American War Tax Resisters Hold National Gathering in Asheville

I’m back from Asheville, North Carolina, where NWTRCC was holding its Spring 2013 national gathering: A pretty town, though it was a stormy weekend so we didn’t get out much.

David Swanson spoke on Friday evening, and later wrote up his impressions of the gathering. Cindy Sheehan was also there, and addressed the gathering on Saturday evening in her usual tell-it-like-she-sees-it way. Here are some video excerpts from their talks.

I gave a couple of presentations:

Highlights from the 14th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns
These are some notes on what I learned in Bogotá last February, along with a closer look at the marketing analysis conducted by Conscience UK.
How to identify and reach out to diverse varieties of war tax resisters
There are several distinct varieties of war tax resister, each with subtly different motives for their resistance and a somewhat different idea of what war tax resistance is meant to accomplish. Because of this, when we counsel or try to recruit new resisters, it is important that we take the time to learn what sort of resisters they are.

Some bits and pieces from here and there: