Tax Resistance News from Around the World

Some bits and pieces from here and there:

  • At Riversong HouseWright, war tax resister Robert Riversong recalls the Randy Kehler / Betsy Corner house seizure of in the context of Gandhi’s “constructive programme” theory. He also shares many photos from the protests that accompanied the seizure, and from the cooperative home-building project that grew out of it.
  • The surge in the number of Americans renouncing their citizenship seems to have slowed after having accelerated for several years.
  • The recent Republican tax rate cuts were offset by a growing economy such that while corporate taxes have fallen so far , individual income taxes have risen enough to more than make up for it.
  • The Kenya Motorists Association has called on drivers to park their vehicles in the middle of thoroughfares during morning commute times to protest a tax hike on motor vehicle fuel.
  • Rebel neighbors in McKillop, Sasketchewan, have organized to refuse to pay property taxes after they were nearly doubled by their Rural Municipality council. “None of us really cared before,” one of the resisters said. “We just shut up and paid our taxes. But something like this is bringing us together.”