It All Began with a Telephone

| History, IRS, Personal motivations
Telephone tax resistance

Fifty-three years ago, as a cash-strapped University of Texas graduate student, I relied on my office phone at the astronomy department to save money. Consequently, I didn’t also need a telephone at home. But I got one anyway. It was my gateway to resisting taxes for war. The year before, I had refused induction into… Continue reading

IRS Should Embrace Race Data

| IRS, Racism

Earlier this year, Professor Leslie Book of the Villanova University Law School stated, “The IRS has yet to fully acknowledge its role as one of the most important federal agencies in terms of delivering benefits.” According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), from April 2020 through the end of 2021, the IRS distributed $837.5 billion… Continue reading

John Stoner Interviewed by Mennonite Church USA

| Profiles

[Editor’s Note: The Mennonite Church USA recently awarded John Stoner with the Bring the Peace Award. In February, Jessica Griggs, blog editor for MC USA, interviewed John. The original interview with video can be found at This interview is published with the permission of MC USA.] Q: What does “bring the peace” mean to… Continue reading

NWTRCC Poll for Online Event


NWTRCC’s upcoming conference in New York (November 3-5, 2023) will be in-person, but also have opportunities for people to join us online. Nevertheless, we know that the online experience is more interactive when an event is completely online. So at some point in the near future, we plan on having a completely online event. With… Continue reading

Juanita Nelson Celebration in Happy Valley

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August 18th, 19th, and 20th I had the great pleasure of getting to know the amazing Juanita Nelson through the stories of those who knew her and her partner, Wally. The gathering at Woolman Hill in Deerfield, Massachusetts organized by the Nelson Legacy Project which celebrated her 100th birthday anniversary was incredibly inspiring and eye… Continue reading

Finding Peace in a Constant State of Uncertainty

| Profiles

By Lindsey Britt Uncertainty. Unknowns. Confusion. These aren’t my favorite feelings or states of being. After talking and interacting for nearly four decades with other humans, I feel confident saying a lot of people share my dislike for those feelings. In my experience, practicing war tax resistance by filing taxes and refusing to pay or… Continue reading

I am a “Symbolic Resister”

| Profiles
Picture of Shirley Whiteside.

By Shirley Whiteside Back in December 2021, I wrote a letter to my 2 U.S. Senators — with no expectation — just a need to vent. I had written to both about U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Rand Paul’s joint resolution that would have stopped the arms sale to Saudi Arabia for use in… Continue reading

Symbolic War Tax Resistance

| Profiles

By Rick & Carolyn Yoder Carolyn and I have been war tax resisters since we were married in 1975. Although we were both raised as Mennonites and continue to be members of the Mennonite Church, one of the three historic peace churches in the U.S., we both had experiences after college while doing volunteer work… Continue reading

A Raffle as a way to Celebrate & Support NWTRCC!!!


Supporting war tax resistance can be fun… or at least that is the hope with NWTRCC’s 2nd Annual Raffle. Thanks to the Fundraising Committee for organizing it! I am also very thankful to all those folks in our network who donated something for the raffle. Our top prize is a 2-night stay in a cabin… Continue reading