National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

War Tax Resistance Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting

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. The location shifts regionally in the U.S. depending on invitations from local host groups.

Most recent gathering:

Hosted by Las Vegas Catholic Worker
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6-8, 2015

See this page for more details.

To print a flyer click here

Previous gatherings:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 1–3, 2015

May Day Sing-a-LongAnother excellent war tax resistance gathering, this one well hosted by Milwaukee War Tax Resistance, Casa Maria Catholic Worker, and Madison Area WTR Alternative Fund. Thanks to all for their time and effort, which helped make it such a good weekend.

Some out-of-town attendees came in early for a visit to the Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University, which houses the papers of Catholic Worker and Dorothy Day, including documents on war tax resistance. Archivist and friend Phil Runkel put out papers relevant to the gathering, including many letters by and articles about Ammon Hennacy.

Afghan Peace VolunteersListen to Patrick Kennelly’s workshop presentation on the Afghan Peace Volunteers.

The first couple minutes are low volume, then it adjusts.
mp3 file may take a little while to load. (Audio only)


Martin Watkins BennListen to the panel on Methods of Resistance with Mary Watkins, activist in Milwaukee who has been very involved in actions about police violence and shootings; George Martin, antiwar activist with Peace Action in Milwaukee and nationally, active with the Green Party, and many other groups; and, Ruth Benn, NWTRCC Coordinator. (Audio only)


See the photo page from the weekend.

Read the report on our blog

Minutes from the Coordinating Committee business meeting

“War Tax Objection for Peace and Justice” Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, November 7–9, 2014

WTR Gathering Earlham CollegeVideos from three talks:

Attorney Peter Goldberger: "What Does the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision Mean for War Tax Resisters"

Professor Lonnie Valentine: "Quakers and the War Tax Concern: Unfinished Business?"

Professor Joanne Swanger: "Strategizing for Social Change in 21st Century America"

Photos from the gathering

Audio recording: David Zarembka’s workshop on “U.S. Militariation of East Africa

Report from San Diego, May 2–4, 2014

“Food, friends, and the future of war tax resistance”

See photos from our fabulous time together.

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

New York City Gathering, November 1–3, 2013

Photos from the weekend

Read the about the weekend on our blog

“Not In Our Name and With Our Money,” Asheville, North Carolina, May 3–5, 2013

see some photos

David Swanson’s talk

Cindy Sheehan’s talk

“How Militarism Impacts Our Lives” panel

International conference slideshow report

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

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.

Gathering and NATO Protest, May 18–20, 2012, 57th Street Friends Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

Click here for photos of our contingent and the NATO protest.

Read the newsletter report from our gathering and meeting.

Notes from the strategy session.

“Plant Peace — Resist War Taxes!” November 4–6, 2011 • Kansas City, Kan.

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

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

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

Newsletter report from the NWTRCC business meeting, full minutes, and notes from sessions on taxable income/low income resistance and anti-war stories.

Friday evening panel and Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 sessions on The Picket Line blog.

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

Veterans for Peace National President Mike Ferner and attorney Phil Althouse joined us. See “Making Connections”.

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