Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- One thing I didn’t mention in my earlier linkdump about expatriatism and renunciation of citizenship as a tax resistance strategy, is that the U.S. government has an “exit tax” that it applies to people who renounce their citizenship. William Thomas Worster of The Hague University has written a paper for Florida Tax Review arguing that this tax is unconstitutional.
- Another brief note about the war tax resistance movement in Spain, this time from the Antimilitarist Assembly of Gran Canaria (one of the Canary Islands). Complaining of Spanish arms sales to Morocco and of the government’s use of the economic crisis to force cuts in social spending (while military spending is “the only thing that has not been cut”), and eager not to be complicit in military spending, the assembly called for war tax resistance.
- Circle of 13 turned me on to Joan Baez’s rendition of the song “Copper Kettle” — an anthem for whiskey rebels and moonshiners.
- Mark your calendars for the NWTRCC national gathering in Boston, Massachusetts. This one looks to be particularly good, as it will be held in conjunction with the 25th Annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters.
And now we’re off for a few weeks in Mexico. I’ve got a few pages of archival material pre-written and I may stumble in to an internet cafe from time to time and slap them up on-site, but other than that you shouldn’t expect to see much here until .