Links of Interest to Tax Resisters

I’ve mentioned before the upcoming Beyond Ballots or Bullets conference, which will be trying to lay the groundwork for a “People Power”-style freedom movement in the United States, using the recent advances in nonviolent resistance theory that have proven so useful to liberation movements elsewhere.

If you’d like to help out, whether or not you’ll be able to come to Utah in March, the conference organizer has created a project wiki where folks can help add data for the first stage: the strategic estimate.

I spent some time over tracking down some of the many on-line resources about modern nonviolent resistance theory & practice, which I compiled at one of the wiki’s pages. That should be more than enough to get you started in becoming familiar with the current state-of-the-art.

Some news-in-brief:

  • The New York Times today notes that there seems to be an uptick in the number of expatriate Americans who are renouncing their citizenship in order to stop being on the hook for taxes to the U.S. — “the only developed country that taxes its citizens while they live overseas.”
  • Foreign Policy In Focus looks at how the U.S. defense budget could be cut by $62 billion in waste and pork without putting a dent in the ability of our nation to slaughter as many foreigners as is our wont.
  • The Alameda Times-Star reports on upscale Berkeley dumpster-diving: “I’m not hungry,” Cynthia Powell said. “I do it because it’s good food, it’s free and it’s conservation.”