Julia Butterfly Hill addressed her war tax resistance to an audience in New York in . A video of her presentation has shown up on YouTube. Here it is:
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- The war tax resistance movement got a big boost today when legendary environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill announced what is being called “the single largest war tax resistance in U.S. history.”
- Yesterday I wrote about individual tax denier schemes — today: How do huge, profitable corporations get away with paying nothing or getting refunds? Also: I follow up on earlier stories about Julia “Butterfly” Hill, Thomas Jefferson and about military refuseniks and conscientious objectors.
- Details emerge about the new Medicare bill’s tax-free Health Savings Accounts. Also: How to be a permanent tourist, what does the I.R.S. think of Julia Butterfly Hill’s record tax resistance, and why did Thoreau go to jail when the law said he should have had his property seized instead?
- Libertarians, environmentalists, let’s all join hands and sing a round of “I ain’t gonna pay for war no more.” (Some good articles about war tax resistance in the environmentalist and libertarian press this week)
- Julia “Butterfly” Hill, commenting on her war tax resistance and on the state of the world: “There are too many ways we all accidentally or knowingly participate in this injustice that supports its existence, including in our inactions. It is too easy a trap to fall into, to separate our selves from people like Bush, the media, and this current administration, and claim a moral stand merely by means of verbal disassociation.”
- Julia “Butterfly” Hill talks about how she became a “war tax redirector” and how the I.R.S. has responded.
- While I was away: Julia Butterfly Hill interviewed about her war tax resistance, Kathy Kelly says taxpayers can’t shift all the responsibility to the politicians, a profile of suffragette and tax resister Sophia Duleep Singh, tax resistance to protest for equal rights for married gay couples, a group in San Francisco vows to buy no new products (except food and a few other exceptions) in 2006, an update on international tax resistance and peace tax news, and Beit Sahour tax resister Ghassan Andoni is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- A new issue of NWTRCC’s newsletter is out, with an update from Julia Butterfly Hill on her resistance, and reports from the Arizona national gathering and from this year’s tax day actions, among other things. Also, a member of the Women’s Tax Resistance League wrote a history of that movement shortly after it succeeded in winning the vote for women. Unfortunately the only copy I’ve been able to locate is one continent and one ocean away.
- When tax resisters give away their resisted taxes to charitable causes, this defuses critics who claim they are selfish tax evaders, and also forms links between tax resisters and other activist groups.