A few more recent links of note about war tax resistance:
- NWTRCC reports on nationwide Tax Day war tax resistance actions and is continuing to compile reports from its affiliates here and there around the country.
- The Global Days of Action Against Military Spending coincided appropriately with the tax filing season in the United States again this year. War tax resister Jason Rawn shared his thoughts on the international fight against military spending and its consequences.
- Sarah Lazare at Alternet gives us “A Friendly Tax Day Reminder: You Are Spending More to Finance the War Machine Than You Might Realize.”
- The Peace Pledge Union’s “learn peace” site includes a section on poetry and war, including “The Responsibility” by Peter Appleton which touches on taxpayer responsibility for what takes place in war.
- Tim Eisenbeis explains why he won’t pay war taxes.
As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience look the other way and blindly pay for the death and destruction that military spending buys, especially not when it is so out of proportion to life-giving spending. The US armed forces can get along with even fewer soldiers but not without the people’s money, so it is my tax dollars that actually mean something. Given the options, I feel compelled to do my utmost to avoid paying federal income tax. The simplest legal way to do that is to keep our income below the taxable level, which so far, as a small-scale farmer, has not been very hard to do. Unfortunately, this means that we cannot help pay for the many laudable federal programs we would support.
- In other news: activists who were arrested for blockading the Defence & Security Equipment International trade fair in London were acquitted by a judge who ruled that the prosecutor had not successfully rebutted the defendants’ assertion that they were justified in acting to stop illegal arms sales.