Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- Michael Paraskevas, an activist lawyer from Cyprus, has stopped paying his social security tax and is calling on other citizens to do the same. He is protesting the plunder of the social insurance fund to pay off financial speculators in the wake of the economic crisis. “It is unacceptable for people get no pension, or a reduced pension, simply because some people speculate,” he wrote, in a letter to the government announcing his resistance.
- At War Tax Talk, Ruth Benn profiles Robin Harper, who has been a war tax resister .
- There are some interesting artifacts from the poll tax rebellion of the waning years of the Thatcher era over at the Anarchist Federation website, including scans of magazines and pamphlets from far-left participants in that struggle.
- Some business leaders in Apatzingán, a city in the Tierra Caliente region of Michoacán, finding that the government is giving them no protection from the Knights Templar Cartel, have decided that there’s no point in paying taxes any longer.