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Articles from 2013

  • 16 December 2013
    by SACC
    In 2001, investigative journalist Paul Foot wrote: "the judges brought shame and disgrace to all those who believed in Scottish justice"
  • 15 December 2013
    by SACC
    Luk Vervaet has interviewed former Belgian prisoner Jean-Marc Mahy, author of the play A Man Standing based on his own experience of solitary confinement.
  • 29 November 2013
    by Richard Haley
    A look at the problems facing asylum-seekers in Scotland, and the ways they could be addressed in independent Scotland
  • 26 November 2013
    by SACC
    Scotland's Future
    The parts of the White paper on Independence that matter most to our campaign against the terrorism laws and for human rights.
  • 30 August 2013
    by ELDH
    We are "absolutely opposed to the proposed use of illegal armed force by Western powers", say lawyers
  • 28 August 2013
    by Paul O'Hanlon
    "I do not see how bombing civilians with cruise missiles can help"
  • 03 August 2013
    by Richard Haley
    "Lockerbie: Lost Voices", playing at the Edinburgh Fringe, is a must-see. Jim Swire, father of Lockerbie victim Flora Swire, was at its launch.
  • 20 June 2013
    by Richard Haley
    Next year people in Britain will be marking the centenary of World War I. It was a war in which industrialised slaughter made courage obsolete.
  • 19 June 2013
    by SACC
    Army checkpoint in Kenya
    Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 29 June. Recent revelations about British torture in Kenya are a timely reminder of how the British Army goes about its business
  • 29 May 2013
    by SACC
    We stand together to oppose the SDL protest outside Scottish parliament on Saturday 1 June.
  • 25 May 2013
    by Moazzam Begg

    If left unchallenged, the backlash to the murder of Lee Rigby will insidiously materialize in the shape of extra police and intelligence powers with a de facto application on Muslims resulting in more draconian anti-terror legislation, more racial and religious profiling, more schedule 7 stops, more surveillance, more spying in the community, more attempts at entrapment, more deportations and extraditions, more Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPiMs), more secret courts and even more excuses not to secure the release of Guantanamo prisoners held without charge.

  • 28 March 2013
    by Mujahid Islam
    Presentation given by Mujahid Islam at the Islamophobia Awareness Conference in Edinburgh, 16 March 2013
  • 18 March 2013
    by Yvonne Ridley
    No to the SDL
    Talk given by journalist Yvonne Ridley at the Islamophobia Awareness Conference in Edinburgh on 16 March 2013
  • 16 March 2013
    by Richard Haley
    Scotland United Against Islamophobia
    Islamophobia is the irrationality in the engine room of war. At a certain point in any discussion of the war, the rational war-gamers have to sit down in case they say too much, and the slime-monster called Islamophobia has to take the podium instead. For that to work, the slime monster has to look as if it isn't a slime-monster at all. It has to seem as wholesome and natural as apple-pie
  • 09 February 2013
    by Richard Haley
    Julian Assange
    Julian Assange spoke truth to the powerless, in order to equip them a little better for their efforts to defend themselves against power. He deserves protection from US efforts to destroy him.
  • 25 January 2013
    by Richard Haley
    A ruling class hero is something to see - Prince Harry says killing is like a video game