is deemed suspicious
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
The Scottish Government's White paper on Scotland's future take a refreshingly positive view of human rights, but the Scottish Government needs to back this up with concrete plans for change.
UK governments have used
the "war on terror" to make the most sustained attack on human rights in modern British history. And they have collaborated with US spies to annihilate British citizens' right to privacy. An independent Scotland would inherit the UK's repressive laws, including the terrorism laws. Unfortunately, the Scottish Government has so far announced no plans to repeal this legislation, or to protect Scottish citizens from US and British spying...
Background & Comment
SACC Briefing on your rights under Stop and Search laws
by Richard HaleyQuestions about the role of a British terrorism "supergrass" Saajid Badat highlight the shoddiness of Britain's justification for the war in Afghanistan and raise concerns that the British justice system is about to become entangled in an unjust "trial" at Guantánamo Bay.
by Joy HurcombeJoy Hurcombe, Chair of the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign, says "Moazzam's work has been recognised across the world. Free Moazzam Begg, drop the charges, now"
by Akhtar KhanScotland is well known for its vibrant political activist scene on social justice and humanitarian issues at home and abroad, from participating in international brigades in the 1936-39 Spanish civil war against fascism to the Red Clydeside trade union movement, to more recently its leading role in the antiwar movement in UK.
by Zareen Taj
The love for human beings at the core of Helen Keller’s and Safiya Bukhari’s beliefs and activism is what is more productive than hate. We need to nurture a new strong society not just overthrow oppressors. That’s where women’s voices are so important in politics.
(published in the Scottish Left Review)
by Robina QureshiThe constant barrage of anti immigrant rhetoric emanating from UK government ministers and certain tabloid press is sickening. Politicians should be careful of targeting communities in their immoral, calculated blame game
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice has published a new report on Stop and Search in Scotland. They say that "non-statutory" stop and search should be phased out.
by Abdullah Öcalan
Letter to the Guardian from Abdullah Öcalan, in response to their editorial n the occasion of Nelson Mandela's death (5 December 2013) - "Madiba and I have more parallels than contrasts"