Some links that have caught my eye in recent weeks:
- Venetian separatists in Italy launched a tax strike a while back. Last month, the government struck back, arresting 20 people in 19 raids in Vicenza, Treviso, and Verona and charging them with inciting tax evasion.
- Expatriations escalating again. Is it politics or taxes? More than 3,000 people have renounced their U.S. citizenship so far this year.
- The government of France has given up on the despised ecotaxe that was opposed by the bold direct action tactics of the bonnets rouges. The government had put the highway tax on indefinite suspension, in the wake of the many destructions of automated toll portals and other tax-collecting machinery, mostly in Brittany. A recent vote of the French Assembly has gone further, formally taking the tax off the books.
- Sam Koplinka-Loehr, the recently-hired outreach coordinator for NWTRCC, recently held an on-line seminar on “Refusing to Pay for Oppression”, a recording of which is available on-line.
- Koplinka-Loehr also testified at the People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War, and spoke about this on the Clearing the Fog show.
- “A couple [in Dartmouth, U.K.] have stopped paying their council tax due to the ‘complete inefficiency’ of South Hams District Council’s waste collection department.”
- The “Won’t Pay” movement in Greece is still engaging guerrilla electricians to reconnect the power to families who have been cut off for being unable (or unwilling) to pay the price hikes of the state power monopoly.
- Some activists who are infuriated by the incoming Trump administration have started a “Stop Trump Tax Protest” on Facebook.