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- We Won’t Pay: War Tax Resistance and the Trump Agenda, Free Webinars: War Tax Resistance 101, February 18 (1 pm) and March 4 (2 pm); Redirecting Tax Dollars, February 25 (2 pm) – Click here for the flyer with all sessions, or read the blog about the webinars. RSVP required – Register here. All times are Eastern; adjust for your locality. Facebook Event page
- NYC — Introduction to War Tax Resistance, Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2 pm, Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St. (1/2 block below Wash. Sq. Pk.), Manhattan. Covering the how tos of tax resistance and redirection, and open to all who want to protest war, violence, and the Trump agenda with their money. sponsored by NYC war tax resisters and NYC War Resisters League. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-768-3420. Facebook Event page
NWTRCC sponsors two gatherings each year, usually over the first full weekends in November and May. Each national gathering includes a business meeting along with how-to workshops and strategy discussions and is open to everyone with an interest in war tax resistance. The location shifts regionally in the U.S. depending on invitations from local host groups.
Next gathering: St. Louis, Missouri, May 5-7, 2017.
Watch this page for details after the new year.
About 20 NWTRCC network members came together at the Sustainable Living Center (SLC) in North Florida to take stock of where war tax resisters are at, get to know our new field organizer Sam Koplinka-Loehr, learn about the militarization of the southern US, and enjoy some community time around a bonfire. We were joined during different sessions by Florida friends, most of whom were involved with the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice.
Video of Jennifer Carr’s talk on “Complicity and Collection – Religious Freedom and Tax”
World Congress on Military and Social Spending in Berlin, Germany September 30 – Oktober 3, 2016 • Sponsored by the International Peace Bureau
NWTRCC’s representative Cathy Deppe participated in the conference and public demonstrations, tabled for NWTRCC, and joined members of Conscience and Peace Tax International for a workshop about military spending and peace tax campaigns. served as to the congress. Read her report.
The first International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns was held in Tübingen, Germany, in 1986. Conferences are held every-other-year, most often in Europe with a few exceptions: India in 1998; U.S. in 2000; and Colombia in 2013. While the conferences are organized by the local groups, Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI) was founded at the conference in Hondarribia, Spain, in 1994, to connect the groups working on legislative campaigns and to track legal issues internationally. The CPTI website includes reports from meetings, links to groups, court documents, and more.
The conferences offer a time to exchange information and experience gained by individuals and groups during their local campaigns; learn about legal issues in individual countries; increase the effectiveness by which our groups offer peace tax legislation and/or war tax resistance as a means for civilians to object against war and war preparation; and investigate the need for an international platform for the national groups to make our efforts more visible on an international level.
After the 2013 conference, CPTI moved from Belgium to England. Re-organizaiton within the international network has taken some time, and there is hope that the next conference will be held in 2016.
NWTRCC has sent a representative to each meeting, and reports appear in our newsletter, More Than A Paycheck.