Some international tax resistance news of note:
- The “Extinction Rebellion” movement’s London branch is launching a tax strike to protest the city’s funding of projects that exacerbate climate change. They intend to begin withholding 20% of their council tax once they have a critical mass of signers-on to their strike proposal. The withheld funds will be redirected to a project to create a new city plan with a focus on ecological sustainability. They have created a London Tax Rebellion Information Booklet to support the campaign. They were inspired by Extinction Rebellion activist Imogen May who refused to pay council tax as part of her protest.
- Businesses in Pakistan have shut their doors in a hartal to protest sales tax hikes. There is an irony in that the strike is targeting the government of Imran Khan, who, when he was in the opposition, launched a tax strike of his own for similar motives.
- More reports of speed camera destruction around the world, lately in Russia, Ecuador, Germany, and France.
- Here’s another follow-up article on Mennonite Church USA’s recent decision to expand its war tax redirection fund.