Some links of interest:
- Frida Berrigan writes: Why tax resistance under Trump needs its antiwar edge. A nice article that’s not all that well-described by its headline, describing current American anti-Trump tax resistance and how it fits in to the long-standing war tax resistance tradition.
- Professor plans to resist federal income taxes in protest of Trump administration — Andrew Newman of Stony Brook University says he won’t pay until the Democrats are back in the White House.
- Manoj Viswanathan Presents Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy — Viswanathan says the current tax authorities depend on centralized intermediaries (banks, employers, brokers) to report financial transactions to the government. But blockchain-related technologies like Bitcoin may displace banks and brokers, and gig-economy innovations may reduce the use of employers.
- Here’s another example of the pay-in-pennies technique of tax protest: Manchester Marine Veteran Pays $75 Parking Fine in Pennies; Cop Lies to Cameraman.
- A coalition of grassroots anarchist / anti-authoritarian groups in Greece sabotaged more than 200 public transit fare-enforcement machines. The Greek government has been frustrated in its attempts to raise money through straightforward taxation, and has increasingly been relying on increases in fares, highway tolls, and utility bills. 40% of Greeks are unable (or unwilling) to pay their utility bills. Some have taken to using devices that interfere with the electricity meters; others have been assisted by Den Plirono activists who reconnect the power to residences that have been cut off for failure to pay the electric bill.
- The Satyagraha Foundation for Nonviolence Studies looks at The Quaker John Woolman on War Tax Resistance.
- Citizen Truth covers war tax resistance in a recent “couch talk”: