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Scottish Asian Action Committee

  • C0064
  • Corporate body

Scottish Asian Action Committee is an umbrella organisation for a number of Asian organisations. It provides advice and information for ethnic minority communities on immigration, housing, social security and consumer problems. They campaign on issues such as racism and discrimination.

Ruskin College

  • C0065
  • Corporate body
  • 1899 - present

Ruskin College is an independent college based in Oxford that specialises in providing educational opportunities for adults with few or no qualifications. They aim to change the lives of those who need a second chance in education. Ruskin welcomes students who not only want to develop themselves but also want to put something back into society.

Its founder, John Ruskin, was a social critic and essayist and his ideas inspired the college.

The core subject areas at the college, are Law and Trade Union Studies, Humanities and Social Science and Social Work, Youth Work and Community Work. There are also a number of short courses on offer, ranging from Creative Writing to Budgeting.

Scottish South Africa Club

  • C0066
  • Corporate body
  • c. 1986

The South African Consulate in Glasgow set up the Scottish-South Africa Club, a Scottish-South Africa society in reaction to the renaming of St George's Place was renamed Nelson Mandela Place in 1986.

War on Want

  • C0068
  • Corporate body
  • 1951 - present

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to the founding of War on Want. His letter asked people to join an international struggle against poverty. Harold Wilson MP coined the name.

War on Want has always been at the forefront of many of the debates on global poverty and injustice. As early as 1961, War on Want raised concerns about 'third world' debt and warned it would be a central issue in the future.

War on Want | Scottish War on Want

  • C0069
  • Corporate body

The Scottish Arm of War on Want.

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to the founding of War on Want. His letter asked people to join an international struggle against poverty. Harold Wilson MP coined the name.

War on Want has always been at the forefront of many of the debates on global poverty and injustice. As early as 1961, War on Want raised concerns about 'third world' debt and warned it would be a central issue in the future.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

  • C0070
  • Corporate body
  • 1958 - present

CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to create genuine security for future generations.

CND opposes all nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction: their development, manufacture, testing, deployment and use or threatened use by any country.

Scottish Daily News

  • C0071
  • Corporate body
  • 1975

SDN was a left of centre, Glasgow based daily newspaper aimed at the Strathclyde readership. It was formed by a cooperative of workers as Britain's first worker controlled, mass circulation daily. It ran from May 1975 until the November of the same year.

Scottish Education and Action for Development

  • C0072
  • Corporate body
  • 1978 - present

SEAD has two main aims. Firstly to challenge the causes of poverty, social injustice and environmental degradation and secondly to support the community-based movement for positive social change – people collectively tackling challenges which have both a local and global perspective. Their work is based on the principles of: people-powered solutions; a rootedness in mutual solidarity; and an ability to learn from each other.

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