An International History of War Tax Resistance

From 400 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

Where there’s war, you’ll find war tax resisters.

The information presented on these web pages was originally part of a six poster set that NWTRCC sold for display. The posters are out-of-print, so we’ve transferred the information from the posters to this website and continue to insert new items and correct any errors.

The exhibit was originally researched and published by members of Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance in western Massachusetts, with credit going to Juanita Nelson, Steve Snow-Cobb and Ginny S. Much of the original material is from War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military, written by Ed Hedemann and published by the War Resisters League. NWTRCC also sells the book, which includes a 2010 update.

Thanks to volunteer typist and researcher Jonathan Stubbs for helping to transfer the information from the printed posters to the internet.

Please browse through these pages. We welcome your additions, updates, and questions.