Some links from here and there:
- Peter Bagge gives us a comic-book introduction to lovable American anarchist (and tax resister) Lysander Spooner.
- A campaign for nonviolent direct action in the service of Catalan independence is ramping up under the “Huracà Econòmic” banner (Facebook, Twitter, Telegram). I don’t read Catalan well enough to understand all of the nuance, but I can tell they’re advocating tax resistance (insubmissió fiscal) as one of their tactics.
- As I mentioned a month ago, the IRS and some California county governments have been at loggerheads over the fees counties charge to entities that want to file liens. The counties have been tacking on extra filing fees to pay for tangentially-related government expenses, and the IRS has said it doesn’t intend to pay such extra charges when it files its federal tax liens. This led to a standoff in which some of the counties started to refuse to process IRS paperwork. It looks like the IRS was the first to blink.
- Human attacks on the traffic-ticket generating robot camera hordes continue to keep hope alive in the hearts of the rebellion, lately in but a judge recently refused to allow their votes to be counted.