The war tax resistance media blitz continues… This time, The Raw Story brings us “Movement to resist taxes over U.S. wars abroad gains momentum: Thousands move to resist taxes as U.S. cements hold on Iraq.”
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- Is the U.S. war tax resistance movement serious about wanting to succeed, or resigned to noble failure? Also: a round-up of the news, and good riddance to Colin Powell.
- We’re a long way from April 15th, the war tax resistance movement’s traditional fifteen minutes of fame, and yet the news is full of war tax resisters doing their thing.
- A war tax resistance article in the press repeats the tall tale about how tax resistance through income reduction is only for cave-dwelling martyrs.
- How can we make the war tax resistance movement less culturally monotone and more successful? Thanks for asking! I happen to have provocative suggestions on just those very topics.
- Examples of twenty-two ways tax resisters and their sympathizers have organized to support tax resisters and tax resistance campaigns.
- Ruth Benn tells us more about the 12th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns, and I reflect on whether war tax resisters have much in common with peace tax fund scheme promoters, or whether we’d be better off doing some outreach to other varieties of tax resister instead.
- A review of Milton Mayer’s “On Liberty: Man v. The State.” And: More about Mike Palecek’s “frivolous” protest (and a note on the history of protest frivolity). Also: is there such a thing as a war tax resistance “movement” in the United States, and, if so, who qualifies as a member?
- There seems to be an unconscious current sending the suddenly unmoored pro-life movement in the direction of the rocky isle of tax resistance. Also: beat the Winter chill with a timely NWTRCC fleece scarf.
- How do we bridge the generation gap among activists in general, and war tax resisters in particular? Here’s some advice from a couple of young activists. Also: Aristotle looks at lack of self-control among the crazy, diseased, or traumatized. How do psychopaths, people with uncontrollable phobias and obsessions, pedophiles, and the like fit into his ethical scheme?
- Thoreau marvels that we devote so much attention to foreign wars when the war within each of us rages. Also: war tax resistance in Canada, the I.R.S. plays the moustache-twiddling melodrama villain, remembering Marian Franz, an underground economy taxi service in Baltimore, the government returned half a billion dollars in incorrect education tax credits to 372,000 taxpayers, and a report on the Second Maine Militia. And: look for some changes in the comments system at The Picket Line in the coming weeks.
- A new issue of More Than a Paycheck, with news and updates about war tax resistance, laws relating to war tax resisters, the war tax resistance movement, and so forth.
- Activist S. Brian Willson was interviewed yesterday on KQED. Here is some of what he had to say about his tax resistance.
- War tax resisters on the “wtr-s” email list mull over the prospects for building a war tax resistance movement.
- Larry Rosenwald thinks that American war tax resistance could become a real movement, if only resisters would sign on to a more coherent program. His idea of which program that should be bears some resemblance to one published by some Spanish war tax resisters several years back.
- An of impressionistic picture of the American war tax resistance movement of the early to mid 1970s, as found in some back-pages announcements in periodicals of the period.
- There are four fairly distinct varieties of tax resister. Most tax resistance campaigns are dominated by one variety or another, but the American war tax resistance movement is an amalgam of all four. This makes it difficult for that movement to decide on goals and tactics.
- To find tactics that the American war tax resistance movement could unite around, we can start by using a process of elimination…
- Muted reaction from American war tax resisters to my series of articles on tactics. Also: Eighty years ago, a taxpayers’ league in Elmira, New York, threatened a tax strike as a way of pressing for reduced rates.