The Other September 11th

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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

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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


Legacy of Witness: MennoCon 23

When the largest denomination of Mennonites in the U.S. met in Kansas City for MennoCon 19, H.A. Penner, along with other Mennonite war tax resisters, had put together a proposal that the Mennonite Church U.S.A. renew its Church Peace Tax Fund. The historical peace church had previously established a war tax alternative fund in the… Continue reading


Reflections on Antimilitarist Roots: War Resisters League International June 2023 Conference

large group of people gathered posing for a photo with screen in background with antimilitarist roots projected

After attending this year’s War Resisters’ International conference (the first since the pandemic for this international cohort of which the US’s War Resisters League is a member) I’ve been asked by friends in the peace movement “What did you learn? What were your takeaways?” And even now as I put these words down I don’t… Continue reading


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

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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


Everyday Nonviolence

Juanita speaking next to an image of her partner Wally with a sign saying "You Don't Gotta"

“Activating Everyday Nonviolence: Juanita Nelson’s 100th Birthday Celebration and Gathering” is coming up August 17–20 in Western Massachusetts. Although Juanita died in 2015, fellow activists and friends (many associated with Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance) were inspired by her life’s example to offer a weekend of exploration into everyday nonviolence and the nonviolence of everything…. Continue reading