National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Join us at the next war tax resistance gathering: Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana • November 7–9, 2014

Program details will be added soon, but the weekend officially begins with dinner at 6 pm on Friday, November 7 at the Earlham School of Religion dining room and ends with the business meeting on Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch.

The Gathering is hosted by Lonnie Valentine and the Earlham School of Religion, http://esr.earlham.edu. He will give a presentation on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. on "Quakers and the War Tax Concern: Unfinished Business?" for those interested in coming early.

Directions and Travel: See the information on the Earlham website, http://www.earlham.edu/maps, and the attached map that shows the School of Religion building in the top right area.

Air Travel: Please try to fly to the Dayton Airport, www.daytonairport.com/. It is the closest airport, about a 45 minute drive from Earlham. We will arrange for transport. Please ask NWTRCC about arrival times so that we can do group pick-ups whenever possible. The Dayton airport is small, but has service from these airlines: Air Tran, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways.

Bus: Greyhound serves Richmond. Bus info is here: https://www.greyhound.com/en/locations/terminal.aspx?city=260733.

Housing: Some housing will be in a guest house near the campus. Others will be housed by local hosts.

Watch this web page for more details but plan your travel now! Click here for the gathering registration form.


Report from San Diego, May 2–4, 2014

Friends Center San DiegoOur gathering was hosted by the Peace Resource Center of San Diego, with offices in the beautiful Friends Center (pictured). We are very grateful to Director Mariah Gayler and everyone who welcomed us to the Center and San Diego.

Read Erica Weiland’s blog post about the weekend, “Food, friends, and the future of war tax resistance” on the War Tax Talk blog.

See photos from our fabulous time together.

Read David Gross’s fresh-from-the-weekend blog.

Join us next time!


Report from November 1–3, 2013
New York City Gathering

NWTRCC Gathering NYCPhotos from the weekend, including the “Economic Disobedience” panel on Friday night at Maryhouse Catholic Worker, animated discussions on Saturday at the Sixth Street Community Center, and New York pizza and plenty of dessert in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

“As usual, it was energizing and cheering to be with everyone, meeting old friends again and getting to know some of the local war tax resisters…” Read more on our blog

Minutes from the business meeting


Not In Our Name and With Our Money

War tax resistance gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting • Asheville, North Carolina • May 3–5, 2013

What a weekend. You can:

Thanks to all our Asheville hosts and especially Coleman, Carlos, Bill, Redmoonsong, and Clare:

Asheville organizing committee


30th anniversary logoCelebration of NWTRCC’s 30th anniversary! November 2–4, 2012 • Colorado Springs, Colo.

We started the weekend with bannering on a busy street corner in Colorado Springs, ended Saturday evening with a program celebrating NWTRCC’s 30th anniversary, and concluded with an excellent lunch on Sunday. In between we held sessions about the fear and consequences of resistance, the federal budget and debt, social media and online outreach, mutual aid, local organizing, and more! Thanks to our Colorado Springs hosts for a great weekend.

first strike theatre skit

Photos from the weekend with links to notes from workshops and videos from the anniversary program.

A highlight of the weekend: First Strike Theatre’s “Price of Freedom Game Show” skit.

 

 


Chicago Gathering, May 18–20, 2012, at the 57th Street Friends Meeting and NATO protest

“We Support Acts of Conscience: Not Taxes for War” banner

We had a great and productive time in Chicago! We participated in the mass protest against NATO, which was meeting in Chicago while we were there. Click here for photos of our contingent and the protest.

Read the newsletter report from our gathering and meeting.

Notes from the business meeting and strategy session.


We will not pay for killing

Plant Peace — Resist War Taxes!
National War Tax Resistance Gathering
November 4–6, 2011 • Kansas City, Kan.

kansas city organizersThanks to our Kansas City hosts! We had a great gathering and ended it with a demonstration at the new nuclear parts plant being built in Kansas City, Mo. We are grateful to the First Central Church of the Brethren in K.C., Kan., for hosting the gathering Friday and Saturday, and to Beth Seberger, pictured left, for hosting the Sunday meeting at her home. ron faustThe other key organizers, l to r, are Ann Suellentrop, Charles Carney, and Jane Stoever. Another local organizer, Ron Faust, led a poetic and informative workshop (right) telling his story and reading from his book of poetry, Prophetic Poetry.

Click here for PeaceWorks, Kansas City, December 2011 newsletter
Click here for Susan Miller’s article (with more links and photos).
Click here for more photos.
Click here for National Catholic Reporter article and photos by Robyn Haas.


Gathering, May 6–8, 2011 • Berkeley-Oakland, Calif.

organizers in berkeley

Thanks to the organizing committee (l to r) David Gross, Susan Quinlan, Alice Green, Larry Harper, Eszter Freeman, and Jay Sordean (and Jon Marley, not in photo) for a great gathering, drawing participants from the area and from Oregon, Georgia, Maine, New York, Kansas, Illinois, and Missouri. Our hosts were from Northern California War Tax Resistance and Sonoma County Taxes for Peace, and we really appreciate all the work they did to make the weekend a success. Click here for a write up and links to notes from various sessions and workshops, including on Teaching Thoreau, Homebrewing, Confrontational WTR, New Priorities Network, and more!


NWTRCC in Cambridge and Boston, November 6–8, 2010

group at new england gathering

Cambridge Friends Meeting hosted the Friday and Saturday sessions of the 25th annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters. NWTRCC’s fall gathering and business meeting were held in conjunction, and it was such a great weekend that all the folks pictured were still there after lunch on Sunday. Our Sunday meetings were held at Encuentro 5, a fine office and organizing space for activists organizations in central Boston. For more on the weekend, click for a newsletter report from the NWTRCC business meeting, full minutes, and notes from sessions on taxable income/low income resistance and anti-war stories.

Or, read about the Friday evening panel and Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 sessions on The Picket Line blog.


NWTRCC in Tucson, May 2010

jack speaking in garden

Jack Cohen-Joppa (left), one of our hosts and co-editor of Nuclear Resister, tells participants during the weekend gathering in Tucson about activism in Tucson. We also learned about border issues and discussed the new Arizona immigration law. Speakers at the session on immigration were Dan Millis, with the Sierra Club Borderlands project, who was the first of 15 or so humanitarians who map of desert deaths were cited with littering for leaving water for migrants in the desert on Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge; Rev. Gene Lefebvre, co-founder of No More Deaths; and, Rachel Winch, a volunteer delegation leader with Borderlinks. A map showed the location of deaths in the desert, along with water stations set out for those crossing. Plenty of time was spent on war tax resistance, but we also heard about the Disarm Now! actions in New York City in May.


NWTRCC Gathering and Meeting
Cleveland, Ohio
November 7–9, 2009

Veterans for Peace National President Mike Ferner (blue shirt) and attorney Phil Althouse, right, spoke to the gathering about their work and making connections with war tax resisters. For more on their talks see the “Making Connections”. Also pictured (l to r) Joffre Stewart, Maria Smith, and Ruth Benn. Photo by David Gross.

For more photos and impressions from the gathering, see David Gross’s blog.