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Articles from 2014

  • 25 December 2014
    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.
  • 15 December 2014
    by Richard Haley
    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.
  • 27 August 2014
    by SACC
    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."
  • 26 August 2014
    by SACC
    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.
  • 26 August 2014
    by SACC
    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.
  • 19 July 2014
    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."

  • 04 July 2014
    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
  • 29 June 2014
    by SACC
    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
  • 13 June 2014
    by SACC
    Police at a demo against the fascist SDL, Edinburgh, June 2013
    SACC Briefing on your rights under Stop and Search laws
  • 05 June 2014
    by Aamer Anwar
    Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103
    Background to the conviction of Megrahi over the Lockerbie bombing
  • 05 June 2014
    by SACC
    An application has been lodged with the SCCRC seeking to overturn the conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing. What happens next?
  • 03 June 2014
    by Richard Haley
    International Roma Day, Glasgow, 6 April 2014
    A May opinion poll conducted for Dundee University's Five Million Questions project prompted a headline in the Herald, published the day before the European election, that claimed: "Seven out of ten Scots 'back Ukip policy on immigration" Can that be true? And are they all racists?
  • 12 April 2014
    by Richard Haley
    The Old Bailey
    Questions 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.
  • 02 March 2014
    by Joy Hurcombe
    Moazzam Begg
    Joy 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"
  • 06 February 2014
    by Akhtar Khan
    A tradition of solidarity - Scottish Left Review
    Scotland 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.
  • 24 January 2014
    by Robina Qureshi
    PAIH service users
    The 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
  • 22 January 2014
    by SACC
    Police at a demo against the fascist SDL, Edinburgh, June 2013

    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.

  • 21 January 2014
    by Abdullah Öcalan
    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"