Podcast #7: New War Tax Resisters

Listen now: Podcast #7: Why and How I Became a War Tax Resister We’re happy to present today a series of interviews with brand new war tax resisters. These folks started their war tax resistance in the past year, spurred on by varying political circumstances and the need to take some sort of concrete action to stand against the war machine in its varying manifestations. First, we speak with Caitlin, a Seattle-area war tax resister for whom Trump’s border wall plan was the final straw. Next, we talk to Sarah Mueller about her recent decision to start resisting war taxes and her conviction to redirect them toward community organizing led by people of color. Finally, we hear from Lauren von […]

Matthew Hoh – From the Military to WTR: Podcast #6

This is episode 6 of the War Tax Talk podcast. Today, we hear former State Department official and Marine Corps officer Matthew Hoh’s speech to the May 2017 NWTRCC gathering in St. Louis, MO. Matt talks how he got into the military, how he eventually left the State Department when he no longer believed in the Afghanistan war policy, his journey to war tax resistance, and what he learned along the way. Matt is an advisory board member of Veterans for Peace and has been a war tax resister for the past three years. He came out publicly as a war tax resister in an article called “I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War”, after years of speaking out […]

Podcast #5: War Tax Resisters Abroad

In Episode Number 5, we hear from two war tax resisters who have recently traveled overseas to work with other war resisters and learn more about the real impacts of US warmongering. Jason Rawn has traveled to Asia twice in the past year, visiting Okinawa in Japan and Jeju Island in Korea to organize with local resisters against US military bases. We’ll cover some of the history around Okinawa and Jeju Island, and interview Jason Rawn about his experiences. Dana Visalli had planned a trip to Syria, but the Syrian government denied his visa. Instead, he spent time in Lebanon with Syrian refugees, and also learned about the history and creation of the nation we call Syria. He reads two […]

Podcast #4: Talking with Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne is a Christian author and speaker, founder of the Simple Way community in Philadelphia, and war tax resister. In 2011, he announced his war tax resistance in articles that ran on major secular and Christian websites like Huffington Post and Christianity Today. In this interview, learn the surprising way the IRS responded to his resistance (a lesson for all low-income filers!) and more about the ideals that led Shane to live on a low income and to resist and redirect war taxes. Listen to Talking with Shane Claiborne. Subscribe to the podcast feed by adding http://feeds.feedburner.com/WarTaxTalkPodcast to your RSS reader. We are also now on iTunes as War Tax Talk. Send suggestions for podcast/Google Hangout topics or promotion ideas to […]

Podcast #3: Reflections of Experienced War Tax Resisters

Long-time war tax resisters Shirley Whiteside, Juanita Nelson, Randy Kehler, Betty Winkler, and Beth Seberger share their histories of resistance and their motivations in this collection of interviews. Listen to Reflections of Experienced War Tax Resisters. Subscribe to the podcast feed by adding http://feeds.feedburner.com/WarTaxTalkPodcast to your RSS reader. We are also now on iTunes as War Tax Talk. Send suggestions for podcast/Google Hangout topics or promotion ideas to wartaxresister at nwtrcc dot org. Listen to other audio interviews with war tax resisters.

Podcast #2: War Resistance Beyond the Rally

Hear from the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee and executive directors from two of its affiliates, Maria Santelli from the Center on Con­science and War and Jack Payden-Travers from the Nation­al Cam­paign for a Peace Tax Fund. Panelists discuss their ap­proaches to war resis­tance that go be­yond the anti­war march and rally to indi­vidual and col­lective ac­tions to re­sist war. Listen to War Resistance Beyond the Rally. Subscribe to the podcast feed by adding http://feeds.feedburner.com/WarTaxTalkPodcast to your RSS reader. We hope to get onto iTunes and/or other podcast syndication sites soon. Send suggestions for podcast/Google Hangout topics or promotion ideas to wartaxresister at nwtrcc dot org. Listen to other audio interviews with war tax resisters.

Podcast #1: War Tax Resistance for a Better World

In March we conducted our first ever Google Hangout, called “War Tax Resistance for a Better World”, with three panelists talking about how and why they do war tax resistance and how their actions contribute to creating the world they want to live in. Now we have a complete podcast version for your listening pleasure, to start off our occasional podcast series, also called War Tax Talk. Listen to the podcast. Subscribe to the podcast feed by adding http://feeds.feedburner.com/WarTaxTalkPodcast to your RSS reader. We hope to get onto iTunes and/or other podcast syndication sites soon. Send suggestions for podcast/Google Hangout topics or promotion ideas to wartaxresister at nwtrcc dot org. Listen to other audio interviews with war tax resisters.  Post […]