National War Tax Resistance Gathering Held in Chicago

was the Spring national gathering of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee. It was held in Chicago and deliberately timed to coincide with the NATO meeting there and its attendant protests.

I was not at the gathering this time, and notes from attendees are just starting to trickle in, so I don’t have much to report yet on the business of the gathering — with one exception: NWTRCC has accepted my application to be its representative at ’s International Conference of War Tax Resisters and Peace Tax Campaigns which is scheduled to be held in Bogotá, Colombia in .

I’m of course very excited about this opportunity to share with and learn from the international war tax resistance community (and maybe to meet in person some of the activists whom I have been following from afar). I plan to spend the intervening time working on my Spanish so as not to be the stereotypical unilingual American at the conference.

We support Acts of Conscience, not taxes for war

war tax resisters march in the NATO protests in Chicago (photo from Ruth Benn’s collection)