War Tax Resistance Online Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting
November 5-7, 2021
Weekend Schedule (subject to some adjustments)
(Times listed are Eastern & Pacific – Please adjust times for your area)
“Individual Resistance & Collective Power”
Friday, November 5
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern (5pm-6pm Pacific): Social Hour
This session will be composed of two separate 20-minute breakout sessions. In each breakout session, participants will be randomly placed in groups of 5 people. Each group will be given a set of questions aimed toward folks getting a chance to know one another and their own resistance stories. Normally, when we gather in person, folks get a chance to chat with people they do not know during breaks and meals. This session provides an opportunity for participants to chat with one another, something that is often missing in large online gatherings.
Saturday, November 6
11:00 am – 1:00pm (8am-10am): Panel on Tax Resistance with Money Rebellion and Grup Antimilitarista Tortuga
- This session will feature panelists from two very active and creative tax resistance groups: Money Rebellion and Grup Antimilitarista Tortuga. Money Rebellion, an arm of Extinction RebellionUK, is working to disrupt the economic rules and institutions driving us toward societal collapse during this time of climate and ecological emergency. This panel will also include a representative from Grup Antimilitarista Tortuga, a very active war tax resistance group that formed in Alicante, Spain in 1999. They are fiercely dedicated to creative nonviolence and also coordinate with War Resisters’ International.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (11am-1pm): War Tax Resistance & Legal Issues with Attorney Peter Goldberger
- This session will feature Peter Goldberger, an attorney in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and a longtime legal consultant to NWTRCC. He previously spoke at NWTRCC’s 2014 conference on “What Does the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Mean for War Tax Resisters?” The topic of this talk has yet to be determined, but will be topical.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (2pm-4pm): Concurrent Sessions for Newly Interested and Current War Tax Resisters
- War Tax Resistance 101: An introduction to the why and how of this form of resistance, with discussion of potential consequences and resource referral. For people new to WTR or just getting started. Facilitated by Chrissy Kirchhoefer, NWTRCC Communications Consultant
- War Tax Resistance 201: Updates, trends, and Q&A for current war tax resisters. With NWTRCC Coordinator Lincoln Rice and the expert resisters in attendance!
Sunday, November 7
11:00am – 2:00pm Eastern (8am-11am Pacific): NWTRCC Business meeting (open to all)