Finding Hope In Action

I’m working at finding hope in dark times. It helps to be in a city full of activists of one stripe or another — ceasefire, save Gaza, antiwar in one place or another, stop mass incarceration, shut down Rikers, end solitary confinement, house the unhoused, close Guantanamo, Black Lives Matter, etc. And in the midst… Continue reading

Call to Action: #TaxBlackout2024

[Editor’s Note: In early November, activists Nick Lancellotti & June Johnson reached out to NWTRCC to find out more about war tax resistance and have since launched a tax strike campaign for this coming tax season. This post shares what they are working on.] Now, more than ever, it is clear our government has no… Continue reading

A growing chorus

Divest from the Pentagon, Invest in People - Redirect your taxes from war to peace! National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee - - (800) 269-7464

NWTRCC will be hosting another introduction to war tax resistance (WTR 101) on Thursday December 7th at 2pm Eastern time and 11am Pacific time on Zoom. You can find out how to register in the section under WTR 101 as well as previous sessions. Other videos can be found on NWTRCC’s YouTube channel, especially the… Continue reading

Interest in War Tax Resistance is Growing Fast!!!

Interest in war tax resistance is the highest I have ever seen it. (I will give the caveat that I was born after the Vietnam War and became a war tax resister in 1998.) I know that the NWTRCC office was bombarded with calls following the US invasion of Iraq after 9/11, but the interest… Continue reading

Headed to New York- Join Us!

Next week we will be meeting in West Harrison, New York for NWTRCC’s November gathering! You are invited : here are the links for in person registration or online registration and the schedule for the weekend of November 3-5.  As has been the case for over 40 years with so much occurring around us, the… Continue reading

It All Began with a Telephone

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

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

War Tax Resistance Penalty Fund: Supporting Resisters for over 40 Years

[Editor’s Note: In the latest letter for the War Tax Resistance Penalty Fund, Peter Smith provided a brief history of the fund, which began the same year as NWTRCC. More information about the Penalty Fund can be found at] The last NWTRCC gathering was at Joyfield farm in North Manchester, Indiana (May 2023). This… Continue reading

The Other September 11th

As September 11 approaches, New York City slides into mourning for the 2,977 lives lost in the city, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC in 2001, plus the lives of first responders who have since died from 9/11-related illnesses. It was a terrible, unforgettable day — for those who lost family and friends and all of us… 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

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

WRL Pie Chart for World War I?

[Editor’s Note: Ed Hedemann created this post for a portion of NWTRCC’s website in 2015 that no longer exists. With it being the 100th anniversary of War Resisters League this year, it seemed appropriate to re-post it.] Had the War Resisters League been founded a few years earlier than 1923 and was producing its annual… Continue reading