Extent of Prevent counter-terror surveillance of Scottish society to remain secret after FoI ruling
Scottish Government refuses to come clean on Prevent funding for public bodies
THE SCOTTISH INFORMATION COMMISSIONER (IC) has decided to uphold attempts by the Scottish Government to keep secret the extent of public surveillance through the UK’s Prevent anti-terrorism strategy.
The Scottish Government has provided funding to public bodies to implement Prevent guidance, which is being rolled out across Scottish civic society, which campaigners fear endangers civil liberties and will be ineffective in protecting the public from terrorism.
Almost 5000 Glasgow teachers have received prevent training in 2016
Three hundred and seventy teachers have been trained in advanced ‘Wrap’ training
ALMOST 5000 Glasgow teachers have received some form of Prevent anti-terrorism training in 2016 alone, it has been revealed.
The figures were obtained from Glasgow City Council by a freedom of information request submitted by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (Saac), which campaigns against Prevent and other aspects of surveillance culture in the wake of the so called ‘war on terror’.
Anti-racism activists slam Tory 'racism appeasement' Immigration Bill
New immigration law and rhetoric being deployed for ulterior reasons, campaigners claim
LEADING anti-racism activists have claimed that the new Conservative Immigration Bill, which passed its third reading in the House of Commons on Monday (1 December), is designed to pander to racism.