Some links from here and there:
- The “Extinction Rebellion” group launched its council tax strike in London at its “summer uprising” . The group is trying to get the government to stop spending money on transportation and infrastructure projects that exacerbate climate change, and are taking the lead by redirecting their taxes to greener projects in an act of civil disobedience. Here is some coverage of the tax strike launch in Al Jazeera and from Financial Times.
- Fire, spray paint, demolition, bags and tape, even an axe… People around Europe are using a variety of means to fight back against the speed camera radar outposts that ticket drivers.
- At his Forbes blog, Robert W. Wood reminds us that the new Prime Minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, also renounced his U.S. citizenship so as to stop paying taxes to Uncle Sam.
- Merchants in Budalangi, Kenya, have organized to threaten the government there with a tax strike. The Mau Mau Market Business Association chairman issued a statement saying that unless the government makes necessary infrastructure improvements, the traders will begin refusing to pay taxes on .
- The Société Civile group in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, has again called for a boycott of taxes to protest the government’s inability to provide security.