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By and About War Tax Resisters

2016

Lancaster (PA) Online — “These Lancaster County pacifists refuse to pay portions of their taxes in silent protest of war” by Earle Cornelius, Staff Writer (April 18)

AlterNet World — “A Friendly Tax Day Reminder: You Are Spending More to Finance the War Machine Than You Might Realize” by Sarah Lazare (April 18)

Eugene Register-Guard — “Use Taxes to Affirm Life, Not War” by Sue Barnhart (April 15)

AFSC Acting in Faith Blog — “God and Caesar: On war tax resistance” by David Zarembka (April 12)

teleSur — “No More Money for War: US Peace Activists Refuse to Pay Taxes” (April 12)

Friends Journal“How Quaker War Tax Resistance Came and Went, Twice” by David Gross (February 1)

Waging Nonviolence —  “Protecting war tax resistance strengthens antiwar movement” by David Gross (February 11)

2015

Huffington Post — “I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War” by Matthew Hoh (Apr. 15)

NewsWorks, WHYY News online, Philadelphia — Commentary by Marta Rusek profiling war tax resister Suasn Lee Barton (Apr. 15)

The Cap Times — “Put tax dollars to work preventing war” by Paula Rogge (Apr. 15)

Ithaca Journal — “Refusing to Pay for War this Tax Season” by Sam Koplinka-Loehr (Apr. 15)

Mennonite World Review — “Simple is peaceful” by Don Schrader (Apr. 13)

Eugene Register-Guard — “Tax resister recoils from helping pay for violence and war” by Joanna Castro (Apr. 11)

“Get Arrested” blog — options for war tax resistance, including alternative fund

Peace Voice — 1040 for Peace by Jack Payden-Travers, executive director of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund (Apr. 12)

2014

Z-Net — “You Have Already Been Drafted” by Erica Weiland (Oct. 21)

The Soapbox — “Petitions, Marches, and Rallies, Oh My!” by Cindy Sheehan (July 31)

PeaceVoice — “In Gaza, US Citizens are Paying Israel’s Tab” by Wim Laven, M.S. (July 20)

Hobby Lobby and WTRSalon “Scalia’s major screw-up: How SCOTUS just gave liberals a huge gift” by Sarah Rudenm (July 14), and TruthOut “Let’s Not Pay Any Taxes That Are Used for War or Prisons, if Hobby Lobby Can Pick and Choose” by Mark Karlin (July 3)

The Mennonite — “Mennonites Say No to War Taxes” (June)

Vice Media — “ Don’t Pay Your Taxes” by Charles Davis (April 14)

WVTF Public Radio — “ Tax Quandary” by Jack Payden-Travers (April 8)

Courier News — “The Tax Dilemma” by Jack Payden-Travers (April 4)

Pax Christi blog  — “What would Jesus do about paying taxes for war?” by William Ruhaak (March 22)

Times Union — “Tax-refuser from Delmar spends weekends in jail” by Chris Churchill (February 3)

2013

Register-Star — “Quaker’s anti-war beliefs land him in jail” John Mason Columbia-Greene Media (December 21)

Forbes online — “IRS Eases Up On War Tax Resisters” by Peter J. Reilly (August 21)

Forbes online — “Freedom Rider Asks To Give Peace A Chance — Peace Tax Fund Act Of 2013” by Peter J. Reilly (July 23)

U.S. Catholic — “Taking steps toward peace in the spirit of the Fourth of July” by Michael McCarthy (July 2)

Indianapolis Star — “IRS Gives No Favors to Tax Protesters on Left Either” by Dan Carpenter (May 16)

CBS 42 (Birmingham, Alabama) — “Birmingham man chooses to not pay taxes” by Kaitlin McCulley (April 17)

Mennonite World Review — “Mennonites in Harrisonburg Hold Forum on War Taxes” by Margaret Forth (April 3)

Waging Nonviolence — “What If They Gave A War and Nobody Paid?” by David Hartsough (March 26)

Forbes online — “War Tax Resisters — Don’t Call Them Frivolous” by Peter J. Reilly (January 6)

2012

MintPress News — “Going Against The Law To Protest Criminal Acts: War Tax Resisters And The Rebellious Spirit” by Frederick Reese (November 6)

Cindy Sheehan Blog Writings on her court case: Peace Has A Day in Court (April 21) Surprise, U.S. Attorney Has Filed (Feb. 21); Love It or Leave It (Jan. 17)

The Sun — “The Butterfly Effect: Julia Butterfly Hill On Activism, Tax Resistance, and What She Learned from a Thousand-Year-Old Redwood” (April)

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania) — “When tax dollars conflict with religious conviction,” by Jeff Hawkes (March 7)

Your Weekly Paper (Iowa) — “Grinnell resident refuses to pay a war tax,” by Dhayes (March 6)

Mennonite Weekly Review (Newton, Kan.) — “Taxing conscience one war at a time” by Tim Huber (March 5)

New Politics — “On War Tax Resistance” by Lawrence Rosenwald (Winter issue)

CNN — “Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan won’t pay back taxes” (February 22)

Daily Mail (U.K.) — “War activist Cindy Sheehan being sued by IRS because she hasn’t paid taxes since 2004” by Meghan Keneally (February 22)

Reno Gazette-Journal (Nevada) — “Anti-war activist won’t give IRS records, refuses to pay “On War Tax Resistance,” by Lawrence Rosenwald in New Politics, Winter 2012.taxes” by George Warren (February 22)

Huffington Post — “Catholic Bishops’ Contraception Coverage Argument Ridiculed by Pacifist Activists” by Zach Carter (February 13)

Sojourners Blog — We Must Protect Conscience from War by Duane Shank (January 30)

2011

Cindy Sheehan Writings on IRS case: We Will Never Pay (Nov. 8, 2011)

Forbes online — “From The Halls of Montezuma to The Jail of Concord,” by Peter Reilly (August 7)

Crosscurrent on KALW — The other tea partiers: antiwar tax resisters with Steven Short

Forbes online — “IRS Feels Peace Activist’s Stubborn Ounces,” by Peter Reilly (July 30)

Engaging Peace — Morality and taxes (read through comments also), by Kathie Malley-Morrison (March 28)

Huffington Post — “Give to Uncle Sam What is Uncle Sam’s: Tax Season War Resistance” by Shane Claiborne (March 23)

The Mennonite — “A Long Life of Witness and Service” by Susan Miller (February 1)

Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.) — “Sunday concert honors activist Juanita Nelson, who perseveres for long haul,” by Richie Davis (January 22)

2010

Willamette Week (Oregon) — “A Portlander protests America’s wars one small IRS check at a time,” by Jacob Pierce (November 17)

Seacoastonline (Portsmouth, N.H.) — “Health care, environment again top War Tax Education Penny Poll,” by Joshua Clark, and Foster’s Daily Democrat “Annual penny poll has Portsmouth residents voicing their opinions” by Charles McMahon (April 16)

Daily Kos — “If you work for peace, stop paying for war” by RandomNonviolence (April 15)

KVAL (Eugene, Oregon) — “Political right and left take to streets on Tax Day” (April 15)

Religion Dispatches Magazine (San Francisco, Calif.) — “Taxes, War, and Religion: Queering the 1040,” by Susan Henking (April 14)

News & Advance (Lynchburg, Virginia) — “Who ignores the taxman?” by Darrell Laurant (April 4)

2009

The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) — “Panel examines ‘war tax resistance’” by Ryan Poe (October 25)

Chicago News Examiner — Bag the tea, here’s a tax protest with a more focused message” by Marj Halperin (April 15)

Style Weekly (Richmond, Virginia) — No one can escape death and taxes, right?” by Amy Biegelsen (April 15)

Greenfield Recorder (Greenfield, Mass.) — “Centenary celebration to recall peace activist [Wally Nelson]” (March 24)

Denver Post (Denver, Col.) — “Quaker physician spent time in jail for tax protest [Arthur Evans]”” (March 24)

Mennonite Weekly Review (Newton, Kan.) — “War-tax resisters seek to owe nothing but love” by Susan Miller Balzer (February 16)

Greenfield Recorder (Greenfield, Mass.) — “Tempered reaction: Tax-resister Juanita Nelson skeptical” by Richie Davis (January 21)

2008

Birmingham News (Alabama) — “War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee meets in Birmingham and sends money to humanitarian causes” by Erin Stock (May 4)

Birmingham News (Alabama) — “Anti-war tax protesters meet in Birmingham; New Orleans clinic among cash gift recipients” by Erin Stock (May 3)

Foster’s Daily Democrat (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) — “Taxpayers educated on where the money goes” by Charles McMachon (April 16)

KLCC (Eugene, Oregon) — “Tax Resisters put their money toward local charities” by Rachael McDonald (April 15)

Daily Californian (Berkeley, Calif.) — “In Protest Against War, Some Decline to Pay Taxes” by Jacqueline Johnston (April 15)

Seven Days (Vermont) — “In Vermont, War-Tax Resistance Dies Hard” by Mike Ives (April 2)

Berkeley Daily Planet (Berkeley, Calif.) — “The Noble American Tradition of Tax Resistance” by Gar Smith (April 1)

Harper’s — “Why I pay my taxes” by Ben Metcalf (April)

Money — “How to Pay Zero Taxes” by Marlys Harris (March 27)

The Gazette (Colorado Springs) — “A protest of war by not paying taxes” by Debbie Kelley (February 15)

Independent (Colorado Springs) — “The war on war tax” by David Owens (February 14)

Utne Reader (Minneapolis, Minn.) — “Heartland: I Won’t Pay My Taxes If You Won’t Pay Yours” by Nina Rothschild Utne (Jan/Feb)

OPB News (Portland, Oregon) — “Some Withhold Taxes To Protest The War” by Kristian Foden-Vencil (January 11)

2007

Truthdig — “Why We Resist” by Chris Hedges (December 10)

The Nation — “Hands Off Iran” by Chris Hedges (November 21)

Boston Phoenix — “Cutting off your taxes to spite Uncle Sam” by Deirdre Fulton (October 31)

KRCG TV News (Iowa) — “God Over Government; Religion Over Taxes” by Steve Nicoles (July 11)

Associated Press (via Common Dreams) — “Fed Up with War, Some Won’t Pay Taxes” by John Christoffersen (July 4)

Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyn, N.Y.) — “Brooklyn Tax Protester Owes Gov’t $70,000 — And He’s Proud of It” (April 23)

The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) — “Increasingly, war tax resisters defy IRS in protest over Iraq” by Wayne Woolley (April 16) [via Common Dreams]

Willamette Week (Oregon) — “Death Tax” by Beth Slovic (April 11)

Home News Tribune (Middlesex, N.J.) — “War foe says his piece with tax boycott” by Rebecca Lerner (April 8)

San Francisco Chronicle  (San Francisco, Calif.) —  “The tax bucks stop here: Resisters withhold payment in protest of U.S. sending troops to Iraq” by Pia Sarkar (April 3)

Eugene Weekly (Oregon) — “Taxes for Peace” by Sue Barnhart (March 29)

SmartMoney — “Skipping Tax Bill Is One Way Some Are Protesting Iraq War” by Aleksandra Todorova (March 21)

Columbia News Service (New York, N.Y.) — “Conscientious tax resisters say they won’t fund war” by Deena Guzder (February 27)

2006

Isthmus (Madison, Wisconsin) — “A simple solution to war and global warming” by Bill Lueders (August 31)

Rutland Herald (Vermont) — “Tax resisters refuse to pay for U.S. war” by Daniel Barlow (April 17)

Associated Press (Washington, D.C.) — “Some Plan Tax Resistance” (April 17)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer — “Taxpayer says no more for war” by David B. Berrian (April 16)

El País (Uruguay) — “Estadounidenses contrarios a guerra en Irak protestan al no pagar impuestos” (April 16)

Christian Science Monitor — “When the Tax Man cometh, they don’t answer the bell” by Chris Gaylord (April 14)

Berkeley Daily Planet (California) — “Tax Resistance: Woman Opposes War, IRS” by Suzanne La Barre (April 14)

USA Today (South Bend, Indiana) — “‘War on tax’ waged against costs of war” by Judy Keen (April 13)

Vanguard (Portland State University) — “War opponents withhold taxes” by Christie Toth (April 10)

Rutland Herald (Vermont) — “Tax resisters try to skirt paying to support war” by Peter Hirschfeld (February 19)

2005

Seattle Post-Intelligencer — “Many refuse to pay ‘war tax’ on phone bill” by M.L. Lyke (December 9)

San Francisco Chronicle — “Not paying phone tax becomes war protest” by David Lazarus (December 4)

The Indypendent — “‘No Way, We Won’t Pay’” by Erin Thompson (October 19)

Portland Phoenix (Maine) — “Fight the Power” by Sara Donnelly (April 15)

Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine) — “Resisters keep incomes below filing threshold” by Kelly Morgan (April 15)

Chicago Tribune — “Outraged by war, tax resisters ignore filing deadline” by Russell Working (April 14)

The NewStandard (Syracuse, N.Y.) — “Anti-War Activists Promote ‘Tax Resistance’ as Direct Protest” by Martha Baskin (April 12)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer — “War tax resisters want a better world” by Glen Milner (February 13)

2004

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, Calif.) — “War protesters close federal building” by Heather MacDonald (April 16)

AFP (New York, N.Y.) — “Activists Urge Tax Payers to Withhold Money to Protest Iraq” (April 16)

The Union (Grass Valley, California) — “Tax D-Day is Here” by Millete Birhanemaskel (April 15)

St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Fl.) — “Protesting war, a few dollars at a time” by Aaron Sharockman (April 15)

Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vt.) — “Local War Tax Resister Follows His Conscience” by Carolyn Lorie (April 12) [via Common Dreams]

The American Sentimentalist (Chicago, IL) — “War tax resisters balk at paying for American militarism” by Mark W. Anderson (April 4) [and May 2004 Z magazine]

Alibi (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — “Thoreau’s Army” by Singeli Agnew (March 25)

Alibi (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — “The Tao of Tax Avoiding” by Singeli Agnew (March 25)

2003

New York Times (New York, N.Y.) — “U.S. Sues Quaker Group Over Taxes” (July 27) [andPhiladelphia Inquirer — “‘War-tax’ protest prompts U.S. suit” by Joseph A. Slobodzian (July 23)]

Associated Press (via Truth-Out.org) — “Some Peace Activists Won’t Pay Fed Taxes” by Krista Larson (April 16)

Associated Press (St. Louis) — “War tax resisters refuse to pay Uncle Sam” by Betsy Taylor (April 15)

Gannett News Service (Washington, D.C.) — “War-tax resisters refuse to pony up for bullets, bombs, guns” by Greg Barrett (April 14)

Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.) — “Tax Statement: Some War Protesters Withhold Payments to IRS” by Roselyn Tantraphol (April 13)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Knight Ridder (Milwaukee, Wis.) — “Tax Protesters Report More Interest since War Began” by Scott Williams (April 7)

Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.) — “Protests target Uncle Sam’s wallet” by Will Evans (April 2)

Village Voice — “Dollar Dissent” by Chisun Lee (April 1)

Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vt.) — “Area demonstrators urge tax resistance” by Eesha Williams (March 3)

2002

New York Times (New York, N.Y.) — “War Resisters: ‘We Won’t Go’ to ‘We Won’t Pay’” by Feclicia R. Lee (August 3)

Portaland Mercury — “Don’t Like Military Spending? Give Your Tax Dollars to Someone Else! by Katia Dunn (April 18)

Associated Press (Berkeley, California) — “Protesters oppose death, taxes” by Paul Glader (April 15)

1996

Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine) — “Home survives IRS sale” by Judith Meyer (June 20)

Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine) — “‘Hands off our Homes’” by Mary Lou Wendell (June 19)

1995

Star (Wilmington, North Carolina) — “Tax resisters turn cash over to ‘common good’” (April 15)

1992

Reading Eagle (Philadelphia) — “Magazine to pay IRS” (April 25)

New York Times — “Taxes for Life” by Ari L. Goldman (April 18)

New York Times — “Colrain Journal; Peace Advocates Turn Tax Resistance Into a Ritual” (March 9)

1991

Seattle Times — “War Foes Urge Withholding of Taxes” by Dee Norton (February 20)

1990

Patriot and Free Press (Cuba, New York) — “In This Corner” (June 6)

1989

New York Times (Colrain, Massachusetts) — “Nuclear Protester May Lose Home Over Tax Stand” (April 16)

United Press International (Philadelphia) — “Quakers will not pay taxes” (April 11)

Mother Jones — “Taxation Hesitation” by Clark Norton (April)

1988

The Harvard Crimson (Massachusetts) — “Group Provides Protest Advice” by Kelly D. Eckel (April 5)

1987

Mother Jones — “Resisters Go In Peace On April 15” by Anita Katz (April)

Finger Lakes Times (New York) — “Dreaming of a Peace Tax Fund” by Colman McCarthy (April)

Daily Collegian (Pennsylvania State University) — “Protesters resist military taxes” by W. Thompson Holland (March 10)

1985

Colombia Missourian — “11 demonstrators oppose use of taxes for military” by Mollie Vento (April 16)

Milwaukee Journal — “‘Cabbage Patch Resistance’ marks a true war-tax hero” by Stephen Brockmann (April 12)

Associated Press (Seattle, Washington) — “60 use taxes to protest military spending” (February 12)

1984

Gainesville Sun (Florida) — “When morals clash with Uncle Sam’s bill” by Horance G. Davis (April 15)

Chigago Sun-Times — “Tax resister mails a protest return every day” (April 15)

Associated Press (Athens, Ohio) — “Quaker Says She’ll Face Jail Rather Than Pay Fine” by Sue Cross (March 28)

1983

Gainesville Sun (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — “Mennonites Vote to Pay No More Taxes for Military” (August 20)

The Dispatch (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — “Mennonites’ Vote Protests Funding Military Activity” (August 5)

The Youngstown Daily Vindicator (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — “Mennonites Vote Refusal To Withhold U.S. Taxes” (August 3)

New York Times (New Haven, Connecticutt) — “Minister Refuses to Pay Military Share of Taxes” by Douglas C. McGill (July 16)

Associated Press (Seattle, Washington) — “No tax woes — he just doesn’t file” (April 15)

Associated Press (Philadelphia) — “Others join Quaker tax protest” (April 14)

Knight-Ridder (Philadelphia) — “Quakers consider withholding taxes to protest arms” by Michael D. Schaffer (March 27)

Columbia Missourian — “Local man won’t pay federal income taxes” by Betsy Krause (January 16)

1982

The Citizen (Auburn, New York) — “Not One More Cent…” (December 30)

United Press International — “Farmer tries to pay his taxes with grain” by Thomas Ferraro (April 16)

Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire) — “Area group pledges withheld tax income” (April 14)

Associated Press (Brookville, Ohio) — “Corn refused for taxes” (April 11)

Spokesman-Review (Seattle, Washington) — “Bishop holds nuke share of his taxes” by Jim Camden (February 11)

Associated Press (Seattle, Washington) — “Seattle archbishop will withhold tax” (January 27)

Associated Press (New York) — “23 Lutherans call for tax resistance” (January 16)

1981

Associated Press — “A-bomb anniversary brings peaceful fight” by George W. Cornell (August 8)

Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire) — “War-tax opponents bank withheld levy” by Jon Sherwood (June 4)

Nashua Telegraph — “War-tax resisters exploring uses for taxes they withheld” (April 18)

Associated Press (Sumter, South Carolina) — “Tax Deadline Brings Protest and Ice Cream” (April 16)

Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire) — “Hudson woman to hold back on income tax as war protest” by Jon Sherwood (March 27)

1980

United Press International — “Court orders Quaker to pay taxes he owes” (October 29)

United Press International — “More individuals, groups refuse to pay taxes” by Steven W. Syre (April 10)

1979

Columbia Missourian — “Local Quakers support stand of tax resister” by David Wixom (January 17)

Columbia Missourian — “Local War protester leaves for jail term” by J. Russell King (January 7)

Columbia Missourian — “Tax resistance is historical means of protesting war” by J. Russell King (January 7)

1978

The Courier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) — “Peace churches mount disarmament campaign” (November 11)

The Courier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) — “Will we pray for peace and pay for war?” (October 14)

Milwaukee Sentinel — “Sects Urge Tax Protest for Peace” (October 9)

Associated Press (New York) — “Protestant groups eye war-tax resistance” (September 23)

Spokane Daily Chronicle — “Tax Protest Techniques Told” (March 4)

1977

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) — “Hearing set for Quaker activist Anthony” (November 29)

Toledo Blade (Bluffton, Ohio) — “Serious Study Urged On War Resistance: Mennonite Conference Considers Tax Action” (November 29)

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) — “Fund targets IRS officess” (March 14)

1975

Time — “Means and Extremes” (May 19)

Daily Illini — “Anarchist encourages social non-violence” by Gary Puckett (May 2)

Associated Press — “War Tax Protesters Face Loss of Property, Freedom” (April 6)

Associated Press (Fremont, Michigan) — “Couple Refused to Support War” (April 2)

Associated Press (Fremont, Michigan) — “Newago Group Tries to Thwart Sale of Protestor’s Property for Back Taxes” (March 19)

Pittsburgh Press (Washington) — “5 In State Lose War Tax Protest” (March 13)

1974

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) — “War tax opponents change name, purpose of group” (June 10)

Associated Press (Palo Alto, California) — “Singer Again Refuses to Pay Her Income Tax” (April 15)

1973

Lakeland Ledger (Florida) “She Softly Fights War” (May 17)

Associated Press (Sacramento, California) — “Joan Baez” (April 5)

The New Courier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) — “Protest cash put to work” (February 24)

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) — “‘War tax’ resisters provide loan” (February 5)

1972

Associated Press (Austin, Texas) — “Student Loses Car for Not Paying Tax” (August 16)

Time Magazine (New York, N.Y.) — “The Law: The War Tax Protesters” (June 19)

Associated Press — (Grossinger, N.Y.) — “Rabbis Vote to Withhold Tax on Phones” (June 19)

Minnesota Daily — “War Tax Resister Sentenced to 10 Day Jail Term for Contempt of Court” (June 5)

Minnesota Daily — “Tax Refusal Case Could Set Precedent” by Steve Brandt (May 26)

Associated Press — “Most war protesters fail to carry out tax threats” (May 25)

Associated Press (Augusta, Georgia) — “Anti-War Teacher Loses Tax Case” (May 23)

Associated Press (Philadelphia) — “War resister gets probation” (April 18)

Times Record (Troy, New York) — “Plan Protest Of Spending For Military” (April 15)

Columbia Missourian — “War Protest Diverts Telephone Excise Tax To ‘Alternate’ Causes” by Candy Louis (April 12)

Associated Press (Rochester, New York) — “IRS office ‘handcuffed’” (March 31)

Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon) — “Anti-war group urges tax resistance” (March 13)

Daily Collegian (Pennsylvania State University) — “Excise tax resistance fails to go unnoticed” by Rick Boyd (March 13)

Missourian (Columbia, Missouri) — “Anti-War Tax Movement Set” by Gwen Tistera (February 27)

Associated Press (Philadelphia) — “Cleric’s tax to be paid by diocese” (January 23)

1971

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Group Protests Fed Excise Tax” (December 9)

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Demonstrators Voice Protests Of Phone Tax” (May 10)

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Cornell Mobe Sponsors Protest Against Federal Telephone Tax” by Maia Licker (April 9)

St. Petersburg Times — “Finding Out Who ‘Really’ Spends Your Tax Money” by Ernest B. Furgurson (April 7)

Village Voice — “War Tax Resistance” by Mary Breasted (April 1)

Associated Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) — “IRS Refuses Goods For Tax Payment” (April?)

Daily Illini (Illinois) — “Phone tax boycott called” by Gary Raether (March 24)

The Harvard Crimson (Massachusetts) — “1150 to Withold Phone Tax As Indochina War Protest” (March 13)

The Harvard Crimson (Massachusetts) — “Group Asks Phone-Tax Resistance” by Micrael S. Feldberg (March 5)

The Harvard Crimson (Massachusetts) — “Tax Resisters Hold Phone Tax Protest” by Jeremy S. Bluhm (February 26)

1970

The Abolitionist — “Reflections in a Polluted River” by John Brotschol (November)

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Anti-Tax Rallies At IRS Offices Protest Vietnam” (April 16)

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Call Off the War” (April 16)

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Cornell Mobe Committee Endorses Tax Resistance” (April 15)

Daily Press (Utica, New York) — “IRS Dials ‘No’ on Refusal” (April)

Harvard Crimson — “Five Members of Faculty Will Withhold War Taxes to Voice Vietnam Dissent” by Scott W. Jacobs (April 9)

Daily Illini (Illinois) — “April 15: Day to withhold taxes” by Steve Melshenker (April 9)

Newsweek — “Tax Revolt: Refusing to Pay for the War” by Wade Green (April 5)

 

1969

Washington Monthly — “Tax Resistance: Hell, No — I Won’t Pay” by Kennett Love (December)

Newsday — “Why They Won’t Pay” (April 12)

1968

The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle (Cleveland, Ohio) — “Hang Up On War!” (December)

Watertown Daily Times (New York) — “Fewer Americans Using War As Excuse for Dodging Taxes” by Alan Emory (April 19)

United Press International (San Francisco) — ““War” Tax Resister Gives Joy to Some” (April 16)

United Press International (St. Louis, Missouri) — “Folksinger again will refuse to pay income taxes” (April 13)

Watertown Daily Times (New York) — “War Protesters Balk on Paying Telephone Taxes” (March 21)

The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithaca, New York) — “Ithacans Spurn Tax In Protest of War” (March 19)

1967

The Capitol East Gazette (Washington, D.C.) — “Tax Refusal Urged by Group” (December)

United Press (New York) — “300 Writers Refuse to Pay Taxes for Vietnam War Use” (October 25)

Chicago Daily News Service — “Joan Baez: The Music Is Unimportant” (September 2)

1966

The Kingston Daily Freeman (New York) — “Quakers List Guidelines For Viet Nam War Action” (August 30)

The Knickerbocker News (Albany, New York) — “Society of Friends Quietly Fighting War” by Dee Wedemeyer (August 30)

The Geneva Times (New York) — “Ask Quakers Not to Pay War Taxes” (August 16)

Associated Press (Washington) — “IRS Promises To Toss Book At NonPayers” by Joseph R. Coyne (August 16)

The Afro-American — “Faces fine of $1,000 or year in jail” (July 11)

Metro Service (Carmel Valley, California) — “Singer Loses War Tax Hassle, Opens School for Nonviolence” (May 21)

Associated Press — “Viet Critics May Be Slapped In Pocketbook” (April 19)

Associated Press (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — “Man Refuses to Pay Income Tax Because of War in Viet Nam” (April 17)

New York Times (Washington) — “IRS Promises To Toss Book At NonPayers” (April 15)

United Press International (New York) — “360 Refuse to Pay Tax on Income” (April 10)

1965

Jet — “Singer Refuses Again to Pay Tax ‘For War’” (May 6)

United Press International (Ann Arbor, Michigan) — “Prof Refusing to Pay Part of Income Tax (February 24)

1964

United Press International — “Nay Saying Taxpayers Reject Arms Expenditures (June 21)

1963

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Ordination Set Aside” (February 21)

1961

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Tax-Resisting Cleric Viewed As Crusader — or Crackpot” by Harold Harrison (December 17)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Ohio Pastor in Tax Fight Is Suspended” (May 17)

Press (Binghamton, New York) — “Pacifist Must Pay U.S. Taxes” by Robert E. Hoyt (March 22)

1960

New York Times — “White House Picketed by Foes of Segregation, Taxes and Nerve Gas” (April 16)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Minister Refuses to File Tax Return” (April 14)

United Press — “Pacifist Given Year” (February 19)

Chicago Tribune — “Jail Hunger Striker Sent to Hospital” (February 16)

1959

The Afro-American — “Faces fine of $1,000 or year in jail” (July 11)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Pacifist Minister Returns to Church After Prison Sting” (June 1)

Associated Press (Lewisburg, Penn.) — “Cleric Ends Tax Sentence” (May 30)

Associated Press (Lewisburg, Penn.) — “Cleric Leaves Jail After Five Month Term in Tax Case” (May 29)

1958

Associated Press (Williamsport, Penn.) — “Minister’s Sympathizers Picket Prison Camp” (December 29)

United Press International (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Pacifist Pastor to Spurn Appeal” (December 27)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Minister Taken to Prison for Refusal to Pay Taxes” (December 22)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Lawyers to Fight On for Pastor in Tax Case” (December 13)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Attorneys for Pacifist Minister Battle On, Despite Denunciation by U.S. Judge” (December 13)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Ohio Pacifist Minister Sued for $4,682 in Taxes” (December 11)

Associated Press (New York) — “White House Reply About Pacifist Hit” (December 11)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Income Tax Troubles” (December 10)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Minister Will Not Pay Taxes For Miliary Use, May Be Forced TO Spend 53rd Birthday In Jail” (November 24)

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “Won’t Pay Taxes, Preacher Jailed” (November 24)

1957

Associated Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) — “‘Peacemakers’ Not to Pay Taxes” (April 15)

1955

Gannett News Service (Washington, DC) — “Uncle Sam Gets Ready for Annual Battle With Stubborn Citizens Who Balk At Tax” (May 17)

1954

The Cedar Rapids Gazette (Mount Vernon, Iowa) — “Gormly Says He Will Not Pay U.S.Tax” (March 15)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) — “Anti-War Ex-Teacher Defies Uncle Sam Again on Taxes” (March 14)

1953

Associated Press (Philadelphia) — “12 Refuse to Pay Tax in Philadelphia” (March 16)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) — “Woman, 77, Clings To Tax-Strike Vow” (March 15)

1952

Evening Courier (Prescott, Arizona) — “Fast, Picket Grind Begins” (August 6)

Associated Press — “Preacher Resigns Methodist Post” (May 25)

Associated Press (South Hartford, New York) — “Pastor Refuses to Pay ‘War’ Tax” (March 18)

United Press (Topeka, Kansas) — “2 Pacifists Refuse To Pay Taxes” (March 18)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) — “Ex-Teacher Here Joins “Tax-Refuser” Movement” (March 18)

Associated Press (South Hartford, New York) — “Woman Minister Refuses To Pay Full Income Tax” (March 18)

Associated Press (Mount Vernon, Iowa) — “Mt. Vernon Objector Again Refuses to Pay Income Tax” (March 17)

Associated Press (Whittier, California) — “Pacifist Couple Refuses To Pay War Tax Funds” (March 14)

1951

Schenectady Gazette (New York) — “59 Refuse to Pay Taxes for War Support” (March 14)

The Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York) — “The Lady is Real” (March 14)

United Press (New York) — “Minister Refuses Taxes for Arms” (March 12)

Associated Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts) — “Refuse to Pay “War” Tax” (March 1)

1950

United Press (New York) — “Millions Gripe, But Rush to Beat Income Tax Deadline” (March 15)

United Press (Chicago, Illinois) — “Some Insist They Won’t” (March 15)

United Press (Des Moines, Iowa) — “Three Iowans Refuse To Pay Taxes For ‘War Spending’” (March 15)

United Press (Chicago, Illinois) — “Most Americans Rush to File Income Tax But Some Risk Prison as Deadline Nears” (March 15)

Kentucky New Era (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) — “Pamphlets Are Distributed At Oak Ridge; Pacifist Is Blamed” (March 15)

United Press — “‘Conscious Objectors’ Refuse” (March 15)

Associated Press (Boston) — “Tax Collector Wins, but Refusal Registers War Tax Protest” (March 15)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) — “Pacifist Balks at “War” Use of Income Tax” (March 15)

INS (Cambridge, Massachusetts) — “War Deduction” (March 14)

Toledo Blade (Yellow Springs, Ohio) — “Fight On War Tax to Go On, Nisei Pledges” (January 21)

1949

Associated Press (Ashland, Kentucky) — “Police Scatter “Peace” Group” (December 29)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) — “Ex-Boro Teacher Joins 69 in Income Tax Defy” (September 15)

Toledo Blade (Ohio) — “Dodd Stays On After Dismissal By Church Group” (May 23)

Toledo Blade (Ohio) — “U.S. Files Tax Lien Against Pacifist Pastor” (May 17)

United Press (Washington, DC) — “U.S. Is Confident “Holdouts” Will Pay Their Income Taxes” (March 26)

Associated Press (Yellow Springs, Ohio) — “Widow Defies Government” (March 14)

Associated Press (New York) — “Group Plans Tax Strike” (March 13)

1948

Associated Press (Philadelphia) — “Couple Refuse to Pay Share of Tax for War” (September 12)

Associated Press (Yellow Springs, Ohio) — “Widow Refuses to Pay War Tax” (March 15)

Associated Press (Yellow Spring, Ohio) — “Won’t Support Military With Income Tax” (March 15)

1918

Oswego Daily Palladium (New York) — “How They Do It Out West” (October 31)

Richfield Mercury (Richfield Springs, New York) — “Freudenburg’s Shop Decorated” (October 24)

Morning Telegram (Elmira, New York) — “Smeared Farm Buildings” (October 13)

The Evening Leader (El Paso, Texas) — “Yellow Paint for Bond Slackers at El Paso, Tex.” (October 12)

Daily Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) — “New Plan to Reveal Slackers” (October 11)

Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida) — “Will Ask Proved Bond Slackers to Make Statement to People” (September 27)

Evening News (Tonawanda, New York) — “Bond Slackers Forced to Buy” (September 23)

Reading Eagle (Morgantown, Pennsylvania) — “The Amish Will Not Buy Bonds” (June 12)

New York Times — “Sunday Attacks ‘Bond Shirkers’” (June 9)

Kansas City Star (Pottawatomie County, Kansas) — “On Trail of Disloyal” (June 9)

The Sun (New York) — “Loan Slacker Badly Beaten” (June 5)

The Sun (Hoboken, New Jersey) — “Loan Slacker Badly Beaten” (May 5)

Topeka Capital (Lawrence, Kansas) — “Preacher Given Coat of Tar by Strangers” (May 10)

New York Times (Yankton, South Dakota) — “Seize Live Stock For Loan” (May 6)

New York Evening Telegram — ““Bond Slacker” Fears Lynching and Disappears” (May 5)

New York Herald — “German to Kiss Flag To-Night or Buy Liberty Bond” (May 4)

New York Herald — “Pastor Explains His Refusal to Aid Loan” (May 4)

Evening News (North Tonawanda, New York) — “Final Round-Up of Bond Slackers” (May 3)

Oswego Palladium (New York) — “Showered With Yellow Paint” (May 2)

Watertown Times (New York) — “Didn’t Buy Bonds, Gets Yellow Coat” (May 1)

Naples Record (Connellsville, Pennsylvania) — “Stripped and Painted: Liberty Bond Detractor Is Given Drastic Treatment” (April 24)

Naples Record (Butler, Pennsylvania) — “Disloyal Remarks Are Punished” (April 23)

Ithaca Daily News (Oklahoma) — “4¼—4¼—4¼” (April 18)

New York Herald (Lincoln, Nebraska) — “Disloyalty in Nebraska Means 20 Years in Jail” (April 10)

Daily News (Ottumwa, Iowa) — “Yellow Coat for Pacifist” (March 15)

New York Herald — “Woman Teacher is Suspended on Pacifist Charge” (March 14)

1909

Binghamton Press — “Imprison Americans Who Refuse to Pay War Tax” (November 24)

1901

New York Times — “Heard About Town” (May 19)