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.

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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 .
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Background & Comment

  • 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
  • by Richard Haley
    Demo against the SDL, Edinburgh, February 2010
    SDL supporters - one of them a teenage mother of a very young child - have been given custodial sentences for desecrating Edinburgh Central mosque with strips of bacon in January 2013. Richard Dawkins called the sentences “law gone mad.” But the islamophobia promoted by the SDL has led to arson attacks on mosques.