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“Yes, Please”

Sometimes you read something you wrote years ago and think “hey, that’s a pretty good article.” Back in 2005, Ed and I wrote an article for The Catholic Worker covering some reasons for maintaining our war tax resistance (WTR) over the years. At the time we had a combined total of 51 years of refusing… Continue reading

Beyond the Headlines: Finding Hope by Shaping What Comes Next Together

Red banner on top and bottom of square with words 'no taxes for genocide' at top and 'war tax resistance nwtrcc.org' at bottom. In the middle a QR code and on both sides an image of a bomb with a red circle with a line through it

NWTRCC will be hosting a Counselor’s Training on Saturday February 17th. The five hour on-line training is open to anyone who has attended an Introduction to war tax resistance session (WTR 101) and would like to have up to date knowledge for themselves and others. If interested in joining please email nwtrcc@nwtrcc.org to register. In… Continue reading

Time is a Ticking to Take Action

black and white image of wall clock showing a quarter of the clock with hands of the clock right before midnight

Recently the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists met to share their annual Doomsday Clock.  The Council decided to keep the Doomsday Clock, which estimates the probability of a nuclear catastrophe at 90 seconds to midnight. That same time was set a year earlier in 2023, the closest the clock has been set to midnight, the deadline… Continue reading

Easing Into War Tax Resistance

graphic by Matthew Finch

There’s something of a learning curve to tax refusal. Maybe for some it’s easier than others, but a lot of us started small, increased our resistance over the years, adjusted our lifestyles, or changed methods as needed or desired. A war tax resistance workshop can hit you with a lot of information. NWTRCC and WRL’s… Continue reading

Celebrate MLK Jr Day with a War Tax Resistance 101 Session

Since the invasion of Gaza, the NWTRCC office has been very busy providing War Tax Resistance 101 sessions online and promoting war tax resistance on social media. In January, we are continuing this trend. On Wednesday January 10, Chrissy Kirchhoefer and I offered a WTR 101 to a group of folks who gathered in person… Continue reading

Wake Up to Find that You Are Eyes of the World

People are mobilizing, taking a variety of actions to call for an end to the slaughter in Gaza; making connections of how our struggles for liberation are  bound together.  It is encouraging that so many people are seeking out information about how to resist paying for war and then collaborating with others to learn more… Continue reading

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 - nwtrcc.org - (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