“Retallem la despesa militar, fem objecció
fiscal” (“Let’s cut military spending, let’s resist taxes.”)
Eight Antimilitarist Activists Acquitted of Vandalism in Tarragona
Tarragona, (EFE) — The eight
activists accused of antimilitarist graffiti in the New Avenue of Tarragona
have been acquitted in a criminal
trial held in Tarragona, as the judge ruled that the issue should have been
taken up as an administrative rather than a criminal case.
The eight activists had been charged by the Troopers and by the Tarragonian
consistory for having vandalized the street of the New Avenue
in order to incite tax resistance against military spending.
One of the bugbears in the debate over military spending is the idea that
such spending represents some sort of Keynesian miracle drug that boosts the
economy. The classic argument is that the massive explosion of military
spending by the United States during World War Ⅱ pulled the country out of the
There are lots of bad reasons to spend zillions on armaments and overseas
bases, but don’t let anyone try to sell you on the idea that it’s some sort of
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