Today, some war tax resistance news in brief:
- War Resisters’ International has released their new book, Conscientious Objection: A Practical Companion for Movements, in a free, on-line format. It includes an in-depth chapter about the modern war tax resistance movement in Spain as contributed by the Antimilitarist Alternative / Conscientious Objector Movement there.
- Not long ago the news was full of interest about Facebook gazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to launch a new enterprise dedicated to making the world a better place, and his decision to fund it with 99% of the Facebook shares he owns: about $45 billion worth. Cynics were quick to see this as a tax dodge. It’s not obvious to me that the tax advantages are quite as enormous as some are making them out to be, but even so, as Simon Black points out, if Zuckerberg managed to avoid taxes on any of that $45 billion, that alone would contribute to making the world a better place!
- The War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund has put out a new appeal (available online, unfortunately, only as a Microsoft Word document). They are crowdfunding $4,338 to pay the penalties and interest seized by the IRS from two war tax resisters.
- Jason Rawn, at NWTRCC’s blog, urges climate change activists to divest from the Pentagon to fight the single biggest contributor to fossil fuel consumption.
- NWTRCC is again collecting names for its War Tax Boycott. If you’ve signed on in the past and you’d still like to be considered part of the boycott, sign on again as they’ve started with a clean slate.