One thing I like about the war tax resisters in the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is that they’re more-or-less impervious to election hype. And so it’s pretty much par-for-the-course that they’ve scheduled their next national meeting for — right after (and regardless of) the impending presidential election.
Because in the greater scheme of things it doesn’t much matter which of the contenders wins the prize. “New President, Same Priorities? War Resistance After Election Day” is the motto of the upcoming gathering.
I’m looking forward to hearing Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence speak on “Courage for peace, not for war.”
If you can afford to get to Eugene, Oregon, the cost of the event itself is minimal ($15) — and the fine folks at “Eugene Taxes for Peace Not War” will help put you up and feed you while you’re there. It’s a great opportunity to meet people with a great variety and depth of experience in tax resistance and anti-militarist activism.