In at least 50 communities across the U.S., demonstrations will be held at Internal Revenue Service offices, Federal buildings, post offices, and other public places on , to protest the use of tax dollars to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these events will include people giving their tax dollars to community groups instead of to the IRS.
Among the actions will be a War Breaks the Budget Tax Day Protest in Tulsa, OK; a Death & Taxes Resistance Festival in Andover, MA; demonstrators will be hanging signs demanding “No Money for War” from the Burnside Bridge during the morning rush in Portland, OR; while others will be out in the evening until the midnight sharing coffee with last-minute filers at post offices in White Plains, NY, and Manchester, NH, and handing out flyers showing where income tax money goes.
Still other protests are making the connections with corporate profiteering from war: “You Pay; Lockheed Martin Profit$” is the slogan for protests in Valley Forge, PA; and taxpayers at the main Baltimore City post office will find mailboxes labeled Halliburton, Bechtel, and Lockheed Martin to mail their checks straight to the corporations.…
Read the complete release for more information and for a coast-to-coast list of U.S. actions.
Meanwhile, the War Resisters League is going straight to the IRS office in New York for its protest. “WRL members and supporters will be vigiling and handing out fliers advocating nonpayment of federal taxes as a protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The NYC People’s Life Fund will also donate war tax-resisted money to two community groups.”