The NWTRCC newsletter is out. Some things that caught my eye:
- A profile of J. Tony Serra, the radical defense lawyer and long-time tax resister who is “one of two war tax resisters to have been jailed for ‘willful failure to pay’ federal income taxes.”
- A report from Bill Ramsey on his attempt to get the anti-war group United for Peace and Justice to add a one-time war tax resistance campaign to its upcoming nonviolent direct action plans.
Ramsey reports: “I rarely had to explain why we think the time is ripe for a one-time act of war tax refusal.
Instead, I was repeatedly asked, ‘Where do we sign up?’ ”
- You can learn more about Ramsey’s one-time war tax resistance campaign proposal at http://www.nwtrcc.org/campaign_proposal_revised.htm: “On , thousands of war opponents publicly refuse to pay a portion of their federal income taxes in order to withhold funds for the war in Iraq and redirect those funds to reconstruction in Iraq and in communities destroyed by Katrina.” The campaign needs volunteers to get things ready before the roll-out. I’ve signed up to help, but the more the merrier!