The new issue of More Than a Paycheck, NWTRCC’s newsletter, is online now, with stories on such topics as:
- The recent criminal prosecutions of war tax resisters Frank Donnelly and Carlos Steward and whether this is the opening wave of a government crackdown on war tax resistance (summary: probably not), and what these cases can teach those of us who would prefer not to make time behind bars part of our resistance
- The sentencing of Frank Donnelly and reactions from his supporters
- The prison sentence of Carlos Steward, who learned of the war tax resistance movement by editing Death and Taxes, NWTRCC’s new outreach film
- Some notes of interest about changes in laws and policies that affect war tax resisters
- News about local war tax resistance action and outreach
- A recap of the 13th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns from Lawrence Rosenwald
Rosenwald’s account was interesting, particularly that actual war tax resisters were few and far between at the conference (most countries were represented only by people working to enact some form of legal recognition for conscientious objection to military taxation, a la the Peace Tax Fund Act). The United States and, to a lesser extent, Britain, was represented by a movement of civilly disobedient conscientious objectors as well. I wonder why the Spanish resisters who have been so much in the news there didn’t show up on the radar at the conference.