Some links from here and there:
- Members of the gilets jaunes have begun borrowing a tactic from the Greek “won’t pay” movement and are lifting the gates at tollbooths and waving drivers through.
- El Confidencial has published a hand-wringing article about the tax resistance guide published by the Catalan independence movement.
- Meanwhile, the Spanish war tax resistance movement is also gearing up for tax season. El Salto reports, “Tax resistance is designed as a tool of civil disobedience that allows us to overcome the role of mere spectators or victims of these policies, and become active agents in the denunciation of military spending in particular and militarism in general.” Apparently, the government is responding more forcefully with fines against war tax resisters this year, and the campaign is ramping up its legal support and counseling to counter this.
- Ruth Benn reflects on how things went when she gave a presentation on war tax resistance to a group of American progressive activists.
- Aaron Falbel has written the IRS to let them know why they won’t be getting anything from him this year. “If I can’t support the policies of this government with my mind and my heart, then I can’t support them with my wallet either. I submit to whatever penalty this action may incur.”
- Empowering Nonviolence looks back at the campaign to stop the Larzac military base, which was supported by large-scale war tax redirection.
- Automated traffic ticket cameras continue to come under attack. TheNewspaper.com has documented some recent cases from France, Italy, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, and Saudi Arabia.
- Property owners in Denton County, Texas have been taking advantage of a law that permits them to challenge their property tax appraisal, and have been overwhelming the system with such protests.
- War tax resister Tom Shea has died. Fellow resister Robert Burrowes penned an obituary notice here.